2014 The Year Of Awesome Sauce!

In November 2013 I walked a race, The Warrior Dash put on by the organization Wounded Warrior.  I had a decent enough time (44 minutes with no preparation – literally received the email Thursday for the Saturday morning race).  So I decided 2014 would be the year of 5k’s.  Then I thought I would throw a couple of Half Marathons in there to make it interesting.  The thing is, the ones I wanted to do came early in the year.  So this []

Tis My Birthday Blog And A Year In Recap

This year was probably my best and worst year ever on this planet, all mushed up into a giant ball.  Now that the dust has settled and life has resumed some faction of normalcy, it allows me to think about the upcoming year and how it holds so much promise that sometimes I tear up.  My life has been an exquisite disaster for the most part.  Always hanging on, in some fashion or another, by a thread.  Bobby has come into my []

Cow Love and Walking a 5K

My day started very early.  530AM on a Saturday is not something I like to think about.  It’s that one morning I am able to sleep in.  And here I was, throwing my legs over the edge of the bed and allowing my feet to realize they needed to take the first steps of the day.  How did that happen?  Easy, I had been plugging along with a healthy routine for a number months.  I was doing well.  Then my Dad was []

Home is where the Dad is…

Hold on to me as we go / As we roll down this unfamiliar road And although this wave is stringing us along / Just know you’re not alone Cause I’m going to make this place your home Settle down, it’ll all be clear/ Don’t pay no mind to the demons They fill you with fear / The trouble it might drag you down If you get lost, you can always be found / Just know you’re not alone Cause I’m going []

Hope Floats…

“Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will, too…” ~Hope Floats New beginnings.  And I am just trying to let hope float up.  That is where I am this morning. After []

Dude, it’s leg day!

I hate leg/butt day.  I am strong in the lower section but I inevitably do something to make it impossible to walk unlike John Wayne for two days after.  Oofa. But, because I want the butt illustrated below, leg/butt days must happen… Jose Cuervo, you are not a friend of mine….lol  But anyway, my leg workout (with illustrations) is as follows: 1.     10 Forward Lunges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43FKLnpyPDU His voice gives me the robotic giggles! 2.     1o Plie Jumps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9rZeX5Aq4s She makes them seem easier []

I call “bull”!

Ok, I will start this blog by stating emphatically, I have been guilty of all of the excuses I will be griping on in this post.  I am not a hypocrite but I see in retrospect what BS it is to use these excuses! So, how many of us want to be thinner, healthier, in better shape, etc etc etc?  (**raises hand with you**)  Now, how many of us have used the following excuses to keep us from these goals:   It []

Books 13-14 – A Tale of Two Georges

“At one magical instant in your early childhood, the page of a book—that string of confused, alien ciphers—shivered into meaning. Words spoke to you, gave up their secrets; at that moment, whole universes opened. You became, irrevocably, a reader.” — Alberto Manguel I have been an avid reader since kindergarten.  My Ma made sure of that (as an avid reader herself).  Growing up, I spent a lot of time by myself, in NYC the commute allows for a lot of downtime, I []

Happy Little Trees

As many of you know, I have a long list of things to do (My Life List).  Over the years I have been very fortunate to accomplish a number of items on my list.  Last night I crossed off “Take an art class and make a personal masterpiece.” Ever since the first Paleo-Picasso ran his finger through wet mud and drew a powerful beast in a hunting scene on his cave wall, man has been fascinated with putting “paint to canvas”.  I []

That One Moment In Time….

Where was I this day last year?  Well, I had a helluva weekend in skydives.  The weather was hotter than Hades.  I was about ready to be inducted into the Rodriguez Brothers.  But those are only small details.  You see, the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend 2012 was “the first day of the rest of my life”. I was sitting at the plastic green table just inside the kitchen area of the DZ.  I found myself drinking Bud Platinum from blue bottles, []