Why I Will Never Meet a Famous Person

Last night was much-anticipated at our house because it was the night Mountain Man was in Lynchburg for a minor league baseball game.  And we had free tickets.  Talk about a good Thursday night plan! In case you don’t know who Mountain Man is, he’s sometimes on Duck Dynasty, which we greatly enjoy watching on…

Happy Tears

I was too tired to watch the end of the Olympic coverage last night, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care.  When I watched the last women’s gymnastics performance this morning, I was choking back tears with Aly Raisman. It was so fantastic to watch those girls succeed at something they’ve worked at for most of…

Bonnie Blair, Michelle Kwan, and Me (Of course!)

Ice skating appears to be something that I do every thirteen years.  The first big event was for my thirteenth birthday, and the second looks like it’s going to be tonight.  Even though I’ll probably need the double-blade skates in the picture above, I’m excited about it.  I’ve even set a goal (because what worthwhile…

Gooey Goodness: The Aftermath

It turns out that my memory completely blocked out a few pertinent facts about the mud run.  Important fact number one is that of the 5 miles in the race, about 4 of them are sand.  Important fact number two is that I felt out of shape when I ran the race last year, even…

Gooey Goodness

Tomorrow is special.  I’ve been looking forward to it for an entire year.  It’s Mud Run day. It’s true that at various points in my life, I’ve been in shape.  This isn’t one of those times, but I’m still going to get myself out of bed really early on a Saturday to stand in line…

New vs. Old

I never know how to feel about sports records.  As usual, it’s a Pete Sampras/Roger Federer issue that brings this to mind.  The New York Times just pointed out that Federer has spent 268 weeks ranked as the top player in men’s tennis (you can read about it here).  My man Pete still leads the…

Grab and Go

I made a quick trip to the grocery store during my lunch break today and noticed that there’s a “Grab and Go” section near the cash registers.  It’s always fun to look at sections like that to see what people need to buy the most often. It was a short list: milk, cereal in individual…