Weekend Recap: Sleepless in Superior

Well, the campaign has kicked into high gear, and that means it’s pretty much my sole focus for my free time! However, I’m trying to set aside at least one chunk of time a week to see my friends who don’t live in Superior, as I’m realizing it’s pretty lonely when I’m doing all campaigning all the time. There’s a lot of pressure to be “on”, even when I’m not technically campaigning and am just hanging out with my neighborhood {Read More}

Race Report: Run for the Horses 5K

I ran the Run for the Horses 5K on Saturday September 1, in Saratoga Springs, NY. For a refresher, the night before the race, my flight got delayed several hours, and I finally got to Albany at 3am and into bed at 3:30am. Not good when I had to be up at 6:30am for the race! My Fitbit vibrating alarm woke me up with a jolt on Saturday morning, and I knew I was definitely not rested. For a few {Read More}

Links I Love: September 16, 2018

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER The Power of No in the Workplace. (Robb Report) Don’t Underestimate the Power of Women Supporting Each Other at Work. (Harvard Business Journal) Men Who Advocate for Others in the Workplace Face Backlash. (Scientific American) In Interviews, Female CEOs Say They Don’t Expect Much Support — at Home or at {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Chili Fest and More Campaigning

This weekend was booked solid with campaign activities. With only five weeks until ballots come out, I’m kicking into high gear as far as meeting residents and attending events. But, I still made time for a bit of fun as well! Friday night kicked off with a happy hour that was sponsored by the Town, with all of the candidates on the ballot invited. I already knew most of the residents there, but there were several who I knew personally {Read More}

Links I Love: September 9, 2018

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER Female mentors are a bigger deal than you think—and the astronomic rise of these three track-star sisters is proof. (Well & Good NYC) The 12 Hidden Crises Working Women Face And Where They Come From. (Forbes) The Problem With ‘Hey Guys’. (The Atlantic) U.S. Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since {Read More}

What I Read in August 2018

I’ve gotten very little reading done in August, as my campaign for office kicks into gear. This month I only read five books, and I’m 17 books behind in my goal to read 100 books in 2018. At this point, I’m not sure I’ll be able to make up the gap by year end, especially with September and October being my most busy months for the campaign. But I’m going to make an effort to devote at least some time {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Parties and Plane Delays

I was exhausted going into Labor Day weekend, and I think I’m even more exhausted coming out of it. Unfortunately, I think that’s going to be the norm for me me over the next couple of months as my campaign kicks into high gear… so I’d better get used to being busy! (Fortunately, I love it.) On Friday evening, I caught a flight from Denver to Albany, New York, where I was visiting my family for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, {Read More}

Links I Love: September 2, 2018

Want to stay in bed longer? Here’s what I’ve been loving, laughing at, and getting intrigued by all week long. Now cozy up with your laptop/tablet and enjoy :) CAREER How to Write a Cold Email About a Job. (Career Contessa) Everyone Wants You to Stop Using These 9 Annoying Email Phrases. (Thrillist) First Who, Then What. (Friday Forward) Why women stay behind the scenes at work. (Stanford Business School) 3 Questions to Ask Any Mentor—And 1 Question to Avoid, {Read More}

Race Report: Superior 5K

Although I had slept a ton in the days before the race, I woke up Sunday morning feeling pretty terrible. I was kind of hot and tired, and I half-wondered if I had a fever… but forgot to take my temperature to find out for sure. (I did later learn that my resting heart rate was a whopping 45bpm, which is a RHR I haven’t seen in weeks… I’m usually 39-41, and haven’t been over 43 since early July.) Instead, {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Running a Campaign and a Race

While my last few weekends have had a lot of downtime and unplanned activities, this weekend was the opposite – a whirlwind of plans and commitments that barely let me be home. But I loved every minute of it! To be fair, I kicked off this weekend with a lot of downtime and relaxation. Earlier this year, I decided it was silly that I’ve been working in Florida less than a half mile from the beach, and yet I never {Read More}