See Ya Real Soon!

Well, you may have noticed it’s been pretty quiet around here lately.  After 2 1/2 years of blogging, I think it’s time to take a break from blogging.  I’m kind of sad about it but I think it’s the right thing for me to do right now. To all the friends I’ve made along the way, please keep in touch!  I’ve really appreciated all the support and friendship. If you’re looking to keep up with … Continue reading

TotR: The Color Run Gainesville

Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are sharing our thoughts on Novelty Runs today on Tuesdays on the Run.  Things like virtual runs, foam runs, glow runs, mud runs and the granddaddy of them all…color runs. I’m in Naples this week at a work conference and I’ll admit that my blogging mojo has been on the wane of late.  I’m struggling to find the inspiration to keep putting in … Continue reading

TotR: I Won’t Run Without…

Welcome back to the only thing lately that has kept me blogging…Tuesdays on the Run!  Today, Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and I are talking about those running essentials that we just won’t run without. It’s so funny that running is perceived as a low-investment sport.  Just grab some shoes and hit the road, right?  Not so much in my case.  Here are the things I just won’t run without: … Continue reading

WDW Star Wars Races!

Just announced: WDW Star Wars Races (this is where I get to say “I told you so!”)!  Way back in May 2014, right after runDisney announced the first Star Wars Half series at Disneyland, I put together some wishful thinking, speculation and hints to come up with this post where I guessed that there would be a runDisney Star Wars race series at WDW as well. Over the last few months, we’ve seen more and … Continue reading

Sweetwater Wetlands Park

The City of Gainesville recently opened an amazing new nature park, Sweetwater Wetlands Park.  While the park itself is amazing, the partnership behind it is even more interesting. Several years ago, the City’s utility was informed that it needed to reduce the nutrients in the treated water from the wastewater treatment plant.  The treated water is pumped into the Sweetwater Creek which flows through to the aquifer.  The excess nutrients are not healthy for the … Continue reading

Saturday Update: oops

Yeah, this past week didn’t quite go as planned.  I did well on eating for the first part of the week but then we had April/Amy day on Thursday which involved a lot of sangria and a nice lunch out.  That night we celebrated Alex getting straight A’s with delivery from Piesanos (pizza, my friends)!  Then Friday night was Erik’s “grown-up” birthday celebration with friends (and alcohol and pan fried dumplings and fried wontons…).  Saturday … Continue reading

Saturday Update: In Which I Begin…Again

I’ve got to admit, I’ve been in a funk.  Normally, the fall and winter are my favorite times of year but this year I’ve been sick so often that I just haven’t gotten into my normal good vibe feelings.  Eli’s health problems have been on my mind a lot lately as we approach the summer and his next colonoscopy (although, knock on wood, he seems to be doing very well).  And I haven’t spent as … Continue reading

And the Whirlwind Continues

I’m up early today packing and getting ready to hit the road again!  This weekend I’m driving up to Asheville, North Carolina for the Asheville Half Marathon.  I absolutely adore Asheville and I love the Biltmore, which is where this race is set.  The course goes all through the grounds of the Biltmore. The weather looks good!  The last two years, this race has been cold and last year it was cold and wet.  This … Continue reading

Saturday Update: Happy New Year!

I’m welcoming 2015 with open arms!  I had way too much fun at a New Year’s Eve party, but still stuck to my No Crap, No Exceptions plan which makes me very happy!  Here’s how I did on my goals last week: No crap, no exceptions. I did great with this, despite a LOT of temptations both in my house and at work and parties.  No slips at all. Drink water. I did much better … Continue reading