Category «life»

Suck It Up September.

Hello September! I am so happy it is a new month. Even more excited that it’s the unofficial start of Autumn. I’m not a summer person at all and cannot wait for the cool, crispness in the air, the leaves changing colors, the woodsy smells, and the running on the trails without the icky, sticky, …

Planning, committing, making it happen. Go!

Goodness! By the looks of my last few posts you’d think all I’ve been doing was conjuring up my inner kitchen goddess, Chef Cherie, and cooking and eating. Though it may seem like that, I have been doing a lot more! Once I got back to town after visiting Daddy {he’s about to get out …

You pity my running speed. I don’t.

I am now a half marathoner. Unofficially. Actually, it’s not “unofficial” to me. It wasn’t a nationally or regionally or locally known half marathon. It was my own. Let’s call it the “Cherie Woke Up On Friday And Decided To Run 13.1 Miles On The Bolin Creek Trail To See If She Could Half Marathon.” …

Independence on Independence Day!

I woke up excited yesterday for Independence Day. One, excited because I was actually off on a holiday, and two, excited because I was going to go run on the trail in Chapel Hill. I had to wake early because I needed to beat the heat. Totally not excited about that, as you know I’m …

Second Half of 2012…We Need To Talk.

Six months ago, I decided that 2012 was the year to #makeitcount. and on a sassier note that… Well, I certainly feel that I made good on that. I ran my first race, became a FitFluential Ambassador, hit some major weight loss milestones, and  inspired a bunch of friends {who are killin’ it!} to get …

Face to Face: The teacher who called me Precious.

I wasn’t ready to write this post. Not yet. I wasn’t ready for yesterday to happen. But it did. When the time came, I wanted it to play out just as it had in my head a million times over. But this chance meeting came and went, out of my hands and out of my …

Destination Run: Georgetown & Potomac!

Thank you all so very much for the love you showed me in regards to the letter to my mother. In deciding to spend the anniversary differently this year, I actually had a very healthy day for my body AND mind. So much so, that I have started a new June 8th tradition–“Run Fast for …

A Letter to My Mother

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of my mother’s death. I’m skipping the dedicated fitness/running/weight loss journey post to write a little letter to my Mommy. My heart is heavy today; no other subject will do. If you’ve lost your parent–especially your MOTHER–may you get something out of this, too. ****** June 8, 2012 Dear Mommy, …