Welcome to the World Emma Marie, My Granddaughter

Emma Marie

This has been quite a week, to put it lightly. Actually, as you know if you follow me on Instagram, this has been a week of amazing highs and devastating lows. Talk about a roller coaster. It didn’t seem quite right, though, to combine the events of the week, so for today I just want […]

On Loss: Thinking Out Loud

Live Fully

Bear with me today if you will. I’m still struggling with dealing with the death of my friend and colleague a few days ago. And since Thursday’s are for Thinking Out Loud, today seemed a good time to get some of my conflicting feelings out. So, if reading about death and loss isn’t what you’re […]

Happy Mother’s Day! Memories of Mom


In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some memories of my own mom, which I originally wrote in 2010. I’m also thinking of my daughters-in-law, Sarah and Lisa, mothers of my grandsons (and future granddaughter!). Memories of Mom I realized today, as I planned to write this, that I didn’t have a single digital picture […]

Why this isn’t a SLO Marathon Race Recap

SLO Recap

So, I’ve been lying to you. Well, just a little. (Which begs the question, is there really such thing as a little lie?) Anyway, I haven’t told you the whole truth. Which starts with, I didn’t run the SLO Marathon yesterday. Before I get to that though, I want to congratulate Tina Muir, who ran […]

In case you missed it…

Its a girl

In Case You Missed It I rarely post on Saturday, but this is such big news I just have to share right now. In case you missed it on Instagram… Yes, we’re going to have a granddaughter! Her name is Emma Marie and she is expected the first week of September. This family needs a […]

Recap: The Week in Training and Life


Countdown to the SLO Marathon (Still haven’t signed up? Click here and use the code WOODAMB at checkout to save $10) The countdown to the SLO Marathon has begun! In less than four weeks I will be in San Luis Obispo at the start line of my 37th marathon. Will I be ready? Yes! Will […]

Lucky Me! And SLO Marathon Training Update (one month out!)


Winner Winner, (vegan) Chicken Dinner Have I mentioned how lucky I’ve been lately? Oh yeah, I may have mentioned it. Since December I’ve been entering and winning a lot of giveaways. And I’ve won some really cool things. Like my Blendtec Designer 725 (from Fitfluential). I also won a $100 Lululemon gift card from Fitfluential. […]