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thankful

Being thankful for the little things is what is screaming through my head this week. With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I am taking a pause to reflect on all I am thankful for. My family has had their fair share of problems over this last year.  All three of my children have been in horrific vehicle […]

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back slide

“Back slide” is the only way I can describe this whole week! First, lets define what “back slide” means.  “Back slide” is where you revert back to habits previously in your life you were trying to change.  To “back slide” is to go backward, or in the opposite direction of the goal you are trying […]

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plyometrics

Plyometrics is my new found form of training torture. Along with the trail running, recently, my husband and I purchased an adjustable plyometrics box to add a new level of strength training to my fitness plan.  You may be wondering, “What is a plyometrics box?”.  In my opinion, it is the most raw form of […]

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happenings-jogging

Happenings Jogging has been a happening over the last several weeks!  It’s been awhile since the last update on my training progress to hike Pikes Peak. Life happens Things have been a little hectic here in the flat-lands.  The busy life of back to school has begun along with the sports and activities that go […]

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back 40

Back to Arkansas! Having the opportunity to head back to Arkansas for a short three day week end was a wonderful weekend get away.  Looking back to my last visit, I was really excited to explore more of the “Back 40” trail. Keeping with my training schedule, I took a jog on my first morning […]

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picture perfect

Picture perfect! I love to take pictures while I’m out on the trail.  I do find that my pictures tend to lack a certain “wow” factor.  Exploring the “how-to’s” of photography on the trail seems to be the perfect topic this week. Taking that perfect picture out on the trail isn’t easy.  Finding the perfect […]

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changes

Changes Learning to live with the changes we face in life is a challenge.  Forcing ourselves to press on in this ever changing world causes many adaptations to every day life. Routine Routines can be a wonderful thing for certain people.  Me?  I can’t seem to handle doing the same routine over and over again […]

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training

Training Set Backs That is my mantra for the week.  The challenges I have had to face this week were difficult. The new Pikes Peak training program is tough.  I worked on expanding my blood volume three days a week doing sustained cardio by jogging the trails at MacLennan Park.  Three days a week I […]

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