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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Happy New Blog!

Happy new year and thanks for visiting my new blog!  Like most people, I am starting the new year with my own unique goals, dreams, resolutions and aspirations.   I am trying to keep my list realistic and attainable as the "experts" suggest in order to be successful,  but yet crazy, fun, and ambitious enough to keep me motivated!

I recently posted one possible goal on Twitter , and along with a great deal of support and encouragement, I was asked if I planned on blogging about my experience.  Unfortunately, my list of goals instantly grew a little longer to include, "create a blog." Fortunately, now that I have created this blog, I will now have proof that even if I accomplish nothing else on my list this year, I'll still be able to call 2013 a success!   

So what will this blog be about?  Well, as a teacher/library media specialist, I have always encouraged my students to write about what they know and what they love.   Following that advice, the goal of this blog is to inspire &/or entertain readers with my tales of  running, reading, and the joys of raising four amazing, incredible, talented, and always entertaining boys.  No doubt there will also be random posts about the Indiana Hoosiers and the Chicago Cubs.  :)

Just in the past few weeks I have discovered so many blogs that have provided motivation, ideas, inspiration, running advice, classroom tips, book reviews, and so much more.  Thanks to each of you for your wisdom!  I hope that in sharing some of my own experiences and stories, I can pass that same gift forward.  

Oh, and in case you're wondering what that "possible" goal was that I posted on Twitter, here goes nothing!  I have officially decided  to run 13 13.1 mile races in 2013!  Crazy, fun, and as long as I stay injury free, hopefully even attainable!  (Although I am cheating a bit & counting the Boston full marathon in April as two of the 13.)  My 1st step to achieving this goal officially began at 6AM on NYE.  Never did I picture myself setting my alarm on a Monday AM during winter break, but this was required to register for the March O'Madness half marathon in Cary, IL.  I've been told that this is a "must run" before I head to Boston, and apparently it fills up FAST!  Luckily I did get in, and thankfully my boys are old enough that I was able to register and go back to sleep for several hours before any of them even thought of getting up! 

Let the adventure begin!


  1. I am so excited for you and your new blog! I can't wait I hear about all your races...especially Boston!

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! I look forward to reading about your journey.