Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DC Nike Womens' run 04.28.2013

Some of you may know that I loathe running, loathe it with a passion, yet for some reason I always seem to be running a race, whether its a silly run like the Wicked 10k, or some charity run Avon Breast Cancer 5k its the same.. I HATE putting on my running shoes and going out for a run.  For some reason the boy LOVES this exercise so I have learned to endure it -- it helps me with endurance for dragon boating is my mantra... but I keep signing up for these races because of the race bling, the cooler the better.

I did the Rock'n'Roll Mardi Gras inaugural run in 2009 well first because it was the inaugural run (i love these too -- got a cool looking Mardi Gras like medal for that one.  It is way cooler than the standard medal -- picture mardi gras beads with a race medal attached.. and since I was doing this one, I wanted the extra bling from the RNR series, so I did the VA beach one too that year and got the 26.2 medal (2 half marathons...)

Well this one that i just recently did, the Nike Womens' half marathon in DC was just all of the above.. cool medal, inaugural.. so it hit all the must have columns.

The only teeny tiny problem was, i didnt really train for this race.. i mean yes i did run, i mean i ran a 10 miler at the end of March, another 10 miler at the beginning of April.. a 10k last weekend.. I should be ready right?  hmmm maybe if I had been training instead of the sporadic running maybe but do i regret running the race?  ummm lets see..

Tiffany necklace.... hmm check!
Male models (in this case ROTC) in tuxes handing out the necklaces on a silver platter .... check!

nope not missing anything here.... so yep it was totally worth it.

Yep I am suffering today -- calves are SO tight, and i have chaffing issues (since it was warmer than I've been running recently AND i forgot to body glide). but it was totally worth the fall at mile 3 that included a roll, yep the volleyball instincts picked right up and i rolled out of my fall.. a curse at mile 1 because some chick and her friend decided at mile 1 right when they got to the mile 1 mile marker they would just randomly stop to take pictures.. REALLY chick, mile 13 is where you should stop to take that sucker.. not at the beginning of the race where you could potentially drop out but at the end where there is only but a couple of steps left for you to go before you get your prized male model and tiffany necklace... ok well you can only keep 1 but who's really counting here?

Here's another picture of the necklace -- note this is 2 necklaces to show both sides of the charm.

Isnt it pretty? and its all MINE!  mine!  i earned every single carved letter on this necklace.. because today, I Hurt.. I hurt like there is no other.. walking is a problem, it hurts.  Do i regret doing the race even though I know I wasnt prepared for it?  nope -- I had as i said, previously run 10 miles or so without any consequences, I wasnt expecting much for the extra 3.1 miles that I would have to do.  I knew that there was a chance that I would feel the way I do today.  I dont regret 1 single second of the run -- its something that I wanted to finish and I got a cool reward for it.. yippie!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Cupcake Friday 04.26.2013

Happy Friday everyone!
I've taken the day off work to go down to Georgetown in DC (with of course a Georgetown cupcake stop) to pick up my packet for the Nike 1/2 marathon that is happening this weekend.  But never fear, I have a cupcake of the week for you (procured on Tuesday of the week in anticipation)

This here is a strawberry lemonade cupcake -- lemon cupcake with a strawberry butter cream.  So effing yummy, not as good as the turtle cheesecake but then what is?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Daily Arsenal 04.25.2013

Thurs is Journal Club day -- so typically i start the day with coffee, the 2 articles that we were suppose to read and some random pen i found at the bottom of my purse or on my desk. 

Today's coffee was the new Hazelnut Frappacino from Starbucks -- while i normally hate fraps, this one was actually pretty tasty (i judge based on whether i taste the frap mix -- and i didn't)  What makes this a win-win was i got a coupon for buy one get one free.. so the boy's frap was free.. too bad I didnt realize he could get what he wanted, so he ended up with a hazelnut frap too while he really wanted a java chip frap.. oops!  beggers cant be choosy i guess?

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cupcake friday 04.19.2013

This week's cupcake friday is the Turtle Cheesecake cupcake -- this has quickly become one of my favorite cupcakes -- it combines my love for caramel, cheesecake frosting and a chocolate cake.  It also has some pecans in it which does make it better but i dont think that is the draw -- i think the draw is more because there are discernible bits of caramel in the cupcake itself.. yum!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Daily arsenal 04.06.2013

Well its spring break.... or is it?  I've got 2 exams coming up and a speech due.. instead of sunning it up somewhere warm and sunny, im studying... at home....
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