Walking Away and Finding my Focus

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(Originally Posted 8-14-2014)

Hi.  How’s your day going so far? Having a good day, or a bad one? Mine is kinda in the middle. I RAN TODAY, so that was really good. The Chicago Marathon is 2 months away and if I keep on how I’m going now, I might do alright.  Its going to be THE test of my life though, getting there and doing it again, because I COMPLETELY lost focus in the last 8 months. I was much further ahead in my mileage last year at this time.  I was actually almost a completely different person last year at this time.

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The Day After – Thoughts on the Death of a National Treasure

Its been one day since Robin Williams killed himself.

For someone who passionately and whole-heatedly believes in encouragement and inspiration, and has been “preaching” about the emotional well-being being a KEY ingredient to being the best you can be…  I am emotionally rocked.  I stand stripped bare, raw, hurt and angry.  Angry that he was hurting so much.  Hurt that he couldn’t be helped, that he felt such despair.  Raw because he was a such positive light in this dark world and stripped bare because I must reveal what I don’t think I’ve ever said aloud on this blog before:

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I Love New York in June… How About You?

Wow.  Tonight I found out that one of the happiest, most interesting men I ever (but really never) knew died.  Not only that he died, and he was way too young, but that he might of ended his life.  <HUGE SIGH>  You know, I grew up with Robin Williams starting as Mork, from Ork.  I was a 70’s tv kid and Robin came and just took over.  His movies were the funniest.. he just kept blowing us away.  There were so many movies… really different, odd movies with him, and some I didn’t even see until I got older.

But here are my top Five (5)– in Honor, and In Memory.

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