Walking in RIC

Waking up in a different city can reenergize your workout routine. A change of scenery can be refreshing. Enjoying different sights, sounds, and smells. Being in Richmond, our state capital, gave me the opportunity to experience completely different surroundings than the peaceful and slow moving oceanfront.

Buzzing cars, lots of trucks, crosswalks and…hills make my morning walk challenging and exciting.

After my visit to Lululemon Short Pump the day before, I was bundled up and ready to explore.

Lots of fun things to see…










Now on to the real reason I am here…Congratulations Matt and Demetria! I can’t wait to share your special day πŸ’πŸ’“


Happy Wedding Day


Swimming Instead of Running

It’s been two weeks since I last ran πŸ˜ͺand I have 8 days until I run again πŸ˜ƒ

I stopped running temporarily in hopes of healing my body from some lingering injuries and preventing any new ones.

I’m growing impatient waiting and counting down the days until I’m clear for pavement pounding again.

Running is so convenient. You can go anywhere and anytime. There isn’t much planning or prep to tackle the workout.

Swimming is much different. I have to pack a bag with dry clothes. I have to drive to the gym. I swim for 30-60 minutes. 🏊 I have to shower immediately afterπŸ›€, then drive home. Ugh I miss hoping out the front door and just getting to it.

Although after all my complaining…I will say I do like the way I feel after swimming. No soreness… just healthy πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Happy Swimming

Tune In Tuesday, Neon Trees…Lessons in Love

9 more days in the No-Running November…

Plenty of time to walk and also
I’ve had plenty of time to check out new music on iTunes.

This song came across my Sirius radio in the car the other day and I can’t get it out if my head.

Neon Trees, Lessons in Love

Favorite Verse πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
I’m just having my fun with the lessons in love!!!

Happy Walking




Morning Sunrise on the Boardwalk

To Detox or Not to Detox?

How do you feel about detoxing?
Fad, faux, or is there something to it?

This comes to mind as I’m 6 days from attending a wedding with a sassy, swanky new cocktail dress hanging in my room πŸ‘—πŸ‘—πŸ‘—


Bourbon and Gingers, ham and cheese sandwiches, Brunswick Stew, pizza, doughnuts, pumpkin cake…🍺🍻🍸🍴🍲🍰

After a weekend of tailgating and football, I would say I qualify for a cleanse

I eat clean most of the time but with a splurge fest on Saturday, I need a little help getting back on track.

Sunday morning was rise and shine with a visit to Whole Foods. β˜€

High protein, low sugar and lots of water are on this week’s menu.





Back to normal and clean eating.
This will be topped off with plenty of physical activity..like today’s bike ride. 🚲


Happy DetoxingπŸ˜‰

Stella and Dot Delivery

I love coming home from a long day and seeing a box on the front porch.

I know what that means!!! Stella and Dot Delivery.

Check out my latest pieces!!! I can’t wait to put them in action.

Demi Layering Necklace, can be worn short or long.

Serenity Stone Drops-Smoky

Cora Chandelier Earrings, Gorgeous!!!

Ainsley Bracelet

And for the grande finale

Tempest Bib

What is your favorite?

How would you wear these pieces?

Happy Stylin


Tune in Tuesday and Rock the Vote

Whatever exercising you are doing today…just make sure
you exercise your right to VOTE !!!

Here are some Tuesday Tunes to get you motivated in any of the exercising you participate in today πŸ™‚

Wyclef Jean-Election Time

John Mellamcamp-ROCK in the USA

Jason Aldean-Flyover States

Steve Miller Band-Living in the USA

Chuck Berry-Back in the USA

Yelawolf-Made in the USA

Justin Moore-Small Town USA

Neil Diamond-America

Tracy Chapman-Change

DJ Khaled-All I Do is Win

Glee Cast or Tears for Fears-Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Guns N Roses-November Rain




What is your voting strategy?

Who’s your candidate?

What’s your favorite patriotic song?

Happy Voting


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NYC Marathon

After the devastation that Hurricane Sandy left along the East Coast, it was uncertain up until the end of last week what would be in store for this year’s ING NYC Marathon. Even in 2001, just two months after the September 11th attacks, the race went on as scheduled. Opinions were divided on the fate of the race. This prominent annual event that has taken place since 1970, has become the center of controversy and much discussion. The New York Road Runners Club were pushing to hold the marathon as scheduled while the City of New York and Mayor Bloomberg were insisting that the race be canceled.

Questions and Concerns for both sides to consider:

Would NYC soldier on and hold the marathon as scheduled?

Would it be a moral booster for residents on NYC, NJ, and For the entire country?

Would resources be better spent for Hurricane relief? Generators, law enforcement, supplies, funds, volunteers?

Are the race conditions safe?

Succumbing to public and possible political pressure, Mayor Bloomberg finally put his foot down and officially canceled the marathon late Friday. This is the first time in the event’s history that the race had been canceled. 47,000 runners were saddened and of course disappointed by the news.

The cancellation, many say, came too little too late. Many of those runners were already in NYC or well on their way traveling there. A large amount of runners were coming from countries outside the United States. Preparation for this annual event began as soon as last year’s race was over. Preparations from vendors, preparations from the city of New York, and preparations dedication by the thousands of runners.

Many runners vowed to spend the day volunteering in NYC for Hurricane relief instead of racing. Others will participate in make shift races around Central Park in hopes of collecting supplies for Hurricane victims.

It seems as though the 47,000 will be spending Sunday doing anything other that what they anticipated doing on this day.

What are your thoughts and reactions to this event?

Should it have been canceled?

Should it have gone on as scheduled?

Happy Deliberating


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