Roller Derby

As the cool winds of fall and winter blew in and the warm breeze of summer began to fade, I traded in my running shoes for a set of quad roller skates. I first ventured to roller derby out of curiosity, I end up there because I wanted to stay active during the winter and […]

What’s Next?

Life’s been busy, work has been life consuming. As winter rolled in, temperatures dropped regularly below 60 degrees and the bitter chill of winter blew in, running went to the wayside. In October I found a new “love,” a new obsession, in October I discovered roller derby. October 3 marked my first day in the […]


Until this past week, the Navy Federal 5k still seemed so far off in the distance, it still felt like I had weeks upon weeks to condition and train. Then, this morning my alarm rang loud at 6am, it was race day! I was pumped & excited. It had been years since I had a […]

Why Hello,

Life has been… busy, to say the very least. It has been eventful, exciting and relaxing. It’s contained just about everything, except writing. With over eight hours a day spent sitting at a computer, completing data entry, creating documents, reviewing emails, etc. my body struggles to find the energy to sit down and write. It […]

Face Lift!

As the seasons change and hopefully my blogging stops sucking so hardcore (I make no promises though) I thought it was about time for the oohgioia blog to finally get a face lift. I know Internet, it has been a while, and for that I am deeply sorry… and well have a list of excuses. […]

Dear CDT Communications Director,

I had this huge Homer Simpson D’oh! moment when a little birdy told me that you were looking for a cover letter that pops and grabbed you attention right after I sent in my formal, black and white dress, ready for a formal night gala cover letter. So in a last chance ditch effort that you just might click on to […]


I’ve been a bad blogger lately. I hope you can forgive me… again. -gioia