RIP, Floater Fred

This year has been one of repair…My foot a few weeks ago, and today…my eye. I won’t lie, I’m a little nervous having something surgically fixed on my eye today. I have to repeatedly tell myself, with frequent reminders from those closest to me, my eye doc sees this stuff all the time, does these procedures all the time, it’ll be fine. And if it’s not, we’ll deal. Total logic and truth, right? Why do nerves insist on throwing WHAT IF in after every thought? I mean, I use those words a lot when I write. They can be VERY[…]

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Candy Hangover? #TheRunningWriter

Happy November, my friends. Anyone suffering from a candy hangover? I’m looking forward to a great month. Getting back on the trails after foot surgery, enjoying the cooler weather, and writing more. I got the all clear from Doc to start biking, and while I’m not a huge fan of the stationary bike, I was all like, “YES! I’ll take it.” It’s amazing what you appreciate after some forced down time. What you take for granted. Sure makes you rethink things. Here’s to a great November, everyone. A month filled with positivity, strength and adventure. What goals do you have[…]

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Setbacks and Comebacks

**Your greatest SETBACK could lead to your greatest COMEBACK** I heard that phrase at church this past weekend and it really encouraged me. I hope it can encourage you, too. No matter what we’ve done–the good, the bad, the ugly–it can used to fuel our greatest comeback from our low points. Hang in there, my friends. You are strong! You can use whatever you’re dealing with right now and let it be the start to an amazing comeback.

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Hitting a curve ball #TheRunningWriter

Today I’m sitting on my stationary bike, pedaling away, coming to terms with the fact that I might be spending more time than I’d like on this thing. I’d rather be out on my trails, pounding up those wicked hills, taking in the amazing scenery, and spending time with my friends. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sure. I’d had plans to run the canyon next month with my sweet hubby, I’d had plans to race the four peaks in November…but sometimes life throws you curve balls. Rather unpleasant and painful ones. How do you handle those unexpected obstacles?[…]

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