Earthquake in Lynchburg, Va

That time you woke up heart bursting because you get to see the Game of Life played by your first-born who left you just 6 months ago to chase his dreams, have new experiences and get a college degree. And you walk extra slow across the parking lot to make the getting of shampoo andContinue reading “Earthquake in Lynchburg, Va”

3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey

I had every intention of practicing yoga on my recent trip to Nashville. I researched studios in a trendy ‘hood called the Gulch, a dynamic area of urban development and redevelopment located between Music Row and Downtown. The Gulch is an exciting combination of the old, the adapted, and the cutting edge. It pulsates with opportunities for theContinue reading “3 Shots of Tennessee Whiskey”

This one’s big

I am learning some big, big things right now.  The biggest one comes at the end.  Kids, work, husband, carpools, bill-paying, training, all the usual and some not so usual life-stuff has put a lot of space between posts.  My last one was Easter Weekend – one of the hardest of my life.  Here’s why:Continue reading “This one’s big”

5 Ways to Stay Focused

Life is hard.  Life is busy and if you are like me you have about 590 things going on in your mind at once. This trait makes Yoga my perfect mate and hardest endeavor which is probably why I love it so.  Stillness is almost extinct in this day and age where multi-tasking is reveredContinue reading “5 Ways to Stay Focused”

Yes, bartender I’ll have another!

Have you heard of Kombucha?  The Chinese call it the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases.  (Source:  The Food Renegade) I tried my first bottle this past week. The ingredient listContinue reading “Yes, bartender I’ll have another!”

Miami Madness

Finishing the 2014 Lifetime Miami Marathon is by far the hardest physical thing I have ever done including drug-free childbirth.   I did it.  I ran 15 miles in tremendous pain.  The end. The bigger, better aspects of the race report include this: 1.  My sisters gave me their marathon.  They stayed right with me throughoutContinue reading “Miami Madness”

Medic! Tales from Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach

Following is a short race report from the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach, Virginia on September 1, 2013 and a review of the hot vinyasa class I took 24 hours later thinking it would help me. Spoiler:  I did not win.  31-year-old Kenyan Henry Rutto did. Of the now 9 half marathons IContinue reading “Medic! Tales from Rock and Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach”

Poor pigs.

Why is it that whenever anyone is being self-deprecating about being selfish, they bring a pig into?  Here’s what I heard this week: I am a selfish pig, I am glad my kids are going back to school. (Colorado Athlete Extraordinaire) I was out  mountain biking and was late picking up my daughter from softball.  IContinue reading “Poor pigs.”

Some pictures of pure joy

Have you ever seen a dog smile?  I am one of the lucky ones whose chocolate lab exposes her pearly whites in abundant love.  While my family was vacationing in South Carolina, my dear friend and fellow animal-lover (actually she puts me to shame) stopped in to check on my Maggie and was gleefully greetedContinue reading “Some pictures of pure joy”

Yes.

I started planning a post about yoga mats  but I just couldn’t get excited about it.  Plus, I thought the attention span we bloggers fight for would fold tight like a fan during a hurricane.    But I have a valid question.  What’s the best kind?  How much is okay to spend? I started researching MandukaContinue reading “Yes.”