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today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

Linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for this bit of randomness. Okay, not randomness. Not to me. Today, June 1st, is my four-year survival anniversary. Four years ago, I had a major stroke, without warning, and I almost died. The doctors pretty much said I’d die. Fortunately, they weren’t the ones in control.… Continue reading today is for gratitude (thinking out loud)

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week in review: arrggh!

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for this one. I skipped a week, because last week was pretty…brutal. My boyfriend’s mother died very unexpectedly, and that’s not been an easy situation to get through. So, not sleeping much. No energy to work out. And definitely not eating healthy. Let’s see, besides… Continue reading week in review: arrggh!

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week in review: progress

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets, as an excuse for my rambling… This week, I: -only managed to read one book, Paula Poundstone’s The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happinness. An interesting read, just wasn’t what I expected. But I liked it. -survived the first week of my… Continue reading week in review: progress

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what goes through my brain…everyday (TOL)

Thanks to Amanda at Running with Spoons for the opportunity to ramble. Thoughts I have had today: Why am I so tired? (I mean, sure, work + grad school + race training, but still.) Why do I have so many things on my to-do list? (See above, but that list leaves out book reviews I’ve… Continue reading what goes through my brain…everyday (TOL)

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when a mile feels like a marathon

Six months ago, I ran six miles like it wasn’t a big deal. (Not like super fast or anything, but I ran it without stopping or passing out.) Then I was injured for 3 months. Then I started trying to run again, and life and laziness kept getting in the way. So, here I am… Continue reading when a mile feels like a marathon

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week in review: shawarma shenanigans

Linking up with Meghan over at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the listing shenanigans. This week, I: Finished reading a book in less than 24 hours:  It Started with Goodbye, by Christina June. I love YA, and this one was great, with far less angst and whining than could have happened, and a lot more… Continue reading week in review: shawarma shenanigans