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Saturday, June 07, 2014      15 comments

Today I went to a graduation and a wedding at the same time a friend of mine was dealing with a not-so-pleasant situation. Without going into unnecessary detail, let me explain it was a "money issue" with a no-so-nice in-law. I'll also say that... Read more
Get over it!
Friday, June 06, 2014      10 comments

I am still struggling with the scale obsession and I guess it's really a number obsession. I tell others that a number doesn't define them, but in my heart I am still letting it define me. I don't go "overboard" if the number isn't what I think... Read more
A new respect!
Wednesday, June 04, 2014      12 comments

I have a new respect for cross training and for ONEKIDSMOM in particular. I rode my bike to the barn where we keep our horse. It's a little over 10 miles with lots of nice big hills. At one point, I was in first gear and I thought, "I co... Read more
I think I'm back on track.
Monday, June 02, 2014      11 comments

Tonight I went out for an EASY run. I didn't worry about time or speed. I just ran and enjoyed the evening with the sun setting and air getting cooler. It was a GREAT run. I was relaxed and focused on form and my surroundings. Funny thi... Read more
An "American" Day
Saturday, May 31, 2014      14 comments

Today could have been a page out of a day in the life of a Norman Rockwell painting. I spent most of the day watching my 15 year old son play two baseball games. (Boy, baseball is a lot more time consuming than soccer!) After the second ... Read more
Is can't be age so it must be something else?
Friday, May 30, 2014      6 comments

I have already shared my experience and difficulties during the Oklahoma City 1/2 and how I thoroughly enjoyed the Lincoln 1/2 . Now I'm puzzled. I've been really busy with the end of school and such, but I still managed to get in two run... Read more
Being Positive
Thursday, May 29, 2014      11 comments

I have a new puppy that I'm hoping will be a therapy dog in my classroom. I am reminded, daily, how a positive "way" is much more prosperous than negativity. As a dog trainer we emphasize positive training. Catching the dog doing good is... Read more
I'm keeping it!
Monday, May 26, 2014      13 comments

What happens when we continue to better ourselves? We workout, eat right, lose weight, start yoga, meditate, expand our minds by educating ourselves, etc. So what happens when those around us don't? Sometimes I feel that my new healthier l... Read more
Therapy dogs and health
Sunday, May 25, 2014      13 comments

It was mentioned that I should blog about therapy dogs and what they do. A therapy dog is a dog and it's owner/handler that visits people and places when invited. It is not to be confused with a service dog that mitigates for a person with a d... Read more
Happy Days!
Saturday, May 24, 2014      12 comments

It's officially summer vacation. Ok I have two days left of school, but they are teacher work days with NO kids, so it's all good. Then one day to prepare for summer school, a long weekend and then we start June 2nd. Summer school is only four... Read more
Wednesday, May 21, 2014      14 comments

It's been really busy around here! This is the last week of school and we have lots to do. Field day, Sixth Grade Reception for our class, the school's Sixth Grade Honors, cleaning, helping other teachers move classrooms (tile is being replace... Read more
Just because they are serving cake, doesn't mean I have to eat it!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014      16 comments

It's already here! It snuck up on me! I knew it was coming, but it caught me off guard. You know the time. It's graduation and retirement season! Food and especially cake, is everywhere! So far, I've been pretty good. The scale is up, but... Read more
Who me?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014      9 comments

Tonight I was picking up a few things at the grocery store and the manager, a friend of the family, me on my HM's. He then stated he should run with me and asked me how I do it. Do I run the entire race? How do you train for it? This wa... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 11, 2014      13 comments

Moms do a lot. We do a lot for others, without much thought on our part, and sometimes without much thought from others. Moms put others before themselves in almost every way. I'm here to say Happy Mother's Day to all moms. You may hav... Read more
Spreading the spark with students.
Friday, May 09, 2014      16 comments

Most of you know that I am a special education teacher. Many of my kids don't do much, if any, exercise outside of school. Video games and TV is a great way to keep kids "entertained" when they aren't at school. McDonald's and junk food is the ... Read more

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