Saturday, April 1, 2023

E.D.I. (Easy.Does.It)

There's a lot to be said about Taper Week.

There's even more to be said about scaling things back (fitness and otherwise) and taking some TLC for oneself, especially in the midst of chaos.

Lucky me, it was nice to have all this going down at the same time, LOL

Thursday, March 30, 2023

How 'bout some Stress 'Fessions

Yowza, things have been crazy in my little corner of the universe.

Wouldn't you know? It's that time of the month for baring one's soles (and souls, if you will) and disclosing a few 'fessions amongst friends. I'm certainly in need of some cleansing...shall we get right to it?

Care to join me?

Monday, March 27, 2023

Fight for Air Climb - 2023 recap

Oops, I did it again...and for the 10th time in Des Moines!

I'm talking about the Fight for Air Climb.  Affiliated with the American Lung Association, the Des Moines Fight for Air Climb is now in its 20th year. This is an event like none other, where its participants "race" up stairwells as they raise funding (and awareness) to benefit those afflicted with lung disease.  

Not only is this a physically demanding endeavor, but it's also pretty emotionally challenging. That said, its also quite an empowering conquest...

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Ready for Spring

Spring 2023 arrived this week, and not a moment too soon.

After the previous week's winter grand finale antics, this week's milder weather, increased sunshine and much more desirable temps were welcomed with open arms. 

'Nuff said.

Monday, March 20, 2023

A Very Windy Week of Pi

It's been said "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

I've been doing the Week of Pi Challenge, every year, since 2020. I look forward to it every year because it's a quirky way to celebrate a quirky day (in more ways than one).

Well, this year I had to make a slight exception. 

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Almost Blown Away

Apparently, Winter is refusing to leave the party.

Not only did it gift my area with three (count 'em, THREE!) nasty snow storms the previous week, this week it dropped the temps back to January-like conditions. Oh, and let's not forget about the ever-constant wind.

Let's just say I was not amused. After all, there were several Week of Pi runs on the agenda, and they all needed to happen outdoors...

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Returning to the Sunrise

I have often said that I've never met a sunrise I didn't love.

Recently, thanks to the increasing daylight, I've been able to return to my (almost) daily sunrise exploits. Of course, those consistent exploits are currently suffering a brief setback due to the time change. Within a few weeks, though, that "lost" hour will be reinstated (mostly, LOL) and all will be well.

None the less, I'm eager and ecstatic to be experiencing the sunrise again...