Tag Archives: accomplishment

Loch Leven Trail…Donde you are?

Every year, in an effort to introduce the children to the notion of hiking and backpacking, my sister Lenora organizes a “baby” (now “kid” trip).  When the two littlest ones were tiny, the hike involved a two mile roundtrip hike … Continue reading

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Why do I run? Clarity in Chattanooga

Originally posted in Oct. 2015. For those of you who don’t know my story, a quick note.  I am a retired peace officer, who at age 49, decided that I wouldn’t be one of those people that gets sick or … Continue reading

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CIM I Love/Hate You

Well I did it… I ran the CIM…ok I sorta ran the CIM. I set a finisher goal of 4:40.  I thought, that’s doable for my first full marathon.  The hills are at the beginning and I’ve been training pretty … Continue reading

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Is it Wrong to Sing Red River Valley Aloud in a Movie Theater?

We walked into the movie theater just before the start of the movie WILD. We sat behind a man, an elderly woman wearing headphones to help her hear the movie and a younger woman. I assumed the elderly woman was … Continue reading

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Running with Horses

I am a runner.  I love to run, even if I look like a camel doing it.  I registered for a half marathon in Green River, Wyoming thinking that it would be great to  “Run with the Horses.”  The race … Continue reading

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I Lost My Pride Up There

Going hiking in Yosemite is one of the easiest things you can do.  Trails are well marked.  There are tons of people, so you’re never really alone. It is however, so much more fun to hike a trail with someone … Continue reading

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Badge of Honor

It’s the little things, right?  My first Half Marathon was at Disneyland a couple years ago. It was a family event, and one of my pretend children (son’s friend) ran a few feet with me, holding up his iphone on … Continue reading

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