I don’t care much for flying. In fact, I was petrified of flying for a few years. Now I just don’t like it. But I love landing at night. I love flying over cities, watching the twinkling lights of the street cars and the lamp poles. When we are low enough to make out the outlines of houses, I wonder what the people are doing inside of them. Watching television? Eating dinner? Laughing? Crying? I like to watch the traffic on roads; little ribbons of red and white. From the sky, I can see patterns of the city. I can see strong neighborhood grids and suburban sprawl. I can see the city’s “voids”, perhaps a body of water or an open field. From the night sky, cities are peaceful like the first winter’s snow, yet pulsing like a beat of a heart at the same time. The lights become crisper, more unique from one another as we get closer. The organic shape of the city becomes more defined. The buildings become clearer. The cars become more than a candy cane of color. The trees separate themselves out from the clusters. The beautiful city, so peaceful and serene from way up high becomes more rigid, more real. Then BOOM, thud, thud, we are on the ground.
- Hi there! If you are curious to know who I am, I'm a urban planner and urban designer by my graduate education. I was an English major in college, but the grammar slowly fades from me, so forgive my grammatical errors, but please feel free to let me know if I made a mistake. I will promptly fix it! I'm a novice runner, training for my very first half-marathon. I'm recently engaged. I love to cook. I love to plan. I love to make lists and organize. I can be a bit of a control freak, but I'm okay with that. I'm also known to over-commit myself and I'm learning to say the word 'no'. I love to travel and I hate to fly, but I fly in order to travel. I reside in Dallas, TX with my fiance, Nick, and our adorable adopted Persian cat, Dr. Frederick Stonewall Jackson (or just Jackson for short); but the three of us will find a home in any city or town that this crazy journey of life takes us to.
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Running the Races
I'm not a fast runner, but I'm proud of how far I've come. Here are the races from 2011 and my times.
10/8/11 Valley Ranch Pumpkin Dash 5K: 30:46
10/13/11 Santa Fe 5K: 30:29
10/29/11 Four Seasons Cool October 10K: 1:00:11
1/14/12 Hotcake Hustle 10K: 56:40
8 Mile Races
11/24/11 YMCA 8 Mile Turkey Trot: 1:20:06
12/4/11 Run the Rock White Rock Lake Half Marathon: 2:09:42