In Which Alexa Saves My Life

So the title of this post is a little dramatic. Amazon’s Alexa did not save my life. I was not in the midst of some crisis where I found myself teetering on the ledge of a building before shouting, “Alexa, should I jump?” and then heeding Alexa’s sage advice NOT to kill myself. What actually…

Reflections

Today, during an afternoon shower, I started sobbing. I got to thinking about Mom. Again. When she passed, and during her funeral services, the tears wouldn’t come. There were plenty of tears in the the weeks after she was put in Hospice care, but when the time came to pay last respects? Dry as a…

Taking a Break

Hi, folks. Just letting you know I will be taking a break from blogging for awhile. Get ready, because this is a sobering post.  My mom is currently under Hospice care. Her health has been in decline for some time, thanks to frontotemporal dementia. And now we’re at the end. In addition to the dementia,…

Half Marathon Training Weeks 6 & 7 and Self-Care Sunday

Guys, I ran 5.5 miles today as part of my half marathon training plan, and let me tell you: the chafe is real. Pro tip: don’t wear a thong on your long runs. Luckily, it’s Sunday, which means it’s time for my weekly “self-care Sunday” at home spa ritual. Basically, I love the spa, and…

Half Marathon Training Week 2 & Champagne Problems

Since we’re in the midst of a long weekend, I decided I was long overdue for a mani/pedi, so I slapped some paint on these old houses: They look good for a DIY job, huh? Except, PLOT TWIST: I went to a salon and got these done. It was a Groupon purchase, which, let me…

Half Marathon Training Week 1 & Upcoming Races

A few weeks ago, I went into a fugue state and registered for a shit-load of races. I’m pretty sure I will regret this by the third or fourth race, but the price was right on most, and a deal is a deal, amirite? My upcoming races are: Night Nation Run – Orlando: July 28…

Runner Struggles: Runner’s Trots

Guys, I’ve been struggling. I’ve been going back and forth as to whether or not I wanted to share my story, and make myself vulnerable. But I’ve decided to let down my walls, put on a brave face, soldier forth, and put it out there for all to judge. Because, quite frankly, it’s pretty fricking…

Race Recap: Best Damn Race Orlando 10K 2018

So before I get into this race recap, let me start off by saying that I’m super tempted by the idea of geocaching, because I like the idea of finding buried treasure. And not-so-buried treasure. However, my hangup is that if I do it, and spend my valuable time in the outdoors looking for something,…