That awkward moment when...
Your boss has a “running question” and proceeds to grill you on what Gu is because she saw it on a health blog she reads. Unfortunately I answered her in enough detail that she was like, “You should start a Gu blog!” Why, I have no idea who would read a blog like that…
The Burrito Mile →
mangosteele: 6n6challenge: Our boy Mango is taking on what may be the most horrifying charity challenge yet: For your donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, he will… • Eat four burritos in under 25 minutes • Then run a mile in under 7’30” • Then don’t throw up for 2 hours Also, every dollar you donate will be matched by an additional $2.62 (get it???). So what are you...
Michael Kinsley: "Look, I’m sorry, but New Jersey... →
So Slate founder Kinsley wrote this hateful op-ed about New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, saying that he can’t be president because his weight symbolizes that he lacks discipline and sets a bad example. I don’t live in NJ and I don’t really like Christie’s politics, but this piece pushes the idea that overweight people are somehow lacking in moral judgment to an insane...
Well I know what I've been told, gotta break free...
My head is about to fall off from stress so this will be a list. I don’t feel confident about running right now because last night I tried to do a tempo and had to stop because I had a chest pain. But I know my confidence will return. The stress eating is… better, but it’s a constant struggle. No easy victories. Last night I also went to a team meeting with my run club and it...
UPDATE: Reebok To Pay $25M To Settle Deceptive... →
sarahfit: Not to brag, but when I first reviewed these shoes, I said the same thing! Wonder if this will set a precedent for the rest of the shoe toning world?? In case you aren’t a WSJ subscriber (I am not), another news story recapping the same: Reebok is settling with the FTC over claims about those annoying toning shoes that they sell. They don’t have to admit that it’s...
Place your bets
I slept in and didn’t do my long run this morning so about to head out right now. When I checked the weather this morning it was 70% likely to rain at 5PM. Now it’s down to 10%, but I don’t trust it. It rained last night and it rained this morning. Tumblr, play meteorologist: Will I get drenched today? Edit: I did not get drenched, only in my own sweat. Also I only did 3.5...
Dwight Schrute's new exercise regimen
is something I can get behind. (Also, hey you know what is great about working out in the morning… catching up on your shows in one glorious heap. Missed you Ron Swanson. Missed you a lot.)
When this old world starts a-gettin' me down
This morning I went to a rooftop yoga class with music at Exhale, a fancy gym/spa downtown that was holding free classes all day. The prospect of the rooftop, a new gym and the music pulled me out of bed at 6AM… but this class, while good, was not great. There wasn’t much to be done about the weather (cloudy and humid), but at least it didn’t rain. The music choices were overall...
Veggie Life: Self Defense →
veggielife: Tonight I went to a free self defense class at Crossfit718 with 94Monkeys. I’d never been to a Crossfit box before, and it was pretty much exactly how I expected it to be. Including a girl in hot pink knee socks with stripes at the top. As Ellen put it, it was like walking into a blog. They’re doing a series of free classes because of a recent string of assaults in Park Slope. Not...
katiewashere: thebronzemedal: R.E.M. ~...
Dads making yoga jokes
ME: I took a yoga class at work today. Then a coworker threw me under the bus during a call and it was not that great : (
DAD: Luckily you could stretch to fit under that bus!
Go, Tracy, Go!: Run Like Hell →
So it’s super awesome when you do things with bloggers, and then you can just link to their recaps instead of writing your own. It’s true. Last night I ran with Lance Armstrong, and by with I mean “at a fair distance behind, in fact I barely saw him.” I will add 4 points: Tracy is really cool even after I scared the bejesus out of her at our meeting point (ALWAYS BE...
what's a pirate's favorite ab exercise?
whatever-it-takes: the plank! I approve of this joke.
Dooce is running the NYC Marathon →
Well, there’s a potential celebrity sighting and/or star to beat for all of you.
Overheard at Mets vs. Nationals tonight
“I’m not eating anything that reminds me of my rabbit.”
Last night I saw Kristen Schaal (of “The Daily Show,” etc.) at a comedy show and she did a bit about getting injured on a run while on tour in Scotland. She had to get 9 stitches in her knee, yikes! It sounded kind of traumatic, but funny (thanks to a friendly but slightly creepy ambulance driver who helped her out). Did this motivate me to drag out of bed this morning to run?...
You have many more chances.
dailypeptalk: Pep Talk: This is not your last chance. Whether you decide to take this opportunity or pass on it, you’ll be fine. Nothing has to be perfect, not even your choices. Life is long and you’ll have millions of chances. Today remind yourself: I have many more chances.
Fancy gyms and playground equipment
A week or two ago I saw this NYC health blog I read, A Healthy Happier Bear, was offering a free class at Equinox on Saturday. I like free stuff and new things, and a major draw was getting to try a gym that was different from mine. I couldn’t find a description of the class on the Equinox website but the blogger, Ashley, called it “Vitality” and it consisted of 3 circuits...
10 Bad Running Tips Once Thought to Be Good →
mr-smit: So you’re telling me alcohol and strychnine isn’t a good source of hydration? FYI, the Marathon du Medoc still serves wine on the course. And you get a bottle at the finish. September 2012 anyone?
Seen on my run
A newspaper delivered from an idling car that sailed straight over the sidewalk about a foot from my face. I didn’t get hit!! Today is going to be awesome!!!
Ben and Jerry's Schweddy Balls
shortmom: “Oooo … I like the way your balls smell.” Good times. These limited-edition Ben and Jerry’s flavors are my kryptonite (she says, angrily shoving salad into her mouth). But this is one of my favorite “SNL” bits OF ALL TIME.
Tonight I knocked out the 3 miles I was supposed to do this morning. It hurt and I was definitely over my “easy” pace, but I did it. To those of you who kept me accountable, thanks. I think in some ways training is harder than racing, because there is no glory. When I ran my last half, I knew that it was going to hurt, but also that at the end I was going to eat a bunch of delicious...
I couldn't run my miles this morning because I was...
and about 8 other excuses I came up with while I slogged through one sorry mile. I’m putting this here so you all will hold me accountable at the end of the day and prompt me to go back and finish. I will go back and do the full 3 miles. I am not a quitter.
NYC: Free yoga classes Sept. 22 at Exhale Spa →
I’ve never been to any of these locations so I can’t speak to the quality of the classes. But they have a lot of options, and I signed up for a rooftop class, ‘cause come on, when do I get to do yoga on a rooftop? Also, free.
I blame television for this.
ROOMMATE: Whenever my friend went on Weight Watchers, she would lose like ten pounds in the first week. I guess if you’re 200-plus pounds your body’s just dying to get rid of that weight! This was not my experience.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (squats and lunges) + Dress + Wedges + Corridor with 2 tight corners that people tend to zoom around… + …right around the corner from the coffee machines = How soon will I bump into someone at work and then topple over covered in coffee like a sack of potatoes (in a dress)? Today is also the first day of office yoga, which will either restore my...
Bermuda Triangle Challenge: 1M, 10K, 13.1M -... →
Dying to do this. DYING. You get four medals and it’s in Bermuda in January and I am maybe willing to eat in for a long-ass time in order to afford it. SIGH
That moment when you realize you have a 5K in 2 days and you still have to get through today’s endurance event, “Hand in all your stuff so no one at work can accuse you of being a slacker when you want to leave early, even though they probably will anyway, grrrrrr.”