Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Final Touches

It has been two weeks since my Half Marathon, pardon the suspense. Spoiler alert: I survived.

The last few days before my Half Marathon I was essentially a bundle of nerves. In lieu of a monologue chronicling my stages of Five Alarm Panic leading up to the start line, here is a photo documentary of the final 36 hours.

The Nervous Smile: Behind that smile I’m actually very nauseous.

The Ice Bath is my friend: or so was my mantra that last week when my hip decided to start acting up.


Glorious Carb Loading: Perfect excuse to try the new Dijon pretzel at Starbucks – the Dijon is baked INSIDE the dough!!


Pampering: Morning Stretch, afternoon Facial and nails. Well deserved luxuries.


The Last Supper: Carb centric Italian feast, delicious!


Breakfast of Champions: not pictured – Vega one smoothie! Fueling like a champ.


And Away we Go!!




Filed under Fitness Follies, Pictures Tell a Thousand Words

Reminder: Wear Pants

Don’t you just hate pants? I know I do – as evidenced by this reminder alarm on my phone this AM:

In all seriousness, I do wear pants on a casual basis with relative frequency. That is, if Leggings and stretchy skinny jeans really count as true “pants”. I mostly just don’t wear pants to work, like at all – expect for Casual Fridays (insert aforementioned stretchy jeans here). Trousers? Ugh, those pants are the worst.

The impetus to setting the above alarm was a request from my Chiropractor to “wear pants, please“, for my last adjustment prior to my half marathon. Guess its a bit awkward to stick my leg in the air in a dress. Or so he would have me believe.

So for the second time in the calendar year I wore pants (well, proper trousers) to work.

And it felt wrong all day.

Injury status 2.5 days pre Half Marathon? Broken, but hopefully on the mend. quickly


Filed under Events in Review, Funny Ha-Ha, Pictures Tell a Thousand Words