Running with Team Agee...: 2012 Olympic Track &... →
teamagee: I’m totally getting geeked up for the 2012 Olympic Track and Field events on Friday. Here’s the schedule for the middle and long distance runs. All events should be available via live stream on NBCOlympics.com. London Time (CDT) Friday, August 3 1:00 PM (7:00 AM) — Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase, First Round 8:05 PM (2:05 PM) — Men’s 1,500m, First Round 9:25 PM (3:25 PM) — Women’s...
On traveling without my running shoes for once
What????? Who is this girl? Does she not even care about being healthy any more? Let me back up. On Saturday I ran 10 miles in and around my neighborhood. I normally do my long runs on Saturdays for two reasons — If it’s been a long week it’s more fun to chill out on Friday and then rally on Saturday, and If something goes horribly wrong on Saturday’s run I have a...
I’m doing my first double-digit training run tomorrow and I’m a little stressed about how to fit carb-loading between work and evening plans. In other words: Sure I’d love to Point some more Power for you but right now I need to go talk to a pizza.
My Morning-Run Standards Album
“Sweat Gets In Your Eyes” “I Don’t Want To Set The Track On Fire” “The Look Of Lost” “The Way You Ate Last Night” “I Get A Kick At The Curb” “Funny How Pace Slips Away” “Fly Me To The Nuun” “These Foolish Things (Pedestrians Do)” “I’m In The Mood For Sprints” ...
Cheese makes you happy AND healthy. →
veggielife: “Science has finally caught up with deliciousness with the new findings that eating cheese can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 12 percent.” This just reminded me, I took a “health risk questionnaire” for work this week and I scored “high risk” in nutrition because I copped to eating high-fat foods “like butter or cheese” every...
15 weeks from today
I will be lying in bed, probably unable to move, clutching my marathon medal like a stuffed animal and hoping a bagel will magically appear in my hand. My parents have booked their hotel. I was approved for the post-race vacation day I assume I’ll need. I got my transportation to Staten Island. And on Saturday night, for the first time in a while, I fell asleep with my compression sox on....
Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya.
Tonight I went to a beginner fencing class! I always thought fencing looked awesome so when I saw a Groupon for a studio somewhat near me (Brooklyn stereotypes save time!) I jumped on it. Before we even picked up the foils (type of swords) we practiced the stances of advancing and retreating as well as lunging to score points on your opponent (by touching her or him with your foil). Then we...
Radar is one of the things that makes Tumblr awesome because it’s not intrusive, but it gives a window into blogs that are different from mine. I don’t plug random words into Blogger or Twitter to see who I should read or follow, but I often check out the Radar posts. I want to see content from other users that I wouldn’t otherwise see on the Radar. So I don’t think you...
NY Times: Companies Try To Build Team Spirit... →
Finally, someone found a way to make office “team bonding” worse! If a person I report to tried to institute something like this, I’d be in Human Resources so fast you would see Roadrunner-esque lines out of my ass.
Jersey Shore Half Marathon - September 30, 2012 →
Who wants to go run this with me and make all the jokes? Ahem, fellow East Coast people training for fall marathons…
What a picture doesn't show
Last night I snapped a photo of the free yoga class I took on a pier off lower Manhattan. I really really really didn’t want to go to yoga yesterday. It was kind of an intense day and the last thing I wanted was to be alone with my thoughts. I believe I wrote to veggielife and andellasaid that I wanted to “sit in a dark room and drink many beers” instead of class, just to paint...
Take a deep breath in, hold for one count, and...
Congratulations, you’ve just done more than I could do this time last summer when I had walking pneumonia. Wow, that sure was a sucky interval that I felt like was going to last forever. Don’t take your health for granted! I’m not.
This morning I didn’t have a long run so I trekked out to Rockaway Beach for free yoga. It was tremendous, except: one shower later, still have sand on me. Everyone else just kind of brushed off and I came up from the beach looking like a monster. Must’ve been the sunscreen! Later I’m looking forward to speedwork on the treadmill, an outdoor concert till I fry and then sweet...
Run Ragnar with me?
My team for Ragnar San Francisco-Napa Valley (Sept. 14-15) also featuring Tumblr runner katiewashere needs a few good members. If you’re interested, message me so we can talk about what kind of wine we want to have at the finish and other salient details.
Runnerversary, and a race (of course)
Happy Fourth to my fellow “Amercians.” Three years ago today I laced up for my first 5K ever in my hometown. Unlike a lot of anniversaries, I hadn’t anticipated that I would be celebrating it as such, but here we are, and it’s good. I couldn’t be home this year for that outing, so this morning I ran a hot10K on Roosevelt Island. The joke’s on me because there...