Oh, here I am!

Well hi there! It’s been a long time since I blogged, but I have a good reason. I’ve been working on a new side writing gig – one that I’m very excited about! I have begun to write a bi-weekly column for a local e-news/lifestyle/entertainment website, Nooga.com. The column is called (Im)perfect Parenting, and I’ve been working hard to find my stride in writing new material for the columns. It’s proven pretty challenging; I can’t drop f-bombs there like I can here so shifting my writing style while still keeping my voice has been challenging but in a really awesome and fun way.

So what’s been new? I’m still working out and am down 21 pounds. I’m still running outside 3x a week, having re-started Couch to 5k outside. The stupid floody rain that’s been plaguing Chattanooga for the past week drove me inside today and I had to run on the treadmill for the fist time in a month. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The last time I ran on the treadmill I barely made it running one mile. Imagine my surprise to find that I was able to run two full miles! I really took for granted how much more physically demanding running outside was, ESPECIALLY here in Chattanooga where flat surfaces are few and far between. Yay for progress!

We are getting ready to take a road trip up North to see my family. My brother is getting married in a little under four weeks so Memorial Day weekend, the three of us will be piling into the car and driving 12+ hours. Hold me? I’m not sure what to expect because I’ve only ever flown with Nellie before. Any advice for long car trips with a 3 year old are welcome.

What else? I am slightly obsessed with the show Girls and finished both seasons in like a week. I know people hate Lena Dunham (seriously. Google “I hate Lena Dunham”) but I like her. And I like the show. And I like you! And I also like beer.

Have you been watching Game of Thrones? How badass is Danaerys Targaryan?! If you don’t watch GoT, what the hell is wrong with you?

I don’t have much else to say. I’m going to do my best and keep updating here frequently but I’m investing a lot of energy into the column. If you are so inclined, swing by Nooga.com every other Tuesday and check it out!

I will leave you with this Bad Lip Reading video of The Walking Dead.