I never use headphones when I am training. Even on two hour long jogs around Boston, I can’t bring myself to fill my ears with noise. Because I always have noise in my head and training gives me a break from it all. And we all have it, the noise, it invades our minds if we … Continue reading The Noise In My Head
My flight was cancelled. The office is closed. Our terrific view of the harbor has been obliterated by massive amounts of snow. The only thing I can see are birds trying in vain to manage the high winds outside our windows. The ships have been moved from wherever they are stored and pushed up against … Continue reading Unintended Consequences of Extreme Weather
The to-do list has grown long and my patience has grown short. Funny how those two things have such an intensely inverse relationship. STRESS. It comes with any pursuit that requires a modicum of prolonged effort. It’s a part of achievement. It’s a part of fulfillment. It’s a part of enjoyment. And yet stress is … Continue reading Stress Is My Motivation
Living with a mastiff is tantamount to sharing your home with an extremely affectionate baby cow. Don’t misunderstand my use of the word “baby.” Our mastiff tips the scales at a whopping 190 pounds. Think about that for a minute. When Wes steps on my foot, it feels like an injury. Wes’s head is bigger … Continue reading What It’s Like Living With A Mastiff
In my last post, I shared a little bit about how I try to achieve balance among my competing interests. Full disclosure: I completely failed at balancing anything this week. I had such good intentions, but work, bar association events, socializing and general fatigue all got in the way, all at the same time. I … Continue reading Well, I failed.
Work and workouts. Constantly at odds. Battling for attention like competitive siblings. I wouldn’t be happy without both of them. Too much work, and I feel unhealthy, sluggish and unfocused. Too much exercise, and I feel tired and my mind begins to wander, undoubtedly unfulfilled by all the mileage. Yes, this is the essence of … Continue reading Work And Workouts: My Path To Balance
We have The Flu. Or, more accurately, he has The Flu. This distinction is meaningless to me. Watching someone you love suffer is a terrible kind of torture. The Flu is one of those afflictions during which, despite tailoring the medications to the symptoms, the sufferer does not really get any relief. Therefore, I am … Continue reading Influenza
I started blogging one week ago. 7 days, 7 blogs. Is it love at first type? Possibly. I have a new found appreciation and respect for writers. Putting your personal thoughts out there for everyone to read is scary, to say the least. News outlets are constantly covering stories about online bullying and sometimes, the comments section … Continue reading Love at first type.
My boyfriend is snoozing beside me. It’s 11:30 am on a Saturday. I’m sitting here on my computer, writing, researching, emailing, thinking. Which one of us has the right idea in this scenario? As with almost all important questions, it depends. What a boring answer. I’m pretty much floating in and out of work mode … Continue reading Are Weekends For Resting?
I cut off 18 inches of hair in September. Yes, it’s just hair. But there was a lot of it! It’s possible only certain men and women (those who’ve had really long hair and cut it all off) understand the kind of impact this has on your life. As we grow up, we become comfortable … Continue reading My Hair Changed My Life