Tag Archives: middle school

marathoning, by the numbers

i ran 18 miles today. without stopping! ok, i guess i stopped a few times to get water or adjust my shoes, and i did walk for a stretch several times, but come on! i ran 18 miles! to date, … Continue reading

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shuffle challenge, day 6 (freebies!)

the journey has come to its end. these last few songs were 100% hand picked and represent some of the pivotal moments in my life. it’s the watersheds without an associated song that i have trouble recalling as well. secret … Continue reading

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back in the saddle

i thought sunday, august 19, would never come. i hope it’s not terribly cliché to assert that nothing could fully have prepared me, however eagerly i anticipated the day. after 1 year, 6 months, 3 weeks, 2 days, and just … Continue reading

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signs

i’m moving to the country. or perhaps to one the youthfront camps. my best running and praying of the year is almost always done within a couple miles of camp, and last saturday was no exception. (outside of this parenthesis, … Continue reading

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checking in, pushing pause, turning the page

leaning into the challenge. today marks the end of my first 6 months on my new job. there were multiple times during the first couple of months when i had serious doubts i would make it, but around the first … Continue reading

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no cost at all

big italy pepperoni from pizza hut, breadsticks, and a 2-liter of mountain dew = $17.11 with spouse-of-employee discount 12 sundae cups from target = $4.34 noon to 1:30 to drive from point a to b to c = 90 minutes … Continue reading

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keeping it one hundred

amidst the culture shock of new faces, new roles, and new terminology, i’m also learning (or re-learning from my days long ago working in a group home) some new phrases from what i guess you could call hip hop culture. … Continue reading

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