My Midlife Project

Remodeling a Middle-Aged Mom

Having My Cake

VW Bus Bday Cake

What a crazy week this has been… and it isn’t over yet!

I’ve been working on a project for a nonprofit this week. As a result, my butt has been glued to the chair for DAYS. At least that’s how it feels.

If it weren’t for a couple of short walk/jogs I squeezed in, my poor Fitbit activity band step counter would be falling to all-time lows… or possibly calling 9-1-1.

Not only has my daily activity level been low this week, my consumption of carbohydrates has been high.

In a Pig’s Eye… or Perhaps at Hogeye

During the past 24 hours, I’ve added a new twist to my training plan… Another goal to my list.

It looks like I’ll be running a half marathon in March. The Hogeye Marathon in Fayetteville, Arkansas. March 29, 2015.

Say WHAT???

It isn’t as radical of a goal as it might sound.

On second thought…

Clearing Out the Fluff

Fluffy Brenda Flexes

Today was Day One of a new workout program… but before I could begin my workout, I spent 15 minutes clearing a space in what is supposedly a dedicated “workout room”.

Next on my agenda was to do a little writing…. but my laptop battery was dead. I pulled out an extra laptop that belongs to an organization I work for, and… I couldn’t find my mouse.

Are you seeing a pattern yet?

Day 3 of 100: Pushing Through

Seferino hauling rock

“These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I’d be a damn’ fool if they weren’t.” ~ Dylan Thomas The above quotation has nothing to do with today… except that I suddenly thought about Dylan Thomas earlier while I was writing […]

Day 1 of 100: Begin With a Single Step


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” ~ Lao Tzu This morning I walked. Fortunately for me, the outside temperature was warmer than it has been recently, so I could walk outside. The “Day 1” assignment of my First 100 Days plan was 15 minutes of walking. I usually walk no […]