Monthly Archives: July 2013

Brick by Brick

Last week I really got into the groove of training for the Triathlon I’m Not Even Close to Being Ready For. That’s a good thing since the event is August 17. I continue to be somewhat limited in regards to … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: Happy Birthday, Mick!

Ok, so it’s a belated birthday greeting. Mick Jagger turned 70 on Friday. I’ll stare at his photo while you let that sink in. I am an unapologetic Rollings Stones fan. Hubs and I have seen them four times (she … Continue reading

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Training Nanny

My recent vacay was an annual family trip to Florida. The trippers included hubs, my sister, her hubs and two young-adult “children” and my 88-year-old mother, known to the world as “Nanny.” Nanny is in really great health. She still … Continue reading

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I Read a Book: Wild

During my recent vacay I read Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. I stumbled upon it during one of my recent book store runs. The dust jacket photo of the hiking boot grabbed … Continue reading

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Back in the Pool

Last week, friend/training partner Lynn and I were discussing what we would do Saturday in light of the triathlon-I-am-nowhere-close-to-being-ready-for. My bike was with the mechanic for a tune up and I wasn’t sure I’d have it by Saturday. Running is … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Inspiration: “Ugliest on the Internet”

Jessica over at The Mom Creative recently posted a You Tube link on her Facebook page. It was a speech given by Lizzie Velasquez. While Velasquez was a teenager, someone posted a short video of her on YouTube and titled … Continue reading

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Emotional Fitness: Let It Go

I awoke to an email thread I didn’t like. Several people I didn’t know had been added to a thread that was originally between me and one other person. The topic was benign, so I won’t bore you with it. … Continue reading

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Hobbletrot

Last week, July 10 to be exact, I was given the green light to start running again. I wish you could call what I’m doing running. I was on a family vacation. We stayed in a golf villa, so the … Continue reading

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Death by Peppers

Eating clean has its drawbacks. Hubs and I love chicken fajitas. I like to make them at home so I can control the ingredients and keep everything healthy. The pepper plants I planted in late May are finally producing. I’ve … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Back in May I told you about the college student who is interning with me this summer. I’ve supervised interns for many years and I’ve always had a heart for them. Here’s why: One summer when I was 18 or … Continue reading

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