A Mile or More in My [Running] Shoes: Why not add... →
amileormoreinmyshoes: I don’t have much on the race calendar this year, (a far cry from last year when I was constantly prepping for races to complete my NYRR 9+1) so I’m feeling a bit like a slacker. I just registered to run the Inaugural Escape to The Palisades 5k. (They offer a half marathon, but because I’m running my 25k the following weekend, I decided against the half - obviously.) It...
I wish there was a machine that you could input your training, paces, plans for the day and general mood into so it could spit out your daily run for you. Like “Hey, you’re going to happy hour after, make this a 2.5 miler with speed intervals.” Or today, “You really fucked up at work, go run 900 miles along the windy West Side and think about what you’ve done.” ...
Standings in the Fitblr March Madness pool
As of this morning: Happyhealthyheidi Mr-smit Bodyhackery (tie) Spoonfulofvigor and myself Fallingforward Mr. Fallingforward (whoa…) Bracket “Mlp6257” (What is your Tumblr name? let me know!) Tridad Sayhellotocindy Idontgetrunnershigh
In which I am not a finance professional of any...
I’m getting my taxes done and eavesdropping on the guy in the next office who became a freelance tri coach last year. (Or as I call him, Tridad From The Future.) His problems are more interesting than mine! Also if anyone knows how I can professionalize and thus write off all my race fees, et cetera… I’m not saying that sponsorship from C9 by Champion, Town Sports or the...
Fix my running form! (please?)
Dear Coach Internet: About a year ago someone pointed out to me that when I run I twist my upper body and arms from left to right. This is really inefficient because it doesn’t propel me forward, but I let it go on at the time because I had more elementary running issues. Now I can’t seem to correct it. I can focus on it briefly, but as soon as I stop I go right back to doing the...
40 years ago today →
megwhat: The Supreme Court issued their opinion in Eisenstadt v. Baird, establishing the right of single, non-married persons to contraception - encompassed in the right to privacy. Justice Berger wrote the opinion of the Court, saying: If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters...
Did you know karaoke burns 1000 calories per hour?
Did you know I just made this fact up?
MABtv3.0: NYC 5K on April 21, 2012!!! →
mabtv3: Hi all! I came from a volunteer meeting tonight for PurpleStride New York City - a 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 21 - and we’re looking for more people to register (just $25)! Please reblog or send to any runners or walkers out there looking for a race this spring in NYC. Hey running/ run-walking people of New York, we should do this and then go see Scott Jurek at REI. (Is this a...
Something I like to see at the gym
People in spin class who (unconsciously) move their hips back and forth as they pedal so it looks like they’re dancing in their bike seat. Probably not the greatest form by strict standards, but it always makes me smile. Go on you, dance in your seat.
Notes from watching the NYC Half
Pedestrians trying to cross over to the river side would ask the cop on duty “What’s going on here?” Two years ago I would have been that pedestrian, pretty much. Just like in any group of runners, in the elite pack there are some who are sweating bullets and huffing out desperate breaths and some who seem to be gliding, just off on a pleasant jaunt, no urgency. The difference...
At Mile 10
A man is here with his three children. A policeman on a motorcycle (patrolling the roadway) pulled up to talk to them and the kids’ eyes nearly popped out of their heads. The oldest, a girl of about 5, runs down the sidewalk with her arms out. “I wanna be in the race!!!!” “You have to practice,” says her dad.
Proud to know >3 awesome people.
Pretty lame that the NYC Half only allows you to track 3 runners by text per phone number, because I know so many more runners in it. And it’s 99 cents, whereas the L.A. Marathon tracker (ahem measuringlife) is free and will also tweet or email to you. So, uh, what are you all wearing on Sunday… not in that way… Also if anyone wants to get together on Sunday after the race, let...
Hey, I made a Tumblr March Madness pool. Come play... →
In case that link doesn’t work, the group is called Fitblrs Dance and the password is doinglife. I’m already on there and my bracket name is “Bradying Is Over.” (Don’t be too mad.) No knowledge of NCAA basketball necessary. And I stole the motto “Fitter together, Tumblr forever” from last year’s pool which I believe was created by mr365.
I should not be subjected to Sensa infomercials featuring Patti Stanger at the gym. But wait, there’s more (homophobia)!
A Case of the Brains
Thank you to regainingmymoxy for giving me a potential future memoir title. Overthink ALL The Things! would probably be a copyright violation anyway.
New Orleans: rocked.
My fourth half-marathon began much like my third — inauspiciously. I was forcing myself to eat after a terrible night of sleep (NOLA neighbors decide to rage from 3:30-5AM? awesome), dry-heaving nervous at the prospect of towing the line again. It felt like an effort to just point my feet in the correct direction. Was I really going to do this again??? In one of those races, I effectively...
Black toenails from running 4 half-marathons in the past year: 0 Black toenails from the past two monthsof walking around New York City: 2
Veggie Life: NYC Half Update! →
runningbeautiful: If you are running the NYC Half in a couple of weeks, please take two minutes to fill out this google doc with your information! I’m hosting dinner at my apartment the night before and I need to meal plan! I need to know if you’ll be joining us, and if you’ve got any… Are you going to be in New York next weekend for the NYC Half? Do you already live here and want to...
Running on happy
Today one of my friends at work held me a “Carbo-load Celebration” for the race. I was so verklempt I had to look up the word to make sure I was using it correctly (nerdlife!) For my first half, I tried not to talk about it at work because I was a) terrified I wouldn’t finish and b) afraid that no one would really care about it. It’s all different now. I almost missed the...