But It’s Better If You Do

“Praying for love and paying in naivety”-Panic! At The Disco

734395_10151751893620299_279985355_nWOAH. It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve been on here. A couple weeks ago, my Macbook decided to have a mind of its own, die completely and then not charge. My life has been such a roller coaster ride the past few weeks that it took me ages to get to the Apple store and have them look at it. But now, I’m back!

Where to begin,where to begin? Well for starters: I’m three weeks into training for the Broad Street Run! I can’t believe how quickly it’s going and how much my pace is improving in such a short amount of time. Fundraising is going well. I’m 86% of the way to meeting my fundraising goal. I’m hoping over the next couple weeks, I meet my current goal and then recommit for a large goal! If you haven’t checked out my DetermiNation page, please do! My mileage cut back a little this week, and for some reason, completing a 5k run has been impossible. Maybe it’s because I’ve upped my weights or because I haven’t been doing as much yoga. Whatever it is though, it needs to kick rocks. I hate feeling slow and weak. Not fun.

photo (2)This time last week, running almost got me into a lot of trouble. I was out in Vegas for business and decided to go for a run at 4:30am. I knew I’d be working until after midnight with no time to run in between, so I needed to get that training run in. I headed out after posting a picture on Instagram and Facebook, and texting my mom. She was so worried about me running in Sin City. I assured her that running in Center City Philly at 5am can be just as tough and that I would be fine. About a mile and half into my run, I was surrounded by cop cars and ambulances. I had no idea what was going on, so I just turned around and headed back in the opposite direction, after snapping a quick picture. I sent it to my mom and said: “Look, MA! Real life CSI.” Once I got back to the hotel, I turned on the news and saw this story. I was blown away. Had I left my hotel 10 minutes earlier, I would have been caught in the crossfire of that madness. Needless to say, someone upstairs is watching out for me. On a much lighter note, Vegas was awesome. Since I was there on business, and it was the first event that I planned since starting my job in December, I couldn’t really indulge as much as I would have had I been there with friends. But, it was really nice seeing the event come together so smoothly. Hard work pays off.

So back to real life it is. I’ll be making a trip to Baltimore tomorrow, and then moving some new furniture into my apartment later this weekend. Some recent changes have allowed me the opportunity to redo my living space. I’ll be posting before and after pictures once the transformation is complete. I can’t wait! I hope everyone is doing well!


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