Runner. Mother. Wife. I started running to lose weight. I have lost over 50 lbs. I have done 2 half marathons, one full marathon, a duathlon, and two triathlons. Next up? My goal is to be happy. Be healthy. Be active. Challenge myself in ways I never dreamed of until I started this journey. Running is what got me started, but I recently discovered I love biking. Who knows where the road will take me.

I don’t really want to be here right now. 

My day started out great before work, got rough at work, then great, then rough.

I want off the roller coaster that is my work life.

Committing myself to 30 minutes.  I can do anything for 30 minutes.

I don’t really want to be here right now.

My day started out great before work, got rough at work, then great, then rough.

I want off the roller coaster that is my work life.

Committing myself to 30 minutes. I can do anything for 30 minutes.

Birthday surprises at work.

Birthday is actually Saturday, but this was a nice surprise today.
Who’s ready to go to work?  This girl!

After two cups of coffee and two (shh) bowls of cereal, I feel ready to take on the world.

Note to self: Work on portion control.  You can eat different things, just don’t eat ALL of the things ALL at one time.

Who’s ready to go to work? This girl!

After two cups of coffee and two (shh) bowls of cereal, I feel ready to take on the world.

Note to self: Work on portion control. You can eat different things, just don’t eat ALL of the things ALL at one time.

Throwback Thursday:  1983

My sister loved me from the start.  After 3 days, she told my parents “bring her back”.

Throwback Thursday: 1983

My sister loved me from the start. After 3 days, she told my parents “bring her back”.

Two hour late start for school today.  I think it’s finally stopped snowing.  

That means the kids are still sleeping and I have already showered and dressed for the day.

Coffee and Real World coming up next.

Two hour late start for school today. I think it’s finally stopped snowing.

That means the kids are still sleeping and I have already showered and dressed for the day.

Coffee and Real World coming up next.

Anonymous asked:

Could you please post your veggie stir fry recipe? Looks delicious!

I just chop up lots of veggies and throw them in the pan with some garlic, olive oil and soy sauce. Then after they are cooked, I add some chicken stock (or beef) and more soy for my sauce. I thicken it with cornstarch.

Sometimes I add things like peanut butter too.

Veggie stir fry is the best thing ever.

Onion, carrots, celery, cauliflower, asparagus, water chestnuts, broccoli, and green and red pepper all served over brown rice.

I have tackled everything on my to do list except for my run.

The snow is STILL coming down at a pretty good rate.  

After dinner I have a date with my couch, a warm blanket, and tea.

My body doesn’t know what to do with this weather.  It wants to hibernate.

Veggie stir fry is the best thing ever.

Onion, carrots, celery, cauliflower, asparagus, water chestnuts, broccoli, and green and red pepper all served over brown rice.

I have tackled everything on my to do list except for my run.

The snow is STILL coming down at a pretty good rate.

After dinner I have a date with my couch, a warm blanket, and tea.

My body doesn’t know what to do with this weather. It wants to hibernate.

Pajamas and puppy snuggles sounded a lot better than an interval run.

Nap up next.

Pajamas and puppy snuggles sounded a lot better than an interval run.

Nap up next.

Pajamas and puppy snuggles sounded a lot better than an interval run.

Nap up next.

Pajamas and puppy snuggles sounded a lot better than an interval run.

Nap up next.

It’s a blizzard out there. School is closing at 1.