WTF Friday: The Weather Edition

This was the forecast on Wednesday. There has been no sun, no joy, no fun for what has been about a week. The sun came out briefly on Monday, and I thought at that point the dark, dank, greyness had receded and finally gone away. By the time I got across town on Monday, the … Continue reading

From the Cox Box

The difference between coxing a men’s and a women’s boat? Women’s boat scenario Me: “Ok, how’s it feeling?” Stroke seat: “Oh my god, ok, so there’s rush, and people are throwing their bodies, starboards I don’t even know where their hands are, and they’re not using any pressure, and were you the rudder for the … Continue reading

The downside to down sizing

By now I’m sure everyone’s heard of the study regarding contestants on the Biggest Loser. [As an aside, I found it interesting that they looked at these former contestants who drastically cut their caloric intake and drastically increased their exercise–I’d actually be interested to see the changes in their bodies compared to people who suffer … Continue reading

Dopey.

Dopey.

Registration has opened for Walt Disney World’s Marathon Weekend in January 2017. I’m very excited to announce that I will be doing Dopey for a 4th year in a row. By the numbers: 16 wake up calls before 5 am 16 pre-dawn start lines 16 half-assed costumes, so like, 8 full ass costumes? 16 meals … Continue reading

Moving On

I’ve read a few race recaps from the Dark Side Challenge and apparently I’m the only person who enjoyed it. In some respects, though, I think the narrative regarding runDisney can be easily summed up as “moving on.” A lot of people started running around the same time I did, around 2012. It’s been theorized … Continue reading

Marine Corps Marathon 2016

They moved bib pick up for the Marine Corps Marathon from DC to National Harbor. I’m going to explain to you why this shit is fucked up. Bib pick up is normally in DC because this is, essentially, a DC race with brief sojourns in parts of Virginia where people say they live in DC … Continue reading

Just Floating This Out There…

I have heard a great deal about the community of runners and how wonderful those guys were for carrying a man across the finish line at the Boston Marathon. Now, I could just be a moron but I feel like… If I were to collapse at any point during a marathon, I would hope that … Continue reading

runDisney Dark Side Challenge 10k Recap

runDisney Dark Side Challenge 10k Recap

I have heard a lot of interesting stories about inaugural races. Offhand, the only inaugural race I can remember doing is the Nike Women’s Half in DC. That was amazing, but I’ve heard runDisney events in their first year have a steep learning curve. I really enjoyed the races though, honestly, and I thought they … Continue reading

Dark Side Challenge Training Recap

I went to the gym to run on the treadmill because outdoors is just like “ugh, OUTSIDE?” Then as I was leaving the gym, I spotted this little tidbit from that fount of knowledge, Cosmopolitan magazine. In case you were wondering, they did not in fact include actual sex positions influenced by Star Wars. There … Continue reading