“I’m not doing a fall marathon,” she said.

“I’m not doing a fall marathon,” she said.

Famous last words of every single runner: “I’m not doing a [insert race distance here].” Second runner up to that is “I’m not doing another [insert race distance here].” I got into the Marine Corps Marathon. Why would you enter a lottery for a fall marathon when you don’t really want to run a fall … Continue reading

Ask me on the 26th

Ask me on the 26th

I did something stupid and ridiculous: I entered the Marine Corps Marathon lottery. I keep saying I’m not going to do a marathon. I’m genuinely happy not running 15 miles on the weekend. AND THEN I GO AN DO THIS STUPID THING. Marathons aren’t the be-all, end-all.  Honestly, I think you can feel shittier in … Continue reading

BIA Blunder

BIA Blunder

So if you haven’t heard already, Bia went bust. That women designed, women run, sports watch for women is bankrupt and ceasing operations “on or around April 3rd.”  The announcement came as something of a surprise to me, since I hadn’t heard anything about financial trouble. Honestly, I hated the watch.  I’ve used it I … Continue reading

Hey, Look Up.

Hey, Look Up.

Sometimes, you’re so busy looking this… That you miss this… This message brought to you by “Run for FUN?! What the hell kind of fun is THAT?”

What I’m listening to

What I’m listening to

My time at the gym has steadily been declining as the outdoor weather conditions improve. My runs are now all outside, and it’s amazing, but in an effort to keep myself as well rounded as possible for as long as possible, I’m still heading into the gym to strength train and I’ve been doing the … Continue reading

mASS transit

mASS transit

It’s not a secret that WMATA, the mass transit provider in the DC metro area (DC/MD/VA) sucks.  People die on WMATA in train crashes, from smoke inhalation from being stuck on a train filled with smoke for an hour.  Oh, and that’s when the death trap that is WMATA trains actually run.  If you’re a … Continue reading

4 Courts 4 Miler

4 Courts 4 Miler

There are two races I know of in DC this weekend: the 4 Courts 4 Miler (which is technically in Arlington, VA but those people say they’re from DC) and then there’s the Rock n Roll DC half marathon/marathon. Both are on Saturday, which to me is weird because while the 4 Courts 4 Miler … Continue reading

Spring in my step

Spring in my step

I always know it’s going to be a good run when “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen starts playing in my head while I’m out for a run. After being stuck in a windowless office for most of the week and missing the beautiful weather we’re having in DC, I finally got out for a run … Continue reading

Springing Forward (right into a wall)

Springing Forward (right into a wall)

Capital Crescent trail on Saturday had long stretches of ice/snow coverage. I know lots of people are total badasses and they will not be slowed down by ice patches like the one pictured on the left. Gonna tell you a little secret: I am not one of those people. Out on the trail these past … Continue reading