W.O.W. #23 – fear

Hey everyone! I hope your week is going great! I’m not quite sure the future of this blog – with the new, big, fun, time consuming project of my new website and blog over at Home Field Fitness. But until I figure that all out… I couldn’t give up my weekly “Words” post.

As a “blogger”, not only do I spend time on my own site, but I LOVE reading other people’s blogs! I read blogs by trainers, food lovers, coaches wives, crafters, moms…normal people! There are so many inspiring ones out there. One I really love is “Living Well Spending Less”. It’s full of inspiring quotes, cool DIY stuff, recipes and money saving tips! Ruth is doing a 31 Days of Less & More Challenge that I’m really excited to follow. There is so much to be said for simplifying your life, while gaining more of what will make you strong and happy. Today’s challenge is to have LESS FEAR and conquer something you’re afraid of. Which leads me to the quote she shared…


I think sometimes fear can camouflage itself as excuses, dislike, or a comfort zone.  Identifying that fear is the first step, and then having the courage to look past it and JUST DO IT! I hope you’re check out her post over at LWSL and follow the challenge! I know I’ll be working on some of the challenges too!

What fear will you conquer today?


W.O.W. #22 – dogs

Ok ok…I didn’t think I would become a crazy dog-“mom” and I don’t think I really have yet…but today’s quote just had to be about dogs. We’ve had our little (but growing ridiculously fast) Oakley for 10 days and are having a blast! A small test of parenthood with night time wake-ups and potty training, but overall she is a wonderful dog who just loves to play and cuddle. I took her to the park last night for the first time and it was so fun to run and play and watch her explore! My “Words on Wednesday” come from the book “Marley and Me” – a book I read long before I ever became a dog owner but totally fell in love with. This quote is so true…and a good one to remember when we are busy and tired and stressed!



“A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.”
― John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World’s Worst Dog


Run at Work Day


I’m so happy that I randomly decided to pack my running clothes this morning before I headed off to work “just in case” I had the chance to get out for a run. When I realized that it was “Run at Work Day” later this morning, I was even more determined to make it out for a run today! There’s nothing quite like taking 30 minutes at lunchtime to run through the beautiful ranch – where touches of fall are starting to pop up everywhere. The air was cool and the sun was bright and I really couldn’t have asked for a better run! Why don’t I do this more often?

Here are a few views from the run:20130920-121427.jpg





The horses were all out to pasture today, so not much to see at the corrals!


Fall leaves and flowers are so beautiful! 


20130920-122156.jpgThe Great Sand Dunes are a breathtaking backdrop no matter what the weather! 


Did you know it’s Run at Work Day? You still have a few hours to hit the road (or the dirt) before the weekend hits! Didn’t bring your running gear? Go for a quick walk break or turn a Friday meeting into a walking meeting…you will be so happy you did! 


Where does YOUR workday run take place? 


W.O.W. #21 – pursuit


I can’t believe how fast these Wednesdays sneak up on me! I barely get a weekly quote posted, let alone anything else! I’ve been busy with a brand new puppy…and a new, exciting website. Here’s our puppy! Her name is Oakley and she is 9 weeks old today. She loves to play and especially loves to lick sweaty feet. Good thing her mom’s a runner 🙂 This picture is after we wore her out from a long afternoon of playing!


As for my new website…it’s been taking up all of my mind and time outside of my full-time job, and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Keep your eyes open in the next few weeks for the launch on Facebook and this blog! With all of this change and growth and excitement, the following quote seems appropriate for this week.

“If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it.”


W.O.W. #21 – rain

It’s a wonderful, dark, chilly, fall, rainy day. Perfect for coffee and books and cuddling on the couch. Alas…we all have to get up like every other day and do our thing. But today I get to wear cozy fall clothes and boots!

Some words for a rainy Wednesday…

“Let a smile be your umbrella on a rainy day” – Perry Como

And a rainy day pig for an extra smile!


W.O.W. #20 – Possibilities


WOW is right! I just realized that I’ve been posting my “Words on Wednesday for 20 straight weeks! That’s also about how long I’ve lived in Alamosa. What a few months it has been. My perspective on life and love and work and play has changed drastically over the past few months. I can honestly say finally, that I really love living in a small town, slowing down the pace of life and truly appreciating time and talks and walks with family and friends. I’ve also been continually striving to of create my own successes no matter what the barriers are – whether that be adapting to a new workout schedule (and place, and style and buddies) or building a career. I’m excited about what the future holds here and I am ready to knock down whatever limitations present themselves.

“Never say that you can’t do something, or that something seems impossible, or that something can’t be done, no matter how discouraging or harrowing it may be; human beings are limited only by what we allow ourselves to be limited by: our own minds. We are each the masters of our own reality; when we become self-aware to this: absolutely anything in the world is possible.” – Mike Norton

What are your “impossibles”? How can you change your mind set to make them possible?