Hello friends! It's been a while! I apologize for the lack of posts but well life happens sometimes. I am currently in the midst of training for my 3rd Half Marathon of this Spring. It's been fun, but needless to say I'm excited for a break from 'racing' and will enjoy just running for the next couple of months before official NYC Marathon training begins on Monday, July 2nd! It will be here before I know it :)
So I have some BIG news. I have thought about how to go about this for quite some time but well it just never came to me so I figured I might as well just put it out there....
On Saturday, May 5th I will graduate from a Masters Degree Program I have been working on for the past two years. What?! I know some of you are very surprised because quite frankly I have not talked about it on zee blog or on twitter. There are things about my life I decided to keep to myself. Not for any particular reason but solely because I made the decision to stick to blogging/tweeting about fitness/running. I don't talk a ton about my personal life at times, but I wanted to share this with you all!
So yes, last Thursday I turned in all of my documents for the completion of a Masters Degree. I have been attending the same school that I work for Nyack College- Alliance Theological Seminary. I completed a degree in Urban Ministry. Yes, I went to school to study about theology, the church, and how the church functions in a Urban setting aka, New York City.
I need you to know that I am a Christian first, and a runner second :) My faith is something that is really important to me and I wanted to come to a deeper understanding of the things that I believe are most important in life.
There ya have it folks.
Now that you are done are you moving back to Texas? No. I am planning to continue living and working and running in New York City.
Are you changing jobs? No. I will continue to work at the school as an Admissions Associate and I'm an intern at my church.
Why couldn't you ever run on Saturday mornings? Because this semester I was finishing up my last two classes. Yes, 14 weeks of Saturday classes. It was tough!
How did you manage a job, a masters degree program, and running? I have no idea. By the grace of God.
More questions, just ask :)
My family will be in town this weekend to celebrate! Woohoo!