What my mom said when I told her I was running 50 miles

I decided to bite the bullet and do one of those once-in-a-lifetime things.  I haven’t considered doing anything like this since Ironman over 6 years ago.  I get a lot of different reactions when I tell people I’m going to run a 50-mile trail race. I’m truly an overthinker.  I can overthink A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G.  But, this time I didn’t. Where this tall tale began was in my mind.  I learned I would...

Use What You Have In The House

This one of those “use what you have in the house” recipes.  I did a Google search for quinoa, tomato, onion, spinach, and bell pepper, and added recipe to the end.  These are things I had available to cook at the moment.  It took me a few seconds to sort through about 5 recipes to make sure I had all of the ingredients.  Here’s the recipe that I chose: http://bit.ly/Qprfi0. Here are...

Running Makes Me Happy – Longview 1/2 Marathon Race Report

This ½ marathon was sort of surreal for me.  Going back to run in my hometown.  I actually didn’t sign up until the day before.  The weather was funny and honestly I had NO desire to run my last race of the season in heat and humidity.  I help saying I don’t want to have a bad race at the end of my season.  But, the race went right by the house I group up and lived in for 18 years.  How could I...

White Rock Race Report


Skinny Jeans don’t fit?

The other day I went to put on a pair of jeans and they were uncomfortable tight! At first my mind immediately went to…oh no, I wonder what I weigh (haven’t been on the scale in months)…what am I going to wear now…when was the last time I put these pants on…how could I let this happen…etc., etc., etc. Luckily I snapped out of it and logically thought through why my skinny jeans don’t fit....

Top 7 reasons America is Fat

With the continually rising obesity epidemic, I feel compelled to share a few of the contributors that have been hypothesized about the cause, as well as my thoughts on each of them. 1)      On average you eat 2600 calories per day, compared to 1900 calories 40 years ago. Two words for you: food availability.  Americans don’t have to think about where their next meal will come from nor do they...

Garbage Matters

If you could be part of a movement that is the equivalent of removing 7.8 million cars from our roads, would you do it? Many counties across our nation have made it very easy for us to recycle plastics, paper and glass. We don’t even have to sort it. Just put it in a different trash can and each week they haul it off. Doesn’t that feel good?! However, did you know in 2009 62% of our garbage was...
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