30 More!


This was our view this afternoon as Tru and I ran up the hill not too far from where we live. Lots of new construction going on.

I’m doing it again. 30 days, 30 miles. Making a commitment to run at least 1 mile every day for the next 30 days. I did this back in February when it was cold. Fall is in the air now, still warm but not too hot…….perfect weather for running. After a fall that resulted in some fractured ribs last April in the Netherlands, I had to take a respite from running in order to heal. Enough of that. It’s time to run again!

So today it begins. Day 1. One mile down. Only 29 to go!

Anyone want to join me by doing your own 30-day challenge of one sort or another?


Road to Recovery – GOAL!

When I started this 30-day run challenge, there were icicles hanging off my patio furniture. Tonight in the dark, as I hammered out the final strides of 30 consecutive days of running, the air was balmy and breezy. A new season has unfolded in the midst of logging 41.5 miles on the soles of my Reeboks. I am happy to say that I have reached my goal. I feel accomplished.

Now, to set a new goal. I’m thinking I may extend this challenge for another 30 days. After all, it is getting warm out – my favorite kind of weather is on its way.

Road to Recovery – Stats

I’m 46 years old, 5 feet 9″ tall, 136 lbs and, other than during my 5-pregnancies-in-a-row part of my life, I’ve pretty much weighed the same all of my adult life.

I eat a fairly healthy diet of mostly veggies, nuts, seeds, some fruits, poultry, eggs, and my daily latte (every once in a while, I sneak in a 2nd latte but rarely since my first visit to the naturopath.)

I had a first month’s check up with the naturopath Tuesday afternoon. resulting in a continuation of the herbs for the now seemingly gone cold weather allergy. We will continue for a bit longer to help ensure the allergic reaction does not return and to clear up a minor bit of sinus drainage. I am thrilled to be able to get outside and exercise once again, regardless of the temperature.

The naturopath upped my muscle/neck tension herbal remedies. I have to say I’m beginning to notice a slight improvement there. I’m bordering on optimism and not wanting to get my hopes up at this point. Time will tell. For now I enjoy less neck pain and being VERTIGO-FREE FOR 2 WHOLE WEEKS! Oh ya! So wonderful! May tomorrow also be vertigo-free. Such a blessing!

It’s been a busy week, culminating in some long but productive days of video shooting for Learn2Groomdogs.com. It’s been such a pleasure working with Marc and Melissa and visiting with them over the past few days. There should be a good bit of footage to launch on L2G in the coming months.

Despite the long days, I have gotten my runs in each night, sometimes quite late. Tonight I ran 1.17 miles at 10:45pm, in the rain. A light rain- so not too bad. Truman is really liking our late-night jaunts around the neighboring streets, I think. He gets excited when I pull out my sneakers at the end of the day. I find that we are both getting faster, and I am dragging him up hills less and less.

I press on because I made the commitment to do so. It’s been 2 weeks and a day of “30 Days, 30 Miles.” Half way there!  I can’t give up now.

IMG_7953I’m posting this picture of some new Chubbs Bars coming in April for our first official “Chubbs Bars Customer Appreciation Month.” I think they turned out great and look forward to launching them soon.