Omos do Dallas

Hard to believe this was the Omos’ third annual summer trip to Dallas! The boys are growing up so fast and the time seems to be flying – which sounds so cliche but it’s the truth! My sister’s  family arrived the Wednesday after we got home from Montana.  We had two days to get ready to host the youngsters in our home …

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Hitting the TRAILS – Simon Family Vacation

If you knew me in my past life you wouldn’t guess I would be excited to trek through the woods, white water raft or kayak through the icy lakes of Glacier National Park, huh?  Well this designer-denim lover, handbag fanatic and acrylic nail Chica has changed a bit 😉   On July 1st we flew to the Pacific Northwest to start the …

Julie SimonHitting the TRAILS – Simon Family Vacation

Goodbye June, Hello July

  And then it was July?  When I look back at June I am pleased with some of the “mini goals” I have hit – my first 50 mile ride, a time trial mile swim in 25 minutes and finally achieving double digits in a single run (10, but hey- that counts!) On the other hand, I look at my …

Julie SimonGoodbye June, Hello July

Gym Goers: Meat Heads to the Creeper

After a rainy week with many of my workouts forced inside, I am reminded (and always amazed) by the varying types of people I see at the gym. I think it tends to switch up by morning-goers and evening-goers? But, I personally can’t speak to the evening scene myself.  I like to get up and go before my body fully wakes …

Julie SimonGym Goers: Meat Heads to the Creeper

Julie Trail

Last week I took a tour of Frisco with my Leadership class – we learned about the new development coming to our city, how the buildings we have now came to be and even a few historic spots still around today! As the tour continued, the A/C on the city bus became louder and louder. Eventually, the guides voice became similar …

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My kind of crazy – FRC

Last Saturday I saw some of my FRC buds at the Frisco Running Company grand opening. My pace group was just coming down Legacy as my eyes hit there’s. My smile grew ear to ear – I have missed them terribly! They were sweaty from the humid and windy day and were just coming in for a “quick” water break …

Julie SimonMy kind of crazy – FRC

Slow your roll

This morning I had a very early start due to Leadership Frisco (more on that awesomeness later) and I was up before dawn for a “quick” walk at 5:30am…Well, I forgot for a hot minute that nothing is “quick” when you’re injured. Actually, I move pretty darn slow. There is no so such thing as a “fast-five” to start the …

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Injury Strikes More Than Just Your Body!

February 9. The last day I went for a pain free run. The last day I felt invincible. The last day I covered any ‘real’ distance. It’s been over two months that I’ve been sidelined by injury now and to say that life has changed.. Well, that is an understatement.  I’ve seen 5 doctors (hoping one would tell me I …

Julie SimonInjury Strikes More Than Just Your Body!