A Tribute to Running

virrata pose

This weekend I was cleaning out my closet when I came across this poster. It was given to me as a Christmas present a few years back. Oh what peace and comfort it brought to my heart. Boston Marathon 1937: Notice they are all running to run. No garmin, no fancy gear, not even a watch, This picture represents the nostalgia of running. It represents the history, the glory, … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Simple Truth


Simple truths. I feel as if they stand out more on the weekends, maybe that’s because we’re a bit more relaxed? Or at least our minds are. The simple truth is I meant to write this post this morning, but instead I met up with my dad and we walked the trails with the pups. The simple truth is Austin really doesn’t have a winter. It goes from Fall to Spring and I’m not … [Read more...]

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Muffins


Sunday sweetness. Okay, it’s just a play on Sunday scenes but this time I have a recipe involved.  That equals sweetness to me, yes? This weekend I DID NOT WORK! Yep, no work.. okay maybe a little. But the rest was spent doing the following. Completing my first “longish” run since 2011. I ran 80 minutes and it felt awesome. It also helps that I am 20lbs heavier now. Thank … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshots: All things New


Not gonna lie. I love writing these Sunday Snapshot posts. I know, they really means nothing to others but I’m a sucker for pictures and short posts. Plus it gives me a chance to look back at the week or weekend and smile or laugh. I think that’s a pretty good way to end the week, don’t you? Last week’s “theme” was S’s. This week it’s ALL THINGS NEW. Clever isn't it? Like … [Read more...]

Sunday Scenes: the S’s


The past few Sunday posts have been all about the “snapshots.” I actually stole this idea from Mama Pea and today I am stealing another idea from Lindsay. I’m pretty sure Katie did a post on S’s as well, so let’s just say I’m a theme stealer. But hey, when you have such creative “blends,” you can’t help but want to be like them, am I right? So here are my Sunday Scenes, in … [Read more...]

Sunday Snippets


This tittle pretty much sums up the post. Well it it’s more like weekly snippets, but you get the picture. As I mentioned last week, I took the week off from work. Self employed work. I only taught 2 classes at the gym and the rest of the time was spent reading, baking and cooking (not healthy bites), hanging out, catching up on domesticating, and spending time with family. … [Read more...]

Sunday Snapshots and Small Survey


I’ve never done a Snapshot Sunday or a Sunday scenes, but I thought I might start today. Why? Because sometimes Snapshots speak more than words. Yes? Work, Play, Eat, Rest, Enjoy, Repeat. There are snapshots of each below, from working for Attunes at Whole Foods to Enjoying new wine and goodies from great Blends (thanks Jess and Jo). So scroll down and ENJOY this 3 second … [Read more...]

To Mourn the Storm


This weekend has been one of many mishaps and many goodhaps?? Is that a word?  But there is one thing that could not escape my mind. Sandy. Just as we share in each other joys, God teaches us to share in each other's sorrows as well. My heart has been aching for those affected by hurricane Sandy. Mourning is a part of life, and we often just ignore the feelings when we hear … [Read more...]

Sunday Stew


Sundays are suppose to be a day of rest, but in this day in age, most people are out running errands, doing house work, running long, racing, and practically doing anything but resting. I’m okay with that, as long as part of the day is simple and somewhat restful. Since we go to the evening service at our church, our dinners are pretty simple. I adore it! We usually hit up … [Read more...]

Thou Shalt’s


It’s been a slow morning here. I woke up early, naturally. Like before 6am. But I have no plan other than to sit, drink coffee, and spend more time in my devotional this morning. No agenda. No ABC of life. Although I feel as if I should. But what makes us feel the need to be busy? To have a plan? Or as my dad would say, live linearly?  Today I want to UNglorify the busy. To … [Read more...]