Posted in September 2013

WTF Friday

WTF Friday

I was all set to do a new yoga video and then she started talking about “alternate nostril breathing” and my immediate reaction was: fuck that shit, I’m getting an Oreo (or 5) and heading to bed.

One Month!

One Month!

Wow, so it’s really one month until the Marine Corps Marathon! I knew I was being lazy and burnt out in a manner consistent with running lots of high mileage weeks and being so over the marathon. So kinda like this: So you might ask: how do you feel going into your second marathon? Well, … Continue reading

Running Fashion: Short Story

Running Fashion: Short Story

I am the least fashionable runner ever. You can’t miss me running through the District because 95% of the time I just look ridiculous. No, seriously, I look insane. I have on neon everything, nothing really matches, and it’s never just an old tshirt and running shorts that says “I run but I’m really casual … Continue reading

Time to Get Dressed

Time to Get Dressed

My Cheshire Cat has gone through a couple of iterations and I mentioned to my mom that I wasn’t really all that pleased with the results-namely that the no-sew tutu is just not my thing and I had burned my fingers trying to hot glue purple tulle strips onto a pink shirt. #fail. I mentioned … Continue reading

You are about to enter another dimension…

You are about to enter another dimension…

10 days until the Tower of Terror 10 miler weekend. It is time to transition into Disney mode. Namely, this means putting away my Decemberists’ playlist because any more of their music and I will crawl into a hole in a forest sobbing and only hope that even though my death is not the result … Continue reading

Vacation All I Ever Wanted

After a great 20 miler and a week of solidly running under 10 minute miles, I didn’t do my long run this weekend. I just kinda, sorta, skipped it. After thinking about it, I just kinda needed a break. I went from obsessing over getting a 1/2 marathon done in under 2 hours to finishing … Continue reading

Crazy Candy Coating

A co-worker said to me, “I’ve known you almost a year now. I keep waiting to find the layer of your personality or psyche that isn’t just plain crazy and I haven’t found it yet.” When I interviewed for this job, he asked me, “Is there anything you wouldn’t want to do?” and I said, … Continue reading

Costume Update

I know some people like to do a big unveil of their costume and won’t let you see it ahead of time. I could tell you that that is exactly what I’m doing but that is mostly because I don’t actually have a costume to show you just yet. I was planning on hot gluing … Continue reading

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

It’s getting close to Disney World time. I’ve been waiting 9 months for this! I received my Magical Express vouchers in the mail the other day plus they UPS overnighted me a 1 page description of the MyMagic+ system (total waste of money but whatever). This is a system that hates me and refuses to … Continue reading

My Car-Less Life

My Car-Less Life

I’m something of an oddity among my coworkers: I walk to work. I’ve made some pretty poor life choices but living within walking distance of work was not one of them. In the snow, rain, cold, heat, early or late my commute is about 20-25 minutes, roughly 1 mile. On foot. Yup. Also an odd … Continue reading