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The Ugly Duckling

I haven’t had much to say lately. I have more than a few draft posts sitting around unfinished, and I can’t seem to find the inspiration to get past the first paragraph of any of them. But — I think I finally found the words to finish this one thanks to a few weekends spent … Continue reading

Thanks For Everything, Mom

A co-worker recently drew my attention to this awesome commercial from Procter & Gamble that celebrates moms — and sports moms in particular. I really hope you get chills and/or cry while watching this. I know I did. About a year ago, I wrote a post about how incredibly supportive my family has been in … Continue reading

Sorry Y’all, BRB

To kick off a work meeting last week, we were asked to share our life theme song. Normally I hate icebreakers like this, and when put on the spot to come up with a favorite movie/book/artist I always get flustered and can’t think of a single example. Sure enough, when it was my turn, I … Continue reading

One Year Old + A Brownie Experiment

A year ago today I started this little blog. I came up with the idea about 10 days earlier than that (January 8, 2011 exactly) because I felt like my life had just crumbled around me and maybe if I threw myself totally and completely into preparing for and writing about a big race I’d … Continue reading

The Year That Treated Me Well

It’s pretty hard to believe that another year has come and gone.  It seems like the older I get, the faster the days fly by. Even so, I managed to fit a lot into that seemingly short period of time. I didn’t set any specific goals for the year (other than to survive, maybe), but … Continue reading

Throwback: Triathlete 4 Life

A peek into my athletic history reveals that I probably was meant to be a triathlete all along. I took my first steps on my 1st birthday. I was a natural water rat. And I loved Big Wheel bike rides. I got distracted, like every preschool girl, with ballet. Then I tried T-ball (which later … Continue reading

How Running Saved My Life

Or, why I’m thankful for this crazy sport… I wasn’t always a runner. I actually hated running for the first 14 years of my life. I tried to get a doctor’s note to skip our annual Field Day and dreaded the weekly “Fitness Friday” mile runs in middle school. But somehow the first day of … Continue reading

Random Friday Facts

1. I’m not big on expressing feelings, but the song “God Gave Me You” (the Dave Barnes original and the Blake Shelton cover) will always and forever be emotionally charged and probably make me cry. 2. I’ve gone back and forth on liking country music, but I think I’ve firmly settled in the LOVE camp. … Continue reading

Random Friday Facts

1. I used to be really possessive about where I shopped for my clothes. As in, I told my sisters they weren’t “old enough” to shop at big-girl stores like Limited Too. I know. 2. I really love multipacks of fine-tip Sharpies. Color-coding my life keeps me sane. 3. My favorite breakfast in high school … Continue reading

Random Friday Facts: The Fame Edition

It’s been a long time since my last RFF — here ya go! 1. I was interviewed on CNN when I was three. My dad was deployed to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War, and the media basically camped out in our tiny Georgia town to follow the goings-on at the army base. My mom … Continue reading

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