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Chicken Soup

I make homemade chicken soup base to freeze for sick days. I use a couple hacks to make it easier for week nights and days we’re not feeling great.

Corona came to visit

I struggled with fear of the unknown. Fear of the virus. Fear of the long term effects. It was like going on vacation after finding out a medical test was abnormal. It could be nothing, or it could be something serious and deadly. Not knowing kinda ruins the relaxation and fun of vacation.

My New Finish Line

The schools my kids attend closed on March 13th. I don’t remember exactly when the shelter in place order was given because it didn’t change much for us since everything at that point had been cancelled. That order expired yesterday. 48 days. We’re currently… Continue Reading “My New Finish Line”


I got sick. Like really, really sick. I don’t sit much, usually. Always moving. Always doing. I mean, my favorite way to relax is to run, and I love working out. My to do list grows faster than I can check it off, but… Continue Reading “Restart”


Our current schedule is so tight I have two options for getting my workouts in: 1. Don’t 2. 5am Both kinda suck, but the second one sucks less solely on the basis that the workout is still happening. And, it has happened. For a… Continue Reading “5am”

Runner Implosion

I was registered for my first Ultra in June. I developed tendinitis in my knee in May. The Ultra didn’t happen. What did happen was a lot of time wasting, moping and struggling because I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. I always… Continue Reading “Runner Implosion”

Action Conquers Fear

It’s been months since I last swam for exercise, for lots of reasons, mostly just time. I told the desk worker that it had been a while. She was encouraging, “Oh, but it will feel so good to get back in the water.” I… Continue Reading “Action Conquers Fear”

My Hero

I wanna tell you a little of this man’s story, and why this last Peachtree Road Race was so very special to me. He doesn’t like it when we make a big deal out of his physical issues, but since this was a physical… Continue Reading “My Hero”

Forget Diamonds, my Dog is my Best Friend

I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback, and she’s fantastic! Growing up, we rescued every dog we had except the second one. She was a pure bred Beagle named Princess, and someone stole her from us. Very sad. Our first dog was some kind of Aussie… Continue Reading “Forget Diamonds, my Dog is my Best Friend”

Dog Food with Cheese on It

Before Christmas, I was in the kitchen — working on dinner or the dishes or any number of other never-ending tasks I feebly attempt to accomplish every day, my husband was in the living room, and my daughter was bouncing back and forth between… Continue Reading “Dog Food with Cheese on It”