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Sunday, December 14, 2014      14 comments

I love my roommate's dog, Lotus! I know I haven't posted many pictures, but today I went to the dog park with them, and I got some great pictures! Isn't she adorable?! ... Read more

Sing it, Miss Kitty! (video blog)

Thursday, December 11, 2014      16 comments

My roommate and I have been enjoying messing with poor Miss Kitty...she just makes it so fun!... Read more

Santa run!

Saturday, December 06, 2014      18 comments

I just ran the Madison Santa Run - it's an untimed 5K fun run. My goal was to run my first 30 minute 5K today. I started my stop clock on my phone when I crossed the start line, and pulled it out after I crossed the finish line... 28:0... Read more

Miss Kitty is NOT HAPPY!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014      15 comments

I took Miss Kitty home for Thanksgiving. I knew it would be rough, but I didn't want to leave her alone for 5 days...especially for the holidays. She did NOT appreciate my sacrifice. The only time she WASN'T hissing at my parents dog or c... Read more


Thursday, November 27, 2014      14 comments

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Your morning inspiration

Thursday, November 20, 2014      15 comments

Now that the temperatures have dropped, I've been having trouble motivating myself to run. As I'm browsing the web, looking for motivation, I find the one thing that would make me run in sub-freezing temperatures. Zombies. Yes, it's... Read more

Finishing the 5% Challenge

Saturday, November 15, 2014      14 comments

It's been a great month! During this challenge, I've been rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, biking, and running. I made it through my first backpacking trip, my first kayak pool session to learn to roll, and my second half marathon. It's b... Read more

Official Race Photos!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      16 comments

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Second Half Marathon Done!

Sunday, November 09, 2014      12 comments

So here's my back story. I tried to talk myself out of this at least three times in the past two weeks. First, I was worried about my Monday midterm. I wanted extra time to study...and two weeks out, looking at my run schedule, I felt lik... Read more

Miss Kitty: the Lurking Bathtub Monster (video blog)

Thursday, November 06, 2014      13 comments

So here's the situation: Madison is COLD right now! And I've managed to CATCH a cold...and after running at the Arboretum this afternoon and missing my bus, I was chilled to the bone by the time I got home. All I wanted was a hot bath. ... Read more

Happy Halloween! A Spooooky Backpacking Trip!

Sunday, November 02, 2014      14 comments

A belated happy Halloween, Sparkfriends! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. You get to pretend to be someone else for a night, and it is always so surprising to me who my friends decide to dress up as! Plus, you have apple cider an... Read more

Have confidence in yourself!

Saturday, October 25, 2014      11 comments

Haha, a friend posted this on Facebook, and I loved it! Whenever I feel my self-confidence slipping (which happens a lot!) I remind myself... Say it - and own it - espec... Read more

Stay strong!

Thursday, October 23, 2014      13 comments

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Fall Colors - the Hoofer Extravaganza!

Sunday, October 19, 2014      11 comments

I got some really AMAZING pictures from this weekend's extravaganza! Sadly, I only got to hike for a couple of hours, since I took on a lot of the food prep...I made blue cheese potato salad, Italian pasta salad, and bro-cole-i slaw (with brocc... Read more

Yesterday's Run...

Saturday, October 11, 2014      10 comments

Yesterday, I headed to the UW Arboretum for my run. Which was FANTASTIC! I haven't done much trail running, and I'm learning that it carries its own risks. Because my knees and back feel GREAT, but my feet are more sore than usual. Disadvant... Read more

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