Tuesday, November 29, 2011

he's just not that into you

I think I'm the only girl who means it when she says doesn't want a relationship or commitment. I know other girls say it, but then they freak out. And that is why this ad on Craig's List made my day:

these kids know how it works.
Who is this guy and where do I find him? Tthis guy sounds perfect for me. He's an excellent cuddler, he cooks, is willing to take cheesy pictures, and wants NO commitment. I'm swooning. I know, there's something wrong with me. If Justin Timberlake wanted to be my FWB, I'd take it! Don't get me wrong, I like a little bit of companionship (I can take a night cuddling on the couch or one drinking and dancing), but I can't take somebody too clingy. Or that wants to see me more than, maybe um, once a week. What can I say - I REALLY value my space.

A girl I know was complaining today about her boyfriend. One that she's only known a few weeks. About how he is being distant. I LOVE distant. This friend, not so much. Why is it that girls can't resist sending just ONE more text. Ladies: guys like a chase! They want to call you. Always keep them wanting more. I sound like Patti Stanger, don't I?

Maybe (just maybe) when the right stud comes along, my mind will change. I'm not counting on that though!! I'm still thinking that Carrie Bradshaw had it right when she said "maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates, and guys are just people to have fun with."


It's official. I'm in a rut. I'm sick of running. Well, I guess I'm being dramatic. I'm not sick of it. I just get a little bored. There's no one there to push me. I mean, if I could get zombies to run after me, that would be a different story. But seeing as there's no zombies around New Jersey, I'm screwed.

I miss spin! I miss being in a class, and being pushed by someone other than myself. So now I'm on a mission to find a gym that has spin, that isn't insanely overpriced. I do miss NYSC, but living in a building with a gym, I can't fathom paying a huge gym membership price. What I DO wish I had was a Soul Cycle. I know it's ridiculously expensive, but I am dying to try it. Seeing as I'm just a hop, skip and a jump from NYC, there's no excuse. It's on my exercise bucket list! 

Those leggings have spiderwebs on them. forgot leggings, and went to target, and this is all i could find. I wasn't missing class

What helps you out of an exercise rut?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

thanksgiving: take two

So what's better than one Thanksgiving? Well, that would be TWO celebrations. My girls and I decided we needed to celebrate a holiday dear to us (c'mon, any day about eating and food is great) with even more food. This is really a third Thanksgiving, considering my office did quite the feast on Wednesday.

The gym is going to be my BFF next week. I make excuses when I don't go early in the morning, so I'm telling you here first - I have a schedule for the week: three days a week (this week Tues-Thurs) I will run in the morning before work. Since Monday is a sleepy day, if I'm feeling it, I'll go early, if not, I'll go later. And Friday, I'll go late, since I will be out late on Thursday night for a concert.

I'm hoping that making a plan (and writing it in my Lilly planner) will help keep me on track! What keeps you on track?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

gobble gobble

While I know we all have so much to be thankful for, I feel more thankful than usual this year!

I am beyond thankful for an amazing family, made up of people that are not only my blood, but also my friends.

core four. boot edition.
I am thankful for fabulous friends, both old and new. I'm grateful to be around the kind of people who make me laugh so hard I cry, who would be there for me if I ever did cry, and have given me some of the best memories.

"and I'm proud to be an American"
who thought it was appropriate to lift our legs for this one?

I am thankful for my new (newish?) job. It is not at all what I had in mind, but I love the people, the dress code (none) and the work.

I am thankful for all things pumpkin flavored. It puts me in the Fall spirit, even when the weather doesn't.

What are you thankful for?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Turkey Trot

I don't really need an excuse to head to the Jersey Shore, but a Turkey Trot that starts and ends near my favorite bar -- now that is the BEST reason to be in Squan in the off-season. Now this Trot I've been talking about -- it's a five mile run. And when I first heard this, I was psyched, and thought it was a good even to "train" for. But what did I do? I WALKED the one mile. Yup, walked. We clocked in at a respectable 17 and half or so minutes.

But in my defense, I DID participate in a raucous scavenger hunt at the bar the night before, which ended in me winning a ski trip!

Any night that starts AND ends with jello shots is a success if you ask me. Doesn't always feel that way in the morning though. We walked our mile and set up shop outside our friend's house to offer beer and shots to the "real" runners of the five miler.

It was a BEAUTIFUL day for running. Or watching. And drinking beers. And singing so loudly your throat hurts. Because that's what I did on Saturday. How was your weekend?!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

going commando

Over the weekend I'm out shopping (what else is new?) and I come across running shorts that are lined - with, underwear?! Now I've heard of runners going commando, but these shorts really threw me for a loop. Could I possibly run in these shorts? And would I like it?

Well the shorts were on sale. And there were enough for me and my three besties that are running (walking? shufflin?) in a Turkey Trot this weekend. Nike shorts for $9? I was sold.

So what did I do when I got home from a long day of shopping? I threw the shorts in the washing machine, and laid on the couch like a bum! What did I do the next day? I put on these babies with nothing else (well nothing else on the bottom) and made my way to the gym.

And you know what? I kind of liked it! The shorts themselves were awesome - didn't ride up, and were super comfy. I love that they're made of dry fit material. I usually run in leggings - I'm a slave to Danskin leggings, but I might have to look into Nike dry fit leggings if they're anything like these shorts.

So my vote - the shorts are awesome. Now the real question is -- how will they look at the Turkey Trot?!

Monday, November 7, 2011

nyc marathon - 2011

Apparently all my Facebook posts leading up to the marathon led my Facebook public to think that I was running the marathon. HA! I wish I was at the point where I could run even 10 miles, let alone 26.2. Instead, I ran around the city watching a friend run. Being in the city for the marathon is amazing. The energy is high, and people are in great spirits. The weather was beyond beautiful, probably in the low 60's, so it was particularly great for spectating (is that a word? can it be?)

Instead of focusing on my own running schedule, I spent the pre-marathon week making AMAZING t-shirts.  I think I missed my calling. You know, the calling to be a t-shirt maker for fun events. I wonder how I could parlay this into a career...

We started in Brooklyn, at mile 2:

And made our way through the boroughs:

and all the way to the finish line:

Or at least pretty close to the end...

All in all, it was a pretty fabulous day! And if you need shirts for your next event, call me!