Friday, July 12, 2013


This is one of those random posts so bear with me...

I ran 8 minutes without stopping today...twice!

::HBCU marching band plays:: ::throws confetti::

I spent a semester at Spelman College while I was in college at NYU and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I learned more in that one semester surrounded by Black women with goals and focus than I ever did at NYU.  Also, you have not lived until you've been to homecoming at an HBCU. period.

I'm back running again since the miscarriage. It gets me out of my head and into my heart like nothing else does. I'm using the Couch to 5k app by It's pretty cool. It gives you your choice of 4 trainers who cheer you on and give you time cues throughout the workout. I chose the drill sergeant and I'm loving him so far. I also listen to any one of my Pandora stations while I run so 80s music and love songs abound and it's truly me time.

Anywho, this is a big deal for me. When I was younger I always had a singular envy for runners. They seemed so carefree yet in control at the same time. They had mastered their bodies somehow and I wanted to be like them. I also wanted to wear cute running clothes and compete in races. I am determined to complete a 5K sometime soon and I'm dedicating it to my babies and all the other women in this struggle with me.

So, during my cool down this wonderful song came on and I don't know what it is about getting closer to God but suddenly every love song you hear has to do with Him. I've got a thing for changing my perspective when I listen to secular songs and seeing if it can be applied to my relationship with Him. It's my little way of following  1Thessolanians' 5:17-18 command to 

"Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."


  1. As soon as I'm cleared for takeoff (LOL) I'm going to download this app and get on it.

    God will make himself seen when we need him the most. Including love songs!

    Team cute running clothes.

  2. Gurl.I can't wait to see your progress. You're gonna hate it..and then you're gonna love it. The app is pretty awesome..I bought two Everlast shirts with the sweat wicking technology at K-mart and can't wait to really wear them....

  3. I've also had a secret envy of runners and have got the 5k on my bucket list for this year. I used to run track in high school but was really no good. I've heard of this couch to 5k thing. How is it?

  4. It's actually pretty amazing because it starts you off really slow in the beginning, jogging for 90 seconds with walking intervals between and then before you know it, you're running for 20 minutes straight. It's the preferred way to start running because it gives your body a chance to get used to using the running muscles so there's less chance you'll quit the program and less chance of injury.

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