faith · family · geek · goals · God · half marathon · happy · health · me · running · working out · writing

the chaos has begun

…and by “chaos”, I mean “the messed-up and crazy-busy state of my life during the school semester.”  I had to take last weekend off from working out because I was on the verge of my beginning-of-semester freak-out, where I’m convinced I won’t ever be able to keep all the balls in the air and keep… Continue reading the chaos has begun

fears · me · running · working out · wrong

when animal planet meets runners’ world

So, what I didn’t realize when I started running was that “running” is, apparently, code for “close encounters with wildlife.” I’m okay with seeing cute bunnies, graceful deer, and the occasional squirrel. I’m obviously not okay with snakes falling out of trees. Another to add to the Do Not Try this at Home list…being chased… Continue reading when animal planet meets runners’ world

accountability · faith · God · worrying

working with snakes in the grass

You know how, when your coworkers are liars and gossips, eventually they start telling lies–lies that could get a person fired–about you? No? Lucky you. I happen to have two coworkers like that. These two, I’ll call them Little Gossip and Big Mouth, have been creating trouble for months, talking to everyone about what goes… Continue reading working with snakes in the grass

me · worrying

being sick isn’t any better than dealing with lazy people

You know what’s fun? Not going to work on a Wednesday when you’ve worked pretty much every single Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the past two years (Yeah, except for the three months I was out last summer, recovering.) You know what’s not fun? Being off on a Wednesday because you’re sick (even if you… Continue reading being sick isn’t any better than dealing with lazy people

family · fitness · happy · health · healthy eating · just because · me · procrastination · running · working out

5 things I learned this weekend

1)    My internal alarm clock is clearly set at 6 a.m. Period. No matter what. Even if I don’t have to get up early for anything. (On one hand, that makes morning workouts a tiny bit easier. On the other, blech.) 2)    I’m still a procrastinator. I’ve battled it for years. I’m still losing the… Continue reading 5 things I learned this weekend