Monthly Archive: December, 2013

2014 Goals

Anyone who knows me well knows I think New Years Resolutions are silly. If you want to improve something, why wait until the New Year?! Start now! Well, I guess now is the… Continue reading

Traveling and Running

So I’ve been traveling for more than a week now. Wowza. It’s been fun, but I’m ready to sleep in my own bed tomorrow night. I’m pretty proud of myself that I’ve run… Continue reading

Why swimming sucks.

Or, more accurately, why chlorine sucks. I try to swim twice a week. Twice a week swimming = my skin and hair hate me. After swimming, my usual post shower routine includes three… Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the winter wonderland known as Iowa! We’re definitely having a white Christmas and it is glorious! I love snow. A lot. And I love John Lennon, so here’s a Christmas… Continue reading

Running buddies!

After an intense week of two-a-days, a day off on Saturday in the car was a welcome break and running with Jessica yesterday was awesome! The weekend started out a little later than planned… Continue reading

Winter running is…awesome!

I “trained” all summer long and hated it. That’s why it’s in quotes. I came up with every excuse imaginable to not train. And that’s why my marathon experience was so terrible. But… Continue reading

My shoe journey

I’m definitely not a shoe expert. I know just about nothing about shoes except my own experience. What I do know is that there isn’t one running shoe that works for all people.… Continue reading


When I hurt my foot in February, I started swimming four days a week. Basically whenever I would have been running I swam instead. Wow. That was hard. The first day I did… Continue reading

8 miles to start the weekend!

Yesterday started out with eight miles to the Lincoln Memorial and back. I don’t think being able to run there (or many other places in DC) will ever get old. Also, I think… Continue reading

An Exciting Day!

Man, December is always a busy month of socializing and between last night and tomorrow night I have five parties/events to go to! Geese louise! Then I think I’ll sleep for a few… Continue reading

Eating locally is not more expensive

There is a common belief that buying food at a farmers’ market is too expensive for most people. I disagree for two main reasons. First (and more importantly, for me) is that I… Continue reading

Running in a Winter Wonderland

Well, sort of…I love winter. I love snow. When it’s really really really cold for weeks on end, I’m definitely ready for spring. But boy do I love snow. I often say that… Continue reading

A Running Reunion

Yesterday was the first “long” run of training with the group I train with. Long is in quotes because it was 7 miles. In just a few short weeks, we’ll be doing 7… Continue reading

Eating Locally

I was recently out with friends and was, once again, reminded that I have unusual eating habits. In my mind I eat normally, not out of defiance or to make a statement, but… Continue reading

Women at Work

So I realize many of my posts have been about women and feminism. This was not really my intention when starting this blog, but since training isn’t in full on take-over-all-of-my-thoughts mode yet… Continue reading

Breaking a streak with Hawkeye wins.

So, I’ve been on a roll recently. I went a month without missing any workouts I had planned on. I even went on a (fast) run Thanksgiving morning, forgoing quiche and other awesome… Continue reading