Monday, August 18, 2014

Head On

True confession: once upon a long, long time ago, I was supposed to go to New York City. We booked a tour, paid for tickets and planned how much fun we would have seeing all the amazing sights in the city that never sleeps.

But then I had an anxiety attack.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Jump? Why not?

You know what I love about races? The endorphins. No matter how nervous I get when I'm going to do a race (I've done just a handful of 5Ks in what I hesitate to call my racing career), it's the endorphins that keep me doing it. There's nothing like that feeling at the start line, the air is thick with possibility and excitement. At the finish line, it's that endorphin rush that carries you, sometimes for several days.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Mix Tape Shuffle: Road Trip Edition

Seriously; who doesn't like a road trip? Some of my best memories are road trip related, and a big part of that is the music. Sometimes you can count on the radio to treat you well, and if you've got satellite radio you'll likely have more luck (though I ditched the satellite when I realized there was no punk station—seriously?—and now I just program my own. I'm totally going to add that to my resume—musical program director FTW) but really, you know that sinking feeling when you're on the road and you realize you don't have the right CDs or your MP3 player to connect or your box of cassettes because it's not 1987 anymore.
Cars and music just go together. It's all about what you want to hear, so that makes road trips a perfect occasion for a mix tape shuffle.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wonder Woman is my spirit guide

Earlier this year, I found a new keychain in the form of Lego Wonder Woman. What's not to love about that? She's seen me through all my recent adventures (and misadventures), and she rides in my pocket keeping my keys company when I run through the streets. How can you not be happy when Wonder Woman is running with you, right?

I find it very inspirational to keep a superhero in my pocket. And not just a superhero, an Amazonian badass female superhero. It's easy to face challenges when she's got your back. It's easy to borrow a little of that invincibility when you need a boost.

Monday, July 07, 2014

"Facts" Checking

You take the good, you take the bad,
you take them both and there you have
The Facts of Life, the Facts of Life!
Fun fact: a few years ago when Lisa Whelchel was on Survivor!, I got all nostalgic and what-not and put the 1980s-era TV series The Facts of Life on my Christmas list. I mean, come on! From 1979-1988, this show guided me on... well... the facts of life from age 9-18.