Weekend Round Up – My Top 5 Faves

Kim Speaks Up - A few of my favorite things

Hey Guys & Gals,

Hope this weekend brings much rest and relaxation. I assure you that this is a great time to catch up on all the goodies you may have missed this past week. Today, I introduce My Weekend Round Up. My Weekend Round Up is where I share with you 5 of my favorite things from the past week. So grab your java delight and sit with me for a while. In no particular order, I present to you = THE LIST Read more

Why I hate Running

Running …..blah!


I stood in my trainer’s kitchen as she outlined our workout routine for the evening. I heard hills and I heard running and my heart started racing. You see, my version of exercise does not consist of running unless I am being chased by something or someone. The idea of bated breaths and quick exertion in no way entices me. I am a neophyte to this form of exercise and had very little desire to be experienced in this particular craft. I could think of 1,000 excuses why I should not be doing this. My reality: I had to literally take this workout one stride at a time.

So I started. With high knees, one foot in front of the other and a slow yet regulated pace. My goal was simply to make it to the end. My calculated thoughts was even breathing and forward movement. A little bit of self-talk said, ‘You will make it there eventually. Just keep going!’” Before I knew it, I became winded and my heart started racing begging for there to be an immediate end in sight. I wanted it to be OVER! Read more