The Courage to Start

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“The Miracle isn’t that I Finished. The Miracle is that I had the Courage to Start” John “The Penguin” Bingham How did an overweight, 43 year old couch potato who smoked and drank and had a clumsy gait like a penguin end up completing 40 marathons, hundreds of 5K and 10K runs, become the author […]

When Roadblocks Arrive…


When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. – Wayne Dyer Last August a giant Roadblock arrived in my life in the form of injury. A foot injury that the doctor told me would take a full year to recover from. The first two months, I was gripped […]

Baby Steps and Marathons

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“I Run Because I Can”   ~Wendi Kelly The quote up above was my mantra when I slowly but surely crossed the finish line of  the first—and so far only— marathon of my life. Slow, slow slow, and plodding, I actually had a friend walking beside me as I jogged my stubbornly steady steps to […]

Still on Fire with Nothing to Wear

I think it’s kind of funny that I just participated in a Life Balance Project at Stacey’s Blog over at Create A Balance.  It was nice of her to let me in. Maybe she should have barred the door when she saw me coming. There were a lot of great posts from people who are really […]

Balancing Balloons

It isn’t easy balancing all the different areas of our lives. Sometimes it feels as if we are hanging on to a giant bunch of colorful balloons and if we aren’t holding on tightly to every single string then …POOF! There goes all of our balloons up in the air drifting away, heading for the […]