I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

Why yes, it has been one year since my last blog post. If you’ve followed my blog from the beginning, you know that I’m not the most consistent blogger in the world. I try to put out quality posts (says the girl who once wrote a post called “People with no friends make me sad” and another called “Chicken fried waste“) that truly reflect where … Continue reading I’m back! And here’s what I’ve been up to…

I signed up for a half marathon, then I ran it.

I did it! I ran a half marathon and I didn’t fall and break all my limbs. Although, my limbs did feel a lot like spaghetti when I was done. I feel so proud and accomplished. Let me share a little bit about the race. I ran the Ath Half, a half marathon that twists and turns around my beautiful city, Athens, Georgia. After my … Continue reading I signed up for a half marathon, then I ran it.

I promise, I’m still running.

It has been approximately one million years since I have posted a running update. Here’s a quick list of excuses followed by an actual update: I never followed through on my post “I signed up for a half marathon, so now I have to run it” because I physically couldn’t run it. Thanks, food poisoning! But really… I got food poisoning two days before the … Continue reading I promise, I’m still running.

I signed up for a half marathon, so now I have to run it.

I did something really ridiculous and I signed up for a half marathon. I signed up so spontaneously that I didn’t even consider if I had enough time to train (technically I didn’t, by the way). The big day is March 8th. I am running the San Diego Half Marathon in sunny California. Though I may never know what actually caused me to sign up … Continue reading I signed up for a half marathon, so now I have to run it.

I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

In a moment of utter procrastination and panic over this Ph.D. I’m working on (oh, yeah… I’m working on a Ph.D.), I started planning out the next two years on this desperate document called “PhD Plan of Attack: The most Type A way of getting through the next two years.” The document basically outlines how many classes I have left on my program of study–which, … Continue reading I discovered how to make a countdown, y’all.

30 Days: Personalized Rules

It’s almost the end of my 30 Days of Motivation and I’m feeling great (but also kind of bloated today because of my stupid girl body). I can definitely see some improvements in my performance and my attitude so I can already say that this month was effective. The one thing I can’t say just yet is whether or not this month will provide me … Continue reading 30 Days: Personalized Rules

30 Days: Small steps

This morning I participated in my third race (second one this month). It was a 5K that I wanted to participate in to support my friend’s organization to benefit my university’s speech and hearing clinic. I have been keeping up with running (51.2 miles this month!) and I feel confident in my ability to stick with this. I don’t fear another plateau but I know I need … Continue reading 30 Days: Small steps

30 Days: Turn your day around

Today was one of those days. Everything I tried to accomplish was, for lack of a better word, a fail. I couldn’t get access to a Webinar I wanted to watch. I made a scheduling mistake with the staff I supervise, and I kept spilling or dropping things. Gravity was really messing with me. I finally stopped everything I was doing so I could come … Continue reading 30 Days: Turn your day around