Posted in December 2015

The Unease

It doesn’t matter how many marathons I do, I will always have this feeling that “This is  the time the marathon defeats me. This is the time I don’t finish.” But honestly, more than the dread I’m looking forward to not having a marathon hanging over my head like a dark, ominous cloud for awhile … Continue reading

Dopey Packing Challenge

Dopey Packing Challenge

I’m special: I pack for the Dopey Challenge using only my carry on suitcase and the one personal item allowed by the airlines. That’s right, no checked luggage. Who’s got money to pay those fees?! If you’re doing your first ever challenge and traveling from out of town it can be tricky. Allocating luggage space … Continue reading

Counting Down to Marathon Weekend 2016

Counting Down to Marathon Weekend 2016

It’s usually a pretty seamless transition from Christmas Carols to Disney classics once the holidays are over because that means it’s time for an annual tradition: the January trip to Disney World.  My sister and I have gone to Disney World the second weekend in January for the last 7 years and this will be … Continue reading

Spin me right round

Spin me right round

My sister lives up in New York City, while I live in Washington DC. She gets all the cool stuff when it is first created. If I wait really patiently, I get the knock off version that’s much less cool a few years later.  Case and point: We finally got our own Milk Bar but … Continue reading

Jingle All the Way 5k

Jingle All the Way 5k

Pacers strikes again: this month was their annual Jingle All the Way 5k and it was my first time actually running it. Every year I plan to and every year work gets in the way, but this year it finally fell at the perfect time to do it. The race is held in Downtown DC … Continue reading

You know you’re shopping for a runner…

You know you’re shopping for a runner…

10 gift ideas for runners that don’t require buying shit: Resist the urge to nag them about how running inconveniences you Next time they’re racing in your town, come out and cheer for them Have the hot shower running and warm pajamas waiting for them after a winter long run Surprise your runner on their … Continue reading

Inter-Marathon Lull, Suggestions?

Inter-Marathon Lull, Suggestions?

The fall haul I have about a month until the Dopey Challenge occurs in Walt Disney World and I’m trying to figure out what to do between now and January. Given how surprisingly pleasant the Philly marathon was, I’m not sure where to go with my training for the month of December. On the one … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge Tip #1

Dopey Challenge Tip #1

This will be my third year of running the Dopey Challenge at Walt Disney World in January.  You know what they say, once, twice, three times a Dopey. A lot of people are one time Dopeys and there’s a good reason for that: It’s exhausting.  I don’t mean the running is exhausting, I mean the … Continue reading