• Fitness,  Humor

    Tomorrow never comes.

    You know when you meet a new group of people and you’re polite and they’re polite and you hope they like you? And you know when this new group of people lives next door to you and you realize, after a year, the politeness is over and now they’re reading about themselves on your blog? Oh. It’s April 26th. I have four days to prepare for a 5-mile mud race including 22 military-style obstacles, such as crawling in mud under barbed wire and climbing up walls by lifting each other up like middle-aged cheerleaders. Scott and I agreed to run Battle Frog on April 30th with our neighbors. Our neighbors, the highlight reel:…

  • Fitness,  Travel

    Color me purple.

    Series of text messages on the eve of The Color Run: “Holy smokes people! 48 missed text messages! No pets to torture here.” BREAKING NEWS: I DIDN’T DIE DURING MY FIRST 5K. I am alive and well to write about The Color Run – Lawrence, Kansas. Thank you running Gods for giving us temperatures in the 60s. Thank you friends for taking my hand to stop me from bailing the start of the race when the crowd broke out into Rock Chalk, Jayhawwk…K-UUUUU. You know that hurts my Wildcat ears. Advice for newbie 5k runners since I’m allowed to give advice now: You won’t die. I mean, I’m pretty sure…

  • Humor

    Running.

    Scott wants to run the 5k in KC next month. Scott doesn’t normally do much cardio. I’m actually shocked he told me he’s going to do it. He sticks to lifting free weights. Then Scott asked me if I would do it with him. And asked me again tonight. HA! N-freakin-O. I hate cardio. I hate running, no, no – LOATHE running. My best mile in high school P.E. – 12 minutes. And that was trying really hard. I generally came dragging in dead last. Yeah, I’ll do like 10 or 15 minutes on an eliptical machine at the gym. Then I’m off to the free weights with the big…