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exercise is my medicine. I run, swim, and lift weights anything to keep my body in top form. I am an RN, a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a friend. I am grateful for my life and each new day. My PRs Los Angeles Marathon (March 22, 2010) - 6:00:03 San Diego Rock and Roll Half Marathon (June 6, 2010) - 2:47:53 Redondo Beach Superbowl 10K (Feb 2010) - 1:03 Redondo Beach Superbowl 5K (Feb 2009) - 27:31

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I run because I can


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Thursday, November 24, 2011

love anyway

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

affirmation

I create my life
My choices create my reality
I respond to circumstances rather than react to them
I choose inner power, power over myself vs power over others
I am true to my own heart
I speak my truth with compassion
I live in full integrity
I keep my commitments to myself and others
My word is law I keep my agreements, no matter what
I express my individuality and uniqueness
I am willing to ask for what I want
I release the need to please everybody
I release the need to take peoples opinions personally
I understand how others judge me is more about them then about me
I take responsibility for my life, I release my need to blame complain or justify my situation
I completely approve, accept and love myself as I am right now
I use my natural talents and gifts to contribute to others
I acknowledge and celebrate my successes
I am willing to do what’s hard so the rest of my life becomes easy
I honor my feelings yet I am able to act in spite of my mood
I am more powerful than any obstacle
I am willing to break out of my current comfort zone to achieve success
I am willing to act regardless of inconvenience or discomfort
I have immense courage and take action even in the face of fear
I am unstoppable, I do whatever it takes
I understand that my true self runs deeper then my conditioned mind and personality
I choose to be powerful, strong, and confident

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

running and stuff

I am not running these days so not much to say about that subject
except with 130 days until Los Angeles Marathon rolls around I better get out there again

I haven't run since about a week before Halloween. My last run was a 9 miler and my left hip and lower back ached for about 2 weeks. So I have been swimming.  Childhood echoes of my nickname seaweed head due to green tinge of my hair from swimming endless hours on swim team haunt my 51 year old memories. I need to keep active and the pool fit the bill for a minute but I want to run.

My 15 year old daughter is on Cross Country and wants me to run the Turkey Trot with her. Anyone that has a teenager would understand how priceless it is for her to want to do this with me so of course I will!!

Speaking of teenagers well just don't speak of them ........

ok pause breathe..........I certainly gave my parents a run for there money so karma is a bitch


finding this moment to reset allow my teens to be teens and well I need to take care of me now

what I know
running is good for my well being it is where I find peace and joy

so going to put away my swimsuit for awhile and lace up my shoes and I hope to see you on the trails, beach and streets