Monthly Archives: November 2013

Light Up Louisville

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! ♡Kelsie Lou♡

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Thankful for Family & Health

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! The Lions won!  🙂 I remember working a Thanksgiving Day game as a club level concierge at Ford Field.  That experience granted me a trip to Jacksonville, FL for Super Bowl 39.  I missed Super Bowl XL in … Continue reading

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43rd Annual Turkey Day Fun Run

No better way to boost my metabolism and have fun in the community than to participate in the 43rd Annual YMCA Turkey Day Fun run. I knew what to expect as far as chilly temperatures.  I ran in the same … Continue reading

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Serving Others

The staff at my job volunteered to create a formal dining experience for our students. We started with a PowerPoint presentation on dining etiquette and classroom discussions on things such as: * Passing the salt and pepper as a set. … Continue reading

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Hard Work Pays Off

I was so happy to rejoin my running group on this overcast of a Saturday morning. We took an easy, yet scenic 9 miler which crossed the 2nd Street and Big Four Bridges.  It felt good to run for distance … Continue reading

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Honoring All Who Served

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE! My Dad, Phillip L. Smoot Sr. served in Vietnam from 1965-66.  I am grateful for his heroism and sacrifice.  Special salute to all the Veterans. Part of his service included cold weather training in The … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Year Makes

I took pleasure in running the Louisville Sports Commission Half Marathon this morning.  This distance was out of the question for me this time last year. Being two weeks post marathon, my goal was to complete and not to compete.  … Continue reading

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The MudFund Derby City Cup

It felt good to be a spectator instead of a participator today.  I stepped out of my comfort zone to go to this park I have never heard of to observe a Cyclocross event. I know nothing about cycling other … Continue reading

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Keep It Juicy

Juicing has been a daily supplement to my dietary routine following my first marathon.  The immune system is weakened for the first few days of the recovery process.  I was introduced to juicing over 10 years ago when my Mom … Continue reading

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Overcoming Post Marathon Blues!

Training.  Taper.  Marathon.  Recover. Then what? Being on this mountaintop of accomplishment is making me want to keep pushing towards greater heights. The problem is hiking down this mountain and deciding which peak I would like to climb next.  I … Continue reading

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