Negativity for the Win

The official race results are in, and while I’m pleased as heck to have knocked a full six minutes off my half marathon PR on what was undeniably the hilliest course of my life, the results show me something else that makes me even prouder: I negative split the course. For all you non-runners outContinue reading “Negativity for the Win”

Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

You know what I hate? When you show up at a party and some bitch is wearing the same exact outfit. Of course, by hate, I mean love. And by party, I mean half marathon. And by bitch, I mean best friend for almost 21 years. So basically, that whole sentence was completely incorrect. LikeContinue reading “Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair”

Summertime and the Livin’s Freebie

Don’t let my recent expedition to the Hamptons fool you: a born and raised penny-pincher, I’m a sucker for a good deal. A wine-tasting groupon? No question. NYC Restaurant Week? Twice a year like clockwork. A three-pack of grand pianos? Count me in. Fortunately, Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs in the summertime are a primeContinue reading “Summertime and the Livin’s Freebie”

Murphy’s Law

You know those weekends when everything that could possibly go wrong does? Like you wake up early for your 11-mile long run and it’s excruciatingly hot out? Or a surprise Nor’easter forces you inside for two straight days? Or the friends you’re traveling with turn out to be absolutely no fun whatsoever? Yes, you knowContinue reading “Murphy’s Law”

Save the Date

I’ve always been a planner. When I was in grade school, I’d spend all day Friday planning my evening TGIF snack. (Let it be known that my nuclear family may have singlehandedly kept Klondike Bars in business from 1990 through 1996). When I was in six grade, I’d spend entire school weeks planning my Friday free-dress-day outfit. (LetContinue reading “Save the Date”

From the Horse’s Mouth

This weekend, I finished reading the 2001 New York Times Bestseller Seabiscuit: An American Legend. Yes, I realize I’m 11 years late to the table with this one. I’m also still listening to Napster and investing in Enron. A captivating read about a knobby-kneed racehorse that was transformed into an icon of the American DreamContinue reading “From the Horse’s Mouth”

Unsolicited Shameless Plug for a Modest Friend

I write a blog exclusively about myself. I have two full-sized mirrors in my 150-square-foot bedroom. I started every sentence in this paragraph with the word “I.” In the words of Jack Donaghy, “The song ‘You’re So Vain’ was, in fact, written – by me.” If I didn’t know better, I’d think I was aContinue reading “Unsolicited Shameless Plug for a Modest Friend”