Daily Ramblings #12: Apologies, The Telepathy of MapMyRun.com, and Runner Penalties

Well, you guys, I have to apologize. I know you’ve all been sitting at the edge of your seats, biting your nails, wondering how on Earth I’m doing in my preparations for the Epic Great Turtle 10K Challenge. I’m sure some of your questions include: Have I signed up yet? What cute running outfits am … Continue reading

Daily Ramblings #11: To Train or Not to Train, Running Styles and Feature Foods

Today, instead of being an anti-runner, I thought it could be a good time if I pretend I’m actually really excited about the idea of doing a 5.7 mile race in October. So you might not recognize me in this post because I’m going to see what happens if I put myself in the mindset … Continue reading

Daily Ramblings #10: What it Means to Persevere, An Acceptable Pace and More

Perseverance: 1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. 2. Theology . continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation. It’s no secret that in order to run a long race, you have to be able to persevere … Continue reading

Daily Ramblings #9: Congratulations, a Tiffany Necklace and What’s Better Than a T-Shirt?

I’d like to start today’s post by congratulating myself. No, seriously. After a rough night of tossing and turning, wondering if I could indeed run those 5.7 miles, I realized something pretty major. It’s only 5.7 miles. So, congratulations to me for starting to think about signing up for a race that’s a reasonable mileage, … Continue reading

Daily Ramblings #8: I’m A Hypocrite, and I’m Going to Run a Race

(I wouldn’t recommend reading this post if you take everything really seriously, you guys.) For years now, I’ve had a thing against races (the ones you run in), and people who do them. That’s a bold statement, I know. I’ve probably offended at least 15 to 20 people in my immediate social network by making … Continue reading

daily ramblings #7: who owns your mind?

This is about as political as I’m ever going to get on this website – and this post really isn’t about politics. It’s about herd-mentality. So, to sum up, I won’t ever dive into politics here. A while ago, when political topics of conversation used to get my blood running (guess what color!), I used … Continue reading

daily ramblings #6: the art of not talking about yourself

Here’s a conversation I overheard the other day. I left out the meaty information, since what with the thousands of people in Chicago and the added millions who are reading this blog, I didn’t want to give any clues about who these people are. You’re welcome. The conversation: Female 1:Well when I was in school, … Continue reading

daily ramblings #5: your best 2.0

I used to think, when I was younger, that once I was a grown up, life would make sense. I had a vision of this “new” person I would become – all of my doubts would be resolved; all of my questions would be answered; I’d understand people better and wouldn’t have any relationship conflicts; … Continue reading

daily ramblings #4: how not to be an expert

Recently at work, I’ve had a few discussions with my boss that have addressed the concept of being an expert. As the only members of our company’s client-facing editorial team, he feels that no matter the task at hand, we must not only present ourselves as editorial problem-solvers, but we must be savvy, sharp and … Continue reading

daily ramblings #3: you won’t find happiness here

I’ve been thinking lately (surprising, I know) about the word “happy.” I won’t take credit for this line of thought – a lot of it has been sparked by a book I’m reading – Stumbling on Happiness. I’m coming to believe, more and more, and with the help of Mr. Gilbert, that the word has … Continue reading

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