Monday, October 27, 2014


This is another one of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar- all of 20 years ago. It's still one of my favorites and I love singing it, even if my voice gets shaky and weird sometimes. It seems that all I play are 90s alternative songs and I'm cool with that being true. Maybe I'll rock some Liz Phair next. Or some Lemonheads? Sure.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monster Running

I had the best weekend! This was much needed too after a pretty "blah" week. Saturday afternoon Ava and I got dressed up for the Monster Run:

 Rainbow Dash and the TARDIS

Ava did the half mile Kids Dash with her friend Grace and they put on a show at the finish line:

Wings out!

I was proud of her for participating because really, running isn't her thing. However she wanted to rock her costume and hang out at the post-race party so she put up with the whole running part. I believe her words were something like, "We ran really fast at the start but then we got down the street and were all like UGH RUNNING IS THE WORST." Totally been there. 

After the Kids Dash I ran in the 5.5K race. (I know, I know,  a 5.5K? Huh?) Get this though- I won second place overall female! FULL DISCLOSURE: This was totally a fun run and there were obviously not a bunch of speedsters at this race. Still it felt super good to run at the front! When I was heading back after the turnaround I was all by myself and I got a few "GO TARDIS!" cheers from people. That was neat. Also I think if it had been an actual 5K distance I would have come super close to a PR. I guess I'll just have to race a 5K one of these days. 

This week I'm back to running bigger miles before tapering for Madison. I've continuing to incorporate more hills into my routes and it's giving me some confidence. I'll be in Door County running the Fall 50 relay on Saturday and the plan is to run all the hills (at an "easy" pace.) It should be another great weekend with friends! Yahoo!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Iiiiick. Yuck. This week is gross. I'm feeling down in general and need to snap out of it. I've had my feelings hurt pretty bad and I'm letting it linger like a bitch, even though I know the best thing is to suck it up and move on.

I'm usually pretty good a letting things go. Or at least I'm pretty good at pretending like things don't bother me. I realize these are two different things though, and the latter doesn't really work out well most times. So now that I've decided that I'm indeed bothered and hurt I need to figure out a way to accept those feelings and move on. Sometimes people's actions towards you are really about their own issues and it's unfortunate when you just happen to be the one in the way. That's what the grown-up in me says at least.

Que sera. Life goes on. Clean cup, move down.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

(Soft) Rocked

In the spirit of growing and changing and trying new and exciting things that make me nervous, I'm signing up for Ladies Rock Milwaukee this winter. It's a weekend of workshops and songwriting that culminates with a bonafide rock and roll showcase on Sunday, January 18th. I busted out an acoustic guitar the other day and played one of the first songs I ever learned way back in 1993 and recorded it for my application. I flub it up a couple of times but hey, it's been a number of years. Sometimes I forget how much I love singing.