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Megan
Satellite Beach, FL
I'm completing my Master's in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and working at One Senior Place as a Systems Engineer
Interests: running, learning, cooking, reading, the environment, soccer, eating, surfing, trivia, paddling, traveling, adventures, studying, productive procrastination
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You might know I submitted my application back in Jaunuary to NASA's Astronaut candidate program. Well, I can now confirm that they have received it at the Selection Office! One (tiny) step closer for me (and the thousands of other applicants)! Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at Engineer in Training
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This post comes a bit late, but I have had a lot going on! At the end of March, I went to Panama to compete in the Ocean to Ocean Cayuco Race, which took me through almost the full length of the Panama Canal (minus the locks). The history of... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at Megan in Training
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You might know I submitted my application back in Jaunuary to NASA's Astronaut candidate program. Well, I can now confirm that they have received it at the Selection Office! One (tiny) step closer for me (and the thousands of other applicants)! Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at Engineer in Training
Well...after winding down somewhat from yesterday's PE exam (in order to get licensed as a Professional Engineer in Florida), I'm still not sure how I feel about it. To anyone thinking of taking it, my advice is...do more problems! I don't care how many you've done, it's crunch time in the test when you only have about 6 minutes per problem. So, just to let it all out here (because my poor family is tired of hearing me whine...): After a couple months of studying and becoming a pseudo-hermit, I dragged myself out of bed at 5 and managed to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2012 at Engineer in Training
I have officially applied to be an astronaut! Me and thousands of other people, but still exciting! Y... esto es mi primero POST en espanol! He solicitado la posicion de astronauta por NASA! Yo y miles de otras personas, pero todavia emocionante! Ever since I first saw "Space Camp" when I was about 5, I have dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Over the years, I have developed a more legitimate interest in space and an understanding that befriending a robot probably isn't going to get me there. But I digress... If you are one of the approximately 4000 people who... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at Engineer in Training
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Welcome to my page and thanks! Over the past few years, I've found myself often thinking about "I'd like to do this," or "I should really spend more time doing that," but then rarely taking action. Although I consider myself a motivated person, sometimes I just need some sort of accountability to light a metaphorical fire under my sometimes lazy butt. That is a main reason why I started to "blog." Well, I guess "accountability" might not be the best word, since I'm not sure how many people actually read my posts... so please, if you have any comments, suggestions,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Engineer in Training
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NASA Astronaut Selection Announced - November 2011! Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2011 at Engineer in Training
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Well, I've been absent from the blogosphere for a while, spending my free time with more important things (namely Andrew prior to his deployment). Sadly, he is no less-communicado now that he is in Afghanistan, which leaves me with quite a bit of free time for introspection (read: neurotic musings).... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Megan in Training
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On May 17, I went out to watch the orbiter Atlantis make it's final journey from the Orbiter Processing Facility to the Vehicle Assembly Building. I got a few pictures: Later that day, a coworker sent out this link with the following satellite picture: The following week, I got a chance to take family and friends out to see the final rollout of STS-135. This is when the entire shuttle - orbiter, tanks, and all travels out to the launch pad on the giant tank-like crawler. In my last post I wrote about the landing of STS-134, which took place... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at Engineer in Training
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Pictures and videos of STS-134, last mission of Endeavour! Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Engineer in Training
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Story of Boston's 115th Marathon aka Megan's 1st (and only) Boston Marathon! Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Megan in Training
Boston Marathon in T-minus 14 hours! Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at Megan in Training
Heck YES!!! It will be my last workout :)
Thanks I love those pictures too, but I did not take them. They are just so cool I wanted to share!
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2011 on CRASH landing at Engineer in Training
Thanks!!! I like the motto - I'll add it to my repertoire!
I need a positive thought to get stuck in my head during the race! Suggestions please! Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Megan in Training
This is a question I'm sure everyone who has run a marathon has asked. I Googled around and found not a few different schedules. This one from Active.com gives a good sample plan. I'm going to modify it a bit based on my schedule: Monday: Yoga / Core Tuesday: 45... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at Megan in Training
I've been thinking about my "pace" strategy for race day. Last year Kelsey and I ran 3:40 at Disney, but I am a "different runner" than last year. I had my third knee surgery last year and was advised that "running is OK, but just don't go run a marathon."... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Megan in Training
One week until Boston Marathon! I'm getting nervous! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2011 at Megan in Training
Two weeks from now I'll be at my lovely little sister's wedding, and just about to fly to Boston! I spent almost 2 hours doing cardio on Tuesday while engaging in one of my guilty pleasures - watching "The Biggest Loser." I was trying to get some "hill work" in,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at Megan in Training
I had a good week this week - a fun run 10K at Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility on Tuesday and hiking on Saturday. Not much time until the big day! General Workout Rest/ xtrain Easy Run Rest/ xtrain Tempo run Easy Run Rest/ xtrain Long Run Planned 2009-3... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Megan in Training
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I got a pass to take a carful of people out to watch the rollout! It's hard to believe that there is only one more rollout to go. My awesome dad! Me and Allison =-) Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Engineer in Training
I managed to eeeeek out 18 miles on Saturday, but let me just tell you it was not exactly fun..... Most marathon training plans that I have seen advise doing a run of around 17-23 miles about 3 weeks prior to the big day, followed by a nice taper. I've... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Megan in Training
Four weeks from today I'll be on my way to Boston! The last two weeks were pretty good - I ran more than I have been, all the way up to 18 miles! General Workout Rest/ xtrain Easy Run Rest/ xtrain Tempo run Easy Run Rest/ xtrain Long Run Planned... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2011 at Megan in Training
My key takeaways and thoughts on Peter L. Bernstein's excellent book: “Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk.” Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Engineer in Training