Posted in June 2013

Great Moments in Racing

Great Moments in Racing

Some people might think PRs or epic finishes constitute a great moment in racing. I don’t disagree with them, but sometimes our favorite moments are things that take us out of the ordinary, mundane, everyday facets of racing. Picture it: A humid, muggy, cloudy morning at a small 5k where the starting line was chalk … Continue reading

You know you’re a runner…

When, on your off day, you sit around thinking, “I’d really rather go out and run than sit around and watch tv…” And then you pause and wonder who the hell are you.

Quick Fixes for Yoga

Quick Fixes for Yoga

I don’t go to yoga classes unless they’re free and even then I tend to just… you know… not go. I previously stated that I will do yoga in my apartment on nights when I don’t run. This was total BS on my part. But here are a few ways I’ve thought of to make … Continue reading

They read my mind.

They read my mind.

It’s like this race staging company read my mind and said, “hey, this girl’s gotta run 13 miles this random weekend in September anyway, let’s charge her for a half marathon and give her medal for her trouble!” Let’s be honest, my hopes of going under 2 hours in the 1/2 marathon were put on … Continue reading

Guide to Hot Weather Running: Ad-visor

Guide to Hot Weather Running: Ad-visor

In this first installment of our summer series, The Pink Elephant Guide to Hot Weather Running (if you must, you must), I’d like to talk about hot weather running fashion. As previously mentioned, you can forgo just about any item of clothing except your extra special important compression socks, but beyond that, how do you … Continue reading

Marathon Kick-off!

Marathon Kick-off!

Ah, summer running. When the heat makes you sweat and the humidity makes said sweat just stick to you like the glaze on a doughnut. A thought that carries you for the next 1/4 mile as you try to list all the different doughnut flavors you know of and then rank them in order of … Continue reading

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with a runner when they are willing to run without a shirt but regardless of how hot it may be the knee socks are non-negotiable. “THEY’RE NOT JUST SOCKS THEY’RE COMPRESSION SLEEVES.”

We’re Adults, Dammit

We’re Adults, Dammit

It’s summer intern season and of course everyone I work with is getting all misty eyed about how the interns are so cool and care free with their college lives and ivy league educations. Dare I say it, some of them are actually jealous of the interns and suddenly we’re nerdy losers who aren’t worthy … Continue reading

Ugh I Ate Fries

Well, I’m officially wracked with guilt because I ate french fries with my dinner tonight. My relationship with food has always been a complicated one, from my elementary school years as the “pig” and then my attempt at anorexia in high school and the subsequent weight gain. I realize and accept that I have a … Continue reading

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with runners when suddenly everyone is talking about their bowel movements like it’s totally normal and you suddenly know everyone’s poop schedule and how it fits into their running routine. And if you’re a runner, this  conversation won’t phase you at all. And yes, that’s right, people actually look at a pee … Continue reading