Tag Archives: Catching Up


6 Jun

I know….I am SO far behind.


And honestly – I have no legitimate excuse. Unless “lazy” qualifies. But, as I always say “new month, new leaf”! Or…I’m saying it now 🙂

So this week prepare to be inundated with knowledge – or….just tales of my travels and races and jobs and plans and how that whole insulin pump thing is working for me….maybe some Phred in there…


This is the Mister on his 10th birthday — handsome as ever!

I’ve got a report on my Giveaway from last month – Spoiler  Bethany Patel will be enjoying her 13er finisher’s skirt and 50 dollar gift certificate to spend at SkirtSports  And,  it’s not too late to get in on the action — just head over to the events tab at SkirtSports and sign up! Though, you are a little too late to get the finishers skirt with artwork, you’ll still get the same awesome skirt. And that 50 dollar gift certificate!  And don’t forget, you can use my discount code while you’re there — SSORF20 – that’ll give you 10% off and who can argue with that?

Anyway, you should probably set aside time to do some reading (hey, I ran the marathon in Paris and it was fun…so you get to FINALLY hear about it!!)


So, I did actually *physically* finish…

Can’t wait to finally really get back on the ball. And hey, you gotta bet that training for another marathon is gonna start off really soon and you all know how much fun that will be!!!

Take care and have a GREAT weekend!!!

A Case of the Blahs?

27 May

So, I haven’t updated my progress in awhile — and there’s a lot going on! But I just haven’t been able to make myself sit still and focus for the last couple of weeks!

First things first, today my sister is having her second chemotherapy treatment. She seems to have gotten through the first with minimal trouble, though she did start losing her hair last week. I sent her a little care package that hopefully will help a little, and I’m going down in a couple of weeks to visit.

I have one more week in my No Guilt No Gut Diet Bet and 2 pounds to meet my goal and – at the very least – get my money back! Which I will then turn around and drop into the next TWO No Guilt No Gut Diet Bets!! As I always say, money is a great motivator!!

My May Fitness challenge (the plank/wall sit/arm workout) was smokin’ along…then I got up one morning and put on some grown up clothes and went to the office…and got out of my groove. I can still catch up, I have a few days, but it’s gonna hurt!!

I also took 2 weeks off of running (after doing a 5K early in the month). A visit to my doctor to try to short-circuit another possible episode of sciatica persuaded me that this was the best approach to take. Got back on the road this weekend and managed to get in 4. Hoping for another 3 this afternoon – definitely taking it slow though, it’s a long way to Marine  Corps and Dopey…and Paris!

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Mr. Earnest Phred at about 8 weeks old

Everything else is pretty status quo around here. My dog turned 9 years old last Friday and got to enjoy a burger or two and maybe he had some grilled chicken yesterday… it’s hard to believe he’s already 9. Time flies!


Mr. Earnest Phred at almost 9 years old!


And, I just want to post a reminder that my super special “Get a Bracelet” offer for folks donating 25 dollars or more to my Marine Corps Marathon fundraising effort ends on Saturday!! I’m loving my mudLove bracelets!! You’ll love one too!!


So I think I’m ready to snap out of whatever this mood has been! Look for a couple of race recaps (one old, one coming up this weekend!) and a continuation of my effort to win all my DietBet money and get through my upcoming 3 marathons (plus multiple half marathons!)

Have a great week!!



A quickie!

20 Jul

You know it’s been too long when I have to sign back in to WordPress!!   Things got so busy again! Or I got less motivated, something like that 🙂

I went away for a couple of days and left my laptop at home – and typing on my tablet makes me just a wee bit crazy so…

Spent a couple of evenings near our nation’s capital, and an afternoon by a pool. I must say I do enjoy working poolside!! Could there be anything better?

Things might be shaping up in the work arena – had a couple of good talks with my agency and they’re going to see about getting me more money. Cause I’m starting to get calls and I will leave for the same role that pays more! I’m not THAT stupid!! Not to mention my responsibilities at my current place keep expanding. If you know me, you know I don’t mind doing the work. What I do mind is feeling like I’m being taken advantage of.

Bikram was good this week, on the days I managed to make it! I really feel so much better when I go I need to stop talking myself out of it after work! And got my miles in, eventually. Couple of race recaps coming up.

And, is it hot enough for ya?! Heat wave breaking overnight tonight, supposedly.

So, coming up – race recaps, a new “group” I’ve joined, countdown to Dumbo Double Dare and heading to the Second Happiest Place on Earth!!

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