Books I Read in February and March

Hi friends! I'm coming to you live from BWI way earlier than I needed to be here because United messed up my plane ticket for my trip to Japan (and in the process did not print my TSA Precheck on my ticket, so I had to go through regular security #firstworldproblems). So now I'm chilling at my gate basically two hours before the time I'm set to take off and I thought I'd check in and do a quick update on the books I've read lately since it's been a while. I didn't do a recap in … [Continue reading]

Cherry Blossom Race Recap

Back in December, my coworker Tim suggested we get some people from our office to register for the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler lottery. It had been five years since I'd run the race, and I was kicking around potential spring races, so this sounded kind of perfect. I was on my winter break from school and excited that this race could be a good chance to get my running mojo back. Wellllll if you've been reading at all the last couple months, you know that obviously didn't happen. Work + … [Continue reading]

I Ran!

Two blog posts in a week! What is this craziness? I'm in a weirdly good mood tonight because I was able to stop work at a normal time and get outside for a run in this absolutely perfect DC weather. The run was nothing to write home about, slow, with a bunch of walking mixed in, but it was so nice outside that I ended up going for way longer than expected and covered just shy of five miles. Purely because I just wanted to be outside. (Emphasis on lots of walking. After only running one … [Continue reading]

Five Weeks Til Freedom

So apparently I have this thing called a blog that I used to update from time to time. In fact, at some point not that long ago, I used to update it daily. Now I either have no time to write or just a massive case of writer's block because there's literally nothing new to report. I will admit even with this post, I don't have a ton to say, but thought it would be nice to check in and share what I've been up to. Work is crazy, but good. I'm transitioning to a bit of a new role, which is … [Continue reading]

St. Pat’s 5K 2016 Recap

Last Sunday, I ran the St. Pat's 5K in DC, my first run since I got bronchitis in February. I had originally signed up to run the Double -- the 5K, immediately followed by the 10K. But after three weeks of no running and still having a lingering cough if I exerted myself too much, I decided it was smarter to just drop down to the 5K. My friend Meghan was supposed to run with me, but she took a brutal hit in her flag football game on Saturday that sidelined her for the race, but she … [Continue reading]

My MBA is Killing My Running (and my life)

February was a brutal month that, at times, I thought might legit kill me. Between some really long hours at work, a 20+ hour take-home exam and other intense school deadlines, work travel and being knocked out with bronchitis for about two weeks, I didn't think I'd ever survive. But here we are a week into March and I'm still alive, though some days I feel like a mere shell of my former energetic and fun-loving self. As you might have guessed from my lack of blogging, free time hasn't … [Continue reading]

Love the Run You’re With 2016 Recap

Hi friends! I'm back from my unintentional hiatus with a super delayed race report for you! On Valentine's Sunday, I ran one of my favorite 5Ks - Love the Run You're With. Unfortunately for all the runners, the race this year fell on what is supposed to be the coldest day we have all winter. It was expected to be so cold that the race directors sent out an email the day before, saying they would let us know the status of the race in the morning -- they first needed to confirm it would be … [Continue reading]

Fixing My Broken Hips

So after a solid three months of my left hip being annoyingly tight, stiff and at times downright painful, I finally decided to do something more than stretching/yoga. You'd think maybe I would have done something before now, but what can I say, I'm stubborn. Plus I was sort of hoping since I wasn't running as much because of school, that maybe the extra time off would help it just magically fix itself. Turns out magic fixes don't actually exist. So last week, I called up my massage … [Continue reading]

First Down 5K and Combine

On Super Bowl Sunday, I got up way too early to run a 5K around Hains Point with Meghan, Tim and Warren. Tim, Meghan, me, Warren A few months ago, I somehow convinced both my coworker Tim and my friend Meghan to buy the Pacers race pack that included Sunday's 5K, plus three more races in 2016. Mainly I wanted to have friends to race with, and since I'm obsessed with Pacers races, I applied some gentle peer pressure. So on a fairly chilly Sunday morning, we all trekked out to Hains … [Continue reading]

Books I Read in December and January

I definitely took advantage of all my free time during winter break between grad school semesters to cram in a ton of reading. I know I recapped some of the books I read in December in my last book post, but I wanted to make sure I summed up the books I read between Christmas and New Years in this post with the stuff I read in January. End of December Books Devil's Bridge - Linda Fairstein Really enjoyed this book and getting to spend time with some of my favorite characters. … [Continue reading]