Trapped

The long run had been finished and the trek home complete. All that remained to do was gloriously shower and watch television in the cool, dark, air conditioned confines of home.  Draw the curtains, turn up the air, make the place as cave-like as possible because after 11 miles in the hot, sweltering sun I … Continue reading

Marathon Training: The Road so Far

Marathon Training: The Road so Far

First off, Happy 4th of July. I missed all the fireworks this year, unfortunately. I actually really enjoy fireworks, so it was a bit of a bummer that I missed them. But that’s why we go to Disney World, where there are always fireworks to see. Well, things have been a little off lately.  Last … Continue reading

Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose

Instagram is a beautiful way to see the world, but I think we can all agree runners have their own little photo genres, tropes if you will.  I shall begin what I envision as a recurring series today entitled, “Strike a Pose: Running Photographs We’ve Seen 1 Million Times” The Post-Workout Watch ShotThe run wasn’t … Continue reading

The reason for early mornings

The reason for early mornings

People think you run early in the morning in the summer to avoid the heat, which is kinda true.  It’s hotter at midday than it is (typically) at 5 am. But why? I run in the morning because: sun. God damn,  motherfucking sun. Did you ever learn in science about how one day the sun … Continue reading

Best Part of a Summer Run

Best Part of a Summer Run

The absolute best part of the summer run (aside from, you know, being done) is the post-run shower. I, personally, look like I just took a shower when the run is done, hence why people in my building always ask me how I liked the pool after I come back from a run.  It could … Continue reading

Sparkle Bottoms: my bottom ain’t sparkling

Sparkle Bottoms: my bottom ain’t sparkling

I am always looking for shorts. At this point, I have a better chance of finding the holy grail or big foot but that doesn’t stop me from looking, especially in the summer months when everyone else is flaunting their shorts wearing ability in my face. The requirements for the shorts were as follows: Short, … Continue reading

Marine Corps Marathon: Let the training begin

Marine Corps Marathon: Let the training begin

It feels like October is a year away, but in reality it’s only less than 4 months away and so the training for the Marine Corps Marathon started today. I’ve been seeing online that people started training for Dopey in January, which sounds moderately insane to me but realistically I guess since I run a … Continue reading

VICTORY IS MINE

VICTORY IS MINE

On June 7, 2015 I participated in the Stonewall Regatta rowing three events: women’s open 8+, women’s novice 4+, and women’s novice 8+ all at the 1k distance. On this particular Sunday, we had what can only be described as a series of unfortunate events.  One was in the women’s 4+ race (the “+” means … Continue reading

Lawyers Have Heart 10k: Am I done yet?

Lawyers Have Heart 10k: Am I done yet?

@Vixen1267's response to this morning's 10k name pic.twitter.com/2IqML00h2P — Nicole (@paradeinpink) June 13, 2015 This weekend was the kind of weekend when you’re just happy ABC Family is showing Harry Potter movies and the Hallmark Movie Channel is marathoning Murder, She Wrote because it’s really just too disgusting to go outside.  Except, back when it was … Continue reading

Why is it so hoooooot

Why is it so hoooooot

I’m pretty sure you could hear my plaintive whining if you just paused for a second and listened. IT’S JUST SO GOD DAMN HOT. There was no spring. There was winter and then there was 90 degrees. DC became a hot, humid, disgusting hell hole before it was even June. Before June. In the winter … Continue reading