Top 5 runs of 2011
I was inspired by Runthistown’s top 5 runs of 2011 to make a list of my own. Please give him credit if you want to make one too! 5. Emerald Nuts Midnight Run, New York, NY. January 1, 2011: The sponsor is extremely appropriate for this event, because it is nuts. Sometimes when I go to running-related events I get the sense that I’m entering this shadow world, with the shock and wonder...
One Twenty Five: NYC Meetup. Oh how presumputious... →
one-twenty-five: I always feel all sorts of awkward doing this, but… Some good souls out there have asked (so kind, so very, very kind) to meet up in dee city, and as I would not-so-secretly lurrrve to meet/touch/gaze atanyone who reads my rambles, I was wondering if anyone would like to join me for a calorie enhanced beer (or three) or water, at The Ginger Man (11 E. 36th St between 5th...
Two half-marathons with a 1-week break in the...
Totally doable and not all that crazy, right? Asking for a friend.
Share the health
Hey, let’s all agree to be nice to “January Joiners” or “Resolutionaries” or whatever we’re calling new people at our gyms or other fitness activities in 2012. I was one, and while I realize the January 1st date is largely symbolic and does not guarantee any kind of success, it was a symbol that worked for me. At the time I was so self-conscious that if anyone...
NY Times: Lives Overlap on the Track in Brooklyn's... →
Loved this slice of life.
True! Holiday! Confessions!
Tonight is our department holiday party and I am wearing Spanx at my desk. To quote a British pop song, I said never again, but here we are. I was really excited about the party till I remembered I was an introvert. Oops! In my mind I somehow have a different personality going into these things. I really don’t care what we have for Christmas dinner, but now my family’s fighting so...
Exercise Pro Tip
Don’t bring reading material to the elliptical featuring people who open a Mexican restaurant and two characters who arrange a meeting at Chipotle. I was about ready to put guacamole on my gym towel and eat it.
tastybalance asked: Sorry if you already mentioned it I might have missed it but ... how long a streak is supposed to last for ? btw congrats on your 21 consecutive days ;)
Look! A streaker!
Yesterday was my 21st consecutive day of running in the Runner’s World Holiday Runstreak — and frankly my 21st consecutive day of running ever. I sort of can’t believe this is happening. I’ve had a lot of random thoughts about this that I haven’t had time to form into anything. But in case you’re thinking of ever doing a streak, here are some things for you to...
True Health Confession
I really miss eating my feelings right now! Feelings are stupid and lame! I don’t want to feel any! (Okay, that part’s not true.)
Today I ran the Join the Voices 5-miler in Central Park. Because of an NYRR scheduling quirk I actually ran this race in January this year when it was the Fred Lebow 5-miler, where I set my PR. My Garmin time was 55:15, which makes me happy since I ran a half just 2 weeks ago! My running club had a big cheer section near the end and it made me so happy to see. In 2012 I resolve to cheer at more...
Oh, and about that video
Mangosteeler made it for me because I donated $40 to his St. Jude Marathon fundraising effort. The marathon is TOMORROW in Memphis. He’s completely blasted through his fundraising goal, because he is awesome, but I suspect if you tossed in a donation today and asked him really nicely, he might also perform a rap for you. For the good of the kids! Won’t ever be as cool as mine though....
mangosteeler: Okay, it really helps if you have about 4 drinks in you when you watch this. I love doing fitness brag raps for my online friends. 94monkeys, you my inspiration yo. Thanks for your St. Jude donation Apologies to Bruce Springsteen, Christopher Lloyd, trekkies, the planet. This is the happiest day of my life. Please watch this rap dedicated to me and picture me blushing and...