The Two Keys

Today is day 81 of running at least a mile a day for 100 days. There are many nuggets of wisdom in this process, but two key elements that keep coming up for me over and over. 1. It's a mindset shift. If you don't give yourself a choice, exercise is just a given. If … Continue reading The Two Keys

It Was the Best of Times…

In a recent writing prompt,┬áit was asked to describe when the phrase, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" accurately described life. Now. Now is when that phrase is so appropriate. I am on a great running streak, day 73, in fact. I'm almost there in terms of hitting my … Continue reading It Was the Best of Times…

The Story I Keep Telling

There's this story that keeps playing on a continuous loop in the back of my mind. It's the one where I lost some weight, got fit, discovered passions, strengths, and gifts I didn't know were there. And the beginning of this story took place in paradise. Once we moved, I still maintained the passion, but … Continue reading The Story I Keep Telling

Lemons, Lemonade and other Crap

Ever have the kind of life where everything goes smoothly in ALL areas? Yeah, me neither. First the good stuff! My daughter was first on the wait list at her PreK and was able to get in class this week! This means I have 3 hours ALONE! To do with as I choose! Yahoo! Do … Continue reading Lemons, Lemonade and other Crap

Goals and Year End Stuff

I had a whole list of goals this year, and many were accomplished. One was to run/ride at least 500 miles. Yeah, that one didn't happen. (I checked my stats and I hit a dismal* 180 miles.) I killed myself last year running crazy miles to achieve the goal of 300. I felt great though, … Continue reading Goals and Year End Stuff

Daily Prompt: 6 Word Story

Today's prompt is to write a 6-word story of what the future holds, then expand on it in a post. "More of this, less of that." More fun things, less have-to-do obligations More reading and writing, less time wasting More working out, less procrastinating More menu planning, less asking, "what's for dinner?" More slow, less … Continue reading Daily Prompt: 6 Word Story

Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)

A collective conversation happening with some of my health and fitness peeps has sparked my thoughts in the arena of pride. It's interesting as we become healthy, lose weight, gain strength and do all the things that were once thought impossible, people around us start out supportive, and then either join in the movement with … Continue reading Pride (aka Tooting One’s Own Horn)