I read 36 books in 2016 and although there were a lot of really good ones, I narrowed my favorites down to five: How Not to Die by Michael Gregor, MD This book earned the Highest Rated on Goodreads award, so that should tell you how good it is. Dr. Greger’s approach to nutrition is… Continue reading Favorite books in 2016
Hello! How has your week been so far? Another 3-day weekend is coming up, which I’m very excited about. Kayla had her surgery on Monday and things went well. She was able to go home that night and has been staying with us during her recovery. She has some pain and needs assistance getting around,… Continue reading Gym update
Our family trip to Grand Canyon in May of 2015 has been on my mind all afternoon. It was such a great trip and the Grand Canyon is so amazingly beautiful. The photo above is one of my favorites because the girls and I were giving David a heart attack every time we stepped close to… Continue reading Courage
For the first time since I started running almost six years ago, I’m considering retirement. Just typing these words makes me experience a tornado of emotions. But first, let me explain why I’m thinking of quitting for good. I have some arthritis in my left knee. The pain has been tolerable, and the knee didn’t… Continue reading Retiring from running?
Why is it that my smoothies never look as pretty as the ones on the internet or in cookbooks? Regardless of how they look, though, I haven’t made a smoothie that I didn’t like so far. This morning’s smoothie is made with: 1 cup frozen mango chunks 1 banana (with a couple of bites missing… Continue reading Sunshine smoothie
When I look back at 2016, a lot of great things happened: I ran my second marathon. I also got to meet an online friend in person and we ran the marathon together. It was pretty damn epic. I went to Wrigley Field for the first time and saw the Cubs play. By that time,… Continue reading I’ve had enough of 2016
I’ve been doing workouts at our local gym for four straight weeks and it’s been great! Although I haven’t noticed any significant changes in my body, I have been able to increase the weights that I’m using in my workouts and best of all, I’ve noticed an improvement in my running. I can run… Continue reading A month at the gym