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…

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…

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…

American church culture makes me throw up in my mouth.

I’m trying to find a church. It’s not easy. American church culture makes me want to throw up in my mouth a little. Okay, a lot. But, I’m trying. I Googled (obviously, the best way to find a church) “churches round rock cedar park” and got a Yelp of the “TEN BEST CHURCHES” near me….