Hey There! 

Thanks for hanging around during my drought from blogging!  It’s been hectic juggling two ACTIVE kids in two different schools!   I will admit that it is challenging, but I am trying to make it all fit.  

About 2 weeks ago, I was challenged a friend of mine to participate in a 22 day challenge of push ups! Why in GOD’S name would you do that?? This brings awareness to the fact that “on average 22 veterans committ suicide every day”. EVERY.DAY. You can find more information and how to do your part at www.22kill.com

I’m just doing my part to help raise awareness. It’s small…but I feel good about it.  The idea is to challenge other friends to join in, but I’ve run out of people that I KNOW will do it.   I lose friends in the FASTEST way!😂 

I am on Day 14 and I have challenged myself to get through the 22 push ups UNBROKEN! I don’t know if I will make it, although I am currently at 17, I’m going to try my hardest to get there! 

​I laughed because my Dad said something funny (to me) to my oldest about the belch he heard! The belch wasn’t funny, but my father’s response to it cracked me up! Teenage boys…..

I did the challenge after my run yesterday…. ….and finally was able to run with Leslie before we had to put our Mommy hats back on! We haven’t run together in about a month! I was so excited to get this itty bitty run in!! 

The weather has been a little cooler in the early evening, so the runs don’t feel so awful!  I got 2.5 miles in on Monday and it was epic! #thanksFALL

This weekend, I plan one more run and to get back on track with my 22 minute Hard Corp DVD. <—-More on this later!

Thanks for sticking around and reading!❤️

What have you been up to since we last saw each other? 


Challenge ACCEPTED!

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☝️Challenge #1



On Sunday,after the birthday weekend celebration, Hubs reminded me that in 6 weeks (or so) we will be on the beach. As a gal that never is bathing suit ready, I shuddered! He decided to challenge me to lose the weight I’ve been griping about for a while. What’s a while? Like since I turned 40…almost 4 years ago!😂. I’ve been b***ching about the same 10-15 pounds since I changed the decade! Challenge #2…both of us lose the weight before beach time!  Well, if there is any chance of winning anything, I’m ready!! Folks…it’s game on!!  He wants to lose 20 and I said 18-20 as well, but with the hopes of losing the 15! If you do the math, that’s 3 pounds a week. ( I’m a PA, and safe and healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds per week, and that’s what I’m shooting for! )

Over the next few weeks, I will be doing my same posts, but hopefully with some numbers from the scale that show some progress. 

I started my Monday morning out with an early run, just a smidge over a mile. I figured I could get more mileage if I added an AM run.  As I progress, I will have more mileage in the same amount of allotted morning time to run. 

Better than NOTHING, right??

Week 4 at CrossFit greeted me with A CRAZY WODStrength: I was able to increase my back squats by 5# for a max of 100 # for 5 sets of 3 reps. Whaaaaaa? Me, the hater of squats got to 100#?? What will they think of next??

The Metcon…that’s what they thought of next! It had a strict 30 minute time cap. Meaning in 30 minutes, you are done even if you aren’t DONE! 😉. I managed 2 rounds and 5 burpees (into round 3).  I knew I wouldn’t make it, but I still felt motivated like I could! 60 (kipping) pull ups lead to…

….and this

Ahhhh…the sweet ripping of the skin from the pull up bar! It’s great to be back! 😂.  

Challenge #3….diet!! I can’t say enough about the how and why my diet has to change.  I don’t eat poorly but I need to eat smarter! This part of the challenge is a constant battle but I’m in it to win it! I want to win!!!

Bear with me folks as I try to win the Hubs Challenge.  I’d love for once to be that girl, all fab in her bathing suit, not worrying about being uncomfortable and wanting to run and cover up. That’s what I want, so let’s  make it happen! 
Have you ever done any kind of challenge that you wanted to SLAY??? I honestly would like to beat my husband, I’m not going even pretend! 😂

We DID it!!

…and by “WE” I mean the FAMILY survived Julian’s first (and out of town) basketball tournament. He’s playing on a travel team this year. Being a doe eyed 7th grader and playing at a COMPLETELY different level made him start to think….”Am I working hard enough?” “What do I do to improve or get better??”. He was VERY challenged by these games because he’s playing with people at or BETTER than him. But isn’t that the way you get better…by challenging yourself???

I realize that as a recreational athlete, I’ve been asking myself the SAME questions. “Am I working hard enough?”… “What do I do to get better?”. I am continuing to challenge myself, so I may get better. I’m NEVER going to be a professional athlete, but I will (to best of my ability and time) bust my ASS like I AM!!!

How am I challenging myself now, you ask? (Thanks for asking😉)
A 15k this Saturday! I’m excited and scared! I’m amused and bemused by the excitement that I feel! What AM I thinking?? CHALLENGE!!!!!…that what I’m thinking!😉