The End of Summer

Well, I knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. The reality is...Summer. Is. Over. I've been living in this blissful state of denial, not allowing myself to think about that reality. But this weekend, I've had a lot of thinking time, as I've been all by myself. The girls went back to…

Mission Accomplished

I set a goal for myself this summer. My goal was to love yoga. Not just attend a class, but to become enamored of it. (Go big or go home!) I had developed an opinion about yoga many years ago when I was taking a fitness certification class, and was obligated to give it a try.…

Definitely A Stretch (literally and figuratively)

My alarm went off at 5:15, but I had been in a blissful state of semiconsciousness for about a half hour. My mind was filled with tranquility. You see, I am a teacher and summer vacation had finally arrived. As I wiped the sleep from my eyes however, nervous trepidation crept into my body, as I…

Disappointment and A Poem, But Not a Poem About Disappointment

Yesterday I missed running the Green Bay Cellcom 1/2 Marathon for the first time in many years. A stubborn knee "issue" forced me to halt my training 7 weeks ago, and I still have not been able to run without pain.  I even made a last ditch effort  to see if somehow, I had experienced a miraculous…