Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time to Move! Get Healthy Blog Hop

 Get Healthy Blog Hop hosted by

Blog Hop rules: All you have to do is tell us how you keep in shape. On May 29, 2014 authors, writers, and bloggers will share tips, advice and inspiration for how they keep in shape and stay healthy.
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How I keep healthy...

 Hula Hooping- 
Typically a childhood activity, hula hooping has a huge number of benefits including increased cardiac endurance and heart health, increased flexibility and spine mobility, increased muscle tone in stomach, butt, arms, and legs-- to name a few. Besides, it's loads of fun. And did you know that you can burn up to 100 calories every 10 minutes of hula hooping???

 Oh the benefits of hiking...there are so many, including increased cardio-vascular health, increased muscle tone, increased bone density, decrease cancer risk and so so much more! The great part? Hiking is so much fun. It is easy to forget you are exercising when you spend most of the time exploring the sites around you.

Swimming. Now that the swimming pool is open for the season, I am planning to spend a lot of time poolside, reading, writing, and blogging- but I also plan on taking time and swimming laps. Swimming is such an amazing activity, and on a hot day, there is no better place to be than in a cool swimming pool!


And my favorite activities...Line Dancing!!! 
(Sorry, I didn't have a great picture of me and my line dance buddies...I will have to get some!)
I love music. I love to dance.
Not only do you get great aerobic exercise from line dancing, but it also has many social and emotional benefits. I have made some very special and amazing friendships with my line dancing buddies. I cherish every one of them! And line dancing is a great way to escape the computer screen and all the stress of the day. 
I spend 2-4 hours line dancing a week and rarely miss a class.

It is also important to eat right!

What do you do to stay active???

Have a great day and stay healthy! -Rebecca

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Tribute on Memorial Day- Honoring and Remembering Those Who Lost Their Lives

Memorial day means so much more than BBQs and the unofficial start to summer. Memorial day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The day is about honoring those who lost their lives for us.

I spent the day at an event in memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue and all our fallen heroes- K9s and handlers.

It was amazing. The turnout was huge.

Here are some photos from the event...

A retired Navy dog

 Our fallen heroes

 All funds raised went to Freedom Service Dogs of America

 The flags flying proudly outside of the Stagecoach Saloon

 The Stagecoach Saloon- the lot was packed and not only
with Harleys but with cars, too.

 The packed backyard- BBQ, friends, and great conversation

 The Blinker Fluid Band


Maria Goodavage the best selling author of Solider Dogs was there to sign copies of her book. 

Julie Burget Schrock author of Missing Max was there to sign copies of her book.

It meant so much to me to go to this amazing event. I was surrounded by so many people who came to honor our fallen soldiers and K9s. Flags waved in the slight wind, conversation filled the air, and the music of the Blinker Fluid Band rang throughout the backyard. Many surrounding businesses happily donated goods, and it looked like loads of money was raised.

So many have fought and given their life for our freedom, for my freedom. I am grateful to them and their families for their sacrifice. To all our Armed Forces, I am thankful.

In memory of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue

Hope you had a great memorial day- Rebecca

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Remembering Max- A Memorial Day Event

This Memorial Day, the Stagecoach Saloon in Franktown, Colorado is hosting a BBQ and silent auction in honor of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue and all our fallen heroes-K9s and handlers.

The Blinker Fluid Band- known for their funky rock and soul music- will be playing.

Funds raised will go to support Freedom Service Dogs of America in Englewood, Colorado.   
 Freedom Service Dogs
Freedom Service Dogs (FSD) enhances the lives of people with disabilities by rescuing dogs and custom training them for individual client needs. They provide lifetime support to their client-dog partners to encourage increased independence and the loving, therapeutic bond between canine and human.

For more information on the event, please email me. If you are local, I would love to see you there!

In honor of Colorado Marine K9 handler Corporal Max. W. Donahue

Camp Donahue in Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

You can read more about Missing Max by Julie Burget Schrock in my November blog post In Honor Of

Julie Burget Schrock. author of Missing Max
Or check out Missing Max on and visit Julie Burget Schrock at her blog.