I’ve Decided I Like Running (Well, Sort of)

My third post about my running journey is here and life, overall, seems better for it. Overall, as in both pros and cons exist, but the pros outweigh the cons. The bad news: I’ve taken a few days off here and there (read: I’m super lazy and hate myself for it) when I shouldn’t have (oops!) because of lame excuses such as “my foot doesn’t … Continue reading I’ve Decided I Like Running (Well, Sort of)

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Sixteen Things I Learned When I Was Sixteen

Sixteen is monumental. The sweet taste of almost freedom! No longer the naive fifteen, but without the looming almost-adult of seventeen. Shiny new cars, brand new driver’s licenses encased in protective new wallets with a see through panel so everyone knows that you’re practically an adult. A window into what it’s like to have real responsibly. A year of broken hearts, fumbling trysts at the drive-in, decisions you regret the next morning, and contemplating life at 3 AM on a stranger’s couch at a house party. Sixteen is sweet for sure, but not without a dash of bitterness. Sixteen is a year of learning life lessons and what it means to not be a child anymore. Continue reading Sixteen Things I Learned When I Was Sixteen

Why My Sophomore Year of High School was Revelatory

For the longest time, I’ve been the ideal perfect student. Taking academically advanced classes and getting high A’s. Joining student council and throwing myself into it. Listening to my teachers and always offering to do more. I’ve always been that one girl, the over-achieving perfectionist teacher’s pet, more or less. I’ve never known differently. I’ve never known how to act otherwise. Getting a B? Unheard of. Not giving … Continue reading Why My Sophomore Year of High School was Revelatory

Can I just skip to the end of it?

So I started running… not quite two weeks ago, I think? Wow. I didn’t think I’d keep it up this long. Props to me for sticking with it! At first, I thought that I was getting used to it. I thought, hey, it’s getting better, I’m not dead yet. Besides my sometimes recurring side stitch and just a general feeling of being uncomfortable and out of breath, … Continue reading Can I just skip to the end of it?

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PRODUCTIVE Ways to Make Use of Your Summer and Improve Your Life

Whatever to do with all this new free time available? Don’t just laze around. Here are a couple simple ideas to get you started on how to make productive use of these next few months rather than wasting the time. Get fit! Try running, swimming, biking, or another cardio activity. Throughout the summer, increase the intensity of the exercise as you improve your stamina. Find … Continue reading PRODUCTIVE Ways to Make Use of Your Summer and Improve Your Life

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Tales of a Swimmer Trying to Run

I would normally consider myself relatively “in shape”. In technical, quantifiable terms, I’m not overweight and have a good BMI. I also participate in two different sports–dancing and swimming–as well as various workouts I find sometimes. I’m currently doing the P90X ab ripper workout and simultaneously hating and loving it.
However, underneath my seemingly healthy appearance lurks a major problem: I can’t run. Continue reading Tales of a Swimmer Trying to Run

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Debunking Feminism

2015 has proven to be quite a year. One of the new “trends” that’s recently come to light is feminism. While feminism has a long standing history, it is a concept that many have just recently been exposed to. However, as the positive attention and attitude toward feminism has increased, so has negative feedback. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Chances are you’ll see something both demeaning and negative on one of your social media sites: twitter, instagram and Facebook have all seen a spike in hateful accounts solely directed at the feminist movement. Continue reading Debunking Feminism