Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pucker up, Father Time!


Another decade has fallen.  Father Time is stealing away the years before I get used to them.  I remember turning 30.  I-was-freaked-out!  I mean, who was I?  So many things in life hadn't been done.  I hadn't figured out who I was and there were so many things that I 'thought' I needed to resolve in my 20's that were left undone.  It was truly unsettling.  I remember some close friends saying their 30's weren't so bad after all.  They urged me to just embrace the new decade.  I slid into the new years cowering at what I might find.  I was timid.

My 30's have come and gone... as quickly as a feather blows away in the wind.  Were my 30's good to me?  No.  No, they were not.  I don't blame anyone but myself for the pain and anguish of that decade. Despite the trials and tribulations it was the decade I learned the most about myself.  Through the amazing process of self-discovery something awakened in me.  I became fierce.   One of my best friends recently used some words to describe me. Some of the following I've just learned recently about myself...  and some I realized at the beginning of the decade. This list describes who I am... who I've become and am still becoming.......

Warrior Goddess

I've forged some tremendous friendships in my 30's.  People have come and gone and some have stayed for the long haul.  The friends that have stayed mean the world to me.  I could not be this awesome without them.

As I embark on a new decade I'm bringing with it knowledge and courage to be who I know I am.  I am a mentally strong woman. I am a great mother, nurturing and caring.  I am, again, finding my passion for running and strength training.  I will not be stopped.   I will make my 40's be the best decade of my life.  I will be a force to be reckoned with... and nuclear force... a Daisy Cutter.

Father Time.... Kiss my firm, sexy, 40-year old ass!!  See ya in another 10 years, Old Man!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


A friend told me about Bountiful Baskets a couple weeks ago.  After he picked up his first basket and told me what was in it I just had to try it for myself.  Well, yesterday was the day.  I drove to the pick up site and arrived just before 10 AM.  I got in line and when it was my turn to enter the warehouse to pick up my veggies and fruit I was amazed.  It was loaded with great organic produce - carrots, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, heirloom tomatoes, cantaloup, raspberries, green leaf lettuce, collards, cilantro, spinach, purple cabbage, plums... I added on Rainier Cherries and 5 loaves of organic 9-grain bread - each slice is only 65 calories, so that is a plus! This is the best kept secret ever!! I'm hooked!  Check out:

Legs of Steel!


I started out the night getting to the gym late... so I was just going to do a quick workout and then get home. I get there, walk in the door, and my new friend Sam say's -- "there she is!". So I walk over to the leg press where he and his friend are pushing 800+ pounds. Sam says "sit down and press this". Uhhh, are you sure? So I did. I rarely shy away from a challenge. Got 8 reps out of it. So his friend says he's going to put a total of TWENTY 45-pound plates on now... with the weight of the sled (103lbs) that's 1000 pounds. His friend Dave sits and gets 4 reps. I sit and get 4 reps and was a lot more controlled - we then do another round and both get 3 reps. We then lowered the weights to 540lbs and Dave says to sit and just rep to fatigue.... I got 20 reps. He got 10. OMG... I'm stoked. I was told tonight that I was the strongest woman they'd seen that wasn't on television. LOL I laughed so hard..... These guys really made me feel awesome tonight!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Few Years and a lot of Changes

I'm back! I was sitting at my computer tonight and I thought about my old blog. I love to write. I want to get back to journaling my workout and life experiences. I'm really not sure where to start, but to just get right back in... with both feet.

A move and some life changes have brought me to the sunny, hot state of Arizona. While it's completely different from Washington State, there is plenty of beauty here. It surrounds us everyday. The teddy-bear cactus, the beaver tail in bloom, the bunny rabbits running around the yard, a cool green patch of life in an other-wise desolate land. This place holds a place in my soul that I didn't know was there. The desert is brimming with beauty. You just need to take your blinders off.

I'm happy to be back... endurance is everything in life.