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Movie Lines for Your Day
Thursday, May 02, 2013      9 comments

My life is as good as an Abba song. It's as good as Dancing Queen. Muriel's Wedding ~~~ I don't date these girls because they're well-read. I gave one of them a copy of "Farewell to Arms". She thought it was a diet book. The Mir... Read more
Gone Too Soon
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      12 comments

I was hoping to head into May on a good note with the tragic events in Boston in the rear-view mirror and spring weather finally arriving. Sometimes life throws a curve ball and my family was hit with one in a major way last weekend when ne... Read more
Best 5K time!
Saturday, April 27, 2013      11 comments

What a great day for a run in the Chicago area. FINALLY! The last two runs I did, the weather was COLD and rainy with sleet thrown in for an extra punch. This morning I ran in the DuPage County Human race, benefitting non-profits, including... Read more
Work the Coat
Thursday, April 25, 2013      10 comments

Happy Thursday to all. Hard to believe it's almost the end of April. Hopefully the weather will continue to reflect the calendar consistently very soon. I'm having a no-energy-no-confidence day. I'm looking forward to getting past the... Read more
It's a Sunshine Day!
Sunday, April 21, 2013      11 comments

It's been a depressing week, the Boston Marathon, the horrible flooding here in my area among other terrible local news. I had to avoid the news as much as possible lately. I tend to absorb others sadness. I focused on Spark People; I read... Read more
Stuck at home
Thursday, April 18, 2013      10 comments

How about this rain??! I am in the Chicago area and ho boy has it been horrible the last 36 hours. We have a ditch in the back of our house that goes down two or three feet, it is filled with water. A duck swam by a couple hours ago. It was pret... Read more
Look For The Helpers
Monday, April 15, 2013      11 comments

I saw a quote by Mister Rogers posted on Facebook today. I haven't verified he actually said this but I thought it was a nice thing to remember on sad-news days like today... “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mo... Read more
Chicago 5K tour
Saturday, April 13, 2013      14 comments

They say in Chicago, if you don't like the weather, wait a little while, it will change. We hit almost all of the seasons today. When my kids and I signed up for today's Chicago Tragic Events 5K a couple weeks ago, we thought for sure the w... Read more
It's All Up To Me
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      9 comments

I woke up achy from an intense workout with trainer boy the night before. Love it! I was ready to face the day knowing my muscles were repairing themselves and making me stronger. Was it the cold, bleary weather, did I sleep too hard? I fel... Read more
Two For Tuesday
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      9 comments

Radio stations do “two for Tuesdays” so I’m doing it too. It’s a double shot of Kellie blog today, comin acha live from the Midwest. `````` YOGA `````` Last night w... Read more
Dance Walk
Saturday, March 30, 2013      9 comments

The leader of a fitness challenge I am a part of for charity, recently emailed a link to a video about dance walking. I have watched this video every day for a week, wishing I had the courage to dance walk in public. Since it was FINALLY su... Read more
A Night At The Gym
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      7 comments

Our story begins in the group classroom where trainer boy brings out the Bosu and the 8 lb. weights. I step up with my right foot and do a shoulder press, switch legs, 10 reps and then same thing with bicep curls, repeat three times. Next ... Read more
Remember Time for Timer?
Friday, March 22, 2013      5 comments

If you grew up in the 70s, you may remember good ol Timer. I enjoyed those Saturday morning PSAs between cartoons when I was a kid. Those little ditties still bounce throu... Read more
St. Patrick's Day 5K
Saturday, March 16, 2013      16 comments

Helloooooo I hope everyone is having a fantabulous day! This will be my first blog adding pictures. I hope I do this right. Today was the second time I ran in our local St. Patrick's day 5K. Last year it was a beautiful sunny morning, ... Read more
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      12 comments

Happy hump day! I am in week three of my stress-buster challenge. I’ve come a long way dealing with stress over the years but many times it still overcomes me. So I’m really working on it now. Workouts really help! I try to get in two ... Read more

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