Monday, January 23, 2012

On being a fraud

"What did you call Katie the other day?" one of my professors asked her husband, who was also one of my professors.

"Oh, uh, Eeyore," he replied.

Yep, that's me. Eeyore. When I was an undergrad, these two instructors took a liking to me, but they were quite vocal about my lack of confidence. I wasn't sure what they saw in me, and frankly, I'm still not sure. I guess Eeyore is here to stay.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

My first awkward video post!

Here I am talking about my run last night, the bike trail, and personal records. Enjoy!

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Tonya Antle's 5 Lessons on Empowerment

Thursday I was privileged to attend a luncheon where a woman named Tonya Antle (pronounced tone-ya) delivered a remarkable speech. The event was hosted by a local women's empowerment group that works within the business community to help give women opportunities to succeed.

At our tables were small journals that were ours to keep. Tonya's speech included an interactive segment in which she described the lessons she hoped we would take away from the stories she shared, and she suggested that we write them down in the journals. Now, you know I loved this part. A luncheon that includes prompts and writing and journals?? Oh my!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

More about running!

I haven't quite been following my fitness plans for this month, although I'm still making good progress.

Today I ran 4 miles. I've done 4-mile runs in recent months--pretty frequently actually--but I've never run this distance in my toe-shoes (the Vibram Five Fingers). It took me about an hour, although since I was on the track, running in one of the outer lanes, I think it's fair to say I ran more than 4 miles. Anyway, that means I'm a little ahead of schedule to meet my 5-mile goal by the end of the month. I hope to be at 4.5 miles by Sunday.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Now's the time for me to dive into the all the projects that I've been too busy to deal with until now! Right?!

I'm really excited about my new year's resolutions because they are all things that I want to do, but they are also all things that I want to have as permanent (or very long-term) fixtures in my life. Real change takes time. As tempting as it is to do everything at once, I really do want to focus on one thing at a time. There's so much I want to do, but I know that if I want to do it well, I have to be patient.