Birthday Parade

We are all doing this. (Or we should be unless we are essential workers and we thank you for everything!) We are sitting in our homes contemplating our sock drawers, cleaning or not cleaning, panicking or not panicking or somewhere in between. Just like all those optimists out there say, look for the good. Sometimes […]

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OMG I made that!!

I was scrolling through Facebook and I saw a picture of someone I know and they were in a costume I helped complete. This one was a rhinestoning job I did in the fall. I cannot tell you how much joy I get from seeing something I helped make being worn. Every time I see […]

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Game Pigeon

It’s been a crazy few months. Nothing insane but there have been some transitions in my extended family that have been stressful and time consuming. I know it will work itself out but nonetheless, it’s been stressful. (More on that another time.) My friend, Amy, sent me a game through text. It’s an app, I […]

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Home Town Support

I run. If you know me or you have read my posts you probably know that already. What started with a personal challenge with the Broad Street Run seven years ago has turned into more. I have found my running family in Chicago with charity running group, the Team to End AIDS. T2 has given […]

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I am an open book. If you ask me a question than I give you an answer. Sometimes, okay a lot of times, I probably give you information that you didn’t even ask for! I remember when I was younger I was with my Mom and someone complimented me on my shirt. ”Thanks!” I said. […]

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Grammy Is Coming Home!

My Grammy in 93 years young. Cliche, I know, but she really is! Grammy moved to California before I was a conscious human. I remember visiting her as a kid, I even got my first bee sting at her complex trying to pick up a bee at age one. (I mean what was I thinking?!) […]

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My Boyfriend

“Is that sweatshirt your booooyfriend’s?” “Are you talking to your boooooyfriend?” Let me clarify now: I DON’T HAVE A BOYFRIEND in that sense. I have plenty of friends that are boys but no marital extra curricular activities. Why does my child think I have a boyfriend? Because when Angel and I hang up the phone […]

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One More Marathon Post

We were at the .2 of the 26.2 miles of the 2019 Chicago Marathon. Jamie and I had trained together but she had a little more oomph left in her than I did. (I blame the biofreeze, it seemed to make her invincible!) I looked at her and told her to go ahead. We were […]

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I am a Marathoner.

I’ve never considered myself a runner but rather a person who runs. I felt like I didn’t fit into the mold of an athlete. I exercised to keep my metabolism high to counteract my love for ice cream. When I ran races I felt a bit like an imposter. I was running but they were […]

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