Commuting by Foot

Today marked one week of walking to and from work every day.  My old apartment was two miles from my work, so I walked one way occasionally, but my normal commute was by bus.  I moved last Monday to a new apartment only one mile from my work, so my commute is now 100% on foot (unless I choose to bike some days, which I haven’t yet as my bike is still at my old place).  It would be a five-minute drive to work, but I don’t fancy paying $80 per month for a parking permit when a 20-minute walk is perfectly reasonable.  “What will you do in the winter?” you might ask.  Well, I would much rather trudge through the snow than drive through it! Continue reading

Breaking the Monotony: Weekly Goals

As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I finished college in December and have started a full-time job.  I have more free time now than when I was in school, but the routine of going to work, coming home, knitting or doing some other craft in front of the TV, going to bed, and waking up to do it all again has started to get a little samey and depressing.  I kept thinking that I needed to do something to mix things up, but I hadn’t done anything.  Finally, I decided to set myself goals each week to help me doContinue reading

Life Update – Busy Weeks, Fun Weekends

I have been silent on my blog since my last post about not running almost a month ago.  I have been very busy with my final semester and searching for a job for after graduation.  It’s true what they say about the job search being a full-time job in itself.  I have been attending career fairs and career mixers, sending out my resume to every opportunity, networking, studying for interviews… oh and midterms are coming up this week and next for that school thing! I’ve been so busy that I’ve barely even noticed the time pass in terms of howContinue reading

Quick-Fire Week

I made a really good choice this afternoon when I decided to buy a coffee at work.  I was falling asleep, but now I’m not, and I’m also feeling very optimistic.  I may also be a little hyper, which is making me want to blog, but not put too much effort into writing a well-articulated post. So, a quick-fire approach to recapping my recent life: I went to a yoga class on Thursday with my friend Katie.  It was a lot of fun and felt really good.  It was my first time ever doing yoga in a studio.  I want toContinue reading

Hiking Pinckney

Matt and I had originally planned to head up to Mackinac Island this past Sunday.  Long story short, our bikes weren’t ready in time, so we opted to save a little money and find something to do locally, instead. My friend Becca, ultrarunner extraordinaire, likes running trails at the Pinckney Rec Area.  I texted her on Saturday afternoon asking if the park was good for hiking.  She said it absolutely was, so Matt and I made plans to spend Sunday there, instead. I didn’t get back from my mom’s house until pretty late on Saturday, so Matt and I wentContinue reading