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Last night I went to the movies. Those of you who know me know that I rarely go to the movies. My attention span isn't long enough to just sit there being quiet....

0 Comment / Jan 06, 2017

Time to be an adult

Yes, it is time to be an adult. I am speaking for myself however I do think that many of you need to follow suit. I will admit it, I have become a sore loser. There,...

0 Comment / Nov 16, 2016

Moving beyond the words

I made a promise to myself to do more moving beyond the words. I have a ton of things to do on my list. My list of things that I want to accomplish. I guess it is sort...

0 Comment / Oct 27, 2016

We are created equal, right?

We are created equal, right? Yes, that is a rhetorical question. And yes it is clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence. And yes it has been drummed into...

0 Comment / Oct 17, 2016

Just freaking wow

Just freaking wow! Hurricane Matthew has been front and center the past few days. He has in my life to, but fortunately so have many wonderful things. First, after...

1 Comment / Oct 14, 2016

Meatless week day #4 the final day

Four days this week I went meatless. I prepared vegetarian meals. That is right, the four days. It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I knew that whatever...

0 Comment / Aug 25, 2016

Meatless week Day #3

Four days this week I went meatless. I prepared vegetarian meals. That is right, the four days. It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I knew that whatever...

0 Comment / Aug 24, 2016

Meatless week Day #2

Four days this week I went meatless. I prepared vegetarian meals. That is right, the four days. It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I knew that whatever...

0 Comment / Aug 23, 2016

Meatless week Day #1

Four days this week I went meatless. I prepared vegetarian meals. That is right, the four days. It was not as hard as I thought it would be. I knew that whatever...

0 Comment / Aug 22, 2016

Kingfisher Discovery Center Project

I have been drafted! Not into the military, been there done that, plus am probably too old to go back even if I wanted to. I am joining a fundraising effort for the Kingfisher...

0 Comment / Aug 19, 2016

Blue Sky Endurance

I visited Blue Sky Endurance for the first time last week. I had heard all about it from it’s inception in the head of my friend and the owner Catherine Burns...

0 Comment / Jun 27, 2016

First time-Lambrusco

Yes, I admit it.  I went to the grocery store and bought a bottle Riunite Lambrusco on purpose. It fits my criteria, it's wine and it's under $10. I had a plan....

0 Comment / Feb 09, 2016

Random musings

This is the 1st in my new series Random Musings. Periodically I will write about things that pop into my head. Since this is a new year I thought I would start with success....

0 Comment / Feb 04, 2016

Terror on the treadmill

Originally posted on Salty Running on November 24, 2015. Last weekend sealed the deal; I am a terror on a treadmill. It was a fairly normal weekend to begin...

0 Comment / Nov 24, 2015

Big Revel Cottonwood Marathon

Originally posted on Salty Running on September 28, 2015. Big Revel Cottonwood marathon: Since we’re talking about big fall A races today, let’s talk...

0 Comment / Sep 30, 2015

Reviewing the Extend Nutrition Bar

Originally posted on September 17, 2015 on Salty Running. A couple of weeks ago I agreed to try some energy bars and report back on my findings. We here at Salty...

0 Comment / Sep 21, 2015

What I love about me

Originally posted in Skirt magazine on September 1, 2015.  My good friend asked me to send her a few words about what I love about me for inclusion in the September...

0 Comment / Sep 09, 2015

In the meantime

In the meantime, the space in between. What do you do when you are tired of struggling financially? When you need just a little bit to make it easier to breathe?...

0 Comment / Sep 08, 2015

The Impact of Trans Runners on Women's Running

Originally posted on Salty Running Do we non-transgendered people have a right to care about Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn Jenner? While I am happy...

0 Comment / Aug 24, 2015

I Had it All Planned

Originally posted on July 8, 2015 in Salty Running When the alarm is set, the morning run is happening … or is it? Image via wikimedia. I had it all planned....

0 Comment / Jul 08, 2015

The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of America

Alaska's Maire Nakada is The 2015 Distinguished Young Woman of America Originally posted on June 27, 2015 By Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com Alaska's...

0 Comment / Jun 29, 2015

Distinguished Young Women Preliminaries

Distinguished Young Women Preliminaries Originally posted on June 26, 2015 by Michelle Matthews Bria Kalpen of Alabama competes...

0 Comment / Jun 28, 2015

54 miles

Originally posted on Salty Running on February 26, 2015. I have run 54 miles before. I ran 1,381 last year and that is 54 miles several times over. But those...

0 Comment / Feb 26, 2015

I'm saving money

I'm saving money. I do not live lavishly so finding ways to reduce my expenditures was tough. I thought about eliminating or at least downsizing the items/services...

0 Comment / Jan 15, 2015

Distinguished Young Women Judge

Yes, it's official I am a National Distinguished Young Women judge! I am so excited. This is a true example of Success by Association. I volunteered with the local...

0 Comment / Jan 09, 2015

Advanced copy of my book now available

FINALLY! It has taken a very long time, but now I can say advanced copies of my book 369 Flights of Daily Devotion are now available. I am very excited about its arrival...

0 Comment / Jan 09, 2015

Doretha Walker's thoughts swirling around my head

Doretha Walker's thoughts. Yes, my thoughts swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance....

0 Comment / Nov 14, 2014

Doretha Walker's thoughts swirling around my head

Doretha Walker's thoughts. Yes, my thoughts swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance....

0 Comment / Oct 31, 2014

Pre-race rituals

Originally posted on October 28, 2014 for Saltyrunning. Recently I heard someone mention pre-race rituals. I got to thinking about them. At first I did not think...

0 Comment / Oct 28, 2014

My review of a Runners' Flashlight by Nathan

  Runners' flashlight, do you have one? I am reviewing the Nathan Zephyr Fire 100 Hand Torch Runners' Flashlight. I got it from Fleet Feet, Mt. Pleasant,...

0 Comment / Oct 21, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Oct 18, 2014

Opting Out of Running in Makeup

Originally posted on October 13, 2014 at Salty Running. Opting Out of Running in Makeup. Running all made up, with a face full of makeup. I have never done it, but many...

0 Comment / Oct 13, 2014

Swirling around my head

It isn't that nothing was swirling around my head last week. I think there was just too many things swirling around my head and I did not get around to writing about...

0 Comment / Oct 10, 2014

Swirling around my head

It isn't that nothing was swirling around my head last week. I think there was just too many things swirling around my head and I did not get around to writing about...

0 Comment / Oct 03, 2014

369 Flights of Daily Devotion at publisher

369 Flights of Daily Devotion went to the publisher. I am nervous. This is HUGE for me and very scary. This is actually going to happen. People will be able to buy this...

0 Comment / Sep 24, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Sep 19, 2014

Running with the blind

Originally posted on Salty Running on September 15, 2014. The other day my running partner decided to bring a friend to our run who was training for the Savannah...

0 Comment / Sep 15, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Sep 12, 2014

369 Flights of Daily Devotions is getting closer to being released

369 Flights of Daily Devotions is getting closer to being released. I am very anxious because I have been dreaming of this book for a very long time. Long before...

0 Comment / Sep 09, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Sep 05, 2014

Do not call me a cougar or any other animal, thank you very much

Do not, I repeat do not call me a cougar or any other animal thank you very much. And yes I know that the featured picture is a bear, not a cougar. Any toddler will...

0 Comment / Sep 02, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Aug 29, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Aug 22, 2014

369 Flights of Daily Devotions is on the way

My book 369 Flights of Daily Devotions (because some days need more than one) is on the way. It comes from my love daily devotional books. There is something special...

0 Comment / Aug 18, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Aug 15, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Aug 08, 2014

A HARP is not just just an instrument

I do not know how to play the harp instrument, but I love harp music. I now am a fan of another harp, the HARP (Home Affordable Refinance Program) loan. I saw the commercials...

0 Comment / Aug 05, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. I have not been focused on any one thing...

0 Comment / Aug 01, 2014

5 Things I learned from Ernestine Sheperd

5 Things I learned from Ernestine Sheperd. Originally posted on Salty Running on July 25, 2014. At 77 years old, Ernestine Shepherd holds the Guinness World...

0 Comment / Aug 01, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance. It is heavily about Buffalo, NY since...

0 Comment / Jul 18, 2014

Pick Me up at Target, Please

Originally posted Salty Running on June 26, 2014 Never has a tan concrete exterior and a hot asphalt parking lot seemed more appealing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Pick...

0 Comment / Jul 16, 2014

Swirling around my head

Head, swirling around my head this week. The random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance: My latest book in the success...

0 Comment / Jun 27, 2014

Swirling around my head

Swirling around my head this week these are the random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance: I finally sat down and reviewed my...

0 Comment / Jun 20, 2014

Five Maya Angelou Quotes to Inspire Your Training

Originally posted by me on June 13, 2014 on Salty Running. I know that when Maya Angelou was writing she had no idea that I would use her elegant words to help...

0 Comment / Jun 13, 2014

Swirling around in my head

My head, swirling around in my head this week, these are the random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance except for the first...

0 Comment / Jun 13, 2014

African American Woman Leaders: The Mammy Archetype

Originally posted on 3 Plus International I possess a curiosity about African American women leaders partially because I claim to be one and partially because...

0 Comment / Jun 11, 2014

Procrastination sucks

Procrastination sucks productivity. We all put things off from time to time and that is normal. The problem arises when you constantly put off things until the last...

0 Comment / Jun 10, 2014

Swirling around in my head

Swirling around in my head, these are the random things I read/thought/heard about this week in no particular order or importance: Your reputation is very important...

0 Comment / Jun 06, 2014

Do not get fired while job hunting

It is easier to find a job when you have a job but do not get fired while job hunting. I actually got caught job hunting a few jobs ago. This was before the Internet....

0 Comment / Jun 05, 2014

Respect the 5K

Originally posted on Saltyrunning on June 4, 2014. I will admit that I did not always respect the 5K. I think I did when I first started running, but recently...

0 Comment / Jun 04, 2014

Is local yoga too affluent, white and cliquish?

Is local yoga too affluent, white and cliquish? by David Quick, Originally posted in the Post & Courier on Jun 2 2014 6:03 pm  Jun 4 9:33 am In the past...

0 Comment / Jun 04, 2014

Weekly wrap up

This is my first weekly wrap up. I felt compelled to list  the five random topics that stole my attention this week: Sadly Maya Angelou died. I did not have...

0 Comment / May 30, 2014

Reward Yourself

I get asked a lot about what I wish I knew earlier about leadership. There are many things, but one of things that I do not do a good job with is the reward. I wish...

0 Comment / May 28, 2014

Green Pea Avocado Radish Sandwiches

Green Pea Avocado Radish Sandwiches originally posted on Meatless Monday meals. I will admit that I am a bit intrigued by this recipe. I love avocados but hate,...

0 Comment / May 26, 2014

Berry Breakfast Couscous

Berry Breakfast Couscous originally posted on Meatless Monday Meals. I love couscous and will have to try it for breakfast. Couscous is cooked sweet in fruit...

0 Comment / May 19, 2014

Running Past History

Originally posted in Salty Running on February 4, 2014 Running through Jackson, MS calls to mind the battles for Civil Rights fought by Americans who came before...

0 Comment / May 14, 2014

Does a Costume Mean I Will Run Faster?

Originally posted in Salty Running on May 1, 2014. I see lots of people dressing up for races. I shy away from using the word ‘costume’ unless they look like...

0 Comment / May 14, 2014

Veggies and Corn Grits

Veggies and Corn Grits Originally posted on the Meatless Meals website. This meatless meal would be great for breakfast. Polenta is sliced into rounds and browned...

0 Comment / May 13, 2014

What does work life balance really look like?

The other day a client asked me what does work life balance really look like.  Then she asked me how to achieve work life balance in her life. Inside I was cringing...

0 Comment / May 02, 2014

Ask for what you are worth

As women we need to ask for what we are worth. That is advice that I finally listened to. That is right, I finally negotiated for a higher salary than I was offered. ...

0 Comment / May 01, 2014

What doesn't your resume say about you?

I read an article about things resumes don't show about you that had me re-examining my own.  And just like the author wrote, my resume does not tell the most interesting...

0 Comment / Apr 24, 2014

How connected are you?

How connected are you in your job search? I wrote about job searching when you are over 50 in a previous post. There is hope. Many have done it, myself included. One...

0 Comment / Apr 20, 2014

Bad things happen when you do too much

Bad things happen to you when you do too much and yes that includes multitasking. You may think you are being more productive doing 15 things at one time, but are you really?...

0 Comment / Apr 17, 2014

Finally, not alone in my name

Originally posted in the Moxie section of the Post & Courier on December 31, 2010. I love Facebook. It's not because I found a millionaire husband, or a long-lost...

0 Comment / Apr 15, 2014

Was purchase worth the cost to soul?

Originally posted in the Moxie section of the Post & Courier on June 27, 2011.  This was my first article posted in this newspaper! A dear sister-girlfriend...

0 Comment / Apr 11, 2014

What defines 'diverse'?

Originally posted in the Moxie section of the Post & Courier on September 2, 2011 I attended a diversity job fair recently. I was actually excited. OK, as excited...

0 Comment / Apr 11, 2014

Relish the gift of time

Originally posted in the Moxie Section of the Post & Courier on May 13, 2011 A while back I wrote that there are times when we should quit. I should have...

0 Comment / Apr 11, 2014

Quitting not always the worst idea

Originally published in Moxie in the Post & Courier on April 16, 2010 I hear over and over and over again that "Winners never quit and quitters never win."...

0 Comment / Apr 11, 2014

The Running Partner Breakup

Originally posted on SaltyRunning on April 8, 2014 The Running Prtner Breakup Life is full of ups and downs, but I did not see this one coming. Or maybe I ignored...

0 Comment / Apr 10, 2014

Is bossy a bad word?

Is bossy a word you use often? I did not before the past few months. In fact you may have seen a lot of talk about being called 'bossy'. Here is what I think: I...

0 Comment / Apr 10, 2014

There is hope and help with student loans

There is hope  and help with student loans. I know this from experience. Yes, I have student loans at my age. I wanted my PhD and taking out student loans was the only...

0 Comment / Apr 08, 2014

Job Search Over Age 50

Losing your job can be daunting and feel like the waves are overtaking you.  There is hope to search for a job for those of us over 50. I can speak from experience....

1 Comment / Apr 04, 2014

In the press Post & Courier

I was featured with 9 other fabulous women. Ten local women to follow on Twitter by Rene Smith Originally posted on Friday, July 23, 2010 12:01 a.m., Updated:...

0 Comment / Feb 04, 2014

Book Review | The Winner Effect

THE WINNER EFFECT: The Neuroscience of Success And Failure. By Ian H. Robertson. St. Martin’s Press. 320 pages. $25.99. Why are some people winners and others...

0 Comment / Dec 23, 2012

Guest Blog | Black Girls Run

  Guest post as originally published on BlackGirlsRun.com  December 13, 2011 Running Like a Rock Star by Doretha Walker I am not a rock star, I am not even...

0 Comment / Dec 13, 2011

Guest Column | Post and Courier

Guest Column for the Post and Courier December 2, 2011 ROLE MODELS LIKE HILL MATTER Doretha Walker I was among hundreds of women who all had Anita Hill...

0 Comment / Dec 02, 2011

Guest Blog | AngieMizzell.com

  Guest Post for AngieMizzell.com as originally published May 12, 2011 WAITING FOR MY THING by Doretha Walker I think I have always been waiting for my THING...

0 Comment / May 12, 2011

Guest Blog | Black Girls Run

  Guest post as originally published on BlackGirlsRun.com  May 26, 2010 Running Over 40 by Doretha Walker When people ask me how it felt to run my first...

0 Comment / May 26, 2010