• 2019,  Soccer,  Women's World Cup,  World Cup

    Musings: It’s Just the World Cup

    Yes, I left out ‘Women’s’ on purpose. Just like I overheard this random dude say, “Why do they even call it the Women’s World Cup? It should just be the World Cup. Women are playing, but it’s still a World Cup.” At that moment, I almost wanted to hug, high-five, and kiss him all at once. I mean, I didn’t…but to hear a random man say that was so refreshing. Sadly, many of my male friends seem to think it is okay to degrade women’s sports. I know, I need better male friends. And of course, it pisses me off! I will forever and ever loudly support women’s sports, women’s…

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    Thinking Out Loud – Short Week Style

    Longest short week ever… Amanda at .RUNNING WITH SPOONS. It’s only four days, right? Then why does it feel like it’s been six days and it’s only Thursday? Ah well, the weekend will be worth it! My 2 Faves // Last night I had the pleasure of spending the evening with my two favorite men – J and Poppa Bear. After a couple hours at the Verizon store, we were starving! It was fun to enjoy these two, all to myself! We ate good food, drank good drinks, and watched sports. As I sat there, I noticed how content I was with both of their presence. It’s not very often…

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    Ballon d' huh??

    Everyone’s over here watching Juan Pablo on The Bachelor and I’m obsessing over the FIFA Ballon d’Or! I know I blog A LOT about running, however, soccer (or futbol) is my first true love. Here’s a little back history on what I’m even talking about right now! Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an international body governing soccer (as we Americans call it). Essentially, every year they award one male and female, player of the year (for the previous year) which would be the FIFA Ballon d’Or (for men). As much as everyone loves to hate him, Cristiano Ronaldo WON! Not only is he the crazy, hottest soccer player…