Month: May 2016

We didn’t watch TV for a week, and here’s what happened

We died. Just kidding. A few weeks ago, Steven suggested that I knock off another “52 Tris in 52 weeks” items. It had been awhile (life got busy!) but I’m still determined to complete the list. At the pace I’m completing these, I’m going to have a very, very….very busy December. The rules were simple: No TV and no computer. Here are the notes from my Week With No TV Diary. Monday Dear Diary, Today after work, Steven and I went to the Nationals Game with Sarah and Tommy. It was a fun game (except that the Nat’s lost.) We partially planned to complete this task this week because we knew we wouldn’t have to worry about struggling with no TV for at least a day. Starting the week with good friends, baseball, and dippin dots… seems like its gonna be a easy peasy! Tuesday Dear Diary, Today, we had our first dinner at home for the week. Normally, dinner consists of some lovely meal on our couch while we watch Chopped, whatever game is on …

Internet Friends (Creepiest Title Ever)

Social media is a crazy thing: it allows you to keep in touch with loved ones, keep in touch with “eh” ones, stalk people from high school, make friends, find out about events, and become a part of a community. I’ve shamelessly done all of these things (Don’t worry, you aren’t one of the “eh” ones… or are you!?) It sounds cheesy, but I really enjoy the community aspect of social media. I know…Ya gouda be kidding me. But I’m not! I have made more friends via Instagram and on this here blog than I could have ever imagined and this week, I got to hang out with a bunch of these wonderful people at 2 different events. I was amped on Saturday to get to share my love of Zengo cycling with a group of friends for a private ride at Cathedral Commons. My friends at Zengo hooked everyone up with some some awesome swag and Kendra Scott even provided a gorgeous piece of glitz for 1 lucky winner! We started our ride at 12 PM.  Our …

HAUL’in It In

HELLO everyone! Wow I’m bad at keeping to a blogging schedule! I’ll work on that. In the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of trying out some awesome fitness services and goods and had to share some of the ones I’ve absolutely LOVED. Stick around, there is also a giveaway at the end! Or…I guess you could scroll to the bottom right now…but that would be mean…so just keep reading. Runner Crate RunnerCrate is a monthly subscription box service that delivers snacks, running goods and a monthly “runner bling” straight to your door step. I was lucky enough to get to try their May crate and was abnormally pumped about it. I’m not going to lie, subscription boxes get me so jazzed. There could be a subscription box of paperclips out there, and I would wait on pins and needles with stacks of loose paper all around me, waiting for it to come. There is something about a surprise box of goodies that brings back the anticipation of Christmas morning [or insert holiday denomination of choice] that we …

Go Ahead, Pee In The Wetsuit

You know if you are doing a tri whose tagline is “If you’re not cheating, you’re not racing PeasantMan properly,” you’re in a for a good weekend and a fun race. PeasantMan is a non-USAT tri that is meant to help new triathletes shake out some of their nerves and give them a safe race environment to test the water (and road!). You don’t have to swim. You can run the sprint distance even if you are doing olympic. You can basically do whatever you want…except for taking 2 cupcakes at the end of the race…thats a big no no. It is also a way to raise money for the High Cloud Foundation– you can read more about the organization here. I learned SO much this weekend, especially about the open water swim clinic held by Wave One Swimming, so here is what I gathered… Swimming in a wetsuit is totally different than just swimming in your human body. As if open water swimming isn’t terrifying enough (water you can’t see in, getting kicked, clawed, …

SweatBox DC: The Good, The Great and the Sweaty (Review)

Disclaimer- My arms (and entire body) are still noodles from this workout, so if this post ends in the middle of a sentence, I’ve probably just passed out. In case this happens, please contact Steven, or my mom. Thank you. As you know, I love trying out new fitness experiences ESPECIALLY ones that pop up in my home city of DC. Naturally, I was so excited when I got an Instagram message from @sweatboxDC to try a demo of the class before it’s grand opening on May 4th. After a few back and forth messages (thanks for being flexible with my schedule, Elise) I was set to get my sweat on Friday after work. My demo being on Friday meant I had an entire week of seeing photos/videos pop up on @sweatboxdc Instagram to totally pump me up… and scare the bejesus out of me. I’m a weak lady in the strength training field, so after seeing all of the Instagrams of very fit people doing lots of pushups, I was petrified*. *After strength training my entire college …