Life and Quick Providence Marathon Race Recap: Spring 2019

Life, Running

Hello Friends! Life has been so busy but also SO GREAT the last few weeks. Here’s a little about what’s been going on: I ran the Providence marathon with my students! more on that below:) I started a new graduate program! Last year, I realized that my current role as a multi-subject Special Education generalist […]

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Life: For Real Though! (+ March/April Training Logs)

Life, Running

Hi Friends:) It’s literally been a month since I last updated. And what a month it’s been! As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been working through some pretty gnarly hormonal/health issues. I was honestly being a little too optimistic about my levels-of functioning back when I last posted about it.   At that […]

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2019 Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon & Orlando Travel Log:)

Life

Hi Friends:) As you possibly know, I flew on down to Orlando a few weeks back to visit Universal, Disney, and to run the 2019 Disney Princess Half Marathon! Wahoo! Before I get to recapping the race, here’s how my time in Orlando BEFORE the run went. I flew from 19 degrees in Boston to […]

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Life Without A Thyroid: An Overdue Update

Life, Running

Hi Friends:) It’s been a minute. Last time I hopped on here to give a running update- or any kind of update- was a few weeks ago, just before I flew on down to Florida for the Walt Disney World Princess Half Marathon. Let me start by saying UNIVERSAL AND DISNEY WERE SO FUN AND […]

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To All The Romance Novel’s I’ve Read This Year…


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This past summer, I re-discovered the glory that is a moderately trashy (but compelling!) romance novel. Between July and December I whipped through five romance novels, all of which were frivolous and fun and just what the doctor ordered. Here are my rankings! 5. Accidental Tryst by Natasha Boyd: This is about a free-spirited lady […]

January 19, 2019

Book Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon


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So, firstly, you should know that I love a good YA Novel. I loved YA growing up, of course, but my love for it returned when i became a teacher. See, ! remebered reading these great, compelling Young Adult novels when I was an actual Young Adult, and desperately waiting to talk to someone about […]

January 18, 2019

19 Goals for 2019! (+Website Restoration update)


Life

Hi Friends:) For the past week, I’ve been doing a bit of reconnaissance on this blog. Here’s what I believe happened, in my extremely un-trained words: A Wordpress plugin malfunction resulted in about a dozen full backup files being saved to my URL’s disc space last June. With the disc space nearly full, the backup application then […]

January 13, 2019

The Worst.


Life

You know what’s the worst? Signing on to your blog to draft out a long-anticipated update and then having your entire website crash and burn when you clicked “okay” on an update. It could have been worse, but not much; My backup plugin had stopped functioning back in June for some reason, and so I […]

January 7, 2019

A Runner’s Holiday Survival Guide


Life

Hi Friends:) Anyone who follows me on social media knows that I had a wonderful holiday season this year, but only because I was very careful about self care and self preservation. The holidays were a really rough time for me for many years, but this year I was able to….. Happily PR in a […]

January 5, 2019

Toronto Waterfront Marathon Training: A Review


Running

Hi Friends:) Something kind of magical happened. After the epic Read Write Run crash of 2018, I thought all my posts from June-December were gone forever. Then I took a glance at my blogging app on my iPhone, and somehow many lost posts were backed there! Some posts are still gone (and honestly good riddance […]

November 10, 2018

Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 Race Recap!


Life

Marathon #3 is in the books! A Little Background: I was actually supposed to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon back in 2017, but when I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in June 2017, I was sadly forced to defer my race for a year. I’d chosen Toronto Waterfront because it has an amazing […]

October 25, 2018

Summer 2018: A Highlight Reel


Life

(This is a brief re-write of a post that was destroyed in the great disc-space crash of ReadWriteRun in December 2018. It was re-written using the photo folders and notes from the original post. Enjoy! ) This. Summer. Was. Awesome. This was the first year I didn’t work or take classes over the summer; and […]

August 25, 2018

Summer Running Survival Guide


Life

Training for a marathon throughout the summer has been…interesting. I was used to wearing 15 layers and braving snow, ice, and sub-freezing temperatures in order to prep for all the spring races I’ve done over the years. But this whole “running in 80+ degree weather” thing? Totally new to me. Here’s how I’ve been making […]

August 20, 2018