PS- anyone want to buy a registration to the RnR USA?
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Would you rather run in Sunday's weather in a skirt and knee high socks or capris?
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The rules of this nomination are:
I get to tell you seven random things about myself as well as pass on the award to seven other great bloggers (see below).
Nominees, in order to accept this award you must:
-Thank and link back to the person who awarded you
-Write seven random things about yourself.
-Award seven other awesome and inspiring bloggers.
Are we ready?
7 random things you don't know about me yet:
I gave myself bangs last night. That was interesting. I haven't had a haircut since like March? It's really long now, and I only trust 2 people in the world to cut my hair. Both are in New Orleans so I'm screwed til Christmas. And I will bitch about it, every day (according to some people) til I get it cut. So, anyway, I've been missing my bangs, so I cut them myself. They're not even, but I live in Williamsburg. I can get away with it.
I ran an entire 5k last week and forgot to tell yall about that amazing accomplishment. Yes, I have finished 6 half marathons, but I have never run an entire 5k. On a treadmill, no less. It was originally "see if you can run 30 minutes straight" and then it turned into "see if you can run a 5k". I have also decided I need a present for that accomplishment, I just haven't gotten around to it.
Another present I haven't gotten around to? My lululemon for not smoking for 3 months. It's over 6 right now. But being funemployed and all, I really don't need to be buying that even if I go to the outlets.
I might be a multi- half marathoner, but I'm still lazy when it comes to walking around in New York City. I get shit for it all the time and I don't care. The less time I spend trying to navigate through idiots, the happier I am.
I have a step son. He's a 7yr old Boxer. We get along famously.
I am not packed for DC. This does not make me feel good, but whatever. It's going to be a redonkulously short trip, which actually makes me happy because I hate DC with a passion. Depending on how this trip goes, I might even be persuaded to sign up for the Run for Chocolate 15k. But I don't know, that's a lot of DC time.
I just ate an entire roll of Ritz crackers with cream cheese on top and a bag of popcorn for dinner. How's that for carb loading?
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Can I please just say I saw all the hiccups of the inaugural RnR NYC race coming? I haven't decided if I want to break it down as to how the RnR NYC was not a good plan on so many levels, but for now I'm just going to say New York City is a completely different animal than any other city on the planet. You cannot take a cookie cutter race that (generally) works in any city and plop it into this one and expect it to work. Just sayin.
On to the tour?
Friday, October 21, 2011
It was super fun and I look forward to volunteering for more. I've decided another bucket list item is to give out medals at a race. How amazing would that be?
But let's be serious. If they're giving out bling, I'd need to be in a cast (knock on wood) not to run it.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
but isn't Occupy Wall street a white middle class thing?
What's up with the afro?
Then again, I could be totally wrong. I was at a diner in Wburg and there were a ton of Occupy Wall Street newsletters. I was like Score! I can finally read what this is all about- but they were all in Spanish. I took that as, I'm not supposed to know what this is about and I'm done.
I was all about learning about this protest, until when asked what their demands were, they couldn't come up with a unified answer. But then again, that was weeks ago. Have they gotten their shit together yet? I don't know. All the news is reporting about is trying to evict them to clean the park. And I'm tired of watching pointless videos on youTube in hopes they will inform me of something useful that I can form an opinion on.
I'm a person who just acquired tons of student loan debt to follow my passion and now I can't find a job (did I forget to mention that? yea. I'm funemployed.) and I also have a huge disdain for corporate America. Aren't those the same people protesting right now? Should I be down there? Are there bongos and weed smoking? because then I'm totally out.
It's a shame really. They had so much power. I hope they get it together soon and if they have gotten it together, then it would be awesome if there was some responsible journalism going on.
Until then, if someone has some insight, please let me know.
I think I can get through any kind of pain or any kind of mood if I'm running on the reservoir. Its by far my favorite place to run. How do I know this? Because I just did it. ITB, Hip, Knee- oh my!
Can I also say nothing is better than homemade breakfast waiting for you when you get back? God I'm a lucky girl :)
Friday, October 14, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
But I digress and move on to pictures!
Ok, he wasn't for me, so what? I was supposed to get a shirt with a sea turtle on it, but they were all cheesy looking and personally I think this guy is way better.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Anywhooooo. . . I also tried out running in knee high socks, for my Halloween costume. I do not know how anyone runs in them. My legs felt extremely heavy in them, or maybe it was the pizza I had for lunch. . .who knows? I'm not anti-knee high socks, I think I just need it to be cooler for me not to notice as much.
It felt amazing to run at night. Super jelly of all those Wine and Dine runners from last weekend (have you seen that medal?!) but no worries. I will be there next year. And speaking of feeling amazing, I went out with 6 miles in mind, but I came back after 8. What?! Yea. I just remembered I have 2 weekends of taper (2 10Ks and I am not going to be running any extra miles after those races. No. Way.) before my last Half of the year (<- That's insane!). I need to get miles in.
Now I'm off to bed because I have an hour and a half commute to Coney Island in the morning for a 5k and a date with some sea turtles.
That's when genius struck. Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Don't be jealous of my cleverness.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Now I have no pain and I'm more mentally sound than I have been in months. Ta-da! :) Why don't I do this more often?
Seriously. I think we could establish world peace with one hour of Hatha.
Don't make fun of my yoga mat. It's obnoxious and I like it!
Guess who is trying to figure out how to pack a sombrero? Yes, and I believe I have successfully convinced Fly of our dressing in theme. I'm going to have to pack Fred's and throw it on him 2 seconds before the race but I'm ok with that; and who knows? Hopefully, it will be cool enough in Orlando to need the extra layer of poncho. I'm so happy about themes. And in true sorority girl fashion, I'm most excited about the pictures that are going to look amazing!
Flights are super cheap right now, but I need to get paid from my last freelance job before I can even think of booking it. Plus, I need my bus to DC and my Savannah flight first.
Speaking of, have you seen the fab medal?
I am signed up for 2 already for next year, but that's it. Next year is supposed to be The year of the Disney. As much as I love the heavy medals, I'm actually looking forward to fancier ribbons.
And with the conclusion of this post, I think I must go to the gym as much as I have been procrastinating. I have this weird pain in my glut, though. Not a fan. But it is fun to say "You are a pain in my butt. No really, I'm in pain."
Hope everyone gets their workouts in today!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
On another note, this book has thoroughly disturbed me on so many levels. Why? Because it's very much a possibility.