One of my favorite summer weekends

My alumni softball league had part one of our playoffs on Saturday and Sunday. With 67 teams, close to 1,200 people and softball games from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, the weekend was just a giant party. (L to R) Jon, me and Zac after our first game Pool play was this weekend, and my team won all three of our games, which means we advance to the elimination round next weekend. We got lucky this year and our games were at 8 and 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. So once we got … [Continue reading]

Softball Tournament Take 1

August is softball tournament season around these parts. The first three weekends of the month, I have softball tournaments pretty much all day, every day. The first tournament was last Saturday for my Senate league team. I've played on this team for five years now and have coached it the last two (or maybe three?) years with my friend Jon. This year's tournament was fun, but in terms of playing to our potential, it didn't go well. Our first game was at 9:30, and we beat the … [Continue reading]

Random Acts of Kindness

Ever since I got back from vacation, getting out of bed before work to run has been a struggle for me. But somehow this morning, I mustered enough will power to drag myself out the door for a sweaty four miler. It was a Garmin-less run so I have no idea on my time. Probably for the best, I'm sure it was slow with the humidity. Glad I woke up and got it done though. Now... on to a totally unrelated topic. Last week, I was having a pretty meh week. Catching up from vacation, trying to … [Continue reading]

The 7 Books I Read on Vacation

I've been back from vacation almost as long as I was actually on vacation, and boy do I wish I were still at the beach. Living is just a little bit (or a lot) better there. I'm always amazed how at the beach I can wake up every day at 5:30 or 6 a.m. without an alarm, but once back at home, I struggle to drag my butt out of bed by 7 a.m. I'm going to bed at literally the exact same time, if not earlier, back in DC, and still find waking up to be a challenge. Such is life I … [Continue reading]

Seashore Striders 5 Miler 2015

For the last several years when I've been on vacation in Rehoboth Beach, I've taken advantage of the fact that the local running club puts on a five mile race the second day of the trip. Last year, I even placed first in my age group! This year, I signed up for the race again, and my mom decided to do it too. The Seashore Striders always put on a really great event. The day-of entry fee is $25 and gets you a fully supported course, a nice tech shirt and all the watermelon you can … [Continue reading]

Rehoboth Beach Trip 2015

I'm back from yet another blogging hiatus, though this one was very intentional. I was at the beach with my family for a week, and I tried my hardest to unplug. I packed my laptop, but basically never opened it. I peeked at Twitter a handful of times, and posted a couple of photos on Instagram, but other than that, I wanted nothing to do with technology. It was glorious to get away. I need to unplug like that more often. The beach itself was great! I had a fun time hanging out … [Continue reading]

Checking In

I'm bacccckkk. After a bit of an unintentional hiatus because my computer's logic board crapped out, I'm back to blogging. So what have I been up to since I last checked in? Well I've still be running here and there, sticking with my summer plans of running 3-5 miles between 3-5 times per week. I will admit, both of those numbers have been on the lower end. It's been a lot of 3 milers, about three times per week. I met up with the blogger formerly known as Meganerd on Friday, and we did … [Continue reading]

Discount Code for 10K Across the Bay

Hey friends! So I'm working as an ambassador for the 10K Across the Bay again this year (even though I didn't actually get to run it last year because I was injured...womp womp!) But, I'm super pumped to run it this year! So if you'd like to join me, I have a discount code you can use to register for the race that will get you a $5 discount on the registration fee. All you need to do is enter AMBMILCETICHJ15 as the promo code during registration. The race sold out quickly last … [Continue reading]

The Coolest Thing I’ve Done in DC

It's been a busy couple of weeks around these parts, with some major grad. school summer class deadlines, hence the radio silence. I'm hoping things will settle down in the next couple weeks, but in the meantime, I just wanted to pop in and tell you about the coolest thing I've done since I've lived in DC. Last Friday night, a friend of mine had an extra ticket to the Evening Parade at the Marine Corps Barracks in DC. The Evening Parade features performances by the President and … [Continue reading]

Doing All the Things Outside

I am not what you would call an "outdoorsy" person. You will certainly never find me sleeping in a tent in the woods, but in the summer, I love to spend time being active outside. This weekend I may have overdosed on the outdoor activity time just a little bit. We already know I kicked the weekend off with a Friday evening 5K. I followed that up with a softball triple header on Saturday, which was beyond exhausting, but of course, so much fun. We won all three games that we played, and … [Continue reading]