Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Well hellerrrr there. It's been some time.

I walked at graduation in May:

Dad retired in June:
I finished my Thesis!

I got a job!
I drove all over the place!

I learned some stuff about running from THE Al Schmidt. And drank fo rillz cheap.

I moved out of the Midwest!



I've done this a lot:
Made some pretty awesome friends:
Then went through a short depression missing the Midwest and whatnot only to realize I determine my own happiness so I got over that real quick.

Coaching is going alright... I've got a lot of work ahead of me but I've got some pretty good kids on the team and am excited to see what we can put together this year.

Sometimes we leave the blogging world, but that's okay because life.goes.on.




Monday, May 23, 2011

She Was A Runner

http://shewasoncearunner.com/

http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=4044462&page=0

The last week or so I have been avidly keeping up on these blogs/forums. It's addicting. I lived in this D1 environment and though everything is not exactly as I experienced, it's amazing how much I am able to relate to a lot of it. This makes my drive to be the best coach I can be and put a stop to this toxic environment.

You have the choice to learn from the past and realize that life.goes.on.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hoppy Easter!




Yes, Hoppy ;-)

Great time away from TH. Glad to be back though. Bring on the next 1.5 weeks of school! ((only because after that comes summer!))

Family always helps life.go.on.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Longing for the Coast...



Sigh. What I wouldn't give to be here. Not sure I'll be making it to either coast this summer :( The mountains are calling my name though!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

You Still Have a Reason to Sing

Driving home tonight I was getting pretty down. I'd even texted a friend complaining about being somewhat depressed. The next thing I know, I'm hearing these lyrics found below from Josh Wilson. I'm pretty sure I've never heard this song before and it was as if He was speaking through this song to me. Yes, things may suck now, but in the grand scheme of things, is it really THAT bad? NO. And this is what I have to keep remembering and telling myself.

"Before the Morning"

Do you wonder why you have to,
feel the things that hurt you,
if there's a God who loves you,
where is He now?

Maybe, there are things you can't see
and all those things are happening
to bring a better ending
some day, some how, you'll see, you'll see

Chorus:
Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming.

So hold on, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the dark before the morning.

My friend, you know how this all ends
and you know where you're going,
you just don't know how you get there
so just say a prayer.
And hold on, cause there's good who love God,
life is not a snapshot, it might take a little time,
but you'll see the bigger picture.

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming.

So hold on, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the dark before the morning
yeah, yeah,
before the morning,
yeah, yeah

Once you feel the way of glory,
all your pain will fade to memory
once you feel the way of glory,
all your pain will fade to memory
memory, memory, yeah

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming

Would dare you, would you dare, to believe,
that you still have a reason to sing,
'cause the pain you've been feeling,
can't compare to the joy that's coming

Com'n, you got to wait for the light
press on, just fight the good fight
because the pain you've been feeling,
it's just the hurt before the healing
the pain you've been feeling,
just the dark before the morning
before the morning, yeah, yeah
before the morning.

I've added it to the playlist, so hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did :)

When things don't seem like they could get any worse, remember that life.goes.on. and whatever you're going through will only make you stronger for future endeavors.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Why Yes, I Can Teach You How to Dougie

video

I was in Cali for my birthday and we headed out to Thousand Oaks to go to Siscos. A friend got this video of me and even though you can't see anything too well, I kind of love this :)

Enjoy!

Life.Goes.On.... Just dance!