The RU Screw: Rutgers Unite 1/2 Marathon

The RU Screw: Rutgers Unite 1/2 Marathon

For anyone who didn’t attend Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, for any part of their higher education, the RU screw is a phrase used to describe things Rutgers does to its students dating back to at least 1968. In my case, it was that time they sent me a diploma after I finished … Continue reading

Shitcago Bound

Shitcago Bound

Naturally, as you all know, my mom is super supportive of just about everything I do. Like my going home this weekend–she was 100% behind that decision and couldn’t be happier. A few weeks ago I put my name in for the Chicago Marathon lottery because I figured what the hell, it could be one … Continue reading

Half Marathon Plan

Some people have really good strategies for races, like split times and how they’re going to fuel, go out easy and then negative split. My plan for the Rutgers Half Marathon can be broken down into two prongs: First, I’m not really focusing on that fact that I have a half marathon I’m supposed to … Continue reading

Shack Track

Shack Track

Last night I finally got around to going to Shack Track. The runs are the second Tuesday of every month, leaving out of the Pacers in Logan Circle. There’s Shack Track & Field I think wherever there’s a Shake Shack, I know they have them in Miami/New York/Philly, too. The weather was great so even … Continue reading

Positivity is the spice of life

Positivity is the spice of life

I’m trying really hard to be positive because it ended up being a kinda crappy day and every time I thought about something it was just incredibly negative and kind of a downer. So naturally I came home and put on Frozen and all just seemed right with the world. So nice and relaxing. (Yeah, … Continue reading

That time I tried to be nice

When I signed up to volunteer for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, I had no intention of using the guaranteed entry for next year–for some reason, I’ve never really had a desire to run the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, and I had every intention of giving away my guaranteed entry to someone else who wanted … Continue reading

How I trained for Dopey

How I trained for Dopey

So, every runner has a different experience. Everyone is different, we’re all special snowflakes, blah blah blah. But if you’re thinking about signing up for Dopey, you might be wondering about the commitment level. Here’s a basic overview of how I trained for Dopey (and I didn’t PR anything but I did manage to finish … Continue reading

This is the week that never ends

This is the week that never ends

No, seriously, this is the never ending week. Since Monday I’ve been waking up thinking it’s Friday and having those moments when I’m all excited because I’m thinking, “it’s FRIDAY!” and then the realization hits me and I’m left thinking, “well, fuck.” I am quite excited for the weekend, though. Ever since I tossed my … Continue reading

Those are my two bugaboos

Some people have fears of death or heights or dogs. I’ve got two big bugaboos: portapotties and gym locker rooms. Today, we will discuss the latter. At work, there is a 24/7 gym where people go to exercise and many of my co-workers use it either before work or during the workday. They enjoy it … Continue reading