Adios 2k17

Here’s another year of summarizing the one exceptional first and momentous experiences of my life. I’ve done these for a few years now (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and I try to reflect on what was learned or what I should be appreciative of from what occurred. This year was particularly interesting because I’ve changed so much this year….

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Being Thankful of You

I’m not in love with the holidays. It’s mostly because I don’t share the wonderful memories of my family being around the Thanksgiving table while we feast on turkey and numerous sides. Sure, we had a few years like this—mostly Cornish hens than turkey of course but it hadn’t lasted since we had a broken…

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I wrote an outline today.

One of the most annoying things about attempting to write a memoir is the distractions that I’m getting along the way. “You should draw instead,” says my mind. “You were never a good writer. All your English teachers told you this,” says my conscience. “Remember when that dirtbag told you that your grammar sucks,” it…

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#Dominica

So thrilled to be part of this campaign to have Dominica trend for a day so here’s a blog entry! I’m slowly writing a recap of my recent trip to introduce my partner to Dominica but I couldn’t resist posting about this campaign. Head over to http://hashtagdominica.com/ to learn more! This is a photo of…

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52km because 20 miles is just a weird distance

The info you might be here for: I completed a race with not enough mileage training in 6:59:29. I was 10th in my gender group out of 29 and placed 27th overall, all time rank 114 out of 1935 finishers in the past 7 years. For this race there were 73 Starters, 67 Finishers which meant there was…

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Falling in love and making the commitment to run

Running and I have had an on-and-off relationship since 2008. It knew it was a “Friends with Benefits” situation, as it helped me cope with my brother’s death, so there wasn’t much by way of support or rules in the process. It left me stranded many times with injuries and, now and then, we’d go…

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Friendship chronicles: Cleaning my friendslist

The manifestation of friendship was a concept that was always foreign to me. I always figured that I should follow the golden rule as my grade school teachers taught: “Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.” Simple. I could do that. I wanted to get along with everyone. So it was easy…

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Made it to 2017

Well, barely. We were in bed before midnight and thankfully not nursing a hangover into the morning. For the past years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015), I focused on writing a month-by-month recap of how the year went. It always gave me the opportunity to reflect on the year and celebrate the…

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Don’t get married…

…well, that’s the assessment I get from the majority of married circle friends. It’s an idea divided among people who have that mindset, and with people who absolutely adore their spouses. My belief in the married system was dissuaded in much of college. I took a Marriages and Families class for sociology and while I…

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35 Things to do Before I’m 35

I forgot which teacher taught me the benefits of writing down my goals. I was in elementary school. I thought it was a fun assignment. “You have long-term goals and short-term goals,” they said. “Short-term goals will be what you’d like to do very soon today, in a few days, a month, etc. whereas long-term…

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Drank some water in the Hudson River

This is long because I wanted to write everything that happened but, I’ve emphasized where I thought might be useful for any newbies who attempts the NYC Triathlon. I woke up basically pinching myself about how well this race went. I enjoyed every moment. I completed the NYC triathlon on Sunday. A 1500m swim, 40K bike…

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