Reality, Man.

I understand that health and fitness “lifestyle” blogs are intended to be inspirational and aspirational. But sometimes, you want to read something that doesn’t make you feel like shit because you don’t have an interest in kale and running never feels like a really fun party with your friends. I think I fit in that … Continue reading

The Runner’s Tears

I’m walking away from this weekend really thinking about the marathon and whether or not I can actually do it. I haven’t had a good run in what is now weeks and I can’t even get myself through a 10k. I feel dead and tired and just all around can’t move. The 10k was a … Continue reading

Saving Money on Running by Running from Retail?

Saving Money on Running by Running from Retail?

Sneakers and running stuff isn’t cheap. I mean, sure you’re sweating in it but when you factor in chafing you have to exercise a lot of caution when selecting running attire. It’s not always just that you need a “technical” fabric, because honestly my favorite tank top is basically a 100% cotton ribbed tank top … Continue reading

3 races, 1 weekend

3 races, 1 weekend

I’m really excited for this upcoming weekend. My first road race since August will be this weekend, the Clarendon 5k/10k double header! Pacers puts on the race and a friend of mine is registered though still unsure whether or not she’ll actually run it. I plan on facebook shaming her into doing it, since that’s … Continue reading

The most frightening thing this Halloween

No, it’s not the damage that might befall your home at the hands of some reckless teens with too much time on their hands. It’s not the scary movies filled with blood, guts, or gore or even that Criminal Minds episode that was on like 5 years ago and still manages to scare the shit … Continue reading

Tower of Terror 10 Miler Tips

Tower of Terror 10 Miler Tips

Tower of Terror 10 Miler Tips. How’s that for some alliteration on a Friday? I’ve still got quite a bit of time until my next trip to Disney World. It feels like an eternity between now and the Wine & Dine half marathon, maybe because it’s at least 1-2 20 milers away? I don’t know. … Continue reading

Flaking Out: It’s Grrreat!

This past week is the first week in a few months that I just completely flaked out on running. That’s right, went a whole 7 days and didn’t run a single mile. There were a range of reasons. Work, personal stuff, just overall not feeling well, and I’m still adjusting to getting up early for … Continue reading

Healthy Living Friday

I don’t know about everyone else, but I read enough running blogs to have come across quite a few that talk about how they go on things like “spin class” happy hours with their friends followed by salads and smoothies or some such healthy crap. A few friends from my rowing group suggested doing a … Continue reading