Category: Hobbies

Lady Hike at Shuckstack Fire Tower in NC

My ladies hiking group headed out for the first day hike of 2013 to Shuckstack Fire Tower in North Carolina

Bread CSA

For two years we have been part of a meat CSA and absolutely loved it. We get local, farm fresh pork chops, ham steak, chickens, rabbit, ducks, bacon, sausage, pate, and all sorts of other yummy proteins.

This past weekend we signed up for another one… a bread CSA! We’re very excited about this. Each week we will get one loaf of bread and one extra type of bread. The extra type could be bagels, croissants, scones, and more! We get our first delivery this week of 5 grain bread and blueberry muffins. Can’t wait!

Oh, and if you’re not sure what a CSA stands for, it’s community shared agriculture. Essentially you’re investing in a local farm and you receive a portion of the farm’s products. In our case, we receive 10-12 pounds of seasonal and locally bred meat a month, and two items of bread a week. It’s a great way to support local agriculture and eat seasonal, fresh food!

Before & After: Ikea Shelves

Before & After: Free Coffee Table



Asheville, NC Half Marathon & 5K

It’s been a while. The beginning of the semester crush + my conference presentation at HighEdWeb 2012 + a bachelorette party in San Francisco = little time for blogging.

Last month was the Asheville, North Carolina Half Marathon and 5K.

I ran my first half marathon ever. I’ve been training since June and came in at 1 hour, 50 minutes. That was 40 minutes faster than my race registration time and 10 minutes faster than my personal best. I placed 16th in my age group, and 293rd out of over 1,300 runners. I’m really proud of how well I did and I think I might be addicted!

My hubby ran his 5K in 22 min 23 sec. This is only the second time he’s ever competed in a 5K (his first he ran 28 min). He came in 29th OVERALL (nearly 800 runners) and WON his age group! Yep, he got a gold medal folks. It’s huge.

A Moment of Panic

I just realized that my half-marathon is in two weeks from this weekend and I had this huge moment of panic. I’ve been training for months, and I’m in great condition, but for some reason it just… hit me. AHH!