Monthly Archives: March 2013

pick a race!

Posted on March 18, 2013

I will be returning to Big Apple in no time – as I have just signed up for the Spartan Sprint at Citi Field stadium! So very excited. Another recent addition is the Olympic distance triathlon in August – better learn to swim until then. My complete racing schedule is here. If you do not have yet

how fast can you pack?

Posted on March 7, 2013

Something I didn’t know 36 hours ago – I am taking off to NYC in a couple of hours to participate in S.E.R.E. Performance Urban Challenge. Talk about spontaneity. 🙂 A member on a friend’s team could not make it, and they really needed another insane individual to join them. Enter Solo. 🙂 S.E.R.E. stands

Helena Handbasket at 6:53 am Mar 8

first race of the season

Posted on March 2, 2013

You may not believe me, but spring is in the air. Yes, it is. Oh, yes, it is! How do I know? Because the racing season has begun! My first race of the season is a Chilly Half Marathon tomorrow morning. My best time for a half is somewhere around 1 hour and 50 minutes, but as

Solo at 8:39 pm Mar 3
thank you!!!!!!!!!!! it worked. :)

WOD – what’s another 3 miles?

Posted on February 27, 2013

… when you are directionally challenged. Yes, a scheduled run yesterday was an 8km tempo, which turned into a 12.7km slog against a brutal wind. Only yours truly can “accidentally” run an extra 5km or so, by turning onto a street that seemingly goes in the same direction where I need to go, and then

Solo at 9:28 pm Feb 28
Told you - I genetically CANNOT stick to any sort of a program.

sleep deprivation blows

Posted on February 25, 2013

Last week was an interesting self-experiment in sleep deprivation. After getting up before 6am for 4 days in a row, I finally crashed on Wednesday night and slept for ten hours straight. The hot yoga on a Wednesday night was amusing, to say the least. I’d fall asleep in every single horizontal pose – face

Solo at 9:27 pm Feb 28
mmmmm, bacon.


Posted on February 20, 2013

Dear friends and family, hope you get this memo. Would you please , please… for me… keep the phrases: I need to talk to you. Call me back as soon as you can. This is urgent. to the cases when someone is dying or some sort of cosmic disaster like meteorite hitting the Earth is

Solo at 7:32 pm Feb 21
never did them again? i'm still sore. :)

life is too short

Posted on February 11, 2013

Have you ever been stuck in traffic, and thought “ugh… life is too short for this”? I started writing this post in my head, during one of those lovely bumper-to-bumper afternoons… life is too short… to be stuck in traffic to work through lunch to drive automatic transmission to watch sports to take the elevator

Solo at 7:11 pm Feb 20
Love the additions to the list!

WOD – my precious

Posted on February 1, 2013

Yes, wrist is better. And I think I’m on the mend, generally. Yay? I missed the barbell. My precious. WOD: 1 song of jumping rope (3 minutes) 1 mile (8:50), 6.0-8.0-6.0 pyramid 350 jumping jacks 120sec plank x 2 CrossFit: 5 sets of max.effort pull-ups: 11 (new PR) / 7 with medium band 11 /

[...] is complete without wall balls… The funniest thing is that I started to very clearly feel yesterday’s workout shortly after finishing this one. The ONE body part where I rarely feel sore any more is my abs. [...]

splash, splash…

Posted on January 31, 2013

Guess what is the one thing you really (really!) don’t want to do after you’ve been stuck in traffic for over an hour in a snow storm, hungry, on your way from work? Come home, change, eat, take your gym bag and go for a swim lesson. Yeah. Seriously. Getting wet was the LAST thing

[…] haven’t been swimming since my ill-fated swimming lessons in the winter. And yes, getting in the pool in the summer is indefinitely easier. The pool is […]

rock on, Silky

Posted on January 30, 2013

Ugh. I’m over it. Pain is awesome, bla-bla-bla. I did not miss being sick. The highlights of my day included taking my shoes off and Chinese take-out. Oh, and getting this email from Silky, my former (female) student: “thank you for all that you have taught to me… like a lot of people I have a



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