Previously on Just Victoria Things, I ran my first marathon. After that, I vowed to never do it again. "Never again!" I shook my fist to no one in particular. For the first month after my marathon, any time someone would ask me when my next one was, I would respond, "Never." (insert cliche: never…Read more That time I ran a marathon (part 2)
I took advantage of the birthday deal Camp Gladiator offered. $9 for four weeks? Yeah, that's in my budget. And I was going strong, til I got my wisdom teeth removed. Did anyone else have a hard time recovering, or just me? I'm going for a run tomorrow, and I got them out last Friday.…Read more Rent a friend, join a gym. Earn a friend, build an empire.
*Panting like a dog* I breathe in and out; my breaths getting short, my strides growing longer, my speed increasing...closer, closer, I hit my stopping point. I take one huge sigh. GASP. I look at Strava only to be disappointed. I felt like I was running fast. I certainly felt as though my lungs were…Read more I’m more comfortable judging people behind their backs.
"Dude, Cotton Bowl." "What!" "Cotton Bowl..." Manny leans back and takes a sip of his coffee. The rest of us look at each other like, "Is he serious?" I glance over thoughtfully at the plush wall of cowboy hats... We've been wanting to find a solid set of stairs since as far as I can…Read more Cotton-Eyed Bowl
"From the outside looking in, you can't understand it. From the inside looking out, you can't explain it." November 2011. I was in overdrive mode. We were pushing to finish stack. It was my chief semester. Meanwhile, up in Boston, unbeknownst to two dudes, the birth of a movement had just begun. By the end…Read more 5ummit – Woo Yeah!
It's just another run for me. Nothing interesting here. Oh, I strained my hamstring. So I'll be slowly nursing it back to health. But, I know that I'll be good to go soon enough. That's not the case for some. Some people won't ever be able to run again. They will never get to use…Read more Just Another Run
Sometimes you need to take break from the things you love most. You need to reevaluate facts of life, and focus more on what you've been neglecting. For me, I needed to step back from We Run Big D. I needed to nurture my mental health and my faith. Throughout this Lenten season I gave…Read more A long-winded way of saying, “We made it”
"I'm sorry, my eyeliner smeared! It's everywhere! I can't stop crying! I'm sorry," is what I was telling my boyfriend as he tried to hug me after I finished. He responded, "It's okay. You were amazing. You did it! I'm so proud of you." It was definitely one of the major highlights of my year,…Read more That time I ran a marathon
Joining We Run Big D has led to nothing but positives. God has put some truly wonderful people in my life, which has led to even better things. What type of things? For one, a fellow tribe member encouraged me to run a marathon. And then, another member suggested I run with MDA Team Momentum. So…Read more Running for a Reason
It was my last semester of university. I was proud of myself. I had gone my whole life without ever taking academic performance enhancing drugs. I knew friends with prescriptions. I could have gotten them if I wanted for a small price. But I never did. And then, with the end literally right around the…Read more That Time I Took Adderall
Once again, I've let life get the best of me. I haven't written in a while. But this time I have a better excuse! I have been L-I-V-I-N!! I love my job. I love the city. And I love my life. Outside of work I have recently decided to volunteer at the Humane Society. There…Read more November Project Pledge
Admittedly, I've been struggling with my faith recently. I've always been a devout Lutheran, with a few doubts here and there, but I never wandered too far away. Now when you're perpetually surrounded by people who have no faith, scholars who have studied many ways to debunk the very idea of God, it becomes difficult to…Read more Let it Go