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    An Invisible Thread – A Book Review

    Book 1 of 12 (starting over for 2020) An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff and Alex Tresniowski “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place and circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.”                    -Chinese Proverb This book made me happy and sad, all at the same time.  It is the true story of a woman and an eleven year old boy, who meet by chance, and whose lives are forever changed as a result of one random act of kindness. Laura is a well established Sales Executive living in New…

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    Smoky Mountain Half Update

    Yep, that was me 😞 Unfortunately, this race ended up being a no-go 🙁  I waited until the last minute to defer, thinking that maybe I could still make it work out and run.  I am bummed that in the end, I had to withdraw.  It is not the first time I have deferred a race in this series, it more than likely will not be the last time I defer.  The good thing about the Vacation Race National Park Series, is that you can sign up early for a discount, and defer right up until the morning of the expo, and not be penalized. The week leading up to…

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    Training For A Full Marathon Part 3 – Updates

    I cannot believe how quickly the Smoky Mountain Half is approaching!  As I have said in my previous posts, I have been focusing my training on the Half Marathon first.  Once I have completed the Smoky Mountain Half, I will be completely focused on my full marathon, coming up in January. I had over a month where I was not able to get out and run, just because of how busy things were.  I managed to sneak in a workout here and there, but my running was really not happening for a little while.  I hate when that happens (and without fail, it DOES happen), because it can be hard…

  • Adventures & Travel,  Bucket List

    Lighthouse On Hunting Island, South Carolina

    Another stamp in the Lighthouse Passport book, as well as another notch on the Bucket List!  This time it was a day trip to Hunting Island in Beaufort County, South Carolina. I absolutely love lighthouses!  Each one has its own unique story and place in history.  Maybe it is because of my love for being near the water, that I am so attracted to these beautiful, nautical structures.  There is just something about standing on the deck at the top of a lighthouse, and looking out over the water, that is so calming to me. We got lucky with our visit to Hunting Island Lighthouse.  It turns out, that this…

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    Training For A Full Marathon Part 2 – Weeks 5-10

      It’s official!  As of this post, I am signed up for my FIRST FULL MARATHON!!  I looked at so many marathons and their websites over the past few months, that I was starting to worry I would never be able to pick one.  I was looking for certain aspects in the race, and finding one that fit everything I was looking for proved a little more difficult than I had expected.  I was looking at time limits, location, amount of participants, time of year, and cost. A lot of the races I looked at (and briefly considered), had time limits that I was not positive I could meet.  Others…

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    Riding Standing Up – A Book Review

    Book 5 of 12 Riding Standing Up By Sparrow Spaulding I should probably start the book review for May, with the statement that this post is only my opinion.  I know everyone has differing opinions about the books they read, just as they do about movies that they watch.  If you have read the content description of this book, or for any other reason, have decided you want to read it, by all means, read it.  My intent is not to discourage anyone from reading anything, it is simply to let you know my thoughts on what I have read.  That said, here is my review on my choice for my…

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    Training For A Full Marathon – #1 On My Bucket List – The First 4 Weeks

    Running a marathon takes training, both physically and mentally.  Your brain and the rest of your body are not always on the same page when it comes to running. When I started making my Bucket List of things I would like to one day do, running a full marathon was the first thing I put on it.  At that time, I had only run a half marathon – once.  The thought of turning around at the end of that 13.1 miles, and running it back again, was something I could not wrap my head around at the time.  Since then, I have run a couple of the National Park Series…

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    40 Days – A Book Review

    Book 4 of 12 40 Days by Steven Cannon “The number 1 reason to adventure, to go beyond your comfort zone, is that with each mile, each hour, you uncover a bit more of who you are at your core” – Steve Cannon I have finished April’s Bucket List book!  If you are someone who enjoys adventure, the outdoors, running, or just a good book about human spirit, then you will enjoy reading 40 Days.  It is the true story of one man’s journey as he ran, for forty days, around Lake Michigan. Steve Cannon’s life could have gone in any direction years ago when he was failing out of college, and…

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    “Beauty Sick” – A Book Review

      Book 3 of 12 Beauty Sick by Rene Engeln,  PhD Never be too proud of your youth or your beauty.  You did nothing to earn them, and you can do nothing to keep them. –  Beauty Sick After several months of being told I needed to read Beauty Sick, I finally relented, and decided I would read it for my third book review of my Bucket List books. I do not even know where to begin with my review on this book!  I can tell you, this book had a profound impact on me. You can see by the cover of the book that this book deals with “How the Cultural Obsession…

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    “Mockingbird A Portrait Of Harper Lee” – A Book Review

    Book 2 of 12 – Mockingbird  A Portrait Of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields February’s book for my bucket list of books, took me a couple of weeks longer to finish than I expected.  But I have finally finished it, and I am excited to share it with you! I came across this book in a bookstore in downtown Beaufort, SC.  The bookstore, in itself, is a fantastic find!  Nevermore Books is located in one of the buildings in the Historic District of downtown Beaufort, and is home to many hard to find and vintage books.  I was just going to go in and browse.  As I walked around looking at all…