March Check-in

February was a good month, but not without its frustrations.

The Good: I participated in my third CLLAW, I wrapped pro-bono projects with two different arts organizations, I imparted wisdom to Loyola students via alumni panels and one-on-one mentoring sessions, I also did my own research into potential graduate programs, I started training for the Shamrock Shuffle with Nike, I taught a workshop that I created that combined two of my interests.

The Bad: I think I pulled a muscle in my back and dealt with a lot of pain and stiffness for 5 days, and once I felt recovered from that … I rolled my ankle. (And possibly … re-rolled it a week later.)

The Numbers:

  • Total miles = 28
  • Time working out = 15 hours
  • Total workouts = 20

The Photos:


February in Chicago


I CLLAW‘d again. Photos by Trainman Photography.


My Strong & Sexy workshop with Erin

February’s progress on goals:

Spartan Race 


No Knee Pain

Success! Except I dealt with back pain. And then ankle pain. So … yeah.

Graduate School 

I attended some events, spoke to some enrollment advisors and current and former students, did some more research into the curriculum of the programs I’m interested in. At this point, I know which programs I’m going to apply to (um … all of the ones willing to waive the application fee but also don’t require the GMAT or GRE, which is three programs in Chicago), and I know which one is at the top of my list. (The only one of the above that isn’t a cohort, to be honest, but I do really like what I’ve read/heard about the program.) So, there’s a chance I might someday hold degrees from both Catholic universities in Chicago.


I had so much fun teaching workshops at Vaudezilla, and I’m scheduled to teach Strong & Sexy again in April! You can sign up! (Scroll down to the workshops and look for Kitten Von Purr.)

More Focused Freetime 

This is still a work in progress. It will always be a work in progress. I did log into one of those “teach yourself code” sites and started going through the SQL program. So I don’t feel like a total failure.

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4 Comments on “March Check-in”

  1. Looks like you had quite a few spectators for your CLLAW match! Glad to hear no knee pain, and hopefully back pain/ankle pain are short lived!

    1. Over 500 people attended and we raised over $14,000! (Split between the Sideshow Theater and the Chicago Women’s Health Center.)

    1. I’ve been wrapping it but also wearing my sturdy Frye boots over that as well as much as possible. And not dancing. Which will be great when I perform on Saturday night …

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