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

Choose joy or choose pain. Either way, life goes on.

This is my niece’s post about her recent run. I have to say she articulates so very well why we run. It’s more than about just running. For in the run, we find the answers to life’s big questions. That solitude, that time alone, that time with nothing but you and your thoughts – it forces you to deal with it all.

Hangin' by a Thread

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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

This 5k Across the Country “Thing”

It started out as just an idea to help keep me motivated to workout and run while traveling across country to our new duty station. I've been on enough road trips to know how lethargic being in a car all day makes me, and how the substantial lack of decent food options tends to make … Continue reading This 5k Across the Country “Thing”

Big Time Small Town

As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but … Continue reading Big Time Small Town

I Don’t Think This Counts

Last night we stayed in Montana in a little tiny place that, as I mentioned, was a little sketchy. I walked into this "establishment": ...and took one look into a washing machine and promptly walked back out. Nuh Uh. Not happening. Laundry waited until the next stop where the machines were: a. clean b. not … Continue reading I Don’t Think This Counts