Steps to Build a Website

This is the time of year that I set up A LOT of websites and blogs for clients. These are the best GoDaddy sales this week. I always recommend a self-hosted site. So you will need a domain and a hosting account, then download WordPress for free. If you are planning on selling anything, also pick up the SSL certificate. Questions on how to setup a site or want someone to do it for you, just ask.
  1. Choose a domain name and buy it
  2. Buy a hosting account
  3. Buy a SSL Certificate if it is an eCommerce site
  4. Attach the domain to the hosting account
  5. Download WordPress
  6. Install a theme. I use Elegant Themes, Studio Press and ThemeForest
  7. Setup your Site


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These are the Theme companies I use:

Genesis Framework for WordPress


2013 Race Schedule

Here are the races that are on my radar for 2013.

*Means I am registered for it or will be soon. There are a lot of races this year that I am running – so excited! If you are interested in sponsoring a race, please contact me. Wanna be on my team? Drop me a line and join in on the crazy fun.

A few weekends have multiple races and I am figuring out which one I am doing… so they are all listed.


*Commitment Day 5K

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 9:00am

Downtown Scottsdale


Awesome ’80s Run – Arizona 5k or 10k

Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00am

16101 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, Arizona
*Rock N Roll Half Marathon & Marathon & 2-Person Half Marathon Relay – Phoenix

January 20, 2013 at 7:50am

Half Marathon: Starts from Downtown Tempe on Mill Ave & 3rd St.

Marathon: Starts from Downtown Phoenix at CityScape

*The Color Run 5k
Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 7:30am

80 W Rio Salado Pkwy – Tempe Town Lake



*Arizona Road Racers Desert Classic Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:00am

Riverboat Village, Surprise, AZ


*Runner’s Den Road Races 5k & 10k

Paradise Valley Mall
Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 7:00am


Skirt Chaser 5k

Saturday, February 16 at 2:00pm

Tempe Town Lake


Color Run 5K – Las Vegas

Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 8:30am

425 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV

Lost Dutchman Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 8K

Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:00am

3015 N. Idaho Rd. Apache Junction, AZ

The marathon is a scenic, rolling, point-to-point, USA T&F certified course (#AZ02007GAN) that can be used as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.


Rock N Roll Marathon, Half Marathon & Mini Marathon – Pasadena

Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 7:30am

Rose Bowl – N. Arroyo Blvd. & Seco Street


Run for Ryan House at DC Ranch 5k, 10k & Half Marathon

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:00am

20555 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, Arizona


Phoenix Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 7:00am

3939 N. Usery Pass Rd, Mesa, AZ

The marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.


*Kiss Me I’m Irish 4K, 8K & 17K

Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 7:15am
Westgate City Center


*NABI Chasing The Sun 5K & 7K

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 7:30am
Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza

Upcoming 2013 Races

I Did it! Ran Half Marathon at RnRLV

I ran in my 1st Half Marathon this past weekend in the Las Vegas Rock N Roll Half Marathon. A Half Marathon is 13.1 Miles… that is far! I didn’t think I was ready to run that far as I hadn’t even come close to that in my training. But when I get challenged to do something, I have a hard time backing down. So I can thank Yesika and Lisa for pushing me to signup – but I really have to thank them for also running in their 1st Half Marathons too! Here is my 1st video blog showing the whole experience from the car drive up to the bubbly at the end.

Oh yeah, I finished it!! I was running 9 minutes and then walking 1 minute to have enough energy to make it to the end. Thanks Coach Kristine with for the great strategy! Can’t wait to work with the PRS Fit Team for next year’s training program.


Thank you to for being my Race Sponsor and Road Runner Sports for all my awesome gear!

If I Die Today

If I Die Today


If I die today I hope my legacy is – that girl sure knew how to live! She truly lived her life! She did not sit on the sidelines and let life pass her by. She went out and experienced all that life sent her way, one mile at a time. 

Around the US

If I die today, I know I lived my life with grace, integrity to my soul, and with pushing through fear to find my inner strength. I have loved with every ounce of my being, felt emotions that have rocked me to my core, and have shown those around me the power in something as simple as a hug.

If I die today, I would have wished to have had closer relationships with some of my family. I would have recognized our differences earlier and instead of railing against them, acknowledged that we are on our own journeys and let go. Letting go of expectations of what you want compared to what you need releases people to become who they are meant to be and not how you want them to be.

If I die today, I want my brother Ricky to know that I would follow him anywhere and that in his wing, I grew stronger. I want my dad to know that I loved him and that I always tried to make him proud of the crazy strong-independent woman that I am today. My mother blessed me with creativity and a free spirit and my Parents gave me stability and strength. (Thank you, Lila.) I might not have been blessed with children, but my life has never known more joy than when I am with my nieces and nephews Tyler, Jessica, Rhiana, and Ryan. The laughter shared with my cousins and my aunts and uncles is something I can’t live without. The bond among my siblings is never ending – Ricky, Valerie, Joey, Vicky – thank you for being part of my life.

If I die today, I want my friends to know that they gave me the strength and courage to let go and run free. Being a person who goes down the road less traveled can be a lonely experience. At times I might have been alone, but I was never lonely as I have the best friends in the world that a girl could ever ask for. It took me awhile to find them, to find those that understood my language, to trust them in my inner space. I am so glad I let them in – friendships have made me feel part of a larger community and is where I felt myself grow the most.

If I die today, my only regret is not knowing what it felt like to fly. I would regret not having one last earth-shattering kiss. I would regret the pain that would come to those I cared about.

If I die today, I know I have seen the most absolute beauty watching the ocean waves roll in at the beach in Rocky Point. I saw what I knew was Heaven when I went to Glacier National Park and when I close my eyes I am taken back to that day surrounded by all those magnificent waterfalls and mountains. For me, the ultimate life would be to have a house with the mountains behind me, the ocean in front of me and a garden on the side. A wonderful husband on his laptop next to me making me laugh as we shared a glass of wine.

2-18-13 Sunset Rose

If you were to die today do you know what you would do? Would you want to know? And what is death? Is death just a rebirth into a new life? I’m not physically dying today, but I am moving on into a new world. Over the last three months I have seen or talked to those in my past that I have had difficult relationships with. I forgave them, but most importantly I forgave myself for my part in the misunderstandings. I let go of the hurt, the pain, the hate, and forgave. The true power of forgiveness is amazing.

In this last year I told the man who I felt was IT how I felt about him. He didn’t feel the same way. Then there was the one who when we kissed made my heart beat like crazy, but he was too afraid to let go. Recently I met someone else and only time will tell if that is meant to be or is just another chapter in the book of my life.

Glacier NP Waterfall

I know I come into people’s lives to heal them and let them go. A few come into mine to help me stay centered and anchored in and open to this self-awareness that is all encompassing. Allowing others into my bubble takes all of my strength. Most people only see a certain depth of me that I allow. Very few people know the true depths of my thoughts and feelings. Shallow is not a word used to describe me. I have an energy that lights up a room, one that lately makes strangers come up and want to touch me, and a lot of time, want to hug me.

I never thought I would make it to my 40th birthday which is three days away. I have felt that something, more precisely – me, was going to die on April 2nd. For the last few days I thought that it was a physical death but I now know that it was more metaphorical.

Today there are two things that are retiring, so dying in a way. This blog retired today April 2, 2014 as did my online persona @dragonflytweet, and my name Kristi Trimmer came of the shadows. They are five years old and I have loved them so. I started writing about social media and food blogging. One day I was so upset about my weight that I told the whole world how much I weighed and started Weigh-in Wednesdays. This is the blog that changed the course of me, and of my writing: Now Weight A Minute.

But it is time to move on, to be who I am meant to be without restrictions. To let you see all of me – the good, the incredibly awesome, and the bad. You see on this blog I was afraid to write about certain topics, afraid to let you see the real me – all of me – because of my corporate clients and sharing the depths of what makes me, well, me. I’m not afraid anymore.

I’m ready to write on what it is really like to travel full-time, camp alone out in the forest, run half marathons when you are physically hurt or emotionally messed up.  I want to show you the latest in fitness tech and how it helps to keep me motivated. I want to share my love of gardening and eating an organic soy-free life. I want you to join me on visits to breweries interviewing brew masters and also feel like you are with me at the vineyard sipping away on wine grown from those very same grapes. I will continue to bring you deals that touch on all of these things and ones that I would use in my world. I’m ready to be a full-time writer and blogger of life and all that encompasses the many different aspects of me.

Welcome to my new world, welcome to


Catch it All at Best Buy for March Madness

Catch it All at Best Buy for March Madness

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I am on the road more often than not these days. I stay connected daily by using both my Samsung S4 and Nokia Lumina phones. Always tapping away on my ASUS laptop and still learning how to navigate my iPad Mini. To say I am connected to tech daily is an understatement. When asked by Best Buy what was my favorite way to be plugged in during March Madness and other events, that was easy – my phone. I feel lost when I don’t have it beside me at all times. Best Buy helps keep me connected to the excitement with the devices and connectivity that make it possible:

One Screen is Not Enough!

I need more than one screen to keep an eye out on my Arizona Wildcats, that’s for sure! One device to have the brackets another to stream the basketball game while I am on the road. How many screens does it take you? Brought to life by the Best Buy promise of the latest devices and services, all in one place. I can dig that. I’m not a fan of going to multiple stores to get what I need for my tech fix!

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card.