(Revised) Summer and fall running thoughts

I posted some fall race thoughts just over a month ago. Summary: definitely run some summer 5ks, definitely run RnR Philly Half on 9/20, unsure about Wineglass Marathon.

Immediately after I posted, my wonderful friend Jessica informed me I cannot run the Philly half because I will be in Long Island as a bridesmaid in her wedding. The pregnancy and baby have left me with shit for brains.

Left: sitting on the floor of the dirtiest bar in Bridgeport, CT right after graduation --- Right: who the hell knows, but we weren't sober

Left: sitting on the floor of the dirtiest bar in Bridgeport right after graduation — Right: who the hell knows, but we weren’t sober.

Now that the baby is here and I know how much of my time she actually consumes, I also decided that I will NOT be running the Wineglass Marathon. I also do not have the desire to train for a marathon so it made the decision simple.

New plan:

  • My first post-baby ‘race’ will be the Spring Lake 5. My current 5 mile PR is at this race from 2013. The race is on 5/24 (just about 9 weeks postpartum) and I will NOT be earning a new PR.
  • I want to run the NYRR Mini 10k (6/14). Still not signed up, but I plan on it.
  • NYC Runs Queens Half Marathon (9/14) – Jess (from above) and her fiancé want to run this half before their wedding and since I botched my original half marathon plan, I decided to run this race! It is in the same park as the 13.1 series and the NYRR race (combined, I have run a race in this park 5 times). Flat and boring course but definitely PR friendly.

Besides the races listed, I plan on finding local 5ks to run over the summer to help with regaining some speed for the fall half marathon!

Who wants to join in on the fun in Queens and run this half?

29 Questions

Let’s play ’29 Questions’ (idea from Tina).

1. What are you wearing?

Jeans(!) and a nursing top.

2. Ever been in love?

Oh yes.

fizz and jennie

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?

College Ashley & Fizz. Holy moly.

4. How tall are you?


5. How much do you weigh?

128 lbs

6. Any tattoos?

10 or so. If you count the tattoos I have covered with new ones, then 13.

7. Any piercings?

Ears only. I had my belly button, nose and tongue (ew) at one point.

8. Favorite song?

Bruce Springsteen – Badlands

9. Quality you look for in a partner?

*MUST* think I am funny and enjoy alcoholic beverages.

10. Favorite quote?

I don’t have one that comes to mind.

11. Favorite actor?

Paul Rudd

12. Loud music or soft?


13. Where do you go when you’re sad?

To the fridge.

14. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?

Anywhere from 1 minute to 60 minutes (depends how late I am for the train).

15. Ever been in a physical fight?

I’ve punched 1 person (for calling my best friend a slut) in high school and I still have a scar on my hand from his braces. Street cred.

16. Turn on?

Being able to fix things around house and muscles.

17. Turn off?

Smelly farts.

18. Fears?

Being kidnapped and murdered (TOO MUCH SVU). And bugs. I hate bugs.

19. Last thing that made you cry?

Everyday I cry because I love Jennie so much (and I am a hormonal FREAK).

20. Last time you said you loved someone?

5 minutes ago to Jennie.

She said she loves me too.

baby jennie fizz

21. Meaning behind your YouTube Name?

It’s my name.

22. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?


23. Favorite food?


24. Place you want to visit?

I studied abroad in Australia my junior year of college. I am dying to go back.

25. Do you have a crush?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Hello, Don Jon.

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26. Last time you kissed someone?

5 minutes ago (Jennie, again).

27. Last time you were insulted?

I’m not sure.

28. Favorite piece of jewelry?

My engagement ring, wedding ring (given to me by Fizz’s grandmother) and a giant sapphire ring given to me by my grandmother.

29. Who should answer these questions next?

Anyone else who cannot think of something to blog about. If you don’t blog, answer in the comments!

Thanks for reading (even) more useless facts about me.

I’m Terrified

Confession: I am absolutely terrified that I will make a mistake and hurt the baby.

My mom and sister and I had plans to take Jennie to see the Easter Bunny today at the mall. I got Jennie ready (which takes 1 million hours) and then put her in the middle of my bed to run to the bathroom. During the 30 seconds that I was out of the room, Jennie had spit up so much that her face was covered. It was in her nose and she was panicking. My blood pressure shot through the roof while I did what I could to clear her nose out. Then I sat down and cried and squeezed her and apologized so many times for being the worst mom ever.

I know there will be more mistakes and that scares me. Being a mom is so much harder than I could have ever imagined.

baby jennie fizz easter bunny


Another mistake I made today: not checking to see if there was an Easter Bunny at the mall. There was not. At least she looked amazing.