Running and embroidery

Obviously, not at the same time.  I’ll admit, I’m pretty good at multitasking, but needle work while running?  That’s a talent I haven’t mastered. Last night, wonderfully, thankfully, the day shift charge nurse called and asked if I was up for a budget, meaning did I want to stay at home and take call pay. […]

Training for Mini Marathon #2

I spent yesterday being lazy and eating more calories than I needed to.  Chocolate at work, a large Dr. Pepper from McDonald’s, a to die for marshmallow sundae from Zesto and a raspberry lambic before bed.  See, way too many extra calories, but they were all so very, very delicious.  I didn’t even bother to […]

Yay for 2012

Today it dawned on me what an amazing year I’m having thus far.  I think about where I was this time last year, at my heaviest weight, finances in shambles, completely unhappy with where I was at, and I am amazed at how much has improved over the course of a year.  I am twenty […]

24 hours later…

Wow.  It was about this time yesterday I crossed the finish line of the Derby City Mini Marathon.  It’s a tiny bit surreal.  If it wasn’t not for the soreness and IT band pain, the race would seem ages ago. The upper respiratory infection that has been brewing over the last week has finally made […]


First of all, a very sincere thanks to all of those out there who sent words of encouragement my way, especially through blog comments.  I ran by a group of supporters twice today holding various signs and cheering the runners on, and one in particular stood out. A complete stranger is proud of you. I’m […]

13.1, here I come

16 hours! Race day is nearly here, at long last!  In truth, I feel nothing but ready.  Race days are great.  I’ve been running only for a short time, but races have become one of my favorite things in life.  This will be my fifth race in less than two months.  What am I going […]

Running with pearls

Two days and counting!  The Derby City Mini Marathon is just around the corner, and I cannot wait.  Still feeling good and mostly just anxious for race day to arrive.  Nerves are calm, although I am slightly concerned about my right foot.  My heel has been acting up for the last few weeks.  Nothing major. […]