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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

Strike a Pose

Strike a Pose

Instagram is a beautiful way to see the world, but I think we can all agree runners have their own little photo genres, tropes if you will.  I shall begin what I envision as a recurring series today entitled, “Strike a Pose: Running Photographs We’ve Seen 1 Million Times” The Post-Workout Watch ShotThe run wasn’t … Continue reading

Sparkle Bottoms: my bottom ain’t sparkling

Sparkle Bottoms: my bottom ain’t sparkling

I am always looking for shorts. At this point, I have a better chance of finding the holy grail or big foot but that doesn’t stop me from looking, especially in the summer months when everyone else is flaunting their shorts wearing ability in my face. The requirements for the shorts were as follows: Short, … Continue reading

Compression: Does it work?

Compression: Does it work?

I’m not a medical doctor though I did drop out of a PhD program in the humanities so that’s got to count for something, right? So there’s lots of talk about compression as a means of recovery and bouncing back from tough runs. Thus far, I have made it known that I am skeptic when … Continue reading

The Meet-Up

The Meet-Up

This is not the first time I am mentioning The Meet-Up. If the runDisney runner in your life is looking like they want to slit your throat or they just won the lottery, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that Disneyland Meet-Up entry was this week. There are some things that really divide and … Continue reading

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Ah, it’s one year since I first started bitching in a blog… Seems like just yesterday. In the last year, I’ve gotten myself a full time job that actually lets me live on my own and have things like health insurance and a retirement plan. Go me. I moved to DC. I finished my first … Continue reading

Row, row, row your boat…

Row, row, row your boat…

Row, row, row your boat… Gently down the filthy, polluted Anacostia river. Runners are amazing people and there’s nothing more American than running’s unrelenting individualism and solitude. We’re like lone wolves out on the trails, conquering miles, staring into horizons. It’s a well documented fact.Running means I can do whatever I want to do and … Continue reading

They read my mind.

They read my mind.

It’s like this race staging company read my mind and said, “hey, this girl’s gotta run 13 miles this random weekend in September anyway, let’s charge her for a half marathon and give her medal for her trouble!” Let’s be honest, my hopes of going under 2 hours in the 1/2 marathon were put on … Continue reading

Am I gonna hurl?

Am I gonna hurl?

So, with work becoming a place where I increasingly need to reiterate my new mantra, “just smile and nod” because if I speak I will surely say something that will get me fired, I’ve begun investing a renewed vigor into my running. Turns out my body can’t quite handle any more vigor. It wants to … Continue reading

Marathon Weekend Part 4: The Marathon

I would say marathon day started at the crack of dawn but since I was almost to the Magic Kingdom before the sun showed up that would be entirely inaccurate. At 2:45 my phone alarm went off playing the Muppet Show theme song. At 2:50 I received my wake up call and for the life … Continue reading