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This Week’s Gallivantin’: Easing on down the road

Happy Sunday from the sunny and 70’s South! Yep, that’s right …this time last week, we were covered in a thin sheet of ice, completely shut down and slip sliding all over the place! Mother Nature is one hormonal woman; but I’m neither judging her nor complaining as I, myself, can go from hot flash to freezing cold in the blink of an eye and I do love a nice warm 72 degree run!

It’s been a great week of workouts as I’m finally beginning to feel comfortable easing back into more running and slowly increasing the mileage. Here’s how my week played out … Continue reading

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Singin’ the Blues but Feelin’ Fabulous!

Good morning from Mississippi, where the top half of our state is covered in ice! the-ultimate-coffee-date2-1-600x600I should have been up bright and early this morning running a half marathon …however, I’m curled up in front of the fire tuning in to this month’s Ultimate Coffee Date with Deborah and CoCo.  Not that I’m complaining, I do love a good “coffee date”! So grab your cup of coffee, hot tea or beverage of choice and let’s chat! Continue reading

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2017 Goals: Ready, Set, Go!

With a brand new year upon us, everyone talks about those infamous resolutions. You know, those big promises we make to ourselves on January 1st and usually have broken all of them by the end of the month!

Today’s Tuesday on the Run topic is all about our 2017 goals and resolutions. Please be sure to stop by the hostesses, Marcia, Erika and Patty‘s, blogs and read all about their plans for the new year. Who knows, you just may be inspired to make a few resolutions and set some goals for yourself! I’m also linking up with the fabulous Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for their Friday Five 2.0 link where they’ll be talking about goals as well!

 

Not to sound pessimistic, but I did manage a gym and experience proved that gym memberships shot through the roof in January and took a nose dive in March. In order to understand why this happens, I think we need to differentiate between resolutions and goals. We often times use these terms interchangeably, but they are not the same. Continue reading

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Another Year, Another Birthday

Another year has come to an end and as the entire world celebrates the dawning of a new year ….I, too, celebrate the dawning of a new year, a new decade, another birthday! I breezed right “over the hill” and now I eagerly anticipate this new chapter of my life!

The hubby and I spent the New Year’s weekend celebrating my 50th birthday and ringing in the new year Savannah style! We had a fabulous time touring the city, indulging on their famous pralines and ringing in the new year on River Street at their “Up the Cup” countdown. I will posting soon about the beautiful city of Savannah and all of the fun things to do. So, if you’re interested in visiting, stay tuned for my personal favorites from this beautiful and charming southern city! Continue reading

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2016: Mission Accomplished

With the hustle and bustle of the Christmas holiday behind us and the excitement and curiosity of a new year right before us, it is natural to find ourselves reflecting back on the year. Was it everything we had hoped it would be when we were in this same place last year? Did we accomplish the goals we set for ourselves? Did we gain strength, both physically and mentally? Continue reading

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….all is calm, all is bright!

As Christmas 2016 draws to an end, I reflect back on the past few weeks and realize just how blessed I am. The passing of time and the circumstances of life have a way of slowly changing the holidays for us. As I look back on the years when my boys were little, the weeks leading up to Christmas was always hectic and chaotic yet filled with excitement and magic. The anticipation the children felt for Christmas morning filled the house as they counted down the days until Santa’s arrival. Our Christmas Eve traditions of attending church, baking cookies to leave for Santa and spreading “Reindeer food”, a very special blend of corn and glitter, around the front lawn was always something I looked forward to as much as my children. Just seeing that innocent, child-like belief that Santa’s reindeer would be feasting in their front yard while Santa was busy working inside always filled my heart with joy. As the boys grew older, the magic of Santa was replaced with the truth, hope and joy of fully understanding the true meaning of Christmas and I am grateful for that. If I’m honest, however; Continue reading

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This Week’s Gallivantin’:Deck the Halls!

Another week down means another week closer to Christmas! Why do the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas seem to pass so much quicker with each passing year? This week was dedicated to getting the house decorated and planning the a 21st birthday celebration for the oldest boy. I always feel like if I don’t have my Christmas tree up by the 10th of the month, there’s no point in putting it up. With our recent move and with the hectic work schedule of the hubs, we were pushing this deadline and, to be honest, with all of my Christmas decorations still in the attic of our other house (1 1/2 hrs away), I just really wasn’t in the mood to go all out like usual. However, the more I decorated, the more I remembered how much the hubby loves how festive I’ve always made our home during the holidays; so I got in the “spirit” and decorated a little more than I had planned …. Continue reading