This past weekend we experienced something new - a staycation. After nearly 18 years together (!!!!!), it's always surprising to find something new to explore together. But thanks to COVID, winter weather, and frugality, we suited up a three-day weekend with PTO, video games, coffee, delivery pizza, and so many couch cuddles with the dog. … Continue reading This is how you do a staycation
One of the most important things we are able to do as humans that set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom is reflect. We can look into the past and remember in order to make the present or future different. It's how we learn about ourselves and the world around us. These … Continue reading BONUS POST: Narratives we tell ourselves
I don't normally write for this blog on my work laptop and I usually have my Sunday post done by now, but my personal laptop seems to be dead. At least for now. Quite a bummer, too, because I was working on a very cozy vibe for a mid-autumn Sunday morning - complete quiet, a … Continue reading Boundaries
For a good chunk of my life I had no idea how to relax. I would be so excited for what seemed like endless amounts of time on the weekends or school breaks, and then it would feel like I squandered it by doing... I don't even know what, exactly. By the time I reached … Continue reading Fooling myself
I use Instagram fairly regularly, probably with more regularity now that I have opted out of Facebook. I know, I know, Instagram is owned by Facebook blah blah blah. Everyone's been posting their "Top Nine" recently - the most liked photos in their feeds. Once again, social media panders and quite frankly takes advantage of … Continue reading Breaking News: “Top Nine” Doesn’t Capture Most Important Moments
The past three weeks have been a blur. They've been a mix of grief, celebration, family time, traveling, sightseeing, and lots of time on a plane. First, I went to Illinois for my grandmother's funeral, which I posted about. Then, I came home to a full house with Aaron's brother and his family, who flew … Continue reading Home from my US tour
I haven't posted here about my running in a really long time. I've posted about running getting me through infertility, but I think this was the last real post about training. We (my husband and I) had signed up for the IMS Arizona Marathon because it was super cheap, and relatively close to where we … Continue reading Running update.
I'm hesitant to say I'm back in the saddle of doing this 50K... but this morning's run gave me a sorely needed confidence booster. Monday's run was a major bonk. We headed to the gym one day this week and I completed a 3-mile hill workout on the 'mill. I was nervous because on Monday … Continue reading 1,503 Feet of Confidence
This post is a mash-up of all the random happenings around our household over the past week. It certainly feels like much longer that my husband's been home.. we've settled into a routine quickly. But as our life always is, our routines change. Weeks 3 and 4 of 50K training were not so stellar. I did … Continue reading Recent events
I wanted to post this on Facebook, but it got too long... so here it is. My emotions are running high this week (and today I'm hopped up on Sudafed, because of course I would get sick this week), but you can be assured that I mean every word. As this deployment comes to a … Continue reading Thank you.