Thursday, March 29, 2012

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 get EXCITED!!!
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!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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.

Monday, March 26, 2012

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!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

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?!?!?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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 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 :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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 :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012


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 following friday. somehow i paid for all of our drinks. i arrived at the bar 2 minutes after him and he asked if i wanted a drink. i said white wine and the bartneder goes "that willbe $8). HE DIDNT FLINCH. i handed over my card and was told there was a $20 minimum and she would just use my card for "our" tab. i was NOT happy. at this point the only redeeming thing about the night is that we were at this really awesome bar. around 1:30am we decided to head out (it had been 5 hours!). it was drizzly out and i was i said i was ready to go...(he said hed be up to go to another bar). we kissed at the corner of the block where he was getting the subway and i picked up a cab. the kissed was awful (and ive never actually said that about anyone before). not sure if it was because i was miffed i paid, i was cold from being in the rain, a little drunk or just not feeling chemistry, but it was bad. badddddddddd.

- i ran this night by family and friends and theyve all come to the same conclusion: hes not a  gentleman. the response was cutest coming from my grandmother and most heartfelt from my brother. they both told me guys shouldnt do that, no excuses. i appreciated all the help and feedback. i know how much my dad would have loved to help the continued interest in my love life by those that matter most are crucial.

so we havent hung out since. granted its been a week and work has been incredibly busy, but i dont think im game to give him another shot. i am pretty easy going in the things i can look past but he hit so many in one night! the clincher for my brother: we talked about his hair a lot. bro doesnt like that. he wants me to date a real cool guy. im working on it :)

more dating woes, funny stories and true crushes to come. in the meantime im going to run this cold right out of my system. thanks for the motivation bro. ill call you later with more to talk about. xoxo

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. awesome. glad i can count on my cell phone to tell me this shit.

i liked the years that mom and dad told me that i went to bed id either losing or gaining an hour. they were the adults...they knew. now its all me. gross.