Posted in January 2016

No Plan No Problem

No Plan No Problem

I’m in a nice, comfortable spot right now where I’m basically doing whatever I want with regard to working out. My workouts thus far have been multifaceted–I do stuff for 10 minutes then change to something else when I get bored. Intervals on the treadmill followed by weights. 250-500 meter intervals on the erg with … Continue reading

New Year, New You

January is drawing to a close and yet still I am inundated with messages regarding the New Me that the New Year is bringing around, according to marketers. You may have noticed that on diet shows and in the literature of weight loss and fitness journeys, people often use a language where they “other” themselves. … Continue reading

Oprah

You may have noticed if you have ever had to sit through advertisements or read the Wall Street Journal, that Oprah Winfrey is now a 10% owner of Weight Watchers and that she is selling it in advertisements on a regular basis. Oprah is making millions off of this as a shrewd businesswoman with a … Continue reading

Snow

Dear Everyone Who Is Upset We Get Snow Days for Adults in DC,   Kiss. My. Ass. And yes, I am going to work tomorrow. xoxo, Nicole

Life After Dopey

My week since the Dopey Challenge can be summed up by the following: 26.2 mile marathon one week, 26 hour Bravo marathon the week after. And I’m in no rush to get back to running (though I am in a rush to see whether or not Courtney deals with his recurring shoulder pain, what Nene’s … Continue reading

2016 Dopey Challenge: Lessons Learned

2016 Dopey Challenge: Lessons Learned

My third Dopey Challenge proved to be the hardest in a lot of ways.  Ever since the NYC marathon in November 2014, I’ve been struggling with motivation and trying to gain back some of the speed I had gained after my first marathon and after the Marine Corps Marathon.  The Marine Corps 2015 marathon and … Continue reading

WDW Marathon Weekend 2016: Accommodations

WDW Marathon Weekend 2016: Accommodations

This was my first official visit to Walt Disney World staying on my Disney Vacation Club points at the Boardwalk. And it was amazing. (I know all the signs have “BoardWalk” but I can’t bring myself to type that so I’m just going with Boardwalk.) I’ve stayed here for the Dopey Challenge once before in … Continue reading

Dopey Challenge 2016

Dopey Challenge 2016

Once I was past bag check and had gotten to an open piece of asphalt I sat down for a second after the marathon. My medals were around my neck, I had taken off my visor and ears and it took me about 5 minutes to get my body down onto the ground. When I … Continue reading

Adventures in Cat Yoga

Adventures in Cat Yoga

My family has never been cat people. As a child, I had a friend who had a cat and she used to show up with scratches on her arm and when I asked her what happened she’d say “Oh you know, tried cuddling Lulu last night…” I grew up with dogs. Loving, affectionate, warm, snuggly, … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend Countdown: Costume Time

Marathon Weekend Countdown: Costume Time

I can’t just wear normal clothes to run at Disney World. I might be at the point now where I don’t have the time/energy to make and sew full blown costumes after painting my own fabric, but I’ll be damned if I’m just going to dress normal for a Disney race. WDW Marathon Weekend 5k: … Continue reading