Month: September 2016

The blogging experiment 

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Bare with me here bloggers as I try to explain the ridiculous idea I had during my hour commute in DC/Maryland traffic. 

A lot of us bloggers follow the same blogs and have mutual blogging friends. Group messages are also a big thing now a days. 

Imagine a group message of bloggers. Stranger connected by one thing. Our blogs! I can’t decide if that’s a great idea or a super weird idea. It’s like the millennial version of pen pals but you don’t have to wait two weeks for your pal to write back. 

I feel like a group message of bloggers could be amusing. Different time zones. Different cultures. Different scandals. Just me?? Okay then. I’ll go back to work now. 

I’m  sure Paul will have something great to say about this. 

The world is ending!

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GUYS THE WORLD IS ENDING!!

 

Okay…..

Maybe I’m being a little dramatic.

My phone case broke….that’s it. Now my poor phone is naked and vulnerable. I’ve managed to keep this phone alive for over two years now and  I WILL NOT BREAK IT. I refuse to break it mainly because I can’t afford a new one. Sure, I will love a nice new shinny iPhone 6s (I hate the 7), but my lovely 5s is still hanging in there (barely).  I have never used my phone outside of a case and it feels WRONG! I’m really good a dropping my phone so a case is 210% needed.

I now have a bone to pick with LifeProof. I have no gone through about a case a year. Yes they always send my a new one, but I still have to pay shipping for it. These things are also supposed to be indestructible. HA  have you met me?! I can break anything. Obviously. Step up your game LifeProof. My iPhone needs you!

I should write things!

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I should write things. I am falling behind on my posts. In my defense I have been really busy. I was at a wedding from Wednesday to Sunday. The hemorrhoids have been a massive pain in my ass (literally). Work has been killing me. To top it off, I have another wedding to go to this weekend. Let’s break this down:

 

Weddings: This gets a whole category to itself. Apparently it’s a joke amongst my coworkers that “I get married too often” because it seems like I’m always at wedding. I will have gone to 5 in a years time. UGH! Not that I don’t love weddings. It is just that they are soooooooo expensive. My bank account are crying. The wedding I went to last weekend was for my twin in the sorority. It was all fun and great but I honestly felt like an outsider there. Most of the friends that came to the wedding all still lived near school so they saw each other often. I was honestly happy to go home sunday morning. Don’t get me wrong, it was great to see everyone, but I also remembered why I left South Carolina.

I have another wedding this weekend. It is for my cousin. Honestly, I am excited to see Caitlin more than anything. On a more exciting note: MY BEST FRIEND OF 24 YEARS IS ENGAGED! That is on wedding I’m looking forward to I will be making a lot of trips back to VA in the new future to help her out.

Health: If it isn’t one thing it’s another. 2016 seems to be the year of Meghan’s Body HATES her. First my ankle. Then the Lipase levels. Now the hemorrhoids. UGH! When will it end. The pain from the hemorrhiods has finally gone away for the most part. Don’t get me wrong, they are still super uncomfortable. I sadly had to make an appointment with a rectal surgeon to discuss a minor surgery to get rid of them. Side note: today I learned that a rectal suergon was a thing.

Running: After the success of my half marathon (minus the blisters and hemorrhoids) I have decided to registered for another. I haven’t officially registered yet…but I am. This race has two options: 1) pay $85 to race or 2) commit to raising $500 for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and run for free. I think I’m am going to go with option 2 because I’m broke. Once I am registered I will attach the link if anyone would like to donate 🙂

Life: Life is good (other than the hemorrhoids part). I can’t complain all that much. Things with my family are good. Thing with friends are good. My soccer team is doing well. I haven’t gotten to see much of NBF lately but things are still good with him. Fall is here and October is right around the corner. Like I said, I can’t really complain.

 

That’s all I got for now!

 

xoxo,

M

When life gives you hemorrhoids 

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Yup. That’s right. I said it. Hemorrhoids. I’m not going to explain it. You can google it. Lets just say I’m in a good amount of pain. Plus side it the doctor sent me home from work. I was given pain meds and instructed to do nothing but take hot baths and rest. So I mean life could be worse. I do feel like an old lady though. Has anyone else had this issue?? Send help or just funny stories while I sit at home. If you’re paul please send pizza. I forgot mine at work. 
Thanks. 

I did a thing yesterday….

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I did a thing yesterday. What did I do you ask?! I completed my first ( yes first as in there will be more) half marathon. I am so extremely proud of myself. I don’t even know how to describe it to you readers( Side note: A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.1 kilometers).

I have been training for this day for a long while now and have had many setbacks along the way. I went in this race with the goal of just finishing it. We had a 3 hour and 30 minute time limit and I was just hoping to pass that. In the back of my mind I thought I might be able to run 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 30 minutes, but I didn’t want to set a high goal like that and be disappointed. On that note, I am extremely pleased to announce that my official finishing time was:

2 hours, 18 minutes and 53 seconds.

I completely blew my expectations out of the water. I couldn’t believe that I 1) finished the race and 2) did it in a great time.

I had gone to one group training session  at a running club with a coworker and I remembered her coach saying, “ones you hit the ten-mile mark you are in the home stretch. Your adrenaline will be pumping and the last 5k will be easy”. I will never forget the joy I felt when I hit that mile marker. I was so happy and so proud. I knew that I was so close to being done. Then, I checked my watch and saw that I was killing it timewise. I nearly burst into tears while running because I was so damn proud of myself. I had never believed that could run ten some miles in around 1 hour and 45 minutes. I had to focus on my music because I was nearly hyperventilating out of pure joy. I remember running those last 3.1 miles thinking:

This is for everyone who said I couldn’t.

This is for everyone who said I shouldn’t.

This is for everyone who ever doubted me.

This is for everyone who said I wasn’t good enough

This is for everyone  who said I wasn’t strong enough.

This is for everyone who left me behind.

I am brave enough. I am strong enough. I am good enough. Nothing will stop me.


This proud feeling is something that will resonate in me for a very long time. I can’t wait to run more in the future.

Ironically enouhg, I made such great time that my friends didn’t actually get to see me finish the race. I had told NBFs roommate that I would be done some time between 9:30-10:30am. I actually finished right around 9:30ish. The silly boys were still on the train to see me and were absolutely blown away at the fact that I had already finished.

The second greatest feeling in the world was NBF give me a big hug and tell me how truly proud he was of me and how impressed he was. He and I like to joke a lot and give each other crap so for him to say that really meant a lot.

Before the race:

After the race:

** correction: 2.18 hours later 🙂

I Belong

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I belong on a beach 

Studying all the creatures that inhabit it 

I belong at a concert 

Surrounded by sweaty people with Mohawks and tattoos. 

I need to be on a roller coaster 

Screaming my lungs out in pure joy. 

I need to be in the ocean 

Letting the waves crash around me as I float along. 

I need to run far away 

But I can’t run for the rest of my life 

I need to stop running away.