Topic: running

How I Outran My Muggers

How I Outran My Muggers

Have you ever spent time fantasizing about how you’d do in a crime-type situation? I have, and in my fantasies, I always lose. I curl up into the fetal position on the ground and offer my assailant all of my money, my ATM password, and the keys to my roommate’s car, just please don’t hurt me, Mr. Scary Mugger Man. But when I actually found myself menaced by some unsavory young people, it didn’t play out that way at all, and that’s why I’m writing this boast post. More »

Hunger Games: I’m Running For The Puppies

 Hunger Games:  I'm Running For The Puppies

I’m 5’3” and definitely overweight. I’m not obese, but in the last 3 years with my boyfriend-to-husband I’ve put on about 20 pounds, and I was already overweight when I met him. I’ve tried working out, I genuinely have. I used to hit the college gym, I tried running, I tried walking – I really tried! But the fact of the matter is, I hate to sweat. I feel disgusting and the resulting endorphin-high from exercise barely manages to conceal my absolute loathing for running out of breath, turning purple, and being so sore I can barely lower myself onto the toilet to pee afterwards.

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Our Top 5 Gym Pet Peeves

Our Top 5 Gym Pet Peeves

I love the gym. I do. Until a stranger decided that when we’re running on treadmills, it would be a perfect time to start a conversation. But it wasn’t. Because I was in the midst of running. It was working out time. Not talking time. And, according to the people in the office, there are ever more horrible things people do at the gym. Like: More »