Tales from the road 

We are currently on our way to Colorado and have stayed in three hotels in three different cities in the past three days. I feel  part gypsy, part adventuress. I haven’t sat at a work desk in over a week and it’s taken me looking at my planner every day to remember what day it…

Thoughts during moving week 

Thank you, Fayetteville. You saw me through ages 23 through 33. You provided me with worthwhile experiences, lifelong friends, and fun adventures. You were the home I came back to after my wedding and where I ran my first marathon. Ten years of memories is quite something and I feel so lucky to have experienced…

Last Day

Today was my last day of work at a job that I have held for the past (almost) 8 years. Hamilton’s “One Last Time” has been in my head all day, believe me 😉 The time has pretty much flown by, which is probably why the fact hasn’t really sunk in yet. I turned in…

Sole Sister Day

I don’t do goodbyes. The word is just so final. It means gone, done, forever. And I tend keep people that I love and need very close, no matter where I am geographically. But in the spirit of goodbyes (although this was more of a “see you later”), the Sole Sisters and I spent the…

I often use running as a metaphor for other parts of my life. Rough day? Eh, I’ve run 11 marathons, I can handle it. Some might say that I use running as a defense mechanism. Like I race just so I can tell myself that other challenges aren’t so bad. That could be true if…

Colorado, here we come!

Well, it’s now pretty much 100% official and I can tell the whole world that I’m moving to Colorado.     I’m leaving a job that I’ve held for close to 8 years (well, I’ve been at the organization for close to 8 years but have held different roles during that time) and it’s taking…

My parents 

This week my amazing parents visited Fayetteville. It was their farewell tour to the city as I myself am on my way out soon. As usual, we had a marvelous time. My dad and I ran, we cooked, we organized, we shopped, and enjoyed being outside. I am so incredibly lucky that I get to…

Stop waiting

Yesterday I heard a great quote on one of my favorite podcasts: “Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married,…

Running isn’t selfish

I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts this morning during my run. The person being interviewed offhandedly mentioned that the few hours she spends a day running could be considered “selfish.” I almost halted mid-stride. Wait…WHAT?? Now, to be fair, the person being interviewed is a mother and was probably referring to the…

It was a good weekend; full of sunshine, a breeze hinting of summer, time with friends, and big decisions. A bittersweet choice, full of the usual ups and downs that come with being alive. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? Many many things will happen soon enough, but for right now, I plan to sit back…

12 + hours in Colorado Springs

I recently returned from a very quick trip to Colorado. Like a 12 hour thing. I plan to write a more in-depth blog entry on my thoughts and views on the place (especially since I may be spending more time there in the future) but in the meantime, here are a few snaps of the…

Give yourself permission to be unapologetically you

Let me describe my ideal night: Dinner at 5pm Shower by 6pm Bedtime by 8pm Does that happen? Probably once a year, if that. But I am FOR SURE a morning person. I prefer to go to bed as early as possible (which usually ends up being around 930pm or 10pm) and get up early…