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Thursday, January 28, 2021

An Introduction

In my last post, I declared myself a born again blogger but failed to properly introduce myself.  I am Carly, and this is a collection of stories and thoughts from my perspective as a middle aged lady (with the maturity level of a teenage boy).  I've listed a few fun facts to get to know me a bit and to give you a glimpse inside this blog. 
  • I am in my 40's and I am in complete denial that I am pushing 50.   I feel like I just graduated from high school!!
  • I am married to my college sweetheart - 23 years and counting.  Those years have been mostly happy but we've been working side by side every damned day during the continued Covid lockdowns.  The patience gets a little thin when our desks are 3 feet apart.
  • I am the mother of 3 wild, crazy, and fun teenagers.  They make me proud, they make me cringe, and they make eating an Olympic sport.
  • I currently bring all the crazy that comes with being a middle age woman.  We like to play a game in our house, "Is it Covid or is it Menopause?".  I have it all...the mood swings, the headaches, the hot flashes, and weight gain. Oh what fun! My poor husband has to deal with ramped up hormones with his wife and his 3 teenage children.  It is no wonder he hides from all of us.
  • I am passionate about working toward a cure for ALS and related Motor Neuron Diseases (MNDs).  My husband has been diagnosed with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (a benign kin to ALS) and it is stealing his mobility.  
  • We adopted a rescue dog.  An adorable Lab mix who is an absolute asshole.  I love him despite how he seems to have a knack for destroying my things.
  • I am a new CrossFitter.  I now use terms such as "WOD", "AMRAP", and "SNATCH" in my every day vocabulary.  
  • I am a former Runner.  I never was fast but I could go the distance.  I have 7 full marathons under my belt and I am signed up for #8 in November despite not being in the greatest shape.
  • I am a sports mom and occasionally live up to the stereotype.  Hockey, lacrosse, and soccer control my schedule and life.  If you can't find me, I am usually on a field, at an ice arena, or fulfilling a variety of forced volunteer duties.
  • When I am not being an unpaid Uber for my children, I work as an IT Business Analyst. 

Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!  If you have stumbled upon this blog, please say Hi in the comments! 

A New Blog...

 Happy New Year! (….a bit late)

It is 2021 and I am starting a blog. I am not sure if blogs are still a platform that the cool kids use but according to Google, blogs are still relevant and the internet NEVER lies. I like blogs, I enjoy reading them and I enjoy writing so it makes sense for me to create one.

I am not new to the world of blogging, About 13 years ago I wrote "Chubby Chicks Run Too…". It was a personal account of my life as a misfit runner. It became so much more to me than just a dumping ground for my thoughts. It was my creative outlet and a great way to hold myself accountable. Blogging presented many unique opportunities for me and I met some amazing people.

My blogging (and running) fell to the wayside when life got a bit challenging. As things mellowed out, I realized I missed blogging and had the idea to start over fresh with some new content. I had the the goal of writing about our crazy hockey life upon the suggestions from multiple friends that our family should audition for the show "Hockey Moms". We passed on being TV stars but thought Running on Ice would make a great name for a blog!

The Hockey Family blog never fully came to fruition but the title resonated with me. It was the perfect metaphor to capture the ups and downs of my new chapter life in the middle years. Running on Ice is collection of my thoughts on life as a 40 something woman, with a family, career, and hell bent to make some self-improvements along the way. This a a life blog, these are my stories, and this is my written reality show.

Stay tuned while this site is under construction and welcome to Running on Ice! 

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