the best damn bowl of oatmeal!

Well, it would seem I am a runner now. Because I run all the time. And I just completed my first 10 km. Without stopping. And enjoyed it. I’m also using GPS to track my distance, and thinking about carbohydrates, and water, and lactic acid, and stretching, and sweatbands, and loose fitting synthetic shirts, and water-resistant socks. This all makes it official. 

One of the most important things for my new ‘running’ self is proper nutrition to give me energy for my longer runs. Today I’m planning a 10 km in the rain, and feel the need for some good calories. So I made this – the best damn bowl of oatmeal in existence!


In it? Oats, flax seed, wheat bran, hemp seeds, almond milk, bananas, organic dried strawberries, organic raisins, cinnamon and pure local maple syrup. 

If that won’t get you running, I don’t know what will! Yum, yum, yuuuuum. 



This is a good thing – 140 lb

Well, it’s official – I am the lowest weight I’ve been in my adult life…and the numbers are just going to keep dropping as the fitness and kilometers I run increase and increase. Man, I feel good. That’s all I’ve got to say. Life is NOT perfect. I still have…obstacles…stresses…heartbreak…loneliness…etc etc etc, but knowing that you’re making progress and getting to where you want to be is ammunition to keep fighting and seeking and weathering the storms. Right?

I also decided to dye my hair black…’cause why not!?


Let’s see if I can’t be 130 by my 30th B-day!? It’s possible.

Thanks for reading.



feeling fierce!

I just feel fierce today! A good feeling. I am in the beginning phases of training for the Vancouver Sun Run (small 10 km ) in April, and have been jogging in the early morning. I live in a small mountain town, and the moon has been out at the time that I jog, illuminating the nearby mountaintops covered in snow. It has been glorious to be present with that natural beauty each morning. I had tears in my eyes on my way home – actual joy tears! I am so grateful.

And here’s a recent pic of the Fierce One! Getting smaller…and expanding…simultaneously. That’s me, people. 😉