Monthly Archives: October 2011

Dear Marine Corps Marathon…

Dear 36th Annual Marine Corps Marathon, It’s been a long journey to get to you. A couple of years ago, I found myself unhappy with my lack of energy and my semi-addiction to diet coke.  I was unmotivated to move.  … Continue reading

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Game. On.

I’ve been counting down to the 36th Marine Corps Marathon for weeks now. I’ve been a little obsessive, actually.  Now, we’re down to the final 24 hours.  (Eeeep!!) Yesterday, L and I went to the MCM Expo at the DC … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: When a string of tweets make my day.

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Today in Almost English – Making the case for the commas.

While not exactly wrong, this chyron really needs some clarity that only the a properly placed comma can bring. As a personal opinion, I think it’s a good thing that the child wasn’t a cannibal.

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Monday Morning Musings: My Taper Madness.

Now that it’s fall, or marathon season, Taper Madness is sweeping the nation.  (Not to be confused with Tapir Madness.)  The Taper is the decrease in miles run in the three weeks prior to a longer race, such as a … Continue reading

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An open letter to candy corn:

Dear Candy Corn, You come around only once a year, and I always forget how oddly magical you are. You are the only candy treat that has a ‘wall’, where you eat some and they are delicious and then the … Continue reading

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Probably incredibly stupid.

Not me. I’m not stupid. Well, I am sometimes. But that’s not what I’m referring to right now. I’m talking about my training plan for the Marine Corps Marathon, my first ever marathon, which will be on October 30. I started out … Continue reading

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