Category Archives: Summer

GVRAT

I am not sure I was thinking clearly back on May 3rd when I first stumbled on the Great Virtual Race Across Tennessee (GVRAT). I was wrapped up the Covid crisis and certainly not thinking long term. It seemed to … Continue reading

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A Few Things I Did This Weekend 6/19/2016…

Hard to believe it is already mid-June, 2016 is flying by.  My intentions to post more often are good but somehow I end of with these short weekend clips, nothing noteworthy of a singular blog post. So here is what … Continue reading

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Five Things I Did This Weekend…

This has been a very busy week consumed by work (my paying job) and budget and meeting planning for the Missions Committee that I co-chair (my volunteer job). As a new weekend begins, I am just getting around to posting … Continue reading

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Enjoying a Few Days Off

I don’t usually take time off unless I have a trip planned, I prefer to use my time to travel .   When I initially scheduled vacation this week, I thought we might take a backpack out west. After all, we … Continue reading

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Five Things I Did This Weekend…

Another summer weekend has slipped by and the official end of summer is just days away.  We spent this weekend mostly outside and mostly in the company of good friends.  While I have not completed everything on my “Summer To … Continue reading

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Is Bicycling Making a Difference…

I am not a fan of summer running!  The southern heat and humidity stifle my breathing and feel like anchors slowing down my legs.  Oh the agony of it all. Forget 5k  and 10k pace, I have what I call … Continue reading

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Weekend in the Wilderness: Backpacking, Abrams Creek…

Finally, after a three year hiatus, we completed another backpack!  On the hottest, most humid weekend (to date) of Summer 2014, we shouldered our backpacks and hit the trail with friends, Sonya and Mac. Backpack #75 is in the log … Continue reading

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Backpacking…

We are frantic around here, our house is in chaos.  John and I are in the throes of preparing for an upcoming backpack, our first in three years.  It is not that we are new to this rodeo, we’ve been … Continue reading

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Summer To Do List…

Summer slips by so quickly!  Each summer I think about how I will spend my summer, make plans to do things and never really get around to getting them done. This summer I made a commitment to myself to be … Continue reading

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Home Alone…

My husband is the routine keeper in our house, the one who keeps us eating healthy, sleeping enough and getting our exercise. He is also out of town this weekend.  So what does a somewhat undisciplined, marginally immature  61 year … Continue reading

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