Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shamrock Marathon-26.2 miles of fun in the sun

The Shamrock Marathon was such a blast!!! I finished in 4 hours 25 min, which definitely isn’t my best time, but I’ll take it. The course was actually a bit more difficult than they claim it is. It is all … Continue reading

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Pre-race Preparation

The marathon is tomorrow!! So far I’ve had a great time in Virginia Beach and have been so lucky with the weather. The temps yesterday held steady at around 80 degrees all the way from Charlottesville to the beach. I … Continue reading

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Carb loadin’ and bloatin’

“At some point in the marathon, the distance is greater than the human ability to physically transcend it.” –Amby Burfoot This quote speaks to the difficulty (and scariness!) of running a marathon. Although this is only my third marathon and … Continue reading

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Luck of the Irish

Happy St. Patty’s Day!!! I won’t be able to get over to a bar for a drink as I teach today (today’s class is on structural-functionalist perspective of social stratification and cultural/social capital theories, yeaaaya), but maybe I’ll stop by … Continue reading

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Fashion Fridays Mondays

I know a lot of people like to do fashion Friday posts but Mondays are tough…especially after coming back from spring break! So I’ve decided to do fashion Monday posts instead just to help me get through the day. What … Continue reading

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Shamrockin’ in Shockoe

Yesterday was the big St. Patty’s Day celebration in the Richmond neighborhood of Shockoe Bottom and I couldn’t wait to meet up with my friends Melissa and Danielle to go check it out. The night before I had woken up … Continue reading

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On Natural Disasters and Religious Beliefs

The tsunami and earthquake in Japan yesterday were devastating. Not just for the citizens that live there but for the rest of the world watching. These natural disasters often bring about questions of God for so many people, and understandably … Continue reading

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Oldie but Goodie

I made a New Years resolution this year: to try one new recipe every week, that way by the end of the year I would have a full cooking repertoire. I already make a lot of things, but haven’t tried … Continue reading

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ABC’s of Me

So I see these ABC posts a good deal on facebook and thought it’d be good to go through and answer some stuff about myself for the blog. Here’s what I got A: Age 28—I try not to think about … Continue reading

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Rock You Like A Hurricane

Last night’s Mardi Gras celebration definitely surpassed my expectations. So much so that I am literally working from my bed today ;-) I had committed to leading a meeting in the evening for all of the higher education master’s students … Continue reading

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