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Female Problems

Don't worry, you'll get your race recap soon...hopefully. But I'm currently in the midst of a quarter life crisis seeing as I've just hit a quarter century old and I'm really starting to see how hard it is to be a woman sometimes. Sure there are all kinds of benefits and I definitely wouldn't change it for the world. But on the other hand, a woman's accomplishments always seem to have a slight negative undertone.Over the weekend I did my second half marathon (duh) and got a lot of positive feedback and comments regarding this accomplishment. When I was accepted into grad school I got some positive feedback and when I told people about my trip to Peru this summer (did I tell you all I'm going to Peru this summer?) I also received the standard "congrats!" and "good luck!" comments. I appreciate that more than you'll ever know. However, I am constantly being questioned and pressured about babies and marriage. I get accepted into gra…

Miss Me Yet?

Hello my friends! Greetings from a screened in back patio with jacuzzi and pool in Florida! If you don't remember, this weekend (aka tomorrow) is the Disney Princess Halfie me and the sister are doing as part of my birthday celebration! Don't worry, I brought my computer and ALL of my homework with me so no time would be wasted but just wanted to pop in and say hello. We got into town last night after a very long and irritating day of travel but none of that mattered today. It was gorgeous out, we're staying in an amazing condo, I'm test driving a Mazda 3 which I was considering buying soon anyway and it was time for the Fit for a Princess Expo! Don't worry, you'll get a Florida in Photos post eventually immediately following the race but I just can't say enough about how much fun we had at the expo. Stay tuned for all of that fun and a photo or two of us with (does anyone here watch The Biggest Loser?) Ali Vincent, The Biggest Loser's first female winn…

Happy Valentine's Day to The Colonel

Exactly.

Excuses

We take a break from our regularly scheduled Free for all Friday to say a few words about excuses.
Everybody has excuses, some are valid, some are not but honestly excuses get a bad wrap sometimes and I don't know that it's entirely deserved. My Facebook news feed is full of inspirational quotes, photos and stories encouraging people to workout (primarily, although some are just life quotes) and sometimes it's easy to get caught up in constantly seeing these "Don't be a quitter" warnings and not giving yourself the time off that you need and killing yourself trying. When I look at my new school/work schedule I do find time to workout, but I don't find hours that can be spared not doing homework or in commute. For example, I'm not a fast runner. To run 5 miles takes me close to an hour. So seeing constant images telling me to do more and more and more miles easily makes me feel like crap, that is, if I choose to let it. Here are some examples of where …

Semi-Wordless Wednesday

I miss blogging. I miss you guys and your comments. But it's for the greater good. This week (and last) has been brutal. But I have kind of been taking pictures so...enjoy!The Super Bowl is pretty much a holiday in my house so here's a lovely themed cake decorated by AutumnMy lovely and pristine home office *please note the bottle of Coke for caffeine purposes*Always here to helpStandard breakfastManaged to get outside for a run today!

Free for all Friday No. 4

Happy February! This is of course the best month of the year, which is why it's also the shortest. Never want to give too much of a good thing. Thanks to Run Eat Repeat I'm journeying through the plank a day challenge thing and it sucks since I hate planks. But that is a perk of February being the shortest month. February is also great because I get to go on vacation! Where, you ask? Disney World! It's finally time for the Disney Princess Half Marathon! About time huh? That's how I feel. Even though my training is sucky and completely off track I'm still just not that concerned for some reason. Self confidence? Delusion? Whichever. Which brings me to the final reason February is just so special, my birthday! And yes, it's the super special Golden Birthday! The possibilities are endless for my great birthday vacation even though I'll still be doing homework and I'm so looking forward to it.More on that later, now, let's get back to the Free for All. …