{butterfly house}

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to visit the Butterfly House at Faust Park in Chesterfield, MO. With a job that gives me the opportunity to travel to many different places, I always make sure to check out … Continue reading

{chicago adventures}

Thursday night I returned from a week long work trip to Chicago, what an exciting city! A few years ago I had the opportunity to go to one of the suburbs for a weekend conference, but didn’t get the chance to … Continue reading

{the life bucket list}

One of my biggest fears is becoming stagnant. Not moving forward or pursuing anything and settling for a life that is not what I desire. To combat this fear, I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about ideas about life and everything that I want to see, hear, eat, do and explore lately. I’m thinking it is time to share my running life bucket list with the world! I’ve got a mix of local, short term list goals and a healthy dose of more long term planning dreams. I’m a big fan of Lara Casey’s downloads on her website. This photo of her’s is serving as the perfect inspiration to chase my dreams!

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{travel tales part two- kansas -> st. louis -> nashville -> gatlinburg -> asheville}

Happy Sunday y’all, let’s pick up where we left off!

After leaving Nashville, we took off for the Gatlinburg/Sevierville/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area. We rented a cabin on top of a mountain that happened to be about equal  distance to all of these cities which meant for easy exploring access to a variety of places. With a few days of busy travel behind us, I was looking forward to lots of book and magazine reading time!

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