Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May 1st and what else I've been up to!

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!


dorry said...

congratulations! this is such an awesome accomplishment, and I know there are great things in store for you (and for people in NYC!) based on your commitment. :)

Leah said...

Congrats, Leticia! I've been getting back into running and you have inspired me without even knowing it. :)

elias and hope said...

Can you please come back and be my babysitter? ha! Just kidding, mija! I'm so stinkin' proud of you!!! Way to go. Now, go make the big bucks so you can pay for my next trip up there. Love you!

Tiffany said...

Congratulations! Completing your Masters and training for halfs? Impressive. :0)

LifeisaRun said...

Ooooohh that is why your family is coming to visit. Makes so much more sense! Congrats, busy lady!!

Lora @ Crazy Running Girl said...

Congratulations!! That's an amazing accomplishment.

Kara said...

You, my dear, are a rock star!!! Congrats!!!

The Texas Peach said...

New here to your blog, and I really enjoyed reading through your posts! Congrats on finishing your Masters!

Leah said...

So I ran through prospect park when we were visiting Matt's brother in Brooklyn last year and yeah, the hills were not fun there!! Congrats on your finish!