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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
Sunday, March 18, 2018      25 comments

I did it again, got on a big scary plane by myself and visited my daughter and her boyfriend in Fort Lauderdale last weekend. It was my second visit there. I still miss them like crazy. Hoping one day life leads them back to Chicago but for now,... Read more
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      17 comments

I almost let the week get by me. This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Every day, every week is a great time to educate yourself and have conversations around eating disorders whether for yourself or someone you care about. ... Read more
Sunday Inspiration
Sunday, February 18, 2018      14 comments

If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend the movie The Greatest Showman. As I've gotten older, I get sleepy and fidgety in the theater, even when the movie is good. I'm just always ready for a nap when I'm in a dark room. ... Read more
Walkin In The Sunshine
Sunday, February 11, 2018      15 comments

The snow started Thursday evening and didn't stop until Friday evening, then it started Saturday again. Cabin fever is setting in. I'm still not able to run due to straining my IT band and periformis. Take note, if you're a runner, strengt... Read more
Fitness February
Thursday, February 01, 2018      19 comments

Here we are a brand new month, the doldrums of January behind us, days are getting ever so slightly longer and the Cubs home opener is 59 days away. ... Read more
Moving From My Core
Tuesday, January 16, 2018      14 comments

I'm building off my last blog, new thoughts, new strengths for the new year. Have you ever heard something repeatedly but it doesn't sink in right away or even for a long time? I've been doing Yoga With Adriene videos since I stumbled ... Read more
New Strength and New Thoughts
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      18 comments

Or how I spent the beginning of the new year so far. I received my first 5K participation medal of the new year on January 1. Lifetime Fi... Read more
I Learned My Lesson Well
Sunday, December 17, 2017      19 comments

As Ricky Nelson sang, "it's alright now, I learned my lesson well, you can't please everyone so you got to please yourself" It's been a year of lessons learned, sometimes learned again and again and again. There's been a lot of things out o... Read more
Try Try Try
Friday, November 24, 2017      19 comments

On this beautiful, sunny day after Thanksgiving, I'm keeping in mind what has inspired me recently to stay on track. Spark member SADIEMYERS. I have been slacking off lately on strength training. I haven't stopped completely but rather I h... Read more
Florida Adventure
Friday, October 27, 2017      18 comments

First off, HUGE thanks to everyone that commented on my last blog and propelled me to blog of the week. I am overwhelmed at the response. To those of you new to my blogs, my daughter moved away in September and it was VERY difficult for me... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Lessons Learned From Nature
Monday, October 02, 2017      122 comments

I have blogged about this before, after doing a Jessica Smith Walk and Talk video, and I find the lessons are sticking with me. This would make my elementary school teachers very happy, I'm finally applying lessons learned. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I PRd A Half Marathon
Sunday, September 24, 2017      41 comments

Wait, give me a second, I have to read that again. I can't believe I am typing that. Me! I.... PRd..... at..... the...... Chicago....Half.....Marathon! ... Read more
Productive Day!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      16 comments

And it's only Wednesday! My daughter and her boyfriend are in their new apartment in Florida after evacuating to North Carolina, three days after moving down there when Hurricane Irma got close. Last night I spent a few hours comparing... Read more
Happy Scooby Doo day
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      19 comments

Scooby-Doo cartoon debuted on this day in 1969, one of my favorite cartoons to watch when I was little. I came across an on-line BuzzFeed article about lessons learned from the Scooby-Doo show. I found a few that pertain to me lately... ... Read more
Keep Swimming
Monday, September 04, 2017      20 comments

I made it through the goodbyes and almost done with the long holiday weekend. What do you do when you're going through a rough time? You "lean into it" as Chris Pine said in the movie People Like Us. Whatever IT is, you you were there for it. ... Read more

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