2018 Year in Review

December 15, 2018

Its hard to believe this all happened in a year...


January - home February - New Orleans March - Destin
April - Indians May - Aladdin June - HHI
June - Fontana Dam June - Ashville July
August September  October - Niagara on the lake
 October - Waco  November   December


I hope to forever love running. This year after the loss of my mom I truly believe running and the therapy that comes with running, saved me, and of course Norah!

  1. Chippewa Lake Polar plunge 5K 27:40 - 1st place for age group (50-59)
  2. The Love Run 5k - 1st place for age group (50-54)
  3. New Orleans 5k - Grandmaster winner, 1st place in age group 27:30
  4. Run the world 5K - Kent/Stark State
  5. Water tower district historic hustle
  6. Ohio Guidestone promise run 5k 27:41 - 1st place in age group (50-59)
  7. The great Guernsey trail half marathon - 2:26
  8. Medina Half Marathon
  9. Matchstixk 5k - 3rd place for age group
  10. writers who run 5k - 1st place for age group
  11. Medina Twin Sizzler - 2nd place for age group
  12. Hofbrauhaus 5k - 28:33 - 2nd place for age group
  13. Colin Cares glow 5k - 2nd place for age group
  14. Fat heads 5k - 27:26 - 4th place
  15. Air Force half marathon
  16. Race for Grace 5k - 
  17. Gervasi trail run
  18. Ohio Northern half marathon
  19. Hermes dead sprint 28:27
  20. Western Reserve Trail series (October)
  21. Fall Classic half marathon
  22. Hinckley Turkey Trot 30:08 5th place for age group
  23. Run Run Rudolph
  24. Reindeer Run
  25. Santa Run




2018 Medals


Dates with Deb...



I love to read and listen to books. Every year my goal is 50 books.  I get close but have not achieved that goal yet.  Here are the books I read this year

  1. The heart's invisible furies by John Boyne - Loved it!
  2. Tattoos on the heart by Gregory Boyle - Inspirational
  3. Braving the wilderness by Brene Brown - good
  4. Turtles all the way down by John Green - good
  5. The motivation manifesto by Brandon Burchard - inspiring
  6. Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood - good
  7. This is the story of a happy marriage by Ann Patchett
  8. We were the lucky ones
  9. Tell me more by Kelly Corrigan
  10. Still Me by Jojo Moyes - laughed outloud!
  11. Educated by Tara Westover - sad and powerful - favorite of 2018
  12. The great alone by Kristin Hannah
  13. Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst
  14. Savor by Shauna Neiquest
  15. A new model by Ashley Graham
  16. The woman in the window by A J Finn - ***** could not stop reading!
  17. This is me by Chrissy Metz
  18. Grace not perfection by Emily Ley
  19. I've been thinking... by Maria Shriver - really enjoyed
  20. Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
  21. The woman in cabin 10 by Ruth Ware **** Compares to the woman in window and girl on train (possibly my favorite of 3)
  22. Kick ass by Mel Robbins - very good!
  23. Hello Mornings
  24. Cultivate
  25. The 5 second rule by Mel Robbins
  26. How to walk away by Katherine Center
  27. Waking up to Grace by Jennifer Gerelds
  28. Still Writing by Dani Shapiro - loved!
  29. Something in the water by Catherine Steadman - loved this book!!! Another favorite this year
  30. Wash your face by Rachel Hollis
  31. Everybody, Always by Bob Goff - inspirational!
  32. The wife between us 
  33. Fearless confessions- A writers guide by Sue Williams Silverman
  34. An American marriage - good
  35. The death of Mrs. Westoway - loved
  36. 100 days to Brave by Annie F.Downs
  37. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - loved
  38. Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens - very good!
  39. The extraordinary life of Sam Hell - loved
  40. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid - very good
  41. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt - loved this book! Cried for good 20 minutes 
  42. The other woman by Sadie Jones - Very good!
  43. Then she was gone by Lisa Jewell - loved!
  44. Slow - Simple living for a frantic world
  45. The wisdom of Sundays Oprah - enjoyed!
  46. The female persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  47. Calypso by David Sedaris - hilarious!
  48. Circe - loved


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