Saturday, June 6, 2009


Wow..this week has been the biggest emotional rollercoaster I have ever felt. Seriously. So I decided to draw a little picture to depict it all for you...CLICK ON THE PIC TO MAKE IT BIGGER

Basically after getting the offer I got on Friday...I knew I didn't want it. So I put out an S-O-S call to the places I really wanted to work....SW & them a deadline of next Monday. SW was my first choice...but I hadn't heard a peep from them since the interview. I had sent them references and thank you notes and stuff and didn't hear a word. So I sorta expected to not hear from them....SJ was my first choice all along (until I got hood on it and started interviewing everywhere)....and they knew that. However...they told me in February they would call me during March to offer me a job...and it never happened. Its now June...and they kept stringing me along. I get the offer from SW...and I couldn't have been happier. I ended up making a verbal commitment right then and there (shoulda waited...silly duff...). I'm hoping to not hear from SJ until Monday so I can just sorta say they didn't meet the deadline and I had to decide. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they want RunninDuff bad! I just felt so bad because I didn't want them to think I was being insincere all the times I said I was interested. In the end I got 3 offers from my top 2 choices...and I couldn't be more thrilled. I earlier had a hard decision of ranking them based on options

Option A: work more (lots of nights on call)....make more $$$...and 8 wks vacation
Option B: work less (no call..done by 3:30 everyday)...make less $$$...and 6 weeks vacation

I ended up chosing option B for quality of life. In my field...being gauranteed to leave by 3:30 is priceless. I feel chosing family/friends/working out over $$$ is something I'll never regret. I know whats important to me....and thats what I invested my decision in. Also I don't start till November 2nd (I graduate Sept 13) so that really gives me a lot of time to get myself together before starting my career. I'll probably never have another chance to have a break like this in my life...without being preggers etc. I've done so much in my short little life so far and have never taken a break. The boards are June 27....then its cruise to the finish.....the only thing missing out of this ordeal was my Dad. Nothing like landing an amazing job and being able to call your Dad (Dads little girl)...and talk numbers. He helped me decide where to go to grad school when I couldn't decide and I know he woulda been a big help in deciding this. I'm confident that I chose what he would have wanted me to choose. I just wish he was here to experience it all with me and be happy I moved home...

I hope this rollercoaster comes to a complete stop soon...I'm ready for an easy life

p.s. didn't get into the NYC lottery....was thinking of maybe doing Vegas marathon? Or maybe re-visiting Disney. But I think its always good to do new ones...any thoughts?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

real quick

OK..only got a few minutes. I'm staying at the Hood Roof Inn Deluxe..and their internet went down so they sent me next door at the Hood Roof Inn...

baby names for the day..

One was 2 had club foot..and the other had an afro.

Got the job.....and another job....and had to go through the stress of telling the one no...after i kept expressing how much I wanted to work there. I still have to reject one more place...and I feel fortunate to be in this position...yet devastated when I have to tell these places no.

Tomorrow ill be back at Hood Roof Inn Deluxe and I can go into more details..but right now the manager at the downgraded Hood Roof Inn is giving me the evil eye..and he looks like he could be a terrorist.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


It seems as if you guys are lovin the baby names I'm heres the list for today...

Carson (my favorite name..however is becoming WAYYYY too popular)
Arabella (and they couldnt think of a middle I said to name her after me...Arabella Christine...sounds good right?)

So far so good..but boy do women freak out when people stick needs in their back. We tell them to stick their back out like a mad cat....but then they get all mad and start squirming around and crying. I'm thinking 2 minutes of having a needle in the back can't be half as bad as hours of labor and squeezing a watermelon out your yahoo! But what am I to know?! And all the pregger women seem SHOCKED that I haven't had a baby yet. Not because I look old..but I think they figure if we are sticking needles in their pregnant heiny..that it was a prerequisite to have one done ourselves. And they also don't realize that while they are freaking out and carrying definitely doesn't make me want to get preggers anytime soon.

Ran 2 days in a row...only 2-3 miles...I was getting a little melted and figured I'd head back to my Hood Room Inn before I ended up melted on the sidewalk. Tryin to figure out the rest of my race schedule after this board exam...find out about NYC marathon on Thursday !!!! whooo hooo!!! Also supposed to find out about a job I really really really want today...(didnt get any sleep last night thinking about it).

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Randy Random

Delivered 3 babes today....a Crawford, a London, and a John that they plan to call Jack. Why not just name him Jack? ....crazy people...

For those of you runners out there (aka everyone that reads my blog)tomorrow is national running day So Im sure many of you are wondering what exactly this entails? Well for DD and meant this...

Dear (Insert Boss's name here)

As I'm sure you're already aware, tomorrow is National Running Day. (press release) (website)

I was just wondering if the runners of (insert company name here) are being patronized with a free day off? It seems as if I run for 4-5 hours on a Saturday for training, that maybe I should be granted 8 hrs to run for National Running Day. Please let me know your thoughts.....

(insert your name here...or your least favorite co-worker who would never be seen running unless a vegetable were chasing him)

Feel free to use this template to try and get a free day off. If your boss doesn't seem amused...NO FEAR!!! Just wait till September when National "Run AT work Day" comes around. At least it involves the word "work" may have a better shot with that one.

Also we are now open to suggestions for the "theme of 2010". So far the only suggestion has been "The rest is still unwritten..." coming from the lyrics of this song...
Unwritten by Natasha Beddingfield (aka theme from "the hills")
I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

To me that seems like a perfect theme for 2010 in which we will be leaving our theme of "being hood" behind. I know..everyone is just as sad as we are to see it end....but i think 2010 will be about going above and beyond hood. Things that we can't even imagine right now while were still running the ghetto. If you have any other suggestions for what the theme of 2010 shall be...leave it in the comments section....but I see it being a year of opening doors...trying new the rest of our lives...leaving the hood ...getting clean.... :)

Monday, June 1, 2009


So this weekend I concluded my two month tour of Cleveland with a nice job offer. I promptly packed up and headed south to Cincinnati to visit one of my bffs (Dani). We had a great time sipping wine on her bf's rooftop deck and enjoyed delicious sandwiches brought by Mama Jill. I had to get new stents placed in my heart after suffering a broken heart due to the cavs big loss..booo hooo. I then made my way down to HOTlanta where the temps were in the triple digies....eeeeek! No hotel is not ghetto this time. I will be spending a month here familiarizing myself with why I don't want to have kids (AKA OB rotation delivering 60 babiez a day).

Still trying to decide what job I want....the saga/stress continues. I've gone into what I call "de-conditioning"...(aka getting out of shape) while studying for my boards. Only one month left of this hell...thank the lord. I do plan to start running again while in Atlanta. You may find me melted on the pavement...I wouldn't be surprised.