Color Me Rad ~ Recap!

Saturday was the Council Bluffs Color Me Rad 5K!   It was a perfect morning for it as the skies were clear and the weather warm.




I was able to catch up with Liz and her hubby who WON the free entries that I gave away a few months ago!  Looks like they had a great time!


HUGE thanks to Color Me Rad for the cool prize pack to give-away and CONGRATS again to Liz for winning, running and having a great morning with her hubby!!




Celebrate good times, come on!




The After-Party



It’s all about good friends, fun and laughter.



Let’s not forget the cute costumes either…







Cheers to another run under my belt.  I need to do something cool with all my race bibs!  Any fun ideas?  Throw them my way!





Empowering Others- A Moment of Self-Reflection


Strong words.  True words.

I have fallen victim to the competitive thoughts.  I think we all have at one time or another.

The key is recognizing these reactions in ourselves and retraining our brain.

Why do we beat ourselves up by comparing ourselves to others?  Why do we have jealous tendencies when someone else is successful?  Why do we focus on being better than them, have better clothes than them, a better career, a fancier car, more friends, skinnier, healthier, better relationships, more followers, more ‘likes’, better, more, better, more….

What a vicious cycle that we have created.

We must stop.  And that all starts from within.

Let’s retrain our brains to be happy for others, celebrate others, be kind, motivate and empower.


Every smile, every kind word, every acknowledgement and every interaction can completely change the course of someone else’s day.

Be genuine.


Empowering is a strong word.  Empowering makes the most impact.


Empowering others is one of the most important acts of kindness.

Empowering others means not criticizing or judging but encouraging and praising.

Empowering others means celebrating others on their progress- no matter how small, no matter what.

Empowering others means praising the struggling student.

Empowering others means allowing the young child to falter in their steps.

Empowering others is encouraging that same young child to try, try again.

Empowering others means curbing your ego.

Empowering others is being genuine to them in person and behind their backs.

Empowering others means smiling.

Empowering others means being GENUINE when asking someone how they are.

Empowering others is listening to their struggles and accomplishments.

Empowering others also means knowing when to only listen and when to offer advice.

Empowering others means giving them the feeling that they are loved.


Empowering others is contagious

Empowering others also empowers us.