Monthly Archives: November 2013

Hitting The Wall


Sometimes we just need a break. I worked 13 days straight. I don’t know if that’s bragging or complaining. Neither actually. It’s just how it was and I didn’t mind. Eventually I know I’m going to hit the wall. Hard. It happened Saturday night. I was so exhausted I literally fell asleep on my face…..  Kind of like this: Continue reading

Balancing Work, Workouts, Family, Sleep, Life


There is no one way to create balance. No pie charts, no scales. It’s a constantly evolving chore wheel of priorities. A harmony of proportions. I can’t honestly evaluate if I balance it all well. My boss may say he wishes I’d get more done with my time, work more hours. My coach may say he thinks I should attend more workouts, show more effort, be faster. My kids may say they want more one on one dates, more of my time, more scientific experiments in the kitchen, more shopping trips. My checkbook may say it needs bigger deposits, fewer bills.  The best way to find balance is to continuously review it. Continue reading

Attitude Of Gratitude


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It’s that time of year. People are posting their “Days of Being Grateful”.  I want to feel that gratitude all year long. I GET to be on a team. I GET to run. I GET to do triathlons. I GET to have this big, crazy, fun, wonderful family. I GET to go to work. I GET to pay my bills, I GET to feel happy.  I GET to be thankful. But here it is. My short but important list of things I’m thankful for. Continue reading

Pros and Cons of Being A Single Mom


The cons. Well, obviously when you vow to love, honor, etc…. etc…. this person divorce wasn’t on the horizon. It hurts, it sucks, it’s hard, it’s emotional, it affects your kids who you’d do anything to protect. In my case I was the one that made the decision to call it quits. Hypocritical, perhaps.  But honest.  One thing I’ve learned from my nearly 43 years and a trail of failed relationships:  You can’t control what other people do and Continue reading