Monthly Archives: December 2012

There have been so many exciting events this year I can hardly imagine that it is over already.  It is mid boggling how much has changed in 2012 and I am so excited for the upcoming new year!!! I completed … Continue reading

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A Day of Mourning for Men who Spent their Lives Protecting Others

As many of you are aware, my husband is a volunteer firefighter in our town which has made the past week a scary one for me.  This post is different from my usual posts but it is very close to … Continue reading

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It’s been awhile… and a quick soup recipe

I ran today for the first time in about 10 days. This time of year at work means long hours and late nights and it was great to lace up and head out. I was so excited for my run, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday!
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Merry Christmas to All!!

This week is crazy in our house and as such I won’t be posting as often this week! I hope you all are spending today (whether it is a holiday for you or just a day off) surrounded by those … Continue reading

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When Your Son Becomes your Training Partner; A word from the Dad who also runs on Empty!

 Every once in a while the Hubby is inspired to share his thoughts about running on a day when I am not so inspired an you all benefit from the Dad who also runs on empty!!  Today is THAT day … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions in the Danger Zone

SOURCE The holidays are the time of year when we drag out old childhood memories, family traditions and recipes we don’t use the rest of the year.  It can be difficult to make all the things that we enjoyed as … Continue reading

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National Blogging Day of Remembrance

If you would like to make a donation to the families of this tragedy, please click HERE!   My thanks to,   Cariann at and Nike at for their efforts and the image included in today’s post and … Continue reading

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The Next 17 Days and my 6 Month Blogiversary!

It is totally bizarre to me that the end of 2012 is approaching so quickly.  Looking back on the year, so much has happened.  It feels like yesterday that I was sitting in the airport and opened my Runner’s World … Continue reading

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I’m calling in an audible!

So remember when I said I was done racing for the year? Well, I really thought I was! After last weekend’s It’s a Wonderful Run 5k, I had planned to keep running but not to race till February. That plan … Continue reading

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