Shrinking in.

I haven’t gone anywhere in a week. True story. The last time I went anywhere was last Thursday when I went to mass and Adoration.  I had no idea that that would be the last thing I did outside of my home. My world is shrinking in upon itself. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve left […]

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March Madness.

We had been planning so much for March.  For months, the kids were giddy about getting down to Florida to hang out in the sunshine with their grandparents.  We had missed our last family vacation the previous summer with them, and wound up never going anywhere on our scheduled time away.  They were so deflated, […]

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Humbled and grateful.

Things were moving along.  I was finally back on track with some training after an injury from late last fall, albeit it was very low key.  I had been taking my time and slowly re-building, and starting to feel like myself again.  It had been a while since I had felt that way; it seemed […]

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Beginnings.

Here’s to beginnings.  Last night was another one of those moments.  Let me explain. It’s easy to get stuck in a mind set.  It seems like every day we are bombarded with ideas and “norms” depending on what we see and hear.  I sometimes imagine life without social media and the internet.  I daydream about […]

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The Blahs.

It’s dark and rainy this Saturday morning.  Not a whole lot is going on in the house right now but a snoring dog.  It’s been rainy and gloomy lately, and my mood has followed suit. A few weeks ago, I started having issues with my back.  It was high time, if you ask me.  I’ve […]

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Fog and coffee.

It’s Christmas Eve morning.  There is a thick blanket of fog outside – no beautiful, fluffy snow this year.  Good thing Santa has Rudolph. No one is awake in the house yet, just me and the dog.  I’m just sitting here drinking coffee before the chaos begins.  Today, we start celebrating Christmas with family.  Soon, […]

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FOMO. It’s real.

When I first saw someone posting about FOMO on social media, I had no idea what they were talking about.   I actually had to search for the definition because I was curious. Fear of missing out.  It’s a real thing. Back in the day, before the internet and social media, no one had any idea […]

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Having fun in the pain cave.

It’s been a cold December already.  We dipped into the single digits earlier this year than in the past.  I’ll admit it, I really wasn’t ready.  Thankfully, we didn’t stay there too long, so I can’t complain. We’re also getting closer to the holidays, so there’s no racing that’s pending right now.  There’s no training […]

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Just keep swimming….

Makes you think of Dory, doesn’t it? Last year at about this time, I saw something interesting in my social media feed.  Some of my friends/acquaintances had done a swim challenge.  I had just done my first swim meet in a long time, and had been looking for more events to do in the pool.  […]

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Learning from my mistakes.

The older I get, the easier it is to admit when I’m wrong.  The past few years, I have continued to learn more about myself through my interactions with others.  I have also learned that spending quiet time alone really helps me focus better. As the kids get another year older, and I slow down […]

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