Perfectly Planned: Planning for a new year!

I always enjoy the holidays. A cozy time of year with friends and family and the excitement of a new year is just around the corner. Who knows what new adventures we will go on in 2017. With those adventures comes the opportunity to plan new activities, set new goals and start a new. The hard part is maintaining the enthusiasm during the rest the year. The human spirit is resilient. We start over even if we fail. 

What will you start in the new year?

My focus areas, new and old, are: health and fitness, family, organization (planners, house, work), photography and reading!

Cheers to a prosperous 2016 holiday season and and enthusiasm start to 2017!


Race Recap: Mosquito Festival

The Mosquito Festival is held ever year in Clute, TX. And there are lots of mosquitoes. One of my favorite festival events is the Mosquito Chase 5k. Besides the Firecracker 4 Miles on July 4th, the Mosquito Chase 5k usually has the worst weather for racing. This year was no excepction. It was hot, sticky, humid and on the verge of raining. This race usually results in the worst running times for me…and it didn’t help that I haven’t really trained much this year.

My theme for this race was, “slower than turtles stampeding through peanut butter.” And I lived up to that. I decided it was easier to encourage the people around me to run faster than run faster my self. I was a running cheer leader, melting a long the way. The good news is I ran the entire race, finished the race, and got my workout in for the day. Until next year pesky mosquitoes!


Lucky number 13!

2013-0727 Mosquito Chase Header & Results

Mosquito Chase 5k Results


Post race refueling.

Independence Day: Firecracker 4 Miler

The 4th of July isn’t complete without the Firecracker 4 miler. I’v been running this race since 2011, but this year is by far the best weather for the race. It’s usually in the 90F’s for the race. Waking up to a cool 70F was a pleasant surprise!


“Cool” Texas July Weather


Post Firecracker 4 Miler Run 2013


Health Care Reimbursement Picture

New for this year, Dow will offer reimbursement for Gym membership fees if you go to the gym 16 times in 4 months….well my money goes to the gym. But the good news is I can get reimbursed as long as I run ONE 5k and take a picture crossing the finish line. Above is the picture I will submit, I hope they accept it!

2013 Firecracker 4 miler Results

2013 Firecracker 4 miler Results



Baby There’s a Shark in the Water

The good thing about having a pool in the back yard is it’s perfect for a post-race cool down!