Archive for November 2013

Black Friday 2013: Make it a Light Friday instead

Black Friday 2013: Make it a Light Friday instead
I hate Black Friday. I could say that it’s because Black Friday is the embodiment of all that is wrong with society today. Or because big corporations are evil. Or because we shouldn’t go straight from counting our blessings on Thanksgiving to chasing luxuries the following day. But honestly? I just find Black Friday exhausting.... Read more »

Life outside the lines

I’m a rule follower. I was a child born into violent chaos. Since escaping that life, I’ve thrived on rules. On absolutes and routines. Life in the lines is safe. Routine and predictability soothes me. Sure, I’ve experimented in gray. I’ve dabbled outside the lines from time to time. It was fun and exhilarating and... Read more »

Parenting: Sometimes all you see is a hand

Parenting: Sometimes all you see is a hand
There are moments while parenting when I sit back and think, “Well, this is a huge waste of time.” There are times when I’m stuck driving to yet another soccer practice, choir concert or driving a car filled with loud teenagers home from a club meeting and I think of all the millions of things... Read more »
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Naperville Marathon Results: I won

Naperville Marathon Results: I won
On Sunday, I ran my first marathon, and it was awful. It was awful and amazing, frustrating and exhilarating. It was one thousand times worse than all of my training runs, even the 18 and 20 mile ones.re I puked twice before reaching mile 10. Around mile 14, I was convinced I was indeed going... Read more »

26.2 Reasons why I'm running 26.2 miles

26.2 Reasons why I'm running 26.2 miles
Tomorrow morning, I will wake up entirely too early for a weekend and much earlier than all normal, sane people should ever wake up. I will put on clothing made entirely of too much spandex for someone my age and body type. I will pin my number onto the front of my shirt and hope... Read more »