Tasty Tuesday..an apple and a carrot a day….

Many of you probably thought I got lost in a snow drift here in Virginia.  It was a possibility considering we got almost 5 years worth of snow in Jan and Feb.  Guess that means we won’t get any for the next 4 years.  Not likely..makes me long the days we lived in Hawaii. Nevertheless […]

Active Life Fitness promotes community spirit

I rolled out of bed on Saturday morning wishing it was a little warmer and grateful that the training team I joined for the Ukrops Monument 10 k was meeting at 8:30 rather than 8am. I have no idea why 30 minutes makes a difference but it does. Maybe because its a Sat. morning. Nancy […]

A great idea or a trip to the ER?

I have had one thing on my gift list for awhile and my husband kept ignoring it. He was against it. He told me he was never going to get it for me because in his best italian/ mafia imitation he said “Ya gonna break a your face” So when he handed me the small […]

Do it for those who can’t

There have been many times when I have not wanted to run , bike or swim.  Life gets busy , the to do list gets longer and workouts get put on the back burner. Since April  16, 2007  , whenever I need a push I remember to get out there and do it for those […]

Rain rain go away

Its the most wonderful time of the year or so the song goes.  And actually it is a great time of year and I am getting better and better each year at focusing on the real reason for the season. Here in Virginia at this time of year ( actually all year round) the weather […]

Great book, questionable gift giving technique!

My husband is very supportive of all my crazy ideas and adventures.  One bonus of signing up to do the triathlon is he had all kinds of new ideas for gifts for me.  He gets stressed over the holidays which sort of puzzles me since here is the list of people he buys for: 1. […]

Do these bike pants make my butt look big?? It depends….

The old saying “Once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget” is true except riding a bike when your 10 years old and then again when you’re in your forties is a whole different  kind of  ball game ride. This is what I learned after several rides: Some guy(s) had alot of […]

Why Tri…or how did this all get started!

I was sitting at home one day, 6 years ago, when I realized how quickly my life had changed. Suddenly my husband and I were semi empty nesters. Our 16 year old son “lived” at home , at least I saw evidence of him, dirty dishes, dirty laundry, landfill for a bedroom. Our daughter Julie […]