5 things I don’t want in my life – Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

If you could choose 5 things you don't want in your life, what would you choose? Here are my thoughts in a guest post on Sue's blog - Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond. Negativity/meanness, toxic people, being overwhelmed, fake people and a world without smiles and laughter - these are things that made my list for this #JournalinginJuly prompt. Pop over to Sue's blog to read the whole post 🙂

Layers of Life

Parents

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. I am probably cheating a bit here by not sharing one of my own photos for this week's photo challenge, instead I am sharing an old photo of my beautiful parents in the bloom of their life. …

I DID it – my way!

Meeting up with Annie and Janette at Run Melbourne 2017

Run Melbourne 2017 Last week I wrote a post about my upcoming Run Melbourne 2017 event - I CAN do this - and I am pleased to say not only did I do it, I did really well! This is a quote from my post last week: I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run …

I CAN do this!

Run for your life, forest running

  Running has been a part of my life for quite a while now.  I've written quite a few posts about it over the years and here comes another one!! I'm not fast, I'm not stylish, I tend to run a bit heavy, I'm sometimes happy when it's over and I'm no longer what you'd …

Mammogram titbits

I'm a little teapot

Today was Mammogram Day They come around very quickly at every two years and I can't say I get overly excited when I receive the reminder to make the next appointment. I wrote a post after having my second mammogram two years ago Ouch multiplied by a million and have copied some of that post here …

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Birthday girl!

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week's photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we've just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I'd share a few words about Ruby! R - Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational - a calming influence, willing to …

iPhriday – remind me again how old I am

  I am a grownup but sometimes it's good to be a child again. It's Phriday and time for a photo from my phone.  This photo shows me in a children's playground looking very smug because I managed to climb up so high! I don't like heights much and I get scared on swinging bridges so …

This girl still can’t run!

A few short months ago I was running well - I was enjoying the fitness benefits, my body responded to the challenges I set it and the feeling of having the wind through my hair as I ran was intoxicating and liberating. I was running 5km a few times a week while trying to improve …

Every day is an adventure – 96/365 – magazine adventure

Every day is as an adventure in my world - Women's Running magazine ! This is very exciting - I replied to a request in a women's running magazine recently, they were looking for women who took up running over the age of 40.  They asked for 100 words and a photo and I sent something in as …

Disaster has struck my running regime!

Oh no!  Oh yes!  Disaster indeed 😦 My right calf had been sore for a few days and when I went out for my morning run on Thursday I just couldn't get going and ended up limping home.  I tried to stretch and this helped for a while but it just continued aching. I'm not …

Running and blogging over the age of 50 – a rare combination?

Waving while running

I recently found this very interesting site, Run Young 50, which talks about women from all over the world, who are over 50 and who also blog about running. My blogging (and running) friend Annie at Unsporty Women Can Run was featured on this list and I am thrilled to say that I'm now featured on it as …

Eclectic Corner #11 – Week 2 – Momentarily

Momentarily In the scheme of things We are on this world but momentarily. How we leave the world is more important than the number of years we live in regards to what we've done and what we've achieved. What will we be remembered for? What will we leave behind as our legacy? What memories and stories will …

Looking ahead

The issue of ageing is something we all face and everyone has their own take on how they will cope. Some are grateful for the chance to get older as they have lost family and friends at an early age and know how precious life is. Others fight it all the way by putting toxins in …

Birthday thoughts

Life is better when you're laughing

I'm officially another year older today. Funnily enough I don't feel any older than I did yesterday! I have had the best day - presents, a day off work, a nice walk/run, a long lunch with 2 other birthday friends, our town's Christmas street party and lots of lovely messages, hugs and kisses from friends and …