Once a year…

True to my 2019 Challenge to not have ANY Cocoa-Cola, I ended the year the way I had planned on last New Year's Eve, by having Coke to celebrate the New Year. Greg ended up finding a case of Mexican Coke (made with cane sugar, not corn syrup like the US version) at Sam's Club... Continue Reading →

A Greater Appreciation…

This past year of 2019 has taught me a lot. I have learned how to be myself, how to deal with pain and how to slow down. I have become much more mindful of what I say, what I do and what is important to me. And even though I wasn’t physically able to hit... Continue Reading →

Why we do the things we do…

Have you ever had a habit that you suddenly wonder why you continue to do it? Last week after my doctor’s appointment and the sudden realization that I had no idea how much protein I consume on a daily basis, I downloaded a couple of food tracking apps to start tracking how much protein I... Continue Reading →

Knowing is half the battle…

Well, today has been quite the learning experience. After almost 13 years post-op, you would think I would have mastered my dietary needs by now, especially being as stats driven as I am. Today, I had my 3-week surgical follow-up after my hernia & bowel obstruction surgery. I have been severely fatigued for almost the... Continue Reading →

The Comfort of a Bad Habit…

This past weekend I was in Portland, OR for The West Coast Planners Candy Shop, which is, you guessed it, a planner convention. I had an amazing time and met so many wonderful people I cannot even put the weekend into words. Just trust me when I say, it was worth every penny spent! I... Continue Reading →

Today is a WIN!

So, it seems that I just ended September with the best stats I have had…in well over a year. My run goal for 2019 was to hit 30 miles a month, and I have missed that goal a couple of months this year due to my neck injury. However, in September I ran 46.69 miles,... Continue Reading →

Finding Moxie…

Last night was 5k Wednesday. Like most Wednesdays, I found myself at my favorite local park and I immediately got into exercise mode. I love this particular park because it has great hills, clear paths, and perfect scenery. Aside from the millennials riding motorized skateboards and scooters while paying too much attention to their phones,... Continue Reading →

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