Life is made up of hills, valleys, and plateaus. I’m here to share some of my successes and failures so that someone else’s journey maybe a little easier.
This will be the 55th weekly post to my Monday Morning With Mona’s site, which means that I have come to the blog every week for a year to share a little something. This also means I have consistently shown up to do something that is usually fun, and other times a pain in theContinue reading “Blog-versary”
Friends of mine had been to Yoron, and I had seen pictures, but I had no idea that my 2-hour ferry ride would drop me off onto one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Because Yoron was created from a coral reef and is surrounded by a coral reef, the colors of theContinue reading “A Trip to Yoron”
Intent: “The State of Mind with which an Act is Done.” Goal: “An Aim or a Result.” The GOAL was to make our way up from south of Cape Kyan to Cape Hedo. This would be the southern point of the island of Okinawa to the most northern point (as the crow flies 66 miles,Continue reading “The Intent not the Goal”
I started this blog almost a year ago. I called it Monday Morning with Mona with hopes that I would publish something every Monday. It would be proof to myself that I’m capable of being consistent at something other than running. For almost 2 decades now I have been a consistent runner, and I makeContinue reading “Consistent at Something”
I started running consistently over 20 years ago. I had a 3 mile route that was a simple out-and-back. There was a paved trail across the street from my house, and I could get to the Officer’s Club in a mile and a half, turn around, run back, and be home within 30 minutes. OverContinue reading “When Did I Make Running SO Complicated?”
Last fall, I had the privilege to meet the owner of Hello World Okinawa (学校・教育団体向けまちなか留学 | まちなか留学 ハローワールド | 沖縄の県内留学 (hello-world.city), and I upon his request, I immediately let him know that we would be delighted to host Japanese students in our home. Getting set up to be a host family was simple. Someone fromContinue reading “Hosting Japanese Students”
When you do something you have never done, consider documenting it. I remember many years ago I completed a 60-mile run week. I built up to it over time, and I was running 6 days a week. I remember feeling like I had accomplished something; yet, other than living in Virginia Beach, I don’t rememberContinue reading “The Peak Week”
A blog about a blog… I’m a newbie blogger so I’m not sure if this is acceptable blogging protocol or not, but this week, I’m going to write about another blog. I was recently approached by someone on the Marine Corps Marathon staff asking if they could do a short write up about my running.Continue reading “Women Running at Any Age”
Most people on Okinawa would say that we live in “northern” part of the island, but if you look on a map, we are really in the central region of the island. We are considered in the north because most of the population on the island resides in the south. Ginoza, the little village inContinue reading “Ginoza Garden Tour”
Getting our dog to Okinawa was a big deal for our family. I am assuming that it is a BIG deal for any family who is making the effort, and I am here to share my experience. Some background (in case your interested). My husband and I never had children, and we did not getContinue reading “Gus, the Dog, Moves to Okinawa”
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