Sunday, August 23, 2009

2nd Group Traning

2nd Group TNT Training Aug. 22

I was honored to be able to share the MISSION MOMENT before we started our walk/run. I was able to pass around a photo of my Dad, Mom, and the 4 grandkids to my team. I got emotional talking about how much I love my family, and how important they are to me. I also thanked our Team for doing what they are doing for LLS. They are truly heroes fighting cancer, one step at a time.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Training Blog # 2

Well, hello again! Thought I would check in and give you an update about what I have been up to. I walked a total of 10 miles during our vacation. Today I walked 2 miles in 27 minutes. I am hoping to decrease that to 26 minutes over the next week or so.

Today I focused on an affirmation towards those with cancer (and myself) with this thought/quote from the late Gilda Radner:

"The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived."

It is so true.. as a good friend used to say to me: Tomorrow is not promised. Live for today.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Training Day

Day 1: I missed the first official day of training with TNT Vero, due to our vacation.. however that did not stop me. This morning I was at the hotel gym at 6:20 am to walk the treadmill. I maintained a 13 min mile (walking) for at least 15 of the 30 minutes, so I felt pretty good about that. Today I started my visualization of the cancer miracle in my Dad. For the half, I have to maintain at least a 16 min mile. I feel confident that I will be able to do it. Looking forward to keeping in touch with all of you via this blog. If you would like to join me in the fight against cancer, please visit my fundraising website/blog at

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

These boots are made for walkin...

Well friends it is time for me to get my big girls panties on and start training!! I am thrilled that I can do this in honor of my Dad and everyone out there who has battled cancer.

I truly do this as a dedication to my Dad, Tom Becker on behalf of our entire family. My Dad is a strong person and has remained quite calm throughout the years since his diagnosis. His strength, along with my Mom's, is what has inspired me to do this Half Marathon in January.

Please visit the above link often to check in to see how the training is going, and please consider sponsoring me as a exceed my commitment goal.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Let go already!

About a month ago, my 5 yr old lost her first tooth. It came out at school, no muss no fuss. And more importantly no drama!

Fast forward to now.. loose tooth #2 has been hanging on by a thread (literally) for over a week now. Whenever you mention the tooth to Bela she will wiggle it, but she is very relunctant to let us help her along.. if you get my drift.

My hubby is a worried wreck, the new tooth is coming in crooked.. no room at the inn so to speak.

Tooth, let go already!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sat. May 23 - OneWord


OneWord Blogging...

I am starting a new revolution in blogging.. the one word blog. Starting today, every week I am going to just blog one word that best sums up my mood, feeling, inspiration.

I encourage you to post back with your OneWord!

What OneWord best sums you up today?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just Cuts

Getting a hair cut has always made me really happy. I feel like a whole new woman when I come out of that chair. Albeit a new woman with hair all over her, but still.. brand new!

I also love the fact that my haircuts only cost me $10, and that is with tip!

Monday, April 27, 2009


I love the way my daughter, Bela uses her imagination. It reminds me of being a kid. I love to see the world through her eyes.

I love the way her mind works.. no siblings to play with? No problem!
She took a big red ball and made it into a new "friend".

Thursday, April 23, 2009


We had a miracle in our family yesterday. My Dad's latest testing showed a slight growth in a mass on one of his kidneys. (He has Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma). So the Dr.'s scheduled an ultrasound on the 22nd.

Dad went in, and they tech did the test, and then brought in another tech to do it again. All the while, keeping Dad in the dark. The bottom line is that the mass is no longer there!

A cat-scan less than 2 weeks ago, showed the mass.. now it is gone!!!!!

Can we all say ANSWER TO PRAYER???

Monday, April 20, 2009

Together we can save babies!

in less than two weeks, I am walking in my 5th March for Babies event. I will be walking 6 miles with my moms group to support the March of Dimes. This year my personal goal is to raise $1000. I am almost halfway there. Can you help me meet my goal?

Thank you for your support! click below to visit my personal fundraising page.

Friday, April 17, 2009

to infinity and beyond!

On Thursday, I took Bela to Kennedy Space Center with our friends Devon and Alex. We had a blast. If you have not been to visit the Center, I highly recommend it.

We did not see everything, but we made a dent. I loved the Tom Hanks produced IMAX movie. It was inspiring.

Space exploration has always been an interest of mine, I love reading about it, learning about it, and seeing films on it.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Angel Kisses

Ok, I need help. What in the world are those little red bumps all over me? Some people call them angel kisses. I googled them, and all I found was that it could be caused by high blood pressure.

I took mine today, and it was 107/67. Anyone have a clue what these bumps are? Thank you!

Friday, April 10, 2009


For the past several years, I have been an on and off again walker. I get into a mood, and will start a great walking plan... then I will be gung ho for months. Something will happen to turn it off. Well, I have been walking since the New Year pretty regularly. I had some off weeks, but since Jan. 1 I have walked nearly 65 miles. I am only walking like 6-10 miles a week, but it is a start. I am about to take it up a notch though.

I am planning on training starting in Aug with Team in Training for the Disney 2010 marathon. I will be walking the half. I am doing this in honor of my Dad who has Non Hodgekins Lymphoma.

Every step that I take, I imagine is one step closer to a cure. I will call on my friends and family to help support my cause this Fall.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

A Perfect Day

The weather was perfect. The family was all together. It was a perfect day.

Palm Sunday... Bela sang along with other kids in our church for Palm Sunday. It was so beautiful. They did a wonderful job.

We came home after the late service, and we cleaned house a little while, and then we just enjoyed the sunny Florida weather.

Kite flying, sidewalk chalk, horseshoes, swingset.. and grilled dinner. What could be better?

Ahh, what a perfect day. I love my family!

Friday, April 3, 2009

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