Posted in February 2014

Don’t Fear the Speedster

There’s actually a lot to fear from speed workouts. I know people are all “you’ll get stronger!” but when you start doing them they basically just feel like a death march that leaves you doubled over dry heaving and wishing you’d made better life choices. Lest you feel like everyone else out there in the … Continue reading

I can run! I can run! (Kinda)

I can run! I can run! (Kinda)

Yesterday was another successful run in the sense that I went outside, did all 4 miles without sitting down and gasping for air and did all of them at the recommended pace. It was technically a rest day and technically the next training day in the schedule was speed work but speed work with actual … Continue reading

The time of the season

The time of the season

First, congratulations to Danielle for winning a copy of Frozen, which is available today for HD digital download and in case anyone in the DC metro area (or DMV for short) forgot, Elsa sent a reminder this morning. Because #Frozen is out for digital download and Elsa knows how to make an entrance. pic.twitter.com/cfl4HTXxWO — … Continue reading

Eh. I’m not dazzled.

It's time to #SmashTheHalf! Watch the #runDisney Announcement at http://t.co/IFtVk1OiBD. pic.twitter.com/dVRxjoPoc3 — runDisney (@runDisney) February 25, 2014 I’m going to go ahead and say this: I already have a superhero race on my calendar and I can honestly say #smashthehalf is not going to #smashmywallet so thank you, runDisney! I think that my primary “meh” … Continue reading

My contest My rules

So the digital download of Frozen is available tomorrow AND I’M CHANGING THE RULES! CONTEST CLOSES TONIGHT AND THE WINNER HAS THE CHOICE OF THE DVD OR THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD! BECAUSE PEOPLE PREORDERED THE DVD AND THEN WERE LIKE, “WAIT, I CAN WATCH IT THREE WEEKS EARLY?!” And let’s be honest, these are the best … Continue reading

Holy shit, how’d I do a marathon?

I finally got back out running this week. Wednesday night it was 63 degrees out and how can you have that kind of weather in February and not run? If you’re out in DC and you see someone really badly dressed out for a run, it’s probably me. I couldn’t be bothered giving a shit … Continue reading

Just Smile and Fake It: I can do that.

Just Smile and Fake It: I can do that.

I recently spent an entire weekend watching Dance Academy so when someone invited me to a ballet class and the invitee swore that she would not laugh at my poor dancing skills and promised to stand in front of me so I’d know what I was supposed to be doing… well, it’s not like I … Continue reading

Hindsight is kind of foggy

I remember on Sunday night after the marathon I was thinking, “never again will I do the Dopey Challenge. It was a one and done thing. I CAN RACE NO MORE [like that].” But then the exhaustion kinda fades after a few nights of sleeping past 2:30am. And, back in your office, you realize you … Continue reading

Is this supposed to be torture?

Is this supposed to be torture?

I started doing some reading on strength training per everyone’s suggestions. I looked through two books in particular, Strong Curves by Bret Contreras & Kellie Davis and The New Rules of Lifting for Women by Lou Schuler. As usual with picture books, I flipped through and looked at the pictures and I was basically terrified, … Continue reading

Letting it go right into your hands

Letting it go right into your hands

I was emotionally crushed this weekend when I visited my parents and was all set to go to the Frozen singalong only to find out IT HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT OF THE THEATER. To make room for the Lego Movie. THE MOVIE ABOUT LEGOS. Anyway. Can I just say something crazy? This drove me to … Continue reading