Posted in May 2013

Sparkle While You Run

Leah over at SparkleSkirts has been releasing lots of new skirts, especially in honor of the Dumbo Double Dare in Disneyland. I imagine quite a bit of business comes from the Disney races, hence the debut of new skirts tends to coincide with those races. Disney people love to run in skirts, regardless of gender. … Continue reading

Am I gonna hurl?

Am I gonna hurl?

So, with work becoming a place where I increasingly need to reiterate my new mantra, “just smile and nod” because if I speak I will surely say something that will get me fired, I’ve begun investing a renewed vigor into my running. Turns out my body can’t quite handle any more vigor. It wants to … Continue reading

Marathon Wednesday

Marathon Wednesday

It’s the only lottery system where winning means you pay them more money. That’s right, today is the lottery drawing for the ING NYC Marathon! You had a month to sign up for the lottery: $11 buys you the chance to pay $350+ to run in the 2013 NYC Marathon. Not exactly the golden ticket … Continue reading

50% off Weekend

50% off Weekend

I was never a big shopper at any store other than Target. Especially not J.Crew. That is, until I got an office job where apparently clean jeans + clean shirt = dressing up was an equation no one quite understood despite their extensive math backgrounds. Go figure. Typically, my clothing falls into one of three … Continue reading

WTF Friday

If you feel like you look spastic and ridiculous when you run, and you just think that maybe you should pack it in because looking ridiculous in front of the four people you’ve passed is just too painful… Go look at one of the Eurovision acts like this gem from Romania and find solace in … Continue reading

Work Related

Work Related

I have a 8-5 office job because surprisingly enough a 2:04 half marathon time doesn’t get you any sponsors. (Though you can get in on the ground floor and I am cheap so, you know, let me know.) Generally speaking, I’m cool with my job. It pays me a living wage, I don’t typically want … Continue reading

Watchless

Watchless

Anyone who owns a garmin knows that once you start you running with one, it’s difficult to stop. It’s like crack cocaine.I’ve forgotten it a few times in races, but not on purpose. It was always because I forgot my watch or the charger and immediately regretted it once I realized what I had done. … Continue reading

No Sleep ’til Brooklyn

No Sleep ’til Brooklyn

Once upon a time, I enjoyed going to races. Then the 9+1 thing entered my life and now I’m all, “seriously? you want me to wake up?” I’d been looking forward to this weekend for awhile. In theory, it was the end of the spring season and one last hurrah before I settled down for … Continue reading

Epic Failure

This weekend I made it to one out of two races. On Saturday, I made the Brooklyn marathon with less than 5 minutes to spare before the corrals collapsed and the second wave of the race started. On Sunday, I became a total and complete slacker once I saw the rain and didn’t run the … Continue reading

WTF Friday

What the hell was I thinking? Why did I sign up for two half marathons in one weekend when yesterday’s three miler felt like the Bataan death march? I’m so f#$ked.