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Small update
Saturday, July 25, 2020      7 comments

Hello everyone! I hope you're all doing well. I headed out for a 12 mile run this morning, got a later start than I had wanted to, the humidity was so bad and my body wasn't having it, so I cut it short at 9 miles. Called hubby to come get me.... Read more
New 'Do!
Wednesday, July 08, 2020      10 comments

So 3 years ago I grew out my pixie cut. I had it long for 3 years, at varying lengths. Today I went back to the pixie. It feels so nice! Short... Read more
One very hot week
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      6 comments

So I managed to get up this morning and run 6 miles at 6 am. The temp was cooler (73) but the humidity was 93%. Just awful!! I really despise summer weather. I'll be so happy once it cools off! I'm a fall/winter girl! ... Read more
Happy Independence Day!!
Saturday, July 04, 2020      5 comments

I wish you all a fun and safe Independence day!! We are heading up to the local campground to visit some friends for the holiday and hopefully seeing... Read more
100 Miles in June!
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      5 comments

Ran a 10k this morning to finish off my month with 100 miles! This is almost double what I ran in May. This humidity is hard though and my legs were heavy. I am planning on doing the same challenge with Garmin for July: 100 miles. I... Read more
Tuesday miles & Mood Improvement
Tuesday, June 23, 2020      7 comments

Managed to get up and get out the door by 6 am today! It wasn’t my fastest time, but I was in a really bad mood yesterday and I could tell that getting up and running to start my day really helped to improve my mood! ... Read more
Long run report and weekly goals
Sunday, June 21, 2020      4 comments

Hello! Today I ran my weekend long run. It’s funny how one week the miles can seem effortless and then the following week not so much. Today’s 10 miler was hard. I had pain in my upper left leg and my ankle gave me some fits in the beginning... Read more
Weekly Run update
Saturday, June 20, 2020      5 comments

Happy Saturday!! So I had some great miles this past week. Tuesday I ran 5 on my normal loop. Had to run in a street twice due to construction on the sidewalks so that was interesting. ... Read more
10 mile long run
Saturday, June 13, 2020      8 comments

So sometimes, everything just clicks and you have an amazing run. That was today! The weather was gorgeous (in the 60s when I left home) and I felt strong. I kept up well with my run/walk intervals the entire run and I ran in a new locatio... Read more
New Car & Construction Woes
Thursday, June 11, 2020      7 comments

So my daughter bought her first car this week! Sunday night she answered an ad on Facebook Marketplace and Monday we went up to see it, and she bought it. It's a 2010 Hyundai Elantra SE. I'm so proud of her. I never had such a nice car at he... Read more
Hot & Humid Weather is not my thing
Friday, June 05, 2020      4 comments

I'm already tired of the heat and humidity!! I used to love it until my 40's and now I can't stand it. Give me cold weather any day! I have a 10 mile long run scheduled for Saturday, and I'm really praying it is nice tomorrow. My plan is... Read more
Lots of walks & sunshine
Friday, May 22, 2020      8 comments

So my daughter bought a penny board, which is a small skateboard, and we have been going on lots of walks so she can use me someone to hang on to while she learns balance and getting on and off of it. ... Read more
Deck Makeover
Wednesday, May 20, 2020      4 comments

So we are working on making over our backyard space. Yesterday I spent 2 hours scrubbing it by hand. We don't own a power washer. My back and shoulders aren't as sore today as I thought they would be!! Here are some before photos: ... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020      6 comments

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms!! My daughter surprised me last night with a lavender plant, 2 packages of cookies and a package of coffee from a... Read more
Virtual Half Marathon
Sunday, May 03, 2020      4 comments

This weekend should have been my half marathon in Lincoln, NE. Thanks to the rona it was cancelled. They changed it to a virtual race though and ... Read more

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