Most of my posts have gone up in the morning because I get up very early, do whatever workout I’m gonna do, walk to the train, and then arrive at work with about an hour to a half hour before I’m supposed to start. Since there is not much to say about the time spent at my desk, once I get here I use that time to recap my morning and the night before for you all.

Today however, was an anomaly. This is why I am posting this in the evening. My new bed was supposed to be delivered on Sunday but I made a mistake scheduling the delivery and ended up having to have it delivered today. I still got up unreasonably early and went for a quick run, but instead of returning to shower and quickly leave for the office I returned to shower and anxiously wait for delivery. Shockingly, they arrived at 9 am and finished putting it together in time for me to leave by 9:30! Amazing! I was afraid I was going to have to work from home but I was able to leave in time to be only just a little late.

For this reason the blog post had to wait til after work.

I have to say I am thrilled about this new bed. Sleeping well is super important to overall health especially if you are training for something. Having slept on the couch this past weekend and Monday night, I am STOKED to go to bed.

I am also inspired to throw even more stuff away!

I chose this photo of me taking a single egg out to the trash to illustrate the throwing away of stuff that has been kept too long… like this egg which I labeled with an ‘F’ for ‘Floats’ (if an egg floats in water throw it out, but NOT in your apartment. ‘F’ also stands for ‘Fart Bomb’)

As always, below is some more information about St. Jude’s and the impact your donations make. Please donate to this wonderful cause here!



Donations make a difference

Every dollar donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital counts! Take a look at some of the possibilities that your effort could provide to the kids and families of St. Jude.

Infant Care Supplies for 10 Babies: $50

These supplies help parents and nurses care for babies in treatment and include items like diapers, baby bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, footies and heel warmers.

Wagon: $70

Wagons can make traveling through the halls of St. Jude easier for parents and more fun for a young child.

Parties to celebrate birthdays, holidays and “coming off chemo”: $75

St. Jude provides parties, decorations, cakes and more to keep spirits high during the holidays and to celebrate special occasions like birthdays and a child’s completion of chemotherapy treatment.

Creative Toys: $100

Play is an essential part of every child’s life, and it’s important for the children to have fun as often as possible. At St. Jude, colorful, toy-filled play areas are just as plentiful as exam rooms.

Delicious Meals: $210

St. Jude provides meal cards so that patients and families can enjoy the comfort and convenience of good, nutritious meals in the Kay Kafe, our cafeteria.

One Day of Oxygen: $447

Oxygen is key to keeping the immune system strong. A gift of oxygen can help a young body thrive and help fight cancer at the cellular level.

Child-sized Wheelchairs: $700

These special wheelchairs help children move easily through St. Jude.

Airfare for a parent and child: $1,000 Average

For a patient referred to St. Jude, the hospital covers the cost of airfare for a child and one parent or guardian.


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