Lessons from the Injured List

Okay, so I’ll admit it. My OCD/type A/anxiety whatever had taken pretty full control of that last blog post. I was feeling extremely pressured (by only me, myself, and I) to keep training for the marathon no matter what. It took a case of “extreme tendonitis” for God to slow my roll (literally, thank you…

Runner’s Poop and Losing My Hoo-Ha

I am putting a TMI warning on this one…read at your own peril of hearing things you may have never, ever wanted to know. I am at the end of week 4 with my training for the 2020 Austin marathon, and I offer you two valuable insights to the world of distance running. Runner’s Poop…

the power of numbers

I’m in my second week of training for the Austin marathon. On Saturdays at 7:00AM, I do a group run that builds our distance. Last Saturday, I completed the first one, a whopping 5 miles. I was a sweaty mess who finished second to last, but I finished. I walked some of it, but I…

Running for all the right reasons.

Today, I start running. To train for a marathon. On February 16th, 2020. I have a long and sordid history with running. Mostly, I haven’t liked it. And when I have, it’s been for all the wrong reasons. I like to play sports. Kickball. Softball. Bowling. Ones that require a small amount of running and…

Dear Daughter

Let’s be real. Most days I’m totally winging it with you. (So is Daddy.) I have no idea what I’m doing, since I didn’t have siblings and never babysat for a human growing up. In fact, I actively avoided being around children. While I may not know what I’m doing, I go full throttle with…

a modern-day psalm 23

Jesus is my guru, He is all I want. He lets me rest in safe places, He leads me into calm spaces. He restores my soul. For Jesus’ name, He guides me in His plan. Even as I survive trials with little hope, I will not fear my future. You are with me. Your Spirit…

Gum would be perfection.

Mad respect from this blogger if you know the pop culture reference of my blog post title. Today, I broke academic advising law. I misadvised a student. Well, technically I broke the law back in April but I found out today. I have been advising students since 2004, FIFTEEN YEARS, and I think I have…