Posted in January 2013

Review: Pace Setter Skirt

Review: Pace Setter Skirt

So many skirts, so little time (and it’s almost Valentines’ Day so the gentlemen out there might want to get a running skirt for that special runner in their life… or themselves. Whatever. No judgment). The Skirt: Brand: Lululemon Style: Pace Setter Color: Classic Stripe Polar Cream Beaming Blue (no really, that’s what it says … Continue reading

Old.

Old.

Well, my fridge is covered with save-the-date magnets and my facebook feed is filled with people’s babies’ pictures. Another friend just announced her impending child’s birth–she’ll probably look fabulous the whole way through. It’s official. I’m the old, barren spinster at the rotten age of 27. As a single, unwed girl with no children I … Continue reading

Not Legit, Ready to Quit

Not Legit, Ready to Quit

Ok, no, I legitimately that “strength” training… Broke me. I’m infinitely more sore than I was after the marathon. I’ve had J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy to keep me company on the couch until Oxygen started their Snapped marathon but I’ve missed free yoga in Georgetown and now I have lost any and all desire to go out … Continue reading

Broken Butt

Okay, so I woke up this morning and my ass is killing me. It turns out my butt was not built to squat. So maybe he was right and strength training is important. Now I just need to lift myself off the couch so I can run. It was kinda hard getting on it in … Continue reading

Butt…

Butt…

A part of the new training plan is this thing called “strength training.” I knew it was insidious and dangerous but until this evening I had no idea just what I had gotten myself in for. The Runners’ World Iron Strength workout sounded perfect–much like the allure of the “fat burning” part Crunch’s Fat Burning … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend Part 4: The Marathon

I would say marathon day started at the crack of dawn but since I was almost to the Magic Kingdom before the sun showed up that would be entirely inaccurate. At 2:45 my phone alarm went off playing the Muppet Show theme song. At 2:50 I received my wake up call and for the life … Continue reading

So let it be written, so let it be done

So let it be written, so let it be done

On my first speed training day for my new half marathon schedule I did it–I ran an 8 minute and 36 second mile. I’d like to thank the unknown girl throwing confetti in the above picture that I found on google images for helping me to celebrate this occasion. Please feel free to respond with … Continue reading

Marathon Part III: Marathon Eve

Since it’s so freaking cold out, I thought what better time is there to revisit my warm, sunny weekend in Florida… The day before the marathon we slept in and planned to go to Hollywood Studios because we always go to Hollywood Studios on a Saturday morning. It’s just what we do. Before leaving, we … Continue reading

Inauguration

I live in DC, which means the inauguration was inescapable today and not only because NBC foolishly preempted Days of Our Lives to just keep showing coverage of it. It’s an interesting day, and after just walking around at 9:00pm I can say that this more than anything sets Inauguration day apart from all other … Continue reading

Monkey or Person

Monkey or Person

For Christmas (which feels like it was 500 years ago) my parents gave me a Nook from Barnes and Noble. Since I’ll be schlepping up to New York for a bunch of races, and since I finally had some free time that wasn’t consumed with running long miles or packing for the marathon, I took … Continue reading