Quick Catch Up

Hey remember when I used to blog semi-regularly. LOL I do too.

Here’s a quick run down on my life lately to catch you up.

1. I turned off comments on the blog. Too much spam, not enough time to moderate. No one’s got time for that. But you can always tweet me, comment on Facebook or email me.

2. I bailed on the Army 10 Miler this weekend. Had some sharp knee pain on a run about two weeks ago. I took some time off because I don’t mess around with knee stuff after all the problems I’ve had and I just couldn’t get my distance back up to acceptable levels to not risk further injury. So I slept in on Sunday morning while everyone else enjoyed a picture-perfect running day in the city.

3. The knee pain seems to stay at bay if I keep my distance around 3 miles. I’ve been mixing in some spinning in the meantime and hoping that I can still run the two 10Ks I have planned for November. In fact I may have found a new favorite spin instructor.

4. I love grad school — which probably surprises no one who knows me. I’ve always loved school and learning. And my MBA program at Auburn is seriously amazing. I will probably write a more detailed post about this later, but so far I can’t say enough good things about how much I love it.

5. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying playoff baseball, it’s hard not to get excited when the local team does well (and I’m talking about the Os, not the Nats…that’s a team I’ll never cheer for.)

6. My fantasy football teams are both doing terribly this season. I think I’ve only got two wins in each of my leagues. That’s just shameful. I blame grad school for my lack of time to spend on the waiver wire every week.

I think that’s all I’ve got for now…I have to go run and study for a midterm.

Brad and Tracy’s Wedding

Sooo..that other post I owe you about my epic weekend. Sorry it's a little late. My router died at home and so I had some Internet issues and couldn't get my videos to upload. And this post would not be complete without the videos....you'll see why later. So Tracy and Brad got married on Sunday in what had to be one of my favorite weddings ever. I've known Brad for a while now -- probably since sometime when I was in college and he started tailgating with us. I met Tracy back in … [Continue reading]

Stripes’ First Ironman — IMMD Spectating

This weekend was so beyond epic that it needs more than one post to sum it all up -- but to give you a teaser of what's to come, on Saturday one of my good friends completed his first ever Ironman and on Sunday one of my other good friends got married and had the most awesome wedding ever. We'll go chronologically here and tackle the Ironman first. My friend Stripes first started talking about wanting to do an Ironman about a year ago, and his original plan was to target Lake Placid in … [Continue reading]

I talk to myself when I run

I don't know when the whole talking to myself while running started, but it's definitely something I do a lot now -- especially on long runs. It seems like on short runs I'm content to just let my mind wander -- but on long runs, I legitimately have conversations with myself. Sometimes it's to work out a problem that I've been mulling over or to think through solutions for something that's stressing me out. I plan a lot of work meetings in my head when I'm running and conversations that I … [Continue reading]

Navy-Air Force Half Marathon Recap

Yesterday, I ran my first half marathon since March and boy was I sore by the time I was finished. Training started pretty well earlier this summer, but in August things got rocky. Between school and work and weekends that were completely booked, I was having a hard time fitting in necessary long runs. And on race day, I definitely felt the lack of solid training. The Navy-Air Force half marathon is a newer race in DC. I think this was its third year. The race started at the same place … [Continue reading]

A Tale of Two Long Runs

Sometimes I'm amazed at how a long run one week can seem so perfect and effortless. And then the next week everything sucks and nothing goes well. That's been the story of my last two long runs. Last week, I did 8 miles and everything felt amazing. My legs felt loose, the weather was fairly pleasant, I was moving at a decent pace, and I actually managed to negative split the run. The second set of four miles was a full minute+ faster than the first four miles. This past weekend … [Continue reading]

Hanging Up the Cleats

As of last weekend, my softball season has officially come to an end (well except for the team I manage, but don't actively play on...that tournament is over Labor Day weekend.) But for all intents and purposes, my season is over. My Maryland alumni team played so-so in the elimination round of our tournament on Saturday. We won our first game, but got knocked out in the next round by a Tufts team that was just crushing home runs. It didn't help that we weren't hitting the ball well … [Continue reading]