Hello and welcome to my personal growth blog. My name is Robin and I’m so happy you stopped by. My hope is that you will return often. I’m writing about life, love, health and personal growth and how the decisions we make every day impact each of those areas. Inspiration is what I’m after, not just to get you to think about things but to move you to action, to No Longer Be a Bystander!
My Story in a Nutshell
I spent many years sitting on the couch, watching life pass by, choosing to watch television or read instead of being active which caused me to become overweight and out of shape. I’m married to a very active and adventurous man who has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro (twice) and run in the London Marathon. While I love supporting my husband, I grew tired of just watching him accomplish his adventures. I felt like I was missing out and I didn’t want to be left behind. I was tired of standing on the sidelines so I made a decision to NO LONGER be a BYSTANDER. By making that decision, I am choosing to be fully engaged in life and want to share my journey of personal transformation with you. Come along with me as we discover truth about ourselves and apply it to our lives.
5K in Sun City, AZ Feb 2018
The first major activity I took part in after deciding to No Longer Be a Bystander was a 5K in Sun City, Arizona. I started training in December 2017 and walked/jogged my way to the finish line in February 2018. I was 56 at that time.
Wonder Woman 5K in Tempe, AZ March 2019 COMPLETED!!
UPDATE: We did it!! We completed the Wonder Woman 5K in Tempe, AZ and crossed the finish line together! Very special time with my girl.
My daughter, Kelli, and I are training right now for a 5K in March. We are so excited to be doing this together as mother and daughter! After I completed a 5K last year, Kelli decided she wanted to do one too. I was so happy to find this particular 5K to participate in because it is the Inaugural Wonder Woman 5K event. My motivational alter-ego since November 2017 is Wonder Woman. Thinking of myself as WW has helped me stay motivated and committed to my journey. This event is on March 24, 2019.
co-authoring a book with my husband, Darrell
Another way I am No Longer a Bystander is writing a book with my husband, Darrell MacLearn. We have both dreamed of being best-selling authors so we decided to go for it! I’m excited to see what we are able to create together and can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for more details.