On Tough Mudder eve, I'm feeling nervous. Like every new race, I'm always nervous. Anxiously reviewing the list of preparations, questioning whether there was enough training, enough sleep, enough nutrition....the list goes on and on. I have never regretted trying new things. Ever. I may have been in pain, achey for days, occasionally disappointed, and … Continue reading Trepidation and Encouragement
July makes me reflective. July 2011, I joined a "little workout class", that forever changed the trajectory of my (and my family's) life. The left side of this image is what I looked like at that time: (Note the TWO pieces of cake! Gross!) I was in a size 16 (barely), should have been a … Continue reading Arriving
There are many things I'm grateful for this week. Here's my list: 1. Recovery. After running the Whidbey Island half marathon on Sunday, I was hobbling around like a 98 year old! Today, while still a bit sore, I'm feeling more like myself. 2. Workout Accountability Working out gets done when there is accountability. I am so … Continue reading Wonderful Wednesday: Random Gratitude
I am never more alive then when I've just completed a workout, I'm sweaty and what I like to call "all wrung out". For some reason, I'm never more clear, more focused and more sure of myself as I am when I am doing something physically strenuous. More often than not, much of my writing inspiration … Continue reading Wonder Full Wednesday: Perspiration to Inspiration
I love to write. While I doubt I'll be selling the next New York Times best seller anytime soon, (at least while the littles are still little), I do enjoy having a creative outlet and and entertaining the 3 people (including my parents) who think I'm "just the best". Recently, I was contacted to write … Continue reading So This is What Schizophrenia Feels Like
With the onset of fall, the upcoming hustle and bustle of the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas hoopla, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about our life (and weather) in Hawaii. There is much I do not miss about life in Hawaii, but when I'm freezing my tootsies off in the pacific northwest rain, wearing warm boots and still cranking … Continue reading Ripples
Now that we have our internet up and the house is starting to look like a home as the cardboard sea subsides.....I had to take a moment to share our See You Laters and our Welcome Backs! Jayde was my neighbor in Hawaii - STRONG CHICKS!! So much fun to workout one last time where … Continue reading See You Laters and Welcome Back!
This was the crew - bright eyed and ready to run!! Today was my last event in Hawaii....and it's been a bittersweet day. I ran 8.1 miles at a pace of 10:11. Not too shabby considering less than a year ago I WALKED my first event and have no idea what my time was. I … Continue reading The Great Aloha Run….