February 28, 2014

new year, new food contraption

like ariel, i've got gadgets and gizmos of plenty. heaven forbid i fall asleep on the sofa watching network tv and wake up to a late night infomercial, night sleep ruined. when i was 17, my boyfriend and i totally bought some cham-wows after a demo at the nc state fair. so when i saw this demonstration at my neighborhood sur la table, i was hooked. santa was kind enough to drop one under the tree for me, as well as one to my friend kiki (@alovelypuzzle).

February 25, 2014

new gear for 2014

started off the year with some new duds. my shoes were beyond old and i really just "needed" some stuff.

brooks running shoes

shoes: brooks pure flow 3
the sales associate at frontrunner fitted me in these after i told him "i hate shoes." they're lower profile than any i'd had before, i love them! the swoosh is actually pretty white/reflective in real life.

February 14, 2014

hot chocolate 5/15k

true story

having already done the happiest run on earth i figured i should do the sweetest. i was hoping to do this run in los angeles, when it's frozen hot chocolate, but i was out of town for 2013. i fully support any system where chocolate is given as a reward.
america's sweetest race

February 11, 2014

"get up and go" or "just 5 more minutes"

i have said it before, i will probably say it forever: i am not a morning person, at all. i just love being in bed too much. i've spent the past week pouring over countless articles on "how even you can become a morning person." sadly, there's no easy way, like everything else in life, you just have to do it.

usually my sleep cycle alarm goes off and it's actually not that hard to wake up. guess it really does work with my sleep rhythm. the hard part is getting out of the bed. first there's trying to get the cat off my legs, 10 llbs feels like 50 at 6 am. then there's prying my head off the pillow, it's just so cozy.

once i'm awake i go thru the list of things i need to do to get out the door: shower (never long enough), get dressed (i have nothing to wear), breakfast (who needs it there's coffee at work), lunch (i'll buy something near work), run (maybe tomorrow). this either puts me back to sleep or bums me out so much i set an alarm for 10 more minutes. i am now making a real effort to try and make my morning run days less of a bummer by doing a little prep the night before.

February 7, 2014

"breaking in" or "breaking bad habits"

so, i got seriously lazy last year. all my get up and go from 2012 when i ran the disney half marathon was gone. i don't know what happened, it rolled under the sofa or something. 2014 is going to be different, seriously, soon, for reals.

knowing i'm only motivated by concrete deadlines, i wish i had signed up for the tinkerbell half this year. my hopes were that i'd be out of town on a job, no such luck. so i've decided my first run will be the hot chocolate 15k in san diego in march. time to get myself moving.