Hello. I’m Cely (like the mattress, Sea-lee) and I like to do things.
I started blogging in 2010, but some bastard hacked my account in 2014 and everything was deleted. I’m still bitter. Other than that, I’m 32, I’m from a small town outside of Austin, I work in higher ed, and I watch ALL the TV. In 2015 I up and moved to northern California for a job at a university here. It’s been bizarre living outside of Texas, but California is growing on me. It’s got mountains, wine, cheese, beaches, wine, snow, and wine!
My younger sister moved out here with me. We live together and we are having a damn good time exploring this state!
I enjoy running when it’s not too hot, too windy, too still, too cold, too rainy, too early, or too late. I mostly enjoy races with my friends and I particularly enjoy races with my friends that serve alcohol at the finish.
I ran the Chicago Marathon in 2011 and thought I wouldn’t run another one, but I was accepted in the lottery for the 2017 Big Sur International Marathon. So, I am training for that and trying not to suck too hard at it.
In 2016 I ventured into new athletic territory and started cycling. I trained with Team in Training for the 100 mile ride around Lake Tahoe for America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride. We raised a lot of money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and had a damn good time doing it.
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 18, but it’s mostly fine and thankfully has not severely impacted my quality of life over the past few years.
I used to spend my time with my grumpy little gremlin, Bardot, who I adopted in 2010. It was nothing but mostly moody times, but she abandoned me for puppy heaven in early 2015. I sure miss that little psycho.