Wednesday, March 30, 2011

catch up...

apparently i have not been blogging enough here for my mom to be happy--- so here is just a tiny shimmer of why i have not blogged.
1. for starters: i have worked 4 out of the last 5 days.
2. today i sat in class all day
3. when i come home from work i either
a. watch tv to unwind
b. spend some time with ryan
c. do homework
d. crash and go to bed

therefore i've been a little bit occupied the last few days. after this week life is looking up!
next week i only work 2 days.
mom and company are coming up for my race!
school will be winding down in april.
i have 3 weeks off school AND WORK in may!
im going to colorado.
ryan and i will be moving.
and i have like 4 races i have signed up for.

since im on the topic of running let me share some exciting news....
july 4th I will be joining 60,000 other people and running down peachtree street. 6 miles at that!
i entered the lottery thinking I would probably not get in--
but holy smokes. monday morning rolled around and there sat in my inbox my e-mail stating i am in!

so-- since thats a huge race. well in fact its the LARGEST 10K in the WORLD i've decided i need to step up my training!! geeze!! so after my april 10 race--- im doing a 5K on april 30. then a 8K in june ((the running of the bulls!-- its in downtown durham)) then doing the 10K in july.

so ill be training for that nonsense all while-- finishing school. working. and moving.
sounds perfect :)

welp. thats about it folks.
except for the--- IT SNOWED the other day. yeah. snow. insane.

im looking forward to a night of running and homework.
big test next week so ill probably be MIA again.

love & peace---
from a kid who's just trying to survive my crazy life--

UPDATE: had the BEST run yet tonight! check it out:

Monday, March 28, 2011

snow. in out gutters. yes...snow. and there is still more coming.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


feels like 30?!? tomorrow: rain/SNOW SHOWERS?!

are you kidding me? 

its almost april. 

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Friday, March 25, 2011

you know you are an er nurse when..... gatorade cliff bar and blueberries are survival

Thursday, March 24, 2011


these days im pretty boring. 
for example: yesterday i went to school. came home. cleaned a lil. cooked dinner. went for a run.

today: woke up. studied for a test. went to eye doctor and got contacts! woo! went home and took a test (made an A! another woo) then ran 3.1 miles. made homemade pizza ((tried to make homemade crust. well that was a disaster)) and now about to go out for duke basketball. 

and well thats it. 

going to blog about my run today though... and my big plans for the summer. 

april is getting close! 
that means 2 things. 
1. we find out where we are moving!!
2. this semester ends ((and ry is done!!!))

love & peace

Sunday, March 20, 2011

i got some new nail polish today at work.... katy perry teenage dream. its glittery and fun. exciting... i know.

Friday, March 18, 2011


im so far behind blogging! ...if i didn't have a cell phone i probably wouldn't blog at all!!
and of course i need to go now get ready for work.
but here are the basics.

#1. im so so soooo proud of my husband. HE PASSED HIS BOARD INTERVIEW WITH THE UMC!! i mean we all knew he would-- he is amazing and smart and just fabulous- but im so proud of him and all of his hard work. if you dont know anything the basics aabout the board interview-- its like your 'board exam' for anything. its ridiculous. you write crazy amounts of papers-- i think ry's totalled around 96 pages then you go for day long interviews. on top of other millions of meetings leading up to the interview. its intense. and our conferened ((western north carolina)) is a hard one!!

anyway. he passed.... so that means... WE MOVE JUNE 28!!! to our FIRST CHURCH!! wahhHH!
thats another post for another day! im excited. really!! can't wait!!

#2. since ive started running ive totalled 60 miles!!! ---my race is april 10. wooo!

#3 school is crazy.

#4 work is also crazy.

#5 the two of them together are keeping me insanely busy

#6 ryan & i are going on vacation!! colorado!! the week after ry graduates! we are flying out for a week of fun. just the two of us. hiking. waterfalls. the ROCKY mountains. breweries. rafting. there is going to be a million things to do. we can't wait!!

ok. thats the gist of life.

ill post more one day. when i have more time.
love & peace

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

now this is how to eat a salad...

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

pondering this--

Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry
    25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

sweet present

so-- my parents gave me some money for my birthday and i wanted to get something special with it. 
something that i would have and remember- ah. thats from my 25th birthday. 
so. after some thought and discussion with mom we decided on a pandora bracelet. 

and here she is. 

first charm: cross, anchor, heart-- i like to think of it as faith, hope & love. 

the middle is a D. for obvious reasons :) 

and the last is the one mom picked: hearts all the way around- 'eternal love'

i LOVE it. 
and am excited about adding more charms to it!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


here are a few snapshots of my fun yesterday!

sushi for dinner. 

friends from work!

im lucky to have these ladies around-- marla, jaimie, emily & jessica

and of course... the man of my life! 

the necklace was my birthday present from him--- a beautiful ventian pearl! 
so pretty. and special. the perfect 25th birthday present!

Friday, March 11, 2011


25. sounds so old. 
i always thought when i was younger (like a kid- high schooler) i always thought 25 was old. 
i figured i would have a kid. why i thought this? i have no idea. 
but im glad i dont! haha. 
time & place for everything-- kid. not so much right now. 

anyway. 25 seems like a monumental year- so i am going to make it that. 
not only will i finish up grad school this year- ryan and i will move to our first church! a lot will be going on the next 12 months for sure!! for this year i  have made myself a goal: get in the best shape of my life. and run a 1/2 marathon. 

of course-- as any good blogger would do-- i have created a new blog. 

there are so many things that come up on my runs-- funny things i see, thoughts, etc.  i wanted to blog about it.  and blog about my process, reaching my goals, my struggles, and my excitement. 
i hope you read it occasionally when you want to check in on my running and my journey to becoming a runner. 

today's post on the blog ive been working on a couple weeks-- haha. im so lame. but it basically tells you the whole story of why i started running. 

well--- off to enjoy some movies. food. shopping. sushi. and friends. 

love & peace!

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pound cake. breakfast a good run. shopping. movie. sushi. out with friends tonight. 
its gonna be a GREAT day.

Monday, March 7, 2011

birthday requests for mom

dear mom.
since you asked me what i wanted for my birthday i thought i would blog you a little something.
when it comes down to it-- i dont really know. i dont need anything.

but a nice new lens would be great. a wide angle- or a fish eye attachment would also be fun. you can get these attachment gizmo's that would make for some pictures. since im doing a big wedding this summer it would be nice/fun to have a few options.

also. i'd be interested in a new book.  The Help.   i'd like that.

duke toe-goez flip flops still a winner.

of course any fiesta and tervis tumblers fiesta are always welcome.

a new verizon iphone would be like my number one of all time request- but considering the obnoxious price-- i know thats not going to happen.

one last option is the magical gift card. to REI, dicks, target. those stores would allow me to purchase 'gear' for my running fun.

you could also fly me and ryan to new york city for the weekend.
or send us on a cruise.

ok. hope that helps.
lots of love.

Friday, March 4, 2011

its at a whole new level.

the chaos, business, insanity of what i call my life. 

had a huge test on wednesday that i studied hours upon hours (like easily 10) that i did not do great on. 
im in the middle of working 3 days right now. 
i had clinic earlier this week. 
next week--- spring break--- im in clinic twice and working twice. 
really. all i do is go go go. 
im ready to stop! just for a day!!

the only thing that i keep constant ((well two things)) 
ryan and trying to spend time with him in the evenings. dinner. madmen. relaxing. 

and my running. 
i think its actually keeping me sane this semester. 
its something i genuinely look forward to. 
i do. no matter what 3,4,5 times a week. 
and its time for me to just go run. 
my race is coming up soon--- april 10!

next week though-- is my birthday. 
which is a day ive taken off work to relax with ryan.
all day friday and saturday and sunday we are doing nothing but relaxing and enjoying ourselves. its my 3 day spring break and i can't wait!!

well since i prob wont blog again until THEN--- really. 
enjoy your weekend/week! 

love & peace

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


my life today.... pharmacology. diabetes. heart. lipids. its a bit overwhelming....


its all ive been studying for the past 3 days.
and really in any spare work moment the 3 days before that

and still-- im pretty sure i'll never feel "fully ready" for my test tomorrow.

its pretty scary/crazy/whoahhhh when i start to think about pharm.
drugs are scary. they can save you- but some things just 0.5mg more and you are dead.
scary. lots of info. lots to know.
its gonna be a longgggg day.

ill break it up by going to whole foods & taking a run.
maybe that will make it somewhat better.

oh. and its march!!
my birthday month!