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TIME & HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT

The Importance of Unplugging

Having a phone or computer sitting in front of you lets your family and friends know that they're important - until something more important comes up.  I feel this in my life when I'm on call for work.  I go about my life, but when my phone goes off, that call takes precedence.  I don't want my family and friends to feel that way at any other time.  I've been very conscious of my phone and internet time for a few months now. And realizing the importance of unplugging. 

If I'm on the computer,…

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7 Reasons to Do A Group Run Before Sunrise

Many people question my sanity when I tell them I'm up at 4:30 to leave my house at 5:10 to go running.  What in the world would possess anyone to want to do that?  Here are 7 reasons that running before sunrise with a group is the sanest decision ever.

  1. Groups keep you accountable.  We use a Facebook message to keep in contact.  I want to see these women and if I say I'm going, they hold me accountable.  You never want to let your friends down or come up with a lame excuse of why you didn't…

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How I Find Balance with Sleep

I write about balance quite a bit.  It's not because I'm an expert on how to balance my life.  Being asked to write on the subject has helped me become better, though and writing helps me to process how to continue that trend.

Sleep.  We need it.  We want it.  It feels amazing when you get enough.  It's easy to search the health benefits and anyone who hasn't gotten enough - most of us - knows how awful you feel.  I run every Sunday morning at Reno Running Company at 8 am.  I love the people,…

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Sometimes You Have to Do It: Sleeping In

I slept in. Seriously, my kids asked if I was sick because I never, never sleep past 7:30 and that's a late morning. But today I must have needed it because I woke up at 7:30, went to the bathroom, figured I'd just lay and relax for a few minutes and wake up slowly and when I opened my eyes it was 10.  TEN!!!!  Holy cow!  I feel like a new person today and very, very relaxed.

Tomorrow I have a trail race that I'm pretty excited about.  7.5 miles and hard on trails I've trained on - not regularl…

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