Tag: Kansas

  • Girl on Fire: More races in my future

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, May 29, 2014] Saturday I will be up before 5 a.m. to hitch a ride on a bus from Valley West Mall to Saylorville Dam for the Dam to Dam half marathon. This is something I am both looking forward to and dreading. My first half marathon in […]

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  • Girl on Fire: My first half marathon finished, second coming up

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, May 1, 2014] Rain and hail felt like pinpricks against my skin as I ran, staring at the sidewalk, through Olathe, Kan. Soon after, the rain slowed to the occasional drop and the sun peaked out through the clouds while I ran along an asphalt trail through trees. […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Quiz creates laughs in the newsroom

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, January 16, 2014] I took a quiz my coworker Sarah Brown suggested to me, titled “How Y’all, Youse and You Guys Talk,” (the URL is http://tiny.cc/dialectquiz) through the New York Times. And, of course, I couldn’t help but laugh at some of the choices the questions offer. For […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Determination to reach long-term fitness goals

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin [As seen in Creston News Advertiser, November 21, 2013] Thanks to coworker Brooke McIntosh and newsroom discussion, there is a health and fitness competition in the newsroom. I’m glad we have this competition. Already, having an in-house competition has helped me get on track before Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts roll around. My goal […]

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  • Girl on Fire: Yellow Brick Road, here I come

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedin[As seen in Creston News Advertiser, October 31, 2013] In six months, I will be finishing my first half marathon. I caught the marathon bug from my mom, who has been doing half marathons for a couple of years now. Her next one is the Monumental Half Marathon in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday. I wish […]

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  • Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

    Share me!TwitterPinterestFacebookRedditTumblrStumbleUponemailLinkedinTitle: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Published: 2009 Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Pages: 368 From: Walmart Ever since reading Gillian Flynn’s debut novel, Sharp Objects, I’ve loved the way her mind works. I read more murder mysteries, and eventually found her second novel, Dark Places. It was just as dark and mysterious as her […]

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