Family · Writing

Hair on Fire

"Well, at least the washer is new so there won't be that deployment gremlin," I chuckled two days ago as we folded clothes together, getting him all packed up for what will be our LAST separation. Letting the kids finish up the school year, we are staying behind for a few months while he goes… Continue reading Hair on Fire

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

When I started running, I remember my friends tracking numbers. Things like pace, distance, miles over the year. I remember thinking 300 miles seemed like so many to run over the course of one year. Then I started goal setting. Apps on the smartphone like MapMyRun and RunTracker got the job done, and eventually I got a GPS… Continue reading What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

Health and Fitness

Shut Her Up

I set out to run a total of 500 miles in 2014. Late this fall, inspired by my niece, I decided to kick it into high gear and complete a 100 day streak - which would force me to complete my mileage goal. There were days when I really really did not want to get out… Continue reading Shut Her Up

Health and Fitness

Learning

Today marks 57 days consecutively that I've walked or ran at least 1 mile. (I actually thought I'd hit the half-way mark a while ago, but discovered I had miscounted, darn it!) While my poor sick daughter was resting comfortably after a bit of soup, I knew my daily mile was still waiting for me.… Continue reading Learning

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

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

Health and Fitness

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

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness

Miles and Other Stuff

I did it. I set a goal this year to do what a friend of mine had accomplished a couple of years ago when I was just starting out on this crazy fitness journey. I remember thinking that her milage was just crazy! How could anyone with 2 legs really run that much in a… Continue reading Miles and Other Stuff

Health and Fitness

170 Miles

Wow. I just calculated my mileage from imapmyrun.com and I've run about 170.5 miles since I started tracking mileage in September with my iphone! WOWSA! That's just crazy to wrap my mind around.  I'm excited to see what mileage I will have next year tracking it for the entire year instead of just a few… Continue reading 170 Miles