Author Archives: KelsieLou

About KelsieLou

Therapeutic Foster Parent, Teacher, and Runner who believes that life is what you make it. Envision, Empower, and Educate.

Level Up in Las Vegas

A vacation in Las Vegas was long overdue for this mother/daughter duo.  We originally planned a February 2016 itinerary with tickets to Mariah Carey.  I started a new job and took the responsible route of canceling the trip which had … Continue reading

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Always Beachin’

Summer break recharge for a middle school P.E. and Health teacher with 2 Foster Daughters. Continue reading

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The Master Cleanse

I was introduced to the Master Cleanse detox by one of my classmates in the Kinesiology Department at Wayne State.  I read the book by Stanley Burroughs who designed the cleanse in the 1940s, and decided it was something I … Continue reading

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KY Derby Festival Mini Marathon 2017 Recap

Half Marathon #13 April 29, 2017 The 2017 Derby Mini Marathon was my 4th time participating in a KDF race.  In 2013, it was my longest distance, and my inspiration to run a full marathon.  In 2014, I returned to … Continue reading

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Finally Catching Up

Passing Kentucky Teacher Internship Program (KTIP) – Check Finals Week at U of L (3.825 Cumulative GPA) – Check Home life in balance with great Foster Kids– Check Spring Racing Season– Check Now, I can finally go back to the … Continue reading

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Chasing a Pot of Gold

 Louisville St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon Recap 12 Reasons why my 12th half marathon was all hustle and no luck for this leprechaun: #1.  The weather went from 75° on Thursday to 30° with “feel like” 22° on Saturday. #2.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Break Run, Sun, and Fun!

Winter break was nothing short of spectacular as I was privileged to spend the entire time in Florida with my parents.  I felt a sigh of relief as Cycle 1 of my KY Teacher Internship which involves a lot of evaluations, meetings and … Continue reading

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She’s A Goal Digger

This post has been on my mind through miles of running and was written in my head long before I had the chance to sit down and purge my thoughts.  A lot has happened since the start of the school year, so as … Continue reading

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A True Love Story

I’m sending a huge shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Smoot to congratulate them on 50 years of marriage! My Mom, Alice Smoot, who is from Logan, WV met my father when she was visiting her big sister … Continue reading

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Family First

The Smoots Photographer: Rachel Norris, Panache Louisville Photography Location:  Papa John’s Park Date: July 2, 2016        

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