Two years ago, I promised my children and myself to improve my life for the better. Then, I screwed up for a while. In 2018, I worked on keeping those promises that I -- and others -- haven't forgotten.
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In mid-October, I started working two jobs. About a month later, I fell while trying to get out of my bathtub and injured a chest muscle. About a week later, when I thought the muscle was all healed up, I hurt it again while trying to do some plyometrics. So, for a while I didn't … Continue reading New year, new plans
I love Rachel Hollis. Her book, "Girl, Wash Your Face," has changed my perspective on many things. Her book is divided by lies. They are lies she tells herself. Each chapter addresses one of the lies and how she changed her thinking about them. So, here are a few of the lies I've been telling … Continue reading The lies I tell myself
It was hot and humid -- a typical fall day in the South. I wore my usual tank top and a skirt, with pocketed shorts underneath, that holds my phone and water while I run. My path -- yes, I change my route every day -- went by the construction supply store in town. Across … Continue reading To the guys in the parking lot
I found this local race in 2017 on accident. The kids and I were getting ready to go to the park and we heard music. As we followed the pop rock of "Eye of the Tiger" we saw a group of runners gathering in downtown Edenton, North Carolina, for the Live Your Dash 8K (about … Continue reading Race recap: Live Your Dash 8K
"In the eye of a hurricane/there is quiet/for just a moment ..." -- I Wrote My Way Out, Hamilton the Musical Hurricane Florence provided me with an odd opportunity. I traded the adrenaline rush of working out for chasing flooding and winds. In the quiet, being stuck inside, surrounded by kids yelling at video … Continue reading Chasing adrenaline and happiness
You know what I miss the most about alcohol?
I miss not dealing my my emotions and the worries of the day. It is so much easier to wash down anger, fear and other things with a cold beer or glass of wine. But then, you wake up the next morning and the problems are still there, plus maybe a hangover.
Today, Mountain Kid 1 turns 12 years old. I remember at the age of 28 or so, my husband was driving up this mountain in Appalachia with a statue on top in the dead of winter. I looked at him and said that I wanted a kid by the time I was 30. Two months … Continue reading Surviving 12 years of parenting
I swear I'll never give in, I refuse. -- "Best of You," Foo Fighters So this past week marked the beginning of a new training plan. I've actually using the plan for two weeks, with the first week being an optional week. The plan was put together by my Facebook friend, Andy, at Silver Fox … Continue reading Week 1: Training to rebuild
Note: I originally wrote this for the Chowan Herald. This is a modified, longer version, as I had a limited time and space to write. To learn more about Run for the Fallen, visit the website. Day 116. 5,254 miles down. About 800 to go. Over 19,000 soldiers remembered. On Monday and Tuesday, Run for … Continue reading Shorts runs with Run for the Fallen