Tag Archives: Training

Praha, or How I Crammed A Life’s Worth of Activities into Four Days.


If you do not like Prague, you are dead to me. Prague is not an “agree to disagree” city. Prague is my favorite place in the world. Prague is my, as Liz Lemon would say, dealbreaker. I was filled with nervous energy as our overnight train from Budapest rolled into Praha hlavní nádraží [the main […]

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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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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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All Fixed Up


But not quite trained…the little monster is seven months old. And really, really dirty.

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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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He Passed!


Well, Grady defied all odds and passed his final puppy class exam. I was a bit nervous when we got there and he went nuts playing with all of his friends for the last time. I didn’t think he could settle down. But settle he did, and it only took him two tries to get “leave […]

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Why I Love C’Ville


Good morning from rainy C’Ville. We’re all set to go to the Vegetarian Festival, but I had to share something quickly: Well, two things. First, for those of you interested in learning how to homebrew, one of Shaun’s oldest friends [and groomsman!] Kyler is teaching beginner classes in October at Brooklyn Homebrew. I’ve had the […]

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Practice Run


Grady had his penultimate puppy training class tonight. It was held outside because a kid pulled the pin out of a fire extinguisher in Petco and there was foam everywhere. Score. Jessica set up a course and each puppy took a practice exam. Believe it or not, the monster did well. He passed, and apparently […]

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On Running Training and Road Trip Mixtapes


To Peek or not to Peek? When you’re preparing for a race, do you run the route beforehand? I was on the fence about testing out the Charlottesville Fall Classic [10K] route, because when I run without knowing where I’m going, it seems less painful to me [my mind works in mysterious ways]. Curiosity got […]

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Sit. Stay. …Touch?


No amount of reading [“So You Just Got A Puppy: NOW WHAT?” “Barron’s Guide to Bernese Mountain Dogs” “The Idiot’s Guide to Puppy Training”] can truly prepare you for a ten-week-old puppy. Books tell you what to do to get your dog to listen, but they don’t tell you what to do when your dog […]

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