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50 years of reflection
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      16 comments

Today I am 50. I never thought of being a certain age. I have enjoyed each, ok almost each, moment in my life. I have cherished each stage my children went through growing up and now that most of them are adults, I am enjoying the friendship tha... Read more
Getting it done.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      14 comments

Yesterday I got to run my favorite trails. When my horse was alive, we rode those same trails for decades. It has a big place in my heart. I got to meet the people doing all the mowing. It is a HUGE job and many trails. I spent some extra ... Read more
Life is getting in the way of my training!
Monday, August 28, 2017      9 comments

Now that I'm back in the classroom, my regular life is getting in the way of my training. I'm sure all of you have had similar experiences. The days getting shorter certainly won't help, either. My next race/run is on October 22nd and it's ... Read more
Pictures of the crazy fun.
Sunday, August 20, 2017      12 comments

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I am a marathoner!
Sunday, August 20, 2017      12 comments

It was a crazy, fun, challenging, and awesome day. I definitely chose a very challenging course for my first marathon! It was three loops with each loop being 8.8 miles. Each loop also had 44 hills and 850 feet of elevation. Can we say a b... Read more
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      31 comments

I am three days out from my trail marathon and a few things have changed. 1) I am dealing with a slight injury. Last Saturday I tripped on a small stump. I caught myself with my left leg before I fell, but now my IT band is sore. I did a slow... Read more
Last long run before my trail marathon
Saturday, August 12, 2017      10 comments

Today my running buddies and I ran 16.5 miles. In one week, we'll be running a pretty challenging trail marathon. We know we will finish and the beauty of trail is no one really cares what your time is. That is also what I love about trail. ... Read more
Medals vs. No Medals
Friday, August 04, 2017      11 comments

I recently found out that my first full marathon, it is a trail marathon, doesn't have any medals. It's only in it's second year, but it is a challenging course. (This according to a lady that has done 30 full marathons.) There is also a 50k and... Read more
Just when I think I'm done, something new!
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      11 comments

Well, I just keep getting crazier! I am doing a full trail marathon in a little over two weeks. An experienced runner, 30 full marathons, said it was a challenging course. Oy vai! The only disappointment is, NO medals! It's a very small town and... Read more
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      14 comments

I am back from vacation. We spent a week going through Sout... Read more
The good and bad of figuring it "all" out.
Thursday, July 13, 2017      13 comments

When I started this journey I logged in daily, logged my food, blogged regularly, read articles, and spent hours perusing the site. It was what I needed and the support was a vital piece of my success. Now I no longer log daily, I go days ... Read more
Thursday, July 06, 2017      27 comments

I am in training mode for my 50K in the fall. I have set up some other runs to help prepare for it. August 26.2 trail marathon, September 10k, October 50k trail run, and November 4 milish trail run with my daughters and friends. I have been... Read more
I'm adding a new level of crazy to my repertoire.
Thursday, June 29, 2017      33 comments

I just added a new level of crazy to my repertoire! I signed up for a marathon on one of the most difficult trails in Iowa, according to several. It's at Moorehead Park, Iowa with elevations between 600 and 1,000 feet. They had longer races goi... Read more
A scale victory to add to the NSV!
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      20 comments

Well it was bound to happen, if I had patience, and it did. A victory on the scale. It is where I'd like it to be. I feel better and my clothes are fitting better. Am I as small as I once was, NO and I'm glad. I was too skinny. I like my m... Read more
My longest run ever.
Sunday, June 25, 2017      14 comments

Yesterday was great! I can say that now. emoticon I ran 22.83 miles yesterday. No 26.2 sticker, but that is OK! I... Read more

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