Showing posts from May, 2014

Putting it all in perspective

Perspective is one of those sneaky things that seems to work out better for everyone else.
Like, you are complaining to your significant other that you feel so fat and lazy. If they're not a terrible human being (or if you aren't legit fat and/or lazy), they'll probably respond with something along the lines of "Oh, that's not true. You're not on 'My 600 Pound Life' or sitting at home every day. I bet your sofa doesn't have a butt-shaped dent in it!" Well, ugh. I mean, technically, they're right BUT (and that 'but' negates everything before it!), you still feel fat and lazy.
I had a friend of mine complain about how he didn't PR in his spring half marathon after experiencing epic time drops between his first and second and second and third half marathons. I snapped back about my marathon times and how they're stuck at 3:28 and why am I not getting faster gahhhhh.
This morning I ran a 5 mile race down in Indy. …

The 2014 Boston Marathon

Yes, yes. That's right, Gentle Reader. I am finally recapping my Boston Marathon experience, a bit tardily. I'm gonna warn you, though, this is a bit of a novel. Grab a cuppa and settle in, it's Boston recap time!

Stuff I'm Liking - May Edition

So no, this isn't THE Boston Marathon recap post (I'm working on it!), but it's still full of good/fun stuff :)

Being mostly in-between TA positions right now means that I am picking up lots of extra hours at Fleet Feet in order to pay for things like rent and cat food. Unfortunately, this means that I'm spending lots of extra hours around cool running gear that I really shouldn't even consider buying. Couple this with an epic case of post-race blues, and I'm in trouble. So without further ado, I present....

Cool Stuff I Wish I Had Right Now NB 890v4 - Boston Edition: I ran my Boston in the normal version of these shoes and absolutely loved them. So of course I want the Boston version. (Un)Fortunately, it looks like they're sold out of my size (8). Go figure :(
ROLL Recovery: This training block has taught me that getting older sucks big time. The first three body parts this website mentions are the quads, hamstrings, and IT band. I'm sold...except it'…