Tag Archives: running

One More Read Before I Go.


These days I remind myself a lot of my SodaStream’s* carbonator: highly volatile, best left sitting perfectly still in a cool place to avoid the risk of sudden explosion. I’ve got a laundry list of complaints about life, including a complaint about the phrase “laundry list of…” What the heck is a laundry list, and […]

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In Pursuit of Lifting a 90 Pound Puppy


Last week I spent some time [over?]indulging, half-assing workouts and wondering where I should take my fitness routine post-Half Marathon. After having to forfeit participation in the May sprint triathlon, I felt pretty lost without a new goal. I’m not quite ready to get back into running 5 times a week, although I’m tossing around […]

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The Mother Dough Strikes Again


Christina Tosi’s “Mother Dough” recipe appeared here and here over spring break [drool], and made a return last night in another post-run creation by Shaun. Yesterday’s 11-miler was rough at times. The [freakishly] warm temperatures threw us for a loop, I was in a bad mood because I couldn’t get my GPS watch to do […]

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My Running Essentials


As my first half-marathon approaches, I thought it would be nice to share the items that get me through my best, worst, and everyday runs. Some of these things I honestly couldn’t live without. I encourage you to share your running essentials in the comments – I’m always looking for fun new things to try. […]

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Dealing With Discomfort


Believe it or not, I used to be a ballerina. Well, I guess a “dancer” more broadly. Most people fall on the “not” side of believing me [I trip a lot], but I guarantee you there are photos on walls of me in neon green tutus, cowboy hats and tap shoes. These exist. In my […]

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2011 Roundup: The Best Workouts [Fitness]


I should start by reminding you I’m not a personal trainer; but that said, I thought I’d share some of the fitness trends that “worked” for me in 2011. By “worked” I mean they were challenging, sweat-inducing, and fun! Don’t hesitate to ask any questions, and as always, consult a doctor or trainer before you […]

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Charlottesville Fall Classic 10K


Welcome to the other side of 10K. Cross the fall classic off of the B.L.! 7:00AM: 39 degrees. 7:30AM: 41 degrees. Tons of layers. Over 200 runners, 6.21 miles. NO ONE participated in the costume contest. Thankfully my halloween gear consisted only of a bow in my hair and a sparkly spider. I had two […]

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Race #2: How I’m Preparing


Tomorrow marks Race #2: The C’Ville Fall Classic 10K. This one’s just a tad longer than Race #1, but still manageable [the April 2012 half marathon I just signed up for? less manageable].  And, EXCITING because my bestie and bridesmaid Erin will be here! Here’s how I’m preparing for 6:00AM wake up call number two: […]

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Do You Work Out When You’re Sick?


This is a question that I’ve been pondering ever since I felt terrible a few days after my first race. Oddly enough, in the same cardio session yesterday I got the scientific data about workouts while sick from both a fitness podcast and a copy of Women’s Health magazine. Studies show that a tough workout temporarily suppresses […]

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Special-Ingredient Stir Fry


Charlottesville is slowly recovering from yesterday’s rain. But as Shaun and I just learned, we’re not quite over the hump. Less than a mile into our *new* run, the sky opened up and it poured. I’d be curious to hear what other runners do in this situation. It would have been much easier to turn […]

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