Six People for Six Point Two Miles

Though I’ve been slacking on posting in general lately, one area where I’ve really been slacking is with Take It and Run Thursday. I used to be really good about posting every week, but then I fell off the wagon. However, after reading the awesome question/answer on Sassy Molassy, I decided to jump back in and join the fun. This week’s question is, “You get to run the last six miles of your next marathon with 6 different people. They {Read More}

Attitude of Gratitude

I’m in a bad mood today with work again. We had a state-of-the-practice conference call today, and while leadership said only positive things and didn’t mention anything about layoffs, the fact that they were making big productions out of sales that in the past would have been minor wins did not inspire confidence. Rumor has it there are more cuts coming in December/January, so I’m not out of the woods yet. Additionally, today, my laptop crashed in the middle of {Read More}

Running through transitions (alternate title: Getting back on track after you failed to transition)

How perfect that today’s Take It and Run Thursday topic is Running Through Transitions! I’ve been MIA thanks to dealing with the transition of starting a new project. Unlike other fields, in consulting, starting a new project is like starting a new job: new coworkers, new responsibilities, new culture, and even new commutes. Instead of flying to St. Louis on Mondays and returning on Thursdays, eating expensive catered takeout sandwiches, and working out late night and early morning in the {Read More}

A dozen donuts and a 27 hour day

I was thinking about being Wonder Woman for Halloween because I found a cheap costume, but decided against it when I realized how thoroughly unoriginal that is (no offense to any of you who are dressing up as Wonder Woman). Plus, Boyfriend’s Halloween party had a “drunk animals” theme (yeah, I don’t quite get it either). However, I came up with a costume that is original and also fits the theme. I’m going as a Woodchuck, complete with a six {Read More}

Fueling for multiple marathons

We all know that the basic equation for weight loss is that calories in But what if you run marathons for fun on weekends? (Okay, so maybe I am one of the only ones with that problem, but let’s pretend it’s widespread). How much do you eat to fuel yourself in between without gaining weight? And how safe is it to drop your calories in when you’re increasing your calories out so drastically? These are the questions I’ve really been {Read More}

Favorite Inspirational Quotes

On my laptop’s desktop, I have a great program called ATNotes (yes, it says it’s discontinued, but you can still download it – they’re just not providing support anymore, though it’s such a small application that I’ve never had any crashing problems or anything). It’s basically like post-its for your desktop. A lot of what I keep in there are to-do notes, phone numbers, etc, but I also have a few inspirational quotes. My mom absolutely loves this program, and {Read More}

My knee is an alcoholic

In Portland, the beer at mile 23 really perked me up, prompting Nitmos to ask, “Has anyone even thought to analyze if beer is good during a race? The assumption is no. But maybe that’s a false assumption…” Recently, Frayed Laces also did a post about how she was getting Tapped Out for her next marathon, meaning no more drinking. And all of a sudden, a lightbulb went on in my head. I still drink, but I don’t go on {Read More}

Oldies but Goodies: My Favorite Blogs

For those of you who asked on my last post how I find the time to run, the answer is: I don’t. I joke about my once-a-week training schedule, and most people probably think I do it out of sheer craziness, but the truth is, I do it because I rarely find the time to run during the week. Last night was a bit out of the ordinary, but I’d say I typically work about twelve hours a day, and {Read More}

The most beautiful run

Today’s Runners’ Lounge Take It And Run Thursday topic is Your Favorite Run in Pictures. This wasn’t my favorite run, per se, as I ended up walking the last 20 miles of it, but it was by far my favorite course. Absolutely stunningly beautiful! And I promised I’d post the pictures eventually, so this is a great chance to do it. The hilarious gas station across from my hotel Getting off the bus at the start of the race This {Read More}

Surviving the sucky middle miles

Today’s Runners’ Lounge Take It And Run Thursday topic is about the middle mile miles. In a marathon, miles 13-20 pretty much suck. You’re over the halfway point, but not yet far enough along where the end is in sight. You all know I don’t train, so I’m going to talk about the middle miles of the actual race. In the race, the middle miles start at the point where all those people not quite as hardcore as you have {Read More}