Posted in March 2016

Dark Side Challenge: planning edition

Dark Side Challenge: planning edition

The Dark Side Challenge was a last minute, fluke kind of a thing and aren’t those the best kinds of things? Fortunately, I’m a Disney professional so I could 100% handle the issues that come with planning a trip to Disney World on short notice. Don’t try this at home, kids, I know what I’m … Continue reading

Packin’ Crap: Running with Your Backpack

In the District, you can easily see quite a few “run-muters” if you will, people with backpacks out running around 5-6 pm that are most likely going from work to home. The rowing season has started, which means my running has transitioned from something I do recreationally to an actual means of transportation for me … Continue reading

Dark Side

Dark Side

After a lengthy talk with a colleague, it was determined that my lack of self control and tendency to feel things, and feel them strongly, would make it impossible for me to be a Jedi. I would clearly go dark side in about 2 minutes. Also, to be honest, sand bothers me a lot given … Continue reading

Inspirational Motivational Perspirational

Inspirational Motivational Perspirational

Inspirational messages be like: No excuses, excuses are holding you back. And then two seconds later they be like… WHAT HAPPENED TO WAKING UP ON RACE DAY AND DISCOVERING IT WAS RAINING?! What would Jerry Alexander say about this?

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Tips

Cherry Blossom 10 Miler Tips

Welcome, runners, to the District of Columbia. Our nations’ capital welcomes you, we just ask that you get the hell out of our way on the sidewalk.  Cherry Blossom season is upon us! Personally, I prefer the abundance of Japanese magnolia that are everywhere but hey, as long as I’ve had my Claritin it’s all … Continue reading

The What’s Going On News Update

The What’s Going On News Update

Disney Announces “Paid” Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom This week, Disney World announced that tickets for $149/per person plus tax would allow access to the Magic Kingdom for an extra 3 hours on select nights during April and May. In related news, Disney fans lost their collective shit and wondered if they’d ever … Continue reading

Planning your Disney Runcation

Planning your Disney Runcation

Assuming you aren’t someone who currently hates runDisney for the evil, greedy corporate entity they are (as a stockholder I say “suck it,” as a runner I cry a little on the inside), you might be in the early stages of planning your trip to Disney for a race. To help you get the trip … Continue reading

Morning Exercise Better for You

Morning Exercise Better for You

Studies*** show morning exercise is better for you, worse for everyone around you.  Early morning runners cited “being able to tell others about their wake up time” as an important, if not the most important factor in their decision to wake up early and exercise. “I mean, sure I could just work out in the … Continue reading

In the Box

In the Box

  A lot of blogs are selling box subscriptions.  The reviews tend to come in waves, I remember a month where you couldn’t read anything that wasn’t touting Blue Apron as The Greatest Thing Ever or Stitch Fix. HA. No thanks. I did recently see online something called “Japan Crate.” Bold Font Disclaimer: I paid … Continue reading

Long Story Short

Long Story Short

When one delays doing laundry longer than she should, she ends up with the less desirable running clothes.  The dregs at the bottom of the barrel; the questionable items that are not in regular rotation for good reason. This is the story of the time I delayed doing laundry and threw out my hip trying … Continue reading