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35th Anniversary Trip
Sunday, July 24, 2016      7 comments

This past week my husband and I celebrated 35 years of marriage. It doesn't seem that long. We actually only knew each other 11 days on the day we got married. He was a really good first date!! We decided to go somewhere for the weekend, bu... Read more
No Feuding, Just Running, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016      6 comments

What can you say about running 26.2 miles in 95 degree heat, over mountains, through feuding country? You can say it's brutal, it's hard, and it's just about the most fun you can have along the Kentucky/West Virginia border! This is the 3r... Read more
RunTheBluegrass 2016, Race Report
Sunday, April 03, 2016      4 comments

This is a race that is super hilly. Even though I run hillier courses, there is something about the way these hills are laid out that makes this course really challenging. It is the most challenging half marathon in Kentucky. It is also one of t... Read more
Setbacks -- Regroup, figure it out, go on
Saturday, July 18, 2015      7 comments

On May 16th I walked a half marathon with my friend. I normally run, but my friend is not a runner. Apparently, I am not built for walking. Around mile 6 my toes on my right foot stopped bending, and my foot was extremely painful. Long story sho... Read more
Monday, November 03, 2014      8 comments

Saturday I ran the Monumental Marathon in Indianapolis. Their hashtag on twitter and instagram is #BeMonumental. And people were. Funny thing, I don't remember much about the actual race. It was so cold, I think my brain froze. I was doing ... Read more
Awesome last place finish (video blog)
Saturday, September 06, 2014      11 comments

My niece. She is 32 yrs old and has cerebral palsy. Her first 5K today. Her shirt says "excuses suck." Everyone stood and waited for her. A hundred plus people were cheering for her. Sorry the video is blurry. It's the best I could do... Read more
Having fun
Sunday, August 17, 2014      8 comments

Yesterday my daughter and I went for a 7 mile run. We came back with tree bark on us from climbing trees and swinging on vines. Her husband said, "You climbed trees? That's dangerous." Well, hmmm... ... Read more
USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
Monday, August 11, 2014      7 comments

Saturday, August 9th, I got to participate in something I thought I'd never, ever do. I competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships, Olympic Distance Triathlon. When I got the invitation to participate, I initially ignored it. I'd... Read more
Fishing, running, playing in hay
Saturday, June 07, 2014      7 comments

Today was a beautiful day. We took the grandkids and my niece fishing and had a great time. Everyone caught fish. Madeline even kissed a fish. ... Read more
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change (fortune cookie wisdom)
Sunday, April 27, 2014      17 comments

Yesterday I stepped waaaaayyy out of my comfort zone. Way, way out. This is a journey 14 years in the making. August 13, 2000. I thought it would be a good idea to get on a bike and ride it for the first time in about 20 years. I got about ... Read more
Our grand and glorious run
Sunday, April 13, 2014      8 comments

Today my daughter and I went on a run. It was hot and hilly, and we were having a grand and glorious time. We live in the country, and we can run for miles without seeing anybody. And that was the case for the first 4 miles. We saw so... Read more
Sheep, dogs, logs, snakes, creeks, fun
Sunday, April 06, 2014      7 comments

Today my daughter and I went on a 9 mile run. We live in a rural area, about a bazillion miles from anywhere, really. Around mile 2 we came across a snake. He was a vicious little fella, and he didn't like us messing with him. My daughter ... Read more
My first triathlon
Sunday, March 09, 2014      13 comments

WARNING: This is a rambling blog. I'm tired from swimming, biking, running today :-) How did my tri go? It was good!! We got in the pool to warm up. I was in the first heat (aka "slowpoke" heat). I shared a lane with a man named Chuck. He w... Read more
From Awe-some to OW-some
Monday, June 10, 2013      11 comments

Hatfield-McCoy Marathon, 2013. I was supposed to run a full marathon on June 8th. I'd been having trouble with my right knee, but I figured it would be okay. The trip to the mountains was great. I am a mountain-lover, and I'm a fog-tourist.... Read more
Never too young to start
Saturday, May 25, 2013      12 comments

Today was a beautiful day for a race. The 5K along the Ohio River flood wall seemed like the thing to do. The 5K was part of a multi-sport racing event, consisting of a Triathlon, a Duathlon, a Sprint Tri, and a 5K. My daughter and two of... Read more

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