Monthly Archives: February 2011

2011 update: 8 weeks, 6 races, 5 PRs.

Yeah, you read that right.  I just set my fifth PR in my sixth race in 2011, and it’s only just the end of February! This morning I ran my first 10 mile race, the Adams Heart Run, and set … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll, Sexy Women, and Beer.

A short quiz: Do you like rock? Do you like blues? Do you like Texan rock-blues hybrid? Do you like Texan rock-blues hybrid if it is played by a group from Vermont? Do you like ridiculously sexy women with amazing … Continue reading

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Operation “Marine Corps Marathon Registration” Completed Successfully

What a great way to start a Wednesday! Registration opened at 10:45 CST and I managed to be registered before 11:10 CST!  First marathon, here I come! Although I did have a bit of a heart attack for a minute. … Continue reading

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Earphones for women with ponytails who run?

The standard Apple iPod earbuds are not designed for running. They don’t stay in your ears for too long once you start sweating; the volume clicker thing on the right earbud flops around also causing them to fall out of … Continue reading

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Slate.com tackles Gym Etiquette.

The incredibly witty writers at Slate.com had a whole fitness issue recently.  This is quite possibly the best flow chart of Gym Etiquette I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Carly for bringing this to my attention! By Daniel Engber, Josh Levin, Jenny … Continue reading

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On muscle soreness

Post-marathon delayed-onset muscle soreness, or DOMS as some runners call it, is weird.  I did D-1 NCAA athletics in college for 2 years and have never experienced this kind of muscle soreness.  Yes, I’ve hit equal levels of ‘exhausted’ and ‘sore’ … Continue reading

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It’s official: I love the half.

Being Valentine’s Day, it’s appropriate that I’ve fallen in love.  I’m wearing my sore muscles like an engaged woman wears her diamond ring – showing it off and happy to tell everyone about how amazing her love is. I am … Continue reading

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