25% down, 75% to go

I thought I would lose weight when I trained for a marathon. Wrong.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Recovery is hard.

I thought I already knew that, but apparently I needed to learn it all over again. I have a really hard time taking up space, both literal and figurative, in this world. I try not to talk about myself very much, and if I do, I talk fast. I move my grocery cart to the […]

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Follow up: maybe they aren’t so bad after all…

Thanks for the encouragement on finding a church that doesn’t make me want to throw up in my mouth a lot. I really do appreciate it. I tried another search today: “diversity churches cedar park round rock tx” and a Reddit came up. (Aside: I really don’t get Reddit. JJ LOVES it and goes to […]

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