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25 days.

i will find out if i am in the NYC marathon in 25 days. ITS KILLING ME!

i have the type of personality that when i get excited about something, i getEXCITED!!!
i get psyched about something and its all i think about, train for, dress for and talk about. (ok, not really. i mean i function just fine, but ive had these butterflies for the past couple days that literally wont go away. i think a certain boy has something to do with this as well, but thinking i may run the marathon this fall is contributing too).

this type of passion leads to some major heartbreaks (plans fail, friends cancel, i cancel, etc) but i cant help it!

NYC marathon 2012

gahhhhh. i want in SO bad. now that i have registered, talked to my uncle about it and have gotten the results from when my dad ran it from 1982 (wow!!) i want to do it soo soo bad. damn lottery system.
drew sent me dads results from 1982, WOW! he was 29. i will be 10 days shy of turning 29 if i get in this year, so it seems perfect. he ran it in 3:52:11. if i get in, thats my time to beat. (really, my goal is at least 3:59:59. those extra minutes are going to be SO necessary)
im already thinking of the tshirt i am going to make to run in. my dream was to run the NYC marathon with my dad, but im pretty sure running it for him will feel pretty magical.
fingers crossed.

its official.

i am officially registered for the 2012 ING NYC marathon! sadly my chances of actually getting in are like 1 in a million, but thats ok! im excited! im kind of hoping dad can pull some strings up there with God and get me in.

fingers crossed!!!

yep, this totally happened.

just your typical saturday here in the city. despite getting home at 4am this morning, i headed out for a run (thank you drew kelley for being the internal motivator for me). i ran part of my run in central park and ran the rest down madison ave, dodging between sidewalk shoppers and street traffic. as i made my way toward 63rd street, i heard someone yell what i thought was my name. this being nyc, people yell all the time, but i thought id look behind me just to be sure. LOOK WHO I RAN INTO!

aunt kathie and uncle dwight were walking on madison and he spotted me running. INSANE! i was in shock for the first 5 minutes of talking (or was that just exhaustion?!). anyway, this is far and away one of the coolest moments i have ever had.

still cant believe it. what are the chances?!?!?

cough medicine in 2012

if youd had the pleasure of needing cough medicine recently im sure you noticed it hasnt gotten better since  it was invented a million years ago. if youre like me you cant help but ask why?

im battling bronchitis and needed robitussen yesterday (mom still knows best! thanks for the help with what medicine i needed mom!) and while i will admit it wasnt thaaaaaaaat bad it wasnt great. i mean why cant they make it taste like heaven? haha, ok so thats not a flavor...how about champagne? or bubble gum? or a snickers bar? peanut butter? i dont know, anything but MEDICINE!

i figure this country can do some pretty fucking amazing things. we can clone humans but not make decent tasting medicine. alright alright so i see where the priorities are, im just saying can someone please put it on the to-do list? thanks :)

we run this city.

tonight marks the third week in a row i will be heading to niketown after work to run with team nike.

ill admit it makes for a long day. i usually dont get home until about 8pm or so. while i dont love eating dinner ay 8:15pm, it is actually, totally worth it. take last week, for example. i ran with a cute boy :)

heres the deal. i have a competitive spirit so when our pacer started the run, you bet your ass i ran in the front. i happened to be running next to a cute boy; the same cute boy i actually happened to notice in week 1. so, here we are in 19 degree weather running around the reservoir in Central Park. i positioned myself diagonally behind him (as i often did with dad and do with drew) and we ran the park. we talked a bit (weeeee!!) and finished strong. its was delightful :)

keep you posted if i see him tonight. me with my bronchitis...he'll love it :)

winterzine.

finally! the release party for winterzine will be held downtown on march 20th.

i made the cut!! cant wait to actually see it printed in the issue. many many thanks to those of you who pushed me to write an article for it. who believed that i was talented enough to be included.

you are the same people that make me believe every day that despite life throwing some major curve balls, i was born a fighter. thank you :) xoxo

dating. kill me.

certain things in life make me think of my dad more often than others. bad dates, being really sick, needing motivation for a run or really needing some good ol' "kiddo love" are the biggies. and theyve all hit recently.

lets start with the bad date. (keep in mind im battling a sinus infection + allergies + bronchitis. so really, im sick too). i joined OKCupid with a half dozen or so of my friends...mainly to have some fun. ive been chatting with a few and decided to meet one. heres the cliff's notes version:

- met for our first date at a cute place he picked in the west village for dinner and drinks. we ordered brie and bread for an app and he got salmon for dinner. i had a salad. this was the night before we were leaving to ski so i was super busy, sick and tired. had a ball though...he was cute and we had a lot of fun. it innocently ended with a hug and i left to ski. we hadnt talked over the weekend but when i got back he texted.

- we met up for drinking the foll…

daylight savings.

28 years into my life and i still dont really "get" daylight savings. i get that the thinking behind it is for the farmers or something. really though, an hour makes or breaks their lives? really? i grew up around amish and farmers of all kinda and im pretty confident in saying that theyll find a way to grow amazing crops no matter what. so daylight savings, you can suck it.

arizona has it right...only state in the nation that doesnt change their clocks. ever. they have their shit together if you ask me. we change it right back a few months later anyway sooo its kind of silly, no?

whatever, our country does a lot of dumb shit. guess this is just another.

one of the annoying things about growing up and becomming an adult is keeping track of just shit like daylight savings. take this morning. i woke up at 8:30 relaxed cause i had told myself i wanted to get up around 9:30am to head to the gym a bit before prepping for a run. to my surprise, it was "actually" 9:30am. …