At least I don’t faint from having sex …

Ok, so where were we … sorry I keep getting tired and unable to finish my story! I told you about fainting, and I showed you my awful face, and I told you about how wonderful CMC Mercy is. So, silly me thought I’d just be at CMC Mercy for a few hours while they…

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Why I love the hospital

So, I stopped talking yesterday during the second ambulance ride, this one to CMC Mercy. I was alone during this ride. Colleen and Jim had driven the Jeep to CMC University the night before, so Jeff drove that one. I’d been in the ER from around 9 p.m. to around 8 a.m., and neither of…

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Sadie, the 2-year-old bottomless pit

As an oldest child, I can say that it’s not that we didn’t want our younger siblings to have good toys. It’s that we didn’t want them to have better toys than us. Same with good grades, fun birthday parties and desserts. I see myself in my oldest niece, Mia. When her 2-year-old sister Sadie…

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The next best thing

I won’t be running in this year’s Thunder Road Marathon. I’d tentatively planned on running it, depending on how Marine Corps Marathon went, and truthfully I do think I could get to the finish line just fine. But I weighed the financial cost of signing up with my readiness level – and truthfully, I don’t…

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I’m famous!

The Charlotte Running Club featured me as their spotlight runner this week. How cool is that? I recently joined the club, based on my friend Scott’s recommendation, and I look forward to checking out their group runs, etc., at some point. Although I haven’t had the chance to run with the Charlotte Running Club yet, their…

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Hard core and intimidating? Hardly

Much delayed, but I promised to share my experiences from my first triathlon, so here goes: There’s something that seems very hard-core and intimidating about a triathlete. Which is why I laughed in my brother’s face when he first suggested I race a triathlon. But the truth is, I very much wanted to become comfortable…

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My head has a mind of its own

Going to take a few days for a blog hiatus. Dealing with a few overwhelming things right now – my brain won’t quite shut off of that to focus on this. And if you think I’m talking about you, you’re probably wrong. In the interim, though, I leave you with something positive: A photo of my…

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A tribute, a workout and a margarita

My first group ride was yesterday. And I can’t stop thinking about it. I mentioned it in yesterday’s post, and I was so nervous/excited about the thought of riding with a group that I hardly paused to think of the reason for the ride. I read Kevin’s blog post shortly before leaving the house and…

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Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk

So, I had the opportunity to attend another beer festival this past weekend in Rock Hill. This comes only two weeks after the festival in Athens that Chris took me to. I was super-stoked about this one – it was called “Mountain Jam Brew Fest” and it was advertised that people should bring tents to…

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Things I want to talk about

= Buying a bathing suit at Target while drunk at 5 pm on a Sunday; = Cycling rules/laws I’ve learned/want to confirm; = Brewfest in Rock Hill that boasted a climbing wall (does that seem like a good combo to you?); = Running a 5K while stressed; = Cycling the route of the triathlon that…

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