Time to Get to Know Me Better, Yo.


Tuesday: 7m treadmill hills pace ranged from 8:15-8:30, 20 min pushups/bicep curls

Wednesday: 4.1m easy 8:11/pace, assisted pull-ups + upper shoulder work

Thursday: 14.5m 8:10/pace (with last 4 miles between 7:44-8:07 paces)

Fueling went MUCH better yesterday.  I used a Honey Stinger Pomegranate Acai gel 35 minutes into the run and I ate Honey Stinger Cherry Cola chews (1-2) about every 15 minutes after. I’m really upset at myself for not trying Honey Stinger products earlier. These are truly delicious. The Cherry Cola Chews actually tasted like Cherry Coke & and made me excited every time I got to eat one. Plus everything sat well, no upset sugar stomach! Taking in fuel frequently as opposed to larger amounts of food seemed to keep my energy sustained and my stomach happy. Again, thanks to my readers for all the advice!

And hey–Spring is pretty much here, even with a little chill in the air nothing can stop me from wearing shorts. I got a few odd looks from people walking the trails with winter coats on… if it’s over 50 degrees (especially when the sun is out) my legs need to breathe!


I was nominated for a Liebster Award by my one and only running coach Lauren @ Will Run for Boston – she will be running for Boston at Boston next Monday… Who’s going to be watching?!?!

liebster-awardThis award is for people to discover new blogs and learn about the blogger with some fun questions, so enjoy!

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV/in person? HOCKEY. HOCKEY. HOCKEY. In person & TV. it’s my #1. When it’s not hockey, it’s baseball at home (to take naps to) and baseball in person, to drink beer & eat hot dogs to. Baseball is a fun background sport.

Pancakes, waffles or french toast? French Toast will always have my heart.

Do you have any interesting nicknames? There are a few very close people that call me “Cor” and no i don’t let just anyone do that. When I was little my dad called me Banshee. You know, cause I cried a lot.

What is your biggest running related goal? Qualifying for Boston this year is my ‘A’ goal. But I just don’t want to qualify with the 3:35:00 I want to go under 3:30. Did i just say that out loud? eek. At least you’ll understand a future ‘not impressed’ face should i not hit my goal in Chicago this year. OH YEAH forgot to tell you, I got into Chicago!

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Do you run before or after work? Before fo sho. I work in the afternoon/evenings, i just don’t have time after.

What was your high school mascot? A Hurricane. But it looked like a tornado with eyes, because well, hurricanes don’t really look like much but swirling rain and wind.

Have you ever lived in another country? Nope, but if i did i’m sure it would be Spain. I hear they take naps out there, i like naps.

How many alarms do you set in the morning? None. I’m the lucky one that gets to wake up whenever i feel like it. Which is usually between 8-9:30.

What are your top three pet peeves? People who say “ex-presso” instead of espresso. An old friend told me they thought it was EX because it gives you EXtra energy. Don’t worry I informed her she was EXtrememly mistaken.

I’m gonna get some backlash for this next one, but it bothers me when it looks like a running store threw up on a runner. Like, i know we all love our gadgets and our neon and all the cool gear, but i’ve seen some really obnoxiously overloaded runners…visor, glasses, watch, iPod, heart rate monitor, layers of clothing, tutus, knee socks etc. You name it they had it all on. And you KNOW you see at least one “runner overload” at major races. I couldn’t find an image to use, so i took 5 minutes and drew one out myself. You’re welcome.


Just do me a favor if this happens to be you…take advice from Coco Chanel and take one piece off. I’m not giving a 3rd pet peeve, cause i think the last one was at least 10. (Sorry i’m not sorry.)

How do you feel about the new “Girl Meets World” show? I haven’t seen it, but i don’t think it’s going to hold a candle to the original. I own all the BMW dvd’s and they are CLASSIC.


The Liebster Award Rules
1.) You must link back to the person who nominated you
2.) You must answer the 10 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you.
3.) You must pick 10 bloggers to be nominated for the award (with a small following)
4.) You must create 10 questions for your nominees
5.) You must go to their blogs and notify the nominees
My 10 nominees are…

Elise @ See Leesie Run

Sarah @ Once Upon a Lime

Lily @ Lily Runs the World

Michael @ Running Around the Bend

Megan @ The Lyons Share

Sarah @ Irish Runner Chick

Here are your questions!

1. Do you have a night before or race day ritual that you HAVE to do?

2. Do you love your job?

3. Why did you start blogging?

4. What is your favorite running shoe brand?

5.  Ice cream, popsicles or milkshakes?

6. Where’s the last place you traveled?

7. Power song to run or train to?

8. Beach or Mountains?

9. Are you afraid of heights?

10.  Favorite show on tv currently?

Take a question from the list and answer it! 

My recent power song has been “Island” by The Starting Line

Do you like to watch the major marathons on tv?

YES. Couch, coffee and giant dose of inspiration please!

Who got in the Chicago Marathon this year??

Author: She's Going the Distance


19 thoughts on “Time to Get to Know Me Better, Yo.

  1. Last place I traveled was Zurich after Christmas and I looooove watching running on tv. You will find me on my couch watching Boston on Monday! Also…YES to the expresso. I want to punch a wall when I hear that.

  2. woohoo – thanks for the nomination … I have a couple of others and am working to make good! Actually I planned to have it today, but that didn’t happen, but in the end it is cool because I can add your questions! 🙂

    That said, you might want to revoke my nomination since my Bruins are in the playoffs and looking great (and even though I live in NY now I can be a B’s fan forever since I lived in the Boston area more than 40 years! 🙂 )

    Cool on getting into Chicago – I have never done a full destination marathon, that is something I’ll do at some point … think it might be better than driving a couple of hours into nowheresville PA last summer for my trail marathon!

    I love your drawing – I love having new stuff, but tend to be fairly minimalist in what I wear, especially for races.

    Our temps have been hovering in that shorts/tights zone, had a couple of shorts days but mostly tights – and even a couple of days in the teens! Yeah, that is what I get for running at 4AM!

    • The hardest part to nominate was finding a few blogs i read that weren’t already nominated, sorry about piling on more questions! Chicago marathon is always a good excuse to visit home and i have a few friends running which will make it fun! I do want to do NYC marathon one day.. that’s down the road though. Boston on my brain.. not for the Bruins, but the running haha

      • Actually I love it (and honestly love your title with the ‘yo’). And yes, should have remembered your post on the trip home for wedding planning – that will make the marathon trip even more awesome!

        And I think like Lily said we all have those moments with more than a couple of new things where we then see someone who looks like your drawing and think “I hope I don’t look like that!”

  3. hahah that drawing is amazing. I wore a compression band on my knee for my last race and got a new Garmin and I was worried I looked like an offspring of the freak in your drawing. god I hope not. Thanks for the nomination!!!

  4. Ha I love your picture! You reminded me that another pet peeve I have is when people run/walk a 5k and then feel they can eat ALL the bagels and cookies and chips offered at the finish line.
    I can’t wait to watch the Boston Marathon on Monday! I took off from work just so I can watch it.

  5. Oh my gosh!! Your picture is amazing, I love it (but those runners bug me too)!! Ice cream by far over popsicles or milkshakes! On a hot summer day NOTHING compares to a big scoop (or scoops) of ice cream in a sugar cone with chocolate sprinkles!

  6. I LOVE ICE CREAM!!! And I love pairing that with tv show marathons!!!!

  7. Your picture is definitely the best part of my day so far :). Cracking up over here! And YAY on the Chicago Marathon!! You’ve got this, girl!!!!

    Thank you for the nomination! I’m warning you that I just did a few “awards” last week … that I received in January. Ooops. So I’ll try not to forget, but I’m not the most prompt on these things!!

  8. Yay for the Chicago Marathon! Let everyone know so you can have a huge cheering section!

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  10. OMG that drawing. hahahha.

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