Family Adventure Race

Family Adventure Race
In September we did a little family adventure race.  All 4 us participated. It was out at a local lake.  It was a beautiful day.  We had a map with clues and checkpoints plotted.  We let the kids lead the way and decide which direction to go with little help from us. My daughter said ...

Oregano!

Oregano!
The next oil I want to look into is Oregano.  I am pretty much going through what’s in the Physician’s Kit from DoTerra and digging a little into each oil’s background and it’s uses from a variety of sources. It has been or is being researched for: Cholesterol Parasites wound healing repelling insects asthma bronchiitis cough ...

My new friend – Frank

My new friend - Frank
I recently got the Family Physicians Kit from DoTerra.  I am really enjoying checking out the new oils and experimenting. One of the ones I have been most excited to try is Frankincense.   Frankincense, one of the gifts from the wise men to baby Jesus.    It has been used since ancient times for ...

Interest in Essential Oils

Interest in Essential Oils
I am becoming increasingly interested in Essential Oils.   I started my real food journey awhile back from reading a couple of great books.  Nina Planck’s Real Food:  What to Eat and Why and Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food.  They changed my whole outlook and it just. made. sense. I’m far from perfect and ...

10 hour Adventure Race

10 hour Adventure Race
We did it.  We participated in a 10 hour adventure race.   It was pretty good for 8.  The last 2 were brutal. It was very hot and humid that day.  Like over 100 degrees hot. We were on our way by 5:15 and made it to the starting lake at 6:00 for check in. ...

Night Run – that wouldn’t end

Night Run - that wouldn't end
In July Sheri and I did the Heifer Hustle Night run. It was brutal. It was hot and oh so humid.   We signed up for 5 miles.  You had the option of going 10 and 15 as well.    Headlamps were recommended. We were scheduled to start at 8:15.  We went back and forth ...

State Games Adventure Race 1

State Games Adventure Race
Last Saturday we completed another Adventure Race.    As we got into the car to leave we said…how is it so much fun to run through poison ivy, get scratched up from weeds and tree branches, run, bike, swim for 3 hours? We had another great time.  It’s like being a kid on a scavenger ...

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2

Run, Row, Rock and Roll part 2
Race day! The alarm went off at 4:30.  Yuck.  I forget how noisy tent camping can be.  We listened to some coyotes during the night and one of us snored.  I’m not saying which one. We pulled on our clothes which consisted of new socks for both of us, and new pants for me.  Which ...

Adventure Racing – the night before

Adventure Racing - the night before
A little over a week ago, Sheri and I did our first ‘big’ adventure race.   It’s summer and all of the usually modes of transportation were included….kayaking, biking, hiking and orienteering. This was RRRR – for Run, Row, Rock and Roll in Fairbury NE.   We had the choice of the Sport Course – ...

Mud Sweat and Beer 1

Mud Sweat and Beer
We did another beer run a week ago, the Mud, Sweat, and Beer trail run.  It would be a lot more fun if I liked beer!!    But I do like the trails, the people, and the atmosphere! This was in Ashland, NE at a golf course with beautiful views of the platte river.   ...