Sunday, September 27, 2015

Six Months later (December 2015)

What do you hope to accomplish over the next 10 years?
  1. A wonderful retirement, are transitioned and are settled in our lovely new life as retirees, having fun and life-changing second careers. 
  2. Hike the freedom trail, On the bucket list, El Camino de Santiago with my husband.
  3. Burning man!
  4. Host Large Dinner Parties with Friends and Family!
  5. Run Big Sur half marathon with my favorite guy! 
  6. Paint in Chiang Mai City in Thailand
Describe yourself in one word.
  • Happy!
 Do you have a mantra?
  • Do or do not, there is no try. ~Yoda

How would you like to be remembered?
  • Authentic.
Any bad habit’s?
  • Nails, this one never changes.
What person do you admire most?
  • My daughter. She is motivated, smart, fun, well-liked, inquisitive, well-read and my best friend.
How do you indulge yourself?
  • A Long Bike ride with my favorite guy!
Fill in the blank…I wish I could…
  • Make a large positive shift in our community!
What drives you to succeed?
  • Life... It's as simple as that.
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?
  • Purse with everything in it.
What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?
  •  Am working in a wonderful job I do well at and can work remote. I dreamed and it is now a reality.
People would be surprised to learn that…
  •  I was a model in the college.
What is your biggest fault?
  • Do too much.
What has been your most spectacular failure?
  • Not finishing my PhD.
What’s next for you? 
  • Detroit marathon.
  • Ending one Chapter: Selling home.
  • Starting new Chapter: Moving to a new destination - TBD. Stay tuned...

Saturday, September 26, 2015

It's always fun to run with friends.

It's always fun to run with friends.
Today I ran the Sheboygan Harvest Fest Half marathon. I haven't been training like I should and It's been crazy busy, with my job. I've been traveling for my job a lot and it's hard to get out of bed in the morning to get down to the gym for training. I did the run, none-the-less and completed it. I promised myself that if I ran the full 10 miles without stopping at water breaks, I could walk run the remaining 3.  Which I did.

It was amazing the support runners gave me. Every time I stopped to walk, a runner came up from behind me and encouraged me on. Sometimes I would run with someone, for a short bit and talk with them about whatever came to mind. Other times, there was a silence of encouragement. I would walk, the runner behind me would run past and smile, say an encouraging thought. Then that runner would walk, and I would run passed.  It gave us help to keep tredging on.

The final mile was tough. I got to the path along the beach. I slowed to walk. A lady ran by and said, "Come on you can do it, the finish is right around the corner. She winked and smiled." I started to run alongside her. We ran, then she proceeded to run ahead turning the corner, she waved her hand to encourage me to finish. And pointed to the finish once I rounded the corner.

I made it to the finish and all of my friends, whom I was staying with at Blue Harbor, and are a blast, cheered me in to the finish.

It was a difficult run this time around. I finished, 2:20. Good that it is done.

Next stop, Detroit. 
I better get running!