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Today’s funny spark:







Pluto and his free goodie bag.

May 15, 2013 @ Bark in the Park – a charity event at Whataburger Field benefiting



You know you’re in Texas when you see license plates like these…

May 17, 2013 in Texas Hill Country



I am a Spartan! Aroo! I completed/survived the 2013 Texas Spartan Sprint. Warning: Burpees are not fun.

May 18, 2013 @ Reveille Peak Ranch in Burnet, Texas




Rise & Shine

Today’s healthy spark:








color bomb!

Yesterday I participated in a Color Me Rad Run ( to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It was so much fun! People of all ages and backgrounds walked or ran 5K and got color bombed in the process. There were no pressures to be fast since there were no timers. Everyone was smiling. The hats, costumes, and funky socks were quite a sight. It’s one of the rare times adults can be playful and get “dirty.” The weather was beautiful. This is an awesome walk/run for beginners and folks who are regular runners. 🙂







You go girl!

7th Annual You Go Girl 5K Run

Started and ended at the Brewster Street Ice House on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Event Details: “The purpose of You Go Girl! is to create a positive and joyful experience that encourages more women to enter organized activities, get involved with a healthy training program at any level and to become aware of health issues that concern them.  This year the beneficiary is First Friday.  First Friday was created in 1994 by a small group of local women who came together to fight breast cancer in South Texas.  Proceeds from this events along with Christus Spohn Health System’s annual contributions, have underwritten thousands of screening mammograms for the women of South Texas.”

Early morning:


Running near the Art Museum of South Texas:

Running along Shoreline Boulevard:




Let’s go, Matt, let’s go!

Today’s inspirational spark:

YouTube Description:

Matt has Spastic Cerebral Palsy, but opted to run in Field Day at Colonial Hills Elementary School despite being given the option to sit it out and despite the incredible challenge of his disability. What transpires is a boy who is filled with determination and a school of children who spontaneously come together and inspire Matt and everyone of us to do and be better.




Today’s inspirational spark:

“If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”

– M.H. Alderson 

(Read the comments section of another blog post here to learn about Alderson.)



run jenny run

South Padre Island Sand Crab

5K & 10K Nighttime Beach Run:

  • Last Saturday, April 28th, 2012.
  • My first 10K race at night.
  • Lots of friendly participants from a wide range of ages and abilities.
  • Totally fun.
  • Cool after-party with BBQ and music.
  • More information in case you’re interested in joining next year:

I still have some sore muscles, but it was worth it. 🙂



ease up

Although I have been walking most days to keep fit, I have not gone running for quite some time… actually since I ran a 10K early last month.  It turned out that a few sore muscles included a strained or pulled muscle and my body just needed a break.  Somehow over the past several weeks I forgot that, and yesterday I was feeling guilty that I hadn’t been running regularly.  In the middle of my yoga routine this morning, I had a realization when I felt a little pain while stretching my right leg: I realized (again!) that I should ease up on myself.  I have reasons for doing things (like taking an extended break from running), even if I don’t always remember the reasons. 🙂

I hope you are not too hard on yourself today with certain heavy thoughts.


motivation required

Today’s healthy spark:

Some days are just like this, no?




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