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Month: May 2015

Butterfly Photo Shoot

Butterfly Photo Shoot

Would you believe I took about 100 pictures of butterflies yesterday and only kept about 10 of them?  What happened?  A 10% yield, that sounds terrible.  Is it? We have a bush in our front yard that just bloomed and it was covered in butterflies, […]

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Sunny Side Up

Sunny Side Up

You know that part in You’ve Got Mail where Tom Hanks brings Meg Ryan flowers because she’s sick?  During that scene she says, “I love daisies. […] They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?” Why, Yes Kathleen Kelly/Meg Ryan, I Do […]

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What’s Next? My Summer Outlook

What’s Next? My Summer Outlook

In the simplest terms, leaders are those who know where they want to go, and get up, and go.  – John Erskine Once you come off the high from a race, there is usually a let down feeling.  You work so hard to get to […]

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5K Race Results and Recap

5K Race Results and Recap

Last night I said to my husband, Want to know a secret?  I REALLY want to place in my age group.  He laughed and laughed and said, “My dear.  I don’t think that’s a secret.” But I haven’t told anyone!  I was afraid I wouldn’t […]

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Last Pre-Race Run

Last Pre-Race Run

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. – Muhammad Ali The Run 4.00 miles The Picture The Recap Yesterday was my last run before the big race on Saturday, […]

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Cloud Chasing

Cloud Chasing

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.  – Elliot Erwitt Photographer Rule:  A photographer should always have a camera with her. Ok, I don’t like the word “always” because there are times when it’s nice […]

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Quick No-Gym Required Workout

Quick No-Gym Required Workout

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice. – Bethany Hamilton Hey Runners,  Looking for a quick at home workout to add to your week?  Well here’s one I did this morning.  […]

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Wildflower Run

Wildflower Run

See how the lilies of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  (Matthew 6:28-29) The Run 3.23 miles The Picture The Recap Oh, I just […]

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Shoe Drama

Shoe Drama

Sometimes when you say “I can’t” what you are really saying is “I won’t.”  Now that you realize this, change it to “I Will.”  – The Picture Runner The Run 4.24 miles The Picture The Recap Within our family circle, it is well-known that I […]

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Giving Up Grain Part 2

Giving Up Grain Part 2

What food would you give up to be healthy? I think it depends on how sick you are and how badly you want to be healthy.  At this point, I will eat or not eat whatever in order to be healthy. It has been a […]

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