Posted in September 2015

One Ho of a Weekend

One Ho of a Weekend

Despite being the 1 month mark to the Marine Corps Marathon, running was not on my list of activities this past weekend. Instead, I rowed what ended up being a combined 24 miles in the Head of the Anacostia and Scullers’ Head of the Potomac (HOTA and SHOP, respectfully) regattas, which combine to be called … Continue reading

From the Cox Box

From a practice head race I coxed last week: what do you do when you know you’re not winning? “This is it, ladies, they’re walking on you! I ASK YOU THIS: IF THEY’RE GOING TO WIN, HOW HARD ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THEM WORK FOR IT?! THE ANSWER IS REALLY, REALLY FUCKING HARD! I … Continue reading

Elevation Change: Year over Year

Elevation Change: Year over Year

It’s been about a year since I last ran a half by myself. I’ve done them in Disney with friends, but I haven’t actually braved a half marathon alone since the Staten Island Half Marathon last October. To say that that race really messed with me is kind of an understatement. I spent a lot … Continue reading

Navy Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Navy Air Force Half Marathon Recap

What if the Marine Corps Marathon, the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC, and the Cherry Blossom 10 miler all got together one crazy drunk night and had a baby? Well, they did and it’s called the Navy Air Force Half Marathon. The big appeal of this race was that it’s one of the few … Continue reading

Fall Fun

Fall Fun

Fall is a busy time for me and this year it certainly shows no signs of being a boring season in 2015. Normally, I do a bunch of half marathons in the spring and this year I kept my promise to myself and did none (I should’ve also kept my promise to myself to not … Continue reading

Disneyland 5k: Why 5ks Are Awesome

Disneyland 5k: Why 5ks Are Awesome

Ok, normally I would say 5ks are hell on earth because you spend the entire time gasping for breath and feeling like your lungs are burning off. But I haven’t gotten that feeling in a Disney 5k because I take my sweet ass time. It’s not so much that I walk the whole thing, but … Continue reading

Oh right, I’m running

Oh right, I’m running

Funny story. Turns out, traveling out of town for a Disney race (or three) is actually mildly exhausting. Who knew, right? Ever since returning from Disneyland, I’ve been having a hard time getting myself back into the groove of working out. Lack of motivation? Check. Lack of time? Check. Inability to wake up earlier than … Continue reading

The Disneyland Hotel and GET Travel Review

The Disneyland Hotel and GET Travel Review

In 2012, I stayed at the Sheraton Park in Anaheim, not at a Disney hotel. The hotel itself was really nice, the rooms were great, but ultimately if I’m traveling to Disney, I’m staying in a Disney hotel. So, this year, I got a travel package through GET travel that included a slight hotel room … Continue reading