Sports, Miles, Book and Looks of February

by - Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I truly have no idea where February went. Going into the month, I knew it was going to be extremely stressful. I had three straight weeks were I didn't have a single free evening. It was all work, school and other commitments.

Plus the weather was just awful all month, which made for some truly miserable days.

Well this weather is clearly on board with me staying home and working on homework all day.
This picture pretty much sums up my month. Bad weather and lots of school.


It's March! Which means we're only weeks away from tournament season starting! The Terps have locked up at least a No. 2 seed in the Big Ten.

Terps win!!!!!!!!!
Post-Wisconsin victory celebration

We went undefeated in the Big Ten at home (and actually only lost one game at home all season, to UVA). It's going to be so great to be back in the tournament!

The Eagles traded McCoy. I am sad.

RIP Milcetich family McCoy jerseys
RIP Milcetich family jerseys.

The news broke last night and I pretty much was unable to pay attention through the rest of my Operations class. But then I read this this morning, and it helped me laugh through the pain.


Even though I was super stressed and time crunched for a lot of February, I did manage to hit a bit of a pattern with running toward the end of the month.


I took my friend Zac's advice a lot and squeezed in some shorter workouts here and there to keep my sanity.

Plus I ran Love the Run 5K and trained for the St. Patrick's Day 5K and 10K. Longest run of the month was six miles, unfortunately on the treadmill. That was definitely the trend this month with the weather being so terrible.


Reading was definitely something that got pushed to the side this month. I had started reading the Goldfinch, which was really good, but really long, and the library took it from my Kindle and I never renewed it.

The only book I actually finished was American Sniper.

Been waiting to get my hands on this book for a while. Finally off the library waitlist. Just in time for some snow day reading.

I'd been on the library waitlist forever to get this book and was so glad to finally get my hands on it. I know there has been a lot of controversy surrounding both the book and the movie and major questioning on the validity of some of the stories in the book.

Here's my take on the whole thing.

I liked the book a lot. It was a pretty fast read, and I appreciated Chris Kyle's sort of arrogant, cocky writing style. The guy was a Navy SEAL, he had some opinions on stuff, and I appreciated that he just wrote them and didn't try to sugarcoat things to appease people.

Some of my favorite parts of the book though were the parts his wife wrote. I thought the book did a nice job of showing the impacts of war on one family. Taya Kyle actually has a book coming out later this year, which will dive more into that topic. I think I'll probably read it because I thought she had a pretty honest perspective.

This book gets high rankings from me, but if you're easily offended, you won't like it.


With the ice/snow mess that was the entire month of February, I worked from home a lot, and therefore wore a lot of sweatpants and stuff.

What a government "snow day" looks like. The buildings might be closed, but the work still happens.
Lax t-shirt from the high school days

But I did venture to the office a few times, once after a nice big Terps win and rocked some celebratory red and black.

Black dress, red necklace Terps twinsies linhnguyen42
Linh had the same idea


And because no monthly recap post is complete without some pictures of the adorable cuties in my family, here's what the munchkins sent me for Valentine's Day:

These little munchkins would like to wish us a happy Valentine's Day.

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  1. aw how cute! We got a lot of that cold white stuff in the 2nd half of feb too. such a pain.

  2. I'm so excited for the tournament this year!

    I just saw American Sniper earlier this week (and want to read the book), and I thought it was a great movie. My brother deployed to Iraq and spent some of his time doing the building-to-building searches like they did in the movie. He said he almost left the theater a few times because it reminded him of being over there. In other news, it's a movie and not necessarily a documentary, so I would believe that not everything happened quite how it was portrayed - people can get upset about that, but I certainly wouldn't want to trade shoes with any of those soldiers!