Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Keeping in Touch

Today has been another one of those days when my brain works overtime thinking about life.  My life is busy and filled with many blessing. One of those blessing is the ability to fix things - so how do I slow down life.
1.  Put God First
2.  Focus on what is important (me, family, four-legged babies, and friends).

I could list other rules - but the point of this exercise is to keep life simple.  Live by simple rules.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Everyday is a New Beginnng

Everyday is a new beginning ~ so what is new with me?  Today I came to the realization that I can not fix some things, I should focus on the things I can change - and I can change me.  So - my new goal is to make me a better person.

Every year I start with goals and at the end of the year I beat-up myself over the goals I do not meet - rather than celebrating what I do achieve.  So starting today - I celebrate all that is good and let go of all that is bad.

I will live and love by the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Enthusiasm is on of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with your might. Put your whole soul into it...stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm ~

I ran 2 miles tonight - felt great, back was good.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Life is good! I can not say that often enough. I have everything I could ever need or want ~ we are at a point in our life where we can help others.

Wonder what changes as we age? When we were young we wanted everything. Now I often think if I win the lottery how I would help others.

Is that a sign I have matured? Is it a sign that I have no needs?

Not sure what it means ~ but it sure feels good.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Attempting the impossible

Why do I procrastinate? I have great plans...knit a sweater, make a jacket, complete my Christmas scrapbook, run a half- marathon. Christmas is 26 days away and the half-marathon is 5 days away.

Am I prepared ~ no! Can I finish the album, maybe. Can I run a half-marathon, waddle maybe, run it, no.

So how do I change me? Or is it more about how do I put me first? I am the only person who can make the change.

So, here I go ~ making a change.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

It is the small things in life that matter

Today has been perfect ~ church, lunch, nap, dinner, and a movie. A short run tonight. What else could a girl ask for?

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Twelve Days

Sometimes I wonder where the day goes - today I wonder where has the last twelve days gone. Excuses are easy to find - house construction gone wrong, delays in putting in the pool, joint commission surveys, blah days, and on and on and on......

Well here I sit, twelve days into my training program and no training has occurred. So now what? - how do I refocus, find my motivation and get moving.

Looking in a mirror helps - I no longer see the runner I felt I had become this time last year - instead I see a middle aged person.

With Memorial Day weekend here, I have three days to get moving. No excuses - just getting running - that is what I am going to do..... this weekend... no turning back.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Starting Over

On of the blessing we often overlook is the ability to start over. In January 2008 I started running - it was about me. Over the past two years I have lost balance in my life. This weekend I picked spending time with my kids over work or volunteer activities. I also bought a treadmill. No excuses now. I can run in the morning and bike in the evenings with my husband.

My husband has become my motivation - he has worked hard and lost 30 pounds. He has encouraged me to sign up for the St. Jude Half-Marathon. So here we go... I am starting over. See one of my goals - below - run 500 miles this year.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Trying New Things

Today has been a day for trying new things. I setup Skype and was able to talk with my kid. Now I am blogging using my phone. Technology is

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