Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
First race in awhile that I wasn't meeting anyone to run with. I did see friends along the course cheering, but it was just me and me. This race helped me realize that I may be physically strong enough for next weekend, but mentally I'm lacking.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
So, it wasn't as bad as I expected, but 5am did come fast. It felt like after I rolled up into bed around 1:30, I just rolled right back out.
I didn't PR which I didn't realize I was hoping for until about mile 4, but at that moment I also realized I need to train a ton more if I want to get better and right now I'm content with the fact that I can actually finish. One day I will worry about getting faster. Until then, I need to suck it up and get over it.
My favorite adopted mom came in from Connecticut and ran with me. I was fully expecting her to run off and I would meet her at the end, but she stuck by my slow self. We were so busy talking about our upcoming race schedule, the miles flew by. I completely forgot about my exhausting week and how sleep deprived I actually was. The next thing I knew, I was a sweaty mess getting a carnation and medal (I will straight up admit, if it wasn't for that medal, I probably would've stayed in bed this morning).
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
- it's 100 fuggin degrees today
- my account is driving me batty
- I strongly dislike my work dynamic
- my arms are still sore from Tuesday's experiment of gaining muscles. The only 2 things I have issues with on my body (my arms and my stomach), running does zip for.
- my teeth are sensitive from trying to whiten them (and I left the strips on for an extra 15 minutes. Oops)
- my apartment situation is less than ideal
But this made me nearly fall out my chair:
A co-designer and I like to entertain ourselves by throwing messages to each other via crumbled post its. Most of the time we are bitching about why we are allowing for little parts of our souls to be taken away by shitty design and this morning's beauty was no exception.
For the record, outlined text makes my soul cry. I'm pretty sure an angel looses it's wings every time it's used.
I told her I think it's the stuff award winners are made of.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
I'm just going to straight up say, I am not a fan. I have no idea where this deep rooted dislike for you came from, but I don't really have the time or energy to care right now.
I'm just here to say kudos on your better world campaign (watch the video then scroll down, I promise you won't regret it) and I'm not even a fan of advertising (I know, the irony. . .).
Favorite parts? Shockingly, the copy.
PS- Can someone please explain to me how you are getting away with making a profit off of recycled shoes?! Even recycled cans get 5 cents or something like that. Has no one else caught onto you yet?
Now can you please let me test drive your Frees? I promise I might change my mind.
2 reasons allowed for me to discover such an amazing experience. 1. Anna was out of town and 2. The L train was down, like the whole fuggin train line, even into Manhattan. For the record, that should be illegal. MTA, I really despise you with every ounce of my being when you pull shit like that. I have no idea how to get into Manhattan if the L isnt running. No lie. Last weekend it was a shuttle to the Lorimer stop and I know how homicidal I got with that, I didn't want to risk it.
But I digress. Clearly, the MTA pisses me off and this is supposed to be a happy post about the awesomeness that I discovered.
If I haven't mentioned before, I live in a pretty "cool" part of Brooklyn (depending on who you ask), but in the almost 2 years I've lived here, I haven't really ventured. It was nice navigating things that aren't really as far from me as I thought.
My roommate mentioned that she likes to walk home from work and I was toying with the idea, but after this run, I will definitely be putting it on my list of things to do! It's only 4 miles or so and now that I know where I'm going, it's going to be my favorite thing to do.
Score for discovering new fun things!
Anyone else have a discovery this weekend?
Monday, June 6, 2011
The first time, I managed not to spill my diet coke, but the second time, it went flying. I would like to blame it on the fact I was rushing to grab food before I got on the train and my Toms are too big for my feet. Not the fact I'm uncoordinated at all. Anywooo, I would like to thank The Metro North for ruining my fabulous and relaxed mood putting me back into NYC mode.
You can stop reading now if bruises freak you out.
If you're a freak like me and think they are pretty, you can check out the damage below.
That's a few days later. Kind of amazing though. It's HUGE!
This better not effect my running.
That's where I took this:
It really doesn't help that it's summer, when I become even more homicidal than usual, but whatever. I will be getting out of the city at least once a month and will try to get back to Connecticut as often as I can.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Don't be jelly, but the Carrot Cake bars are amazing. I think they are my new favorite (only a little ahead of the Key Lime Pie and Coconut). The mini-bars are a perfect 100 calories, which will make an excellent mix-up on my long runs.
I don't know how they do it, but I have never tasted food bars that are more yummy.
Thank you again for having such an awesome contest and picking me as one of the winners.
Friday, June 3, 2011
. . . which also happens to be Fred's "I told you so" dance.
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Person 1: Hospitals really need to have a bar.
Person 2: Well, they do have churches. It's completely understandable, seeing as some people view drinking as a religion.
Person 1: Yea. They really need a place for people to get drunk and then they can recover.
Person 2: They do already. It's called the ER.
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