[my first sprint triathlon, or, that time my bike failed me]

Two weeks ago, I completed my first sprint triathlon. The difference between a sprint tri and a regular tri is the distance required for each portion. While distances vary with each race, the below is a general rule of thumb (courtesy of TotalTriathlon.com): Sprint Tri  Swim: 0.5 mile Bike: 12.4 miles Run: 5K   Regular Tri…

[sprint tri training]

This week marks the first official week of my sprint triathlon training. In a bout of “can-do” optimism that came off the heels of my Disney World Half PR, I thought it would be fun to challenge myself some more and sign up for a sprint tri. The race in question is the Tarpon Springs…

[race recaps: best damn race and gasparilla 5k]

So before I start, I just want to announce that I got this sweet-ass cheese making kit, I’m excited, and there’s not a goddamn thing anyone can do about it: While I have generally been trying to curb my dairy consumption, there are just some things you don’t say no to, like homemade cheese. And…

[viva la margarita 5k and ava’s surgery]

Before I start my race recap, I need to make known the fact that my little bug had hernia surgery today. They had just given her another shot of morphine before letting us go on our merry little way: Let me just say I had never seen a fresh invasive surgery incision/wound stitch/whatever you want…

[bye, bye, terrible holiday eating habits]

I’ll be honest: since Thanksgiving, I have been eating like shit, not exercising, and generally not giving two fucks about the whole thing. And it has been magnificent. However, this kind of existence can’t last. I know this. And with two 5Ks around the corner (one being THIS SUNDAY), I have to change my ways….

[miles for moffitt 5k]

I just want to start off this post by saying I’m not ready for Cory and Topanga to be parents. I also feel it’s a stretch they have a thirteen year-old. At what age did they have her? They can’t be much older than I. (source) Anyway, this post is about a 5K I ran…

[hooters 5k]

Last Saturday (Easter Saturday to be exact), I participated in my very first beach run. I ran the Hooters Bunny 5K,put on by 727CANRACE.com. This is the second race I’ve run with this company; the first was the St. Patrick’s 5K back in March. Once again, I was impressed with everything my $35 race entry…

[st. patrick’s 5K]

A whole week later and I’m just now getting around to writing my St. Patrick’s 5K recap! What can I say? I’ve been a busy bee(yotch). Last Saturday I ran a St. Patrick’s-themed 5K in Dunedin. I was supposed to run it with a friend, but at the last minute she couldn’t make it, so…

[publix gasparilla distance classic 5k: the expo]

I actually have another post in the works about my more collected, more coherent thoughts on dinosaur porn, but that will have to wait because TOMORROW I’M RUNNING THE PUBLIX GASPARILLA DISTANCE CLASSIC 5K AND I’M SUPER EXCITED TO RECAP EVERYTHING! CAPS LOOOOOCCCKKK! So calm down and check back in a few  days for the…

[the hangover run]

Last night I cooked dinner for T.O.* and he kept giving me shit about my lack of finesse when it comes to my skills in the kitchen (sometimes you’ve gotta use a vodka bottle when you don’t own a rolling pin, amirite?). So in retaliation I pretended to cut my hand with the filet knife…