Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 Reasons Group Running Before Sunrise Is Worth It

Many people question my sanity when I tell them I’m up at 4:30 to leave my house at 5:10 to go running.  What in the world would possess anyone to want to do that?  Here are 7 reasons that running early with a group is the most sane decision ever. Continue reading

The Past Is So…….. Yesterday

It’s interesting that I chose running.  Or perhaps running chose me.  The same is true of minimalism and that certainly chose me.  My stress mounted and Chris patiently planted the seeds for me to choose a different type of life.  As the years pass and my life unfolds, I see patterns emerge.  They seem so obvious to me now, it’s amazing I didn’t embrace certain courses far sooner.  Maybe I was a little slow on the pick up, perhaps I was too stubborn, possibly I didn’t pick up on life’s taps to my shoulder.  Probably all of the above. Continue reading

Finding Balance with Sleep

I write about balance quite a bit.  It’s not because I’m some expert on how to balance my life.  Being asked to write on the subject has helped me become better, though and writing helps me to process how to continue that trend. Continue reading

Less Gives You More

Professor Harold Hill said — “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”  Never wish away today.  Instead, make room for what’s important. Continue reading

The Best Outfit – Confidence


I’m taking a moment to make something clear.  I’m personally not attracted to women.  Now I’ll take another moment to make something else clear.  One of the sexiest things I’ve ever .seen is a strong, confident, self-assured woman with positive self-esteem walking into a room.   Continue reading

Running With A Dog

Kalley will be 3 in October.  She’s a Queensland Heeler – one of my favorite breeds.  For over 25 years I have always had at least one dog and sometimes up to 3.  Almost every one has been a running companion.  One of my favorite dogs was a Heeler, so I wanted that breed.  Smaller than the labs and shepherds I’ve had, great runners, short hair.  I wanted a rescue that was about 2-3 years old.  What I got was a 6 week old puppy.  She was a gift and although she was the breed I wanted, I am not a puppy person.   Continue reading

Living In The Mundane

I used to think that most of life is mundane.  Drive kids to school, go to work, stop at the grocery store, menu plan, cook, clean, baseball/basketball/soccer games, doctors appointments, pick kids up, bath time, bed time, laundry, planning stuff to do on the weekends, getting a run in, etc….  I believed that since there was so much mundane-ness in life, it was my job to make it exciting, create the romance, make memories.  That living in the mundane was boring. Continue reading

Chores Are So Much Work!!

I’ve used a chore wheel for years.  I wanted my kids to learn how to do everything chore related so when they moved out on their own, they’d know what to do.  How to cook, how to clean, how to fix things, how to live on their own without depending on someone to help them. Continue reading

As A Mom I’m A Jerk

As a Mom, I’m a jerk.  It’s true.  I do horrible things.   Continue reading