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What’s stopping you? How to start Doing instead of just Dreaming.

So I am currently training for my first marathon and considering starting a business.   I am realizing through this process that the two journeys parallel each other quite a bit. The hardest… Continue reading

Is 16 too young to drive?

A few days ago there was a terrible crash on my street, just yards from my house.  The local CBS affiliate covered the story.   They called it the “Flag Challenge Crash” named… Continue reading

Overcoming fear of running in extreme weather conditions

If I am going to finish the Twin Cities marathon in October, I need to be prepared for anything mother nature throws my way.   My hubby ran the marathon in 1997 and… Continue reading

Mom versus the Mosquitos!

Have you ever had mosquitos in your house? I am not one to complain, but it’s horrible. I can’t even relax in my own bed without hearing that buzzing sound in my ear.… Continue reading

Who knew running could be so much fun?

Happy to say that I got in some great runs this week as I ready myself for official marathon training. Wednesday we did just over 8 miles with a 2 mile killer hill… Continue reading

How hard is it to cut Gluten from the diet?

Now that I am officially signed up to run my first marathon I thought it would be a good time to be a little more selective about what I put in my mouth.… Continue reading

Your ultimate birthday!

Here we go again. Another year, another birthday.   I think this is the first year I haven’t been really excited about my birthday. And I can say for certain, it’s the first… Continue reading

To run a marathon or not! That is the question.

My dear friend, Julie, hit me up with a request I was not expecting.  She wants me to run the Twin Cities Marathon with her coming up in October.  Julie is an experienced… Continue reading

Competitive vs. Cumbayah Philosophies in Youth Sports

What would youth sports be without controversy??  And I am not talking about questionable calls that are forgotten soon after a game is over.  I am talking about coaching philosophies. And right now… Continue reading

Behaving Badly in a World of Viral Video

I had an interesting experience last week at the Costco gas pump near my house.  Costco crews were doing some digging with heavy machinery.  Dust was flying, maybe some little pebbles too.  They… Continue reading