Why Barefoot??

Because being barefoot to me is being raw. Feeling every sharp rock, lush clover, spiky thistle, cushioned blade of grass, slimy covered stones, fragrant feathered flowers, cereal of sand, bead of water, element of litter, and the mash of mud.

Being Barefoot is the promise of prancing in the moonlight, leaping in the waves, running through a meadow, dancing on the porch, and doing all this while enduring a long journey to the end.

Monday, July 4, 2011

It has been a busy month....

So maybe these will explain why I haven't been posting very often.

Started a new tradition picked up the kids and went hiking on the last day of school. We had a blast.

Ran the Cardston Kids Marathon with all of my children. So fun and such a great party. Click on the name to find out more.

Went hiking up "Bear's Hump" as a whole family, I carried most of the water in my back pack. Wasn't even tired felt like I could have done it three more times. That has never happened in my life. I feel stronger than ever.

Went camping in Waterton with 3 out of my 5 siblings to celebrate our wonderful Country. I love living in Canada.

Training is going good, I had a hard, 12 mile run last saturday, but I finished it. I will run farther than I have every ran before this Saturday, 14 miles. Wow! I am deliciously excited.

I am a little frustrated that I am back up to 177. I have been there since April, but really I am too excited about the rest of my life to focus on not losing weight right now. I know that if I stick to the program it will come off, eventually, and I am feeling so good right now, that if it takes another year to lose the last twenty pounds so be it!


  1. A busy but FUN reason for not posting!! Love the pictures.
    I'm thinking it would be fun to have bubbles over the heads of the people in the RED picture, someone who knows them to write the bubbles and someone just looking to write the bubbles and compare!! I'll bet one would laugh for a while, some pretty intereting expressions for sure!!
    Good for you for doing all that running, you'll do just fine and imagine what you'll be able to do in 1,2,3 yrs from now!! Ya Hoo Barb!!!

  2. Fun, fun! Cute family picture - did Kari forget to bring a red shirt? Enjoy summer!

  3. Yep, and that whole crew went to Pizza of Waterton for dinner. Laurel mentioned that you guys filled the whole place up. Love the red t-shirts.

  4. I don't think I have ever seen you not smiling! Hiking Bears Hump and feeling like you could do it again and again and again? Wowee! Zowee! That must be from all those miles you are running. Clearly.

  5. Oh, and your family is so cute!