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The drunk runner is back!  I'm sitting here planning my training schedule to get myself back into running...while drinking a beer.  I've completely lost my running groove.  I'm starting over again. A beginner runner, that is me.  I'm eager to see how fast I can build up my miles again.  I have to start slow. Timed runs at first and then I'll get myself back onto a mile-based training program. It sounds bloody exhausting actually...maybe I'll just sit back and think about this a little while longer....have another beer perhaps.
Another beer I will have, but the running will be a happening thing.
Here's to Hal Higdon, shin splints, sore feet and sheer exhaustion!

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Just Breathe.

This is my absolute most favorite quote in the world.  I actually intend on getting the word breathe tattooed on the inside of my left wrist.  I'd like it there to remind me that no matter how tough life can get, you will always get through it if you just breathe.


Though I might not actually be inebriated, it could have happened oh so easily today.  Loving the warm sun and air that summer is bringing our way, and beers on the back deck (while we plan our new deck!)


My husband and I had an interesting conversation the other day while discussing purchasing a new vehicle.  I've been wanting this vehicle for quite some time, but the rational, budget side of me says to wait.  He, on the other hand, feels that I need it now.  I already have a vehicle.  It runs and it's not actually that old.  He feels that I should get what I "want".  He eventually asked me if owning this vehicle would make me happy and I said no.  I immediately saw the look of confusion on his face so I added my reasoning; owning this vehicle would make me feel happiness, but it would not make me happy.