Green Haze

Between recovering from the Spartan Race and the return of my husband last month, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to run or write lately.  Thankfully, I was able to do both during our recent vacation in Illinois to visit family.  We drove somewhere around 2,500 miles and visited St. Joseph, Peoria, Chicago and Strasburg.  The […]

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April Craft Days Recap

April was supposed to be for making Mother’s Day gifts, but it seems like a few of the ladies are planning to keep their creations for themselves.  As always we had a wonderful time chatting around the messy desks.  This time it was particularly sweet, as our conversations centered primarily around the return of our […]

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Facing Conflicting Feelings After Deployment

If you read The Top 10 Ways You Know it Has Been a Long Deployment, you might have guessed that I am nearing the end of a 12 month stint of having my husband in Afghanistan. And, you would probably guess that I am elated at the prospect of having him home soon. You would be almost entirely right. […]

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Coincidence…I think not!

Before I started my Musings, I visited several web sites and blogs run by friends of mine.  I have a friend who is a faithful Christian woman, an awesome photographer, and even enjoys running.  It was on Dena’s Well House Photography site that I read “Our God is not a god of coincidences.”   How true […]

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Top 10 Ways You Know It Has Been a Long Deployment

About two weeks ago, a somewhat comical event occurred and the first thought that crossed my mind was, “Wow!  Now I know this has been a long deployment!”  After that, I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to compile a list.  Some are downright funny, a few are little sad, at least a couple are complete exaggerations, […]

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Just Keep Going

Every Spring, I think I am excited about running.  I completely romanticize jogging gently in the crisp air, alone with my thoughts while marveling at the re-birth of mother nature evidenced by that long-awaited green haze that emerges.  At West Point, each spring I would go along with a runner friend of mine.  After that first trip up to Stoney Lonesome, […]

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