5 K times – updated 2016

Race Name Date Time Notes Turkey Trot November, 2016 33:43.1 with April, Andrew (32:02 (and Megan Davis, Erica and family, and Q and family!, plus, saw Katie Leary 2016 Panera Bread Diabetes Dash For Life 5K at AAFP Leawood, KS  October 2, 2016 n/a 7th place in group, 115th overall, Zombie 5k Clearwater, FL  February…

2014 Girlies

This year, I have had the opportunity to spend more time with one of my cousins and 4 of Andrew’s nieces. Through  playgrounds, creativity, holidays, and a quite a bit of church, these 5 girls have lit up my life and completely worn me out (mentally and physically) — often in the same day! Their creativity…

A lovely Easter vacation

My Easter vacation was relaxing and well-used. I met with three professionals for quick networking conversations and was crazy grateful for the encouraging words and job search hints. I had three (PAID) photo sessions, took a variety of other photos of family and friends (over 1600 photos this weekend!!), and got to spend an abnormally…

Music Fridays – A GREAT BIG WORLD

Although its not all joyful and is kind of goofy, this album has really been cheering me up recently and helping me to get ready in the mornings. Cheer up! The atoms in your body are as old as every dinosaur. I found it on iTunes First Play and it’s one of the first albums…

Herbology: The Peace Lily

Peace Lilies are one of my favorite plants that I cared for when I worked at a florist. However, whenever I see them, they often look sad and limp. There are some simple things you can do to make sure your peace lily is healthy and happy! The best thing you can do for your…

How to Confront Worry in the Workplace

This post is based on a session I attended at the Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in April 2013 by Mitch Matthews. For More posts from the Governor’s Conference, click here. The American Psychological Association estimates that 75-80% of Americans classify themselves as stressed out! So do you need 3 steps to overcome worry and engage in…