LOADING...

Sleepy

I thought I would have a full day in my classroom this morning. But after some late-night text and facebook messages, I had to be at a meeting at 7AM! Breakfast on the road. I knew from p...


Jobless. Where To From Here?

So, last week I experienced a lot of firsts. I was fired from a job for the first time in my life. I signed up for unemployment for the first time ever too.  And I am truly jobless for th...


Do you stop instead of just slowing down?

After a pretty stressful morning I posted this on my Facebook page just before lunch. Redesigning the blogs is even more stressful than writing a book! I’m having a ‘why am I doing...



All About the Bread

My childhood home was less than a mile from one of Central Florida’s first Super Wal-Marts. It was a HUGE deal when the Super Wal-Mart first opened. A Wal-Mart and a complete grocer...


A Long Run Divided Into 3 Runs

Sunday my schedule called for 27 km with the final 8 km coming at my goal marathon pace. My plan was to get started early with my youngest daughter in the Chariot for the first 19 km at a...


Random Thoughts about a #ChooseDreams Experience in Madison, Wisconsin, a Birthday Run and a Humid Run

July was an absolutely maddening month. Normally, July can be a bit crazy, but this year it was beyond the normal crazy around here.  I successfully survived Independence Day, three birth...


Transformation Tuesday starts with your Thoughts

Hello! Last night was fun. I never have people over because I am weird, but it was nice to feel like I had peeps for a little bit. Then, there were Light Mudslides because I’m doing this ...


Tri Talk Tuesday: Race Logistics

It's Tuesday and that means I'm linking up with the Tri Talk Tuesday ladies once again.  When I saw the topic for this weeks post, I HAD to jump in.  This week's topic is Race D...



Change is a Good Thing: Announcing the Next Chapter of My Life

In the immortal words of C.S. Lewis: It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at pre...


Tuesdays on the Run: Speedwork

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!  This week’s topic is: Speedwork: How to run faster This a tough to...


Tuesdays on the Run: Speedwork

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs hosts Tuesdays on the Run with April @ Run the great wide somewhere and Patty @ My no-guilt life!  This week’s topic is: Speedwork: How to run faster This a tough to...


Surfing the Great Lakes

Wednesday, we spent the day in SW Michigan, culminating with a few hours on the beach in the afternoon. It was windy, with waves stirred up and forming nicely, though breaking quickly du...


Masters Thesis Defense Day

What’s up goal crushers, Today is my masters thesis defense day… A lot of preparation went into this day… A lot of long nights… A lot of early days… A lot of...



Waseca Triathlon Race Report

We loaded up the boys at 5 a.m. on Sunday and hit the road for 90 minutes. We dropped boy #2 with Pharmie's Mom, and boy #1 with my folks. Pharmie hit the water, and we were ready to ra...


Insomniacs unite!

I have no idea what is going on except maybe I’m internalizing the back-to-school stress a week early. I even took half an Ambien last night (I NEVER use a sleep-aid except the first day ...


Hills as speedwork

Lately, I’ve been feeling slower than slow.  I’ve run so many long slow miles to build my endurance that my legs have forgotten how to turnover quickly and my mind freaks out ...


Meatless Monday Party Because…. announcement

Hey, have you noticed organic apples have been super hard to find?   I have. I don’t buy all organic because I’m not fancy (or rich) but I do try to buy a few specific things that I ...


Well That Was Fun! Bala Falls Race Report

Another summer weekend, GONE.  Although given the weather we had this past weekend, I'd hesitate to classify it as summery.  The weekdays seem to be lovely, sunshine, warm temps...



Eating Pancakes While Running and Your Run Brags

Hello! How’s it going? This morning’s run was the usual drill but I saw 2 people with pancakes. TWO. The first girl was sitting on a low fence eating pancakes from a tupperware. Then, I s...


A Sensational Sunday posted on Monday

It finally happened. I ran out of time to post my Sensational Sunday post last night. I’ve come close a few times but I usually stay up late to prevent it because I like to blog in ...


11 Things Before List Posts are Totally Out

This post (11 Things Before List Posts are Totally Out) was published on Jill Will Run by Jill … and because I need to post. It’s part of who I am, I feel empty without blurti...