True! Slacker! Confessions!
My office is having a weightloss challenge, which I decided to join because I was asked and also because you can win stuff. This should be easy for me, right? I’m the queen! NO. Friends, I am dead last in my group. Two of my coworkers hope to lose 15 lbs in the 8-week challenge and I’m like, “Yeah, not happening.” We haven’t even made it to the company-wide...
What would the book of your life be called?
Just a brainstorm I had last night… I have read a ton of weight loss/ diet memoirs and how-to books over the years. If I wrote one of these books, I would want to call it Results Not Typical. (Subtitle: How Losing Weight Helped Me to Finally See Past My Own Ass.) What would you call yours?
camaraderie: I’m worried my eating is getting out... →
heylabodega: I wish that I could ask people about their feelings about food. Normal people, I mean. I am as perplexed by their relationship with food as they are with mine, if I ever tell them about it. I want to study them, like research subjects. So when you are full, I’ll ask them, pen in hand, you stop eating? Interesting. And when you’re not eating, do you think about food? When...
If last week’s weigh-in got one star, this week’s gets two. After I woke up on Sunday morning still feeling like I couldn’t breathe, I hauled in to Urgent Care and was diagnosed with walking pneumonia. Suddenly it made sense that my throat still felt like it was still stabbing itself (how did my throat get a knife?) and my cold wasn’t getting any better… because it...
Health.Life.Likes.: Who wants a bear sandwich? →
sweatcetera: Finally watched Bridesmaids last night… and I really liked it. Kristen Wiig is my favorite SNL comedian, and she rocks it in this movie about “a screwy tale of female friendship and wedding planning from hell.” Health Lessons I Learned from “Bridesmaids” (SPOILERS) (NO SERIOUSLY, SPOILERS) 1. If you can’t afford boot camp, just hide behind a tree and pay...
Life Does Jed: You Will Never Be Ready →
lifedoesjed: One of the things that has really struck me throughout this tour is how many people say something along the lines of ….I’m not ready for “that.” “That” might be a 5k, half-marathon, marathon, triathlon, Ironman, etc. My question is this, When will we ever be ready? We are never ready. I wasn’t ready for my first 5k or the ironman. If we are waiting to be ready for something, we...
Dev on Running.: Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Half... →
devonrunning: By the end of any race, I’m usually so overjoyed to be finished that I smile and laugh across the finish line. Oh no, not this time. I was still in shit-kicking mode and busted out the last .1 at a 7:12 pace, crossing the finish line with what I’m sure was a Grumpy McGrumperson face. DONE. I immediately walked over to the fence lining the finish chute and leaned over onto it,...
Yup, I worked out
Then I sat with my roommates and their friend in my disgusting sweaty mess and short shorts. NSV! No one died. My roommates think I am insane for running through this cold, but I think it’s helping me from just raging incoherently. I’m following the above-the-neck rule, and I almost never feel the need to cough or blow my nose when I’m moving. Okay, maybe I am insane, but...
How to know when to get off Tumblr and exercise
Put on your short shorts. Hey, what are those red marks on your thighs? Is that some kind of chafing? Oh… they’re laptop heat prints from reading the Internet in bed. See you in 3 miles.
Art of the Possible
It baffles me when very athletic, fit people tell me they “can’t” run because of X or Y attributes. I realize I have been steeped in a positive running culture up to my eyeballs now, but I almost want to engage them: What makes you say that? Who taught you that? I don’t want to be a pest. If people tell me they don’t like running, or they can’t because of some...
Re. Sickie Sorority →
missfitintx: 94monkeys replied to your post: 94monkeys replied to your post: Not sure I’m gonna… since I know very little about Greek life, have at it! we could also use a mascot that is not my sad pile of empty cough drop wrappers. Delta Nu Kappa. For Dayquil, Nyquil, and Kleenex. The three things every sick person needs on hand 24/7. Plus Delta Nu makes me think of Legally Blonde, and how...
Completing the circle
Items of clothing I have forgotten to bring to the gym before tonight: Shirt Bra Socks Pants Regular bra to change into (before work… awkward) Fresh undies Item of clothing I forgot to bring to the gym tonight: Shoes I probably shouldn’t have gone anyway since I’m coughing up a storm, but that solved that. Play me off, Hans Landa:
Asterisked like Barry Bonds because as I mentioned I’m sick (thanks for your good wishes though!), and my appetite… is in and out. Nyquil, you are my best friend. If only we could hang all day. 10.8 to go, 74.2 total
And if a double-decker bus crashes into us
I woke up with a sore throat Monday morning but tonight I couldn’t face another night of tossing and turning, so I ran two slow treadmill miles. Considering I almost went home sick today, this was a bit risky so I promised myself if I felt like hurling I would bow out. In the first mile, I felt terrific — oh, so that’s what breathing was like! Then the ick set in and I cut it...
monkeychow: It’s time to order a new fanny pack and some Body Glide. God, running is sexy. THIS. Adding: Black toenail hanging out on my left foot since April… not staying, not going… Salt deposits on my face after running outside The laundry. Oh the stinky laundry, it never ends
One of my friends just referred to himself as...
for his habit of stockpiling bakery Groupons he can’t possibly use in one sitting. Yeah right. If you really were you wouldn’t buy those Groupons for fear that you would actually sit down and eat $30 of baked goods in one sitting. (Uh… let’s just say I hope I would have the grace to stop and/or share.)
misslawson: I am strong. You should know this. You and I have had this discussion before. Anyhow if ‘this’ is what you are trying to break me with, you will be sorry. I am not going to break. That is all.
I refuse to come down with this summer cold
In case you need me I’m going to be playing orange juice drinking games with myself.
Anyone can get good results from a physically perfect individual who is forced...– Emil Zatopek, Distance Runner-Three Time Olympic Gold Medalist (via eat-sleep-run-repeat) I always get down when I think about my friends who are genetically gazelles, who can run contiguous 9 minute miles without blinking (which, for me, is… somewhat doable). But it’s not really about that—it’s...
Do Life New York
I am clearly the last Tumblr to get around to writing about the New York Do Life meetup, but let me see if I can put my own spin on it. We met up in Columbus Circle on a breezy but sunny Sunday. Runningbeautiful came up with the idea of passing Pa a Father’s Day card and getting everyone to sign it; I tried my best to execute it when she was unexpectedly felled by food poisoning. This was...
About to head out to Do Life
Still wearing my ID check bracelet from last night (THE WAY WE LIVE NOW). Come hang, I’ll be the one in a skort! Or probably one of a few, but any of the women in skorts will be fun to hang out with as well. Please put on sunscreen before you head out. Even if you don’t burn. Even if you want a base tan. You don’t have to wear SPF 50 For Kids like Casper McPaleyton here...
I'm at an outdoor music festival (going on Hour 6)
Has anyone looked into the Cold-Liquid-And-Frozen-Dessert diet? There’s a ton of fair food here and I’m far from immune, but all I really want now is ice cream and Magic Hat.
AWESOME 3 miles this morning — not as hot as I feared, worked up a good sweat, kept an even pace. The coffee shop guy asked me how it was and I said, “It was great!” Then I dropped half of my bagel on the stairs up to my apartment. (Uh, NSV, I didn’t eat it anyway exposing myself to God only knows what?)
You wouldn't like me when I'm hangry
Today was the second day this week at work when I had a lunchtime meeting that spilled over its allotted time like a belly over the waistband of ill-fitting pants. Both times, I was not prepared. The first time it happened, I snuck out and scarfed down a snack before I could get caught. Today, I just sat and got increasingly irritated at every topic that easily could have been postponed till...
JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge - New York
Just like last year, I thought “Oh goodie!” when I signed up for this one, only to face the realization when running it that it kind of sucks. The course is a weird distance in a hilly section of Central Park. Some of the rah-rah corporate stuff is entertaining and some is off-putting (to the boat towing company with “Want A Tug?” on your shirts, seriously, grow up). As...
Wannabe Triathlete: Standing in line at the local... →
robindoesrunning: pattimae24: Today I was standing in line in the grocery store behind this older gentleman. This man was cut… that’s when I noticed his ironman tattoo and his ironman Kona shirt he was wearing. I was standing in line behind him admiring all the training that he had to put in to compete in that race, thinking… You never know who is observing you….or who you may inspire. I...
amilivinitrght: Anybody going to the do life 5k Sunday morning? Heck yes! Who else?
JustJared: Rosie Huntington-Whitley in Maxim:... →
This is the most twittish thing I have ever read in a celebrity profile, HANDS DOWN. Full quote from the (photos NSFW) article: Guilty pleasure: “Eating. I just don’t stop doing it. I love eating really bad, bad things, like roast dinners and chocolate bread-and-butter pudding.” You just don’t stop doing it so you can stay alive. For the love! Onegirlnodiet is going to love this...
True! Food! Confession!
By some miracle my office ordered (do NOT click on this link if you’re making good choices) Artichoke Pizza today. (Imagine artichoke dip on pizza crust. Yeah.) And I totally overindulged. Saith coworker weightwasagift: “That was just like a pizza orgy, parts flying errwhere.” I can remember everything about the last time I had Artichoke: Who I was with, where we were...
Just chipping away at it. 11.2 to go, 73.8 total
Coming soon to a romantic comedy near you
My neighborhood gym had some very odd signs up when I went in tonight, instructing women to use the men’s locker room and men to use the women’s. Reason given: the women’s locker room is being renovated, but the workers are all men, so if men are showering and changing in there the workmen can continue working. If I read the sign right this will be going on for the next two...
Village Voice: Dutch Tourist Pulled Over by NYPD... →
“She was not wearing a helmet, she says, but the cop never mentioned that.” Oh, for the love. I’m sure everyone in SoHo thought “Adorable, look at her biking in a skirt” or “Nice legs!” In the picture she doesn’t look indecent. But maybe I’m biased because I went running in a skort this morning and I don’t need the cops on my ass...
As I walked to bag watch, I imagined that I knew all of the women headed that...– Pigtails Flying on the Mini 10K this weekend.