Aren’t we all kind of a Big Deal?

This photo says it all.  Little Miss Ava is a charmer in every way, beautiful blue eyes, a head full of curls and that wonderful toddler attitude that the world revolves around her,and ONLY her. Put her in this tank top and the package is complete! I just laughed when I saw her sporting this […]

Back in the saddle again

Its been awhile since I wrote a new blog post. Have I ever mentioned that I have turned procrastination into an art form? Actually procrastination is not the right word. There is no right word for this but a phrase “putting what I love to do last on the list” Turns out I have plenty […]

Keeping it simple

Did you ever wonder what would happen if we yanked the cord on everything? When did it get all so complicated? Even reading, one of my favorite pastimes is getting high tech. I do have a thing for books. I read them all, ..well most of them. I was using the library quite a bit […]

More than just a daily walk

Long before I started running I was a walker. 5:15 every week-day morning found me rolling out my bed and out the door. In the winter I appreciated the dark mornings that camouflaged my ratty, “grab what is warm” attire.  In the summer I appreciated sunglasses and hats to hide tracings of yesterdays mascara and […]

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. […]