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Race Week: My First Ever Running Race

Race Week: My First Ever Running Race

Picture it: March, 2012 in Princeton, New Jersey, a girl mails in a race registration form after seeing a flyer advertising the race on a supermarket bulletin board. And a journey is started. My anxiety about participating in this event basically started the minute I mailed in the registration form. Packet pick up was at … Continue reading

Those who can’t run, register.

Those who can’t run, register.

What do you do when you’re stuck on your couch and you can’t run? You register for races, duh. This is totally logical. I received a flyer from Pacers, A local DC running store advertising their St. Patrick’s day 8k. The 8k is one of their weird idiosyncrasies. For some reason, in downtown DC they … Continue reading

Wine & Dine Race Recap

Wine & Dine Race Recap

Disclaimer: I totally paid for this trip myself despite my efforts to get runDisney and/or New Balance to pay for me. I attended no meet-up, and not because I didn’t tweet runDisney that they should invite me to the party since I was in Epcot anyway. @runDisney no really I'm giving you like 15 minutes … Continue reading

Then There Were NONE

Then There Were NONE

That’s right! It’s official! I’m in the NYC Marathon for 2014! The last race was the Oakley Mini Marathon, an all women’s 10k race. It was actually pretty weird because we didn’t start in the park, we started in Columbus circle and ran up Central Park West. On a road! Outside the confines of the … Continue reading

Nike Women’s 1/2: Epic Fail

Nike Women’s 1/2: Epic Fail

Well, I didn’t break two hours so I’m hiding under my comforter sobbing uncontrollably wondering, “why me?!” Okay, okay, not exactly, I’m actually on the couch and spending the rainy-ish afternoon watching the Lifetime original movie about the Menendez brothers. The official time is 2:04:20 and I hit 13.1 miles in 2:03 then had to … Continue reading

Poor Unfortunate Souls

Poor Unfortunate Souls

I imagine that the conversations went something like this. . . Runner: I really want more Disney medals. . . [mouse enters] Mickey: Well, shucks, there is a way for you to do that. . . Runner: Really? Mickey: The only way to get what you want is to run 48.6 miles in one weekend. … Continue reading

Wine & Dine Dilemma

Wine & Dine Dilemma

The fall is quickly approaching, and by that I mean the time to register for fall races is quickly approaching. The Philadelphia Marathon was moved up a week, Marine Corps is the last weekend in October (Sandy knew not to f$#k with the marines and adjusted her landfall accordingly last year), the Staten Island ½ … Continue reading

Giving Back

Giving Back

I have decided that, in lieu of running the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, I am going to serve the running community as a volunteer. This decision is completely unrelated to the fact that I didn’t get a spot and that volunteering comes with not only a t-shirt but also a guaranteed entry to next year’s race. … Continue reading

Gridiron Challenge: Bagel v. Bagel

Gridiron Challenge: Bagel v. Bagel

It is not humanly possible for me to care any less about the Superbowl than I currently do. No, really. I don’t even care enough to bet on it. This translates to most professional sports that people watch-don’t care, don’t watch, don’t bother asking me my thoughts on it. I’ll make something up, but even … Continue reading