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So glad April is here!
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      4 comments

Hello to a new month and new goals! I am listening to my dog barking outside, the water running in the basement because hubby is taking a showe... Read more
The Sun is back!
Monday, March 30, 2020      8 comments

Hello everyone! When they say the sun helps your mood, they aren't joking around. The sun is shining, we have windows open and it's in the 50's and my mood is 100% different than it was yesterday! I was able to go on a 3.5 mile run too! It... Read more
At home birthday
Sunday, March 29, 2020      8 comments

Hello! Today is my 45th birthday. I will be staying home of course, since we're all trying to get this virus to stop. My daughter and I did run to the store and get cinnamon rolls and fruit this morning. But other than that I am staying hom... Read more
Time Off
Saturday, March 28, 2020      5 comments

Hello Sparkers!! I am taking some time off from running, which is especially hard today when it's so nice and we can have the windows open...sigh...however, I have Planter Fasciitis bad in the heel of my right foot, and I know that I cannot con... Read more
Long Run Saturday
Sunday, March 22, 2020      3 comments

Hello! I got my long run in yesterday. It wasn't pretty, but I got it done. It will take alot of weight loss and work to reach my goal of a 2 hour half marathon. As it takes me 2 hours right now to run 10 miles. But I have faith I can get ... Read more
Rainy Day
Thursday, March 19, 2020      4 comments

Well, today is my day off (always on Thursdays - not because of the pandemic) and I slept in. Unfortunately I didn't check the forecast before going to bed last night and slept right through the part of the day when it wasn't raining. Now it... Read more
Losing a Pet
Tuesday, March 10, 2020      5 comments

So we are faced with the thought of losing our dog we have had for about 9 years. She's a super sweet, calm and laid back Corgi-Lab mix. We just adore her. She hasn't been eating at all and so we took her to the Vet yesterday and he said... Read more
Wind!!
Thursday, March 05, 2020      2 comments

So I managed to run my 5 miles today, but man oh man, that wind was brutal! We are under a wind advisory and having gusts up to 50mph! My legs were also so sore & tired from yesterday's 8.4 miler. I managed and my pace was only about 20 second... Read more
Happy March!
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      5 comments

Happy March everyone! I love this month. Mostly because it is my birthday month (the 29th) but also because it's the start of spring and I love St Pa... Read more
10 miler - done!
Monday, February 24, 2020      6 comments

So I finally managed to get my long run in yesterday!! We got home from church around 2:30pm and I was out the door by 3. It was absolutely gorgeous out, at almost 60, which is a treat in Iowa in February. I just barely skimmed the 2 hour ma... Read more
Happy Sunday!
Sunday, February 23, 2020      5 comments

Happy Sunday everyone! It's another gorgeous day in Iowa. Our high today is 55!! We also have sunshine which really helps the outlook. I have a 10 mile run planned for today. I had some complications that wouldn't allow me to run it yes... Read more
Struggling
Saturday, February 22, 2020      4 comments

I have been struggling with stress, which is then making me struggle with decent rest. I have been anxious a lot recently, mostly with the stress of adding a dog to our home this week. I know this too shall pass, but this week was tough. It... Read more
Welcome home, Daisy!
Monday, February 17, 2020      5 comments

Wow I really haven't been on SparkPeople for a few days. We have been so busy. I also haven't run for a few days either. Sadness. However, we picked up Daisy, our new puppy on Saturday so it's all good! We left home at 4am on Saturday and ... Read more
More Snow
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      4 comments

It's snowing again. emoticon ... Read more
18 today!
Sunday, February 09, 2020      4 comments

My daughter, my youngest, turns 18 today. (I'm in shock - I don't feel old enough to have a 21yr old and an 18 yr old!) ... Read more

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