Random Friday Facts

Haven’t done a Random Friday Facts post in a while so I’m definitely overdue. Plus, this week has been insane and I don’t think my brain is coherent enough to type real sentences at the moment.

1. I think I might sign up for the Point Defiance 30k with some Twitter peeps. I didn’t even know 30k was a legitimate race distance. Some of my badass Twitter peeps (ahem, RicoleRuns) have signed up for a 50K (!).

2. Every work week should be a 4-day week.

3. I’m trying to convince a college friend to go to Jordan and Oman with me in November, post Marine Corps Marathon. Even if she bails, I’m still going.

4. I can’t wait to buy a road bike but I’m terrified of trying clipless pedals and falling over and breaking a bone. Why are they called clipless pedals since you clip into the pedal?

5. One of my work BFFs and I are going to work out a lot and drink a lot of wine next week. My idea of a perfect evening.

6. I was tempted to Google the photo of the guy who had his face eaten off by zombie dude. My husband told me I would have nightmares and never sleep again if I did.

7. Related to #6, I’m a big fan of The Walking Dead but I could never understand how the zombies were able to eat/rip through flesh so easily. Now I know it’s not that hard.

8. I’ve been stalking the Oiselle site for months and finally made my first purchase: A pair of violet Roga shorts.

9. Signed up for the foodie pen pal thing and I have no idea how I’m going to stay under a $15 budget. This is the most exciting thing to happen in my life in the last week.

10. I’m planning a Hills of Doom workout on the Tolt Pipeline trail next Tuesday. There will probably be tears. And swearing. At least I’ll get to wear my cute compression socks.

11. I’m addicated to neon compression socks from Zensah. Already have neon pink and neon green but I need more colors.

12. The stupid snow needs to melt in the mountains so that I can do some real hiking.

The end.

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Random Friday Facts

1. I haven’t run a half marathon yet but decided to go ahead and register for my first marathon. I’ll be running 26.2 miles on October 28th in Washington, DC and I’m SO freakin’ excited.

2. People (especially coworkers) usually think I’m the most patient person in the world but I do get really frustrated when others do not learn things quickly. I’m very good at hiding my frustration.

3. I usually get more compliments on my hair after I’ve had a good sweat session and thrown some hairspray on top of it than when I actually put effort into styling it. It’s pretty rare that I style my hair nowadays.

4. The running related nightmares have already started. I had a dream where my coach was screaming “faster..faster..FASTER! FASTER!@#*@*$” at me. Yikes.

5. I have zero artistic ability. So much so that I’m probably going to hire a designer to create a new blog header for me since my previous attempts have failed.

6. Sometimes I talk about working out too much with my friends and family. I feel bad but since my workouts now take up a more significant portion of my life, it’s hard not to talk about it. I guess I need to blog more often 🙂

7. My nose runs a lot during an intense workout. I won’t go into the graphic details but let’s just say that I had some issues during spinning on Wednesday and it wasn’t pretty. I’m thankful I had easy access to two towels from my bike.

8. My legs are starting to look more muscular which is a first for me. I wore shorts to the gym the other day and got a “hot damn” from my husband.

9. I can’t decide if I like hot yoga or Barre3 better for cross-training (1x/week). Any thoughts on this one?

10. My job is super glamorous and I get to fly to exciting places like Minneapolis (and miss two workouts). Woo.

Random Facts Friday

1) People think I’m the world’s most patient person and I constantly get that feedback at work but I’m really not patient at all.
2) I can’t stand slow walkers or people who stop walking right in front of me. My poor husband is in the category of “slow walkers” and yes, even he gets left behind sometimes.
3) My favorite clothing stores are J. Crew, Madewell, Anthropologie & Nordstrom. And by clothing store, I mean “real people clothes,” not athletic wear.
4) The ratio of “real people clothes”:athletic wear was 532:1 and now it’s more like 2:1. Even though we don’t have a dress code at work, I think I would get some strange works wearing my Lulu gear to work. Although wunder unders do amazing things for my ass, which could result in more visbility.
5) I have the hardest time swallowing pills so all of my vitamins are gummies. They taste good so I occasionally snack on them like candy. Oops.
6) I’m obsessed with The Hunger Games and really sad that I’m going to be out of the country the day the movie is released.
7) I try to avoid talking on the phone at all costs.
8) I love to travel and researching potential vacations is a good form of stress-relief for me.

Happy Friday everyone. Does anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Random Friday Facts

Being original and copying this idea from other bloggers that I read. That said, here’s my first RFF post. Enjoy!

1) Yes, I realize that it’s no longer Friday but I fail at life. Random Saturday Facts just doesn’t have the same ring.
2)  I have the lowest alcohol tolerance in the world, which would be great if I wanted to get drunk quickly/cheaply but not so fun when I’m always the one that gets drunk way faster than everyone else.
3) The Super Bowl is tomorrow and I have zero interest in watching it. In fact, I’m going to go for a run with some awesome Twitter girls.
4) I’ve never been able to do a cartwheel and will probably never be able to do a cartwheel. This was a big issue in my family when I was growing up.
5) I have two cats named Coconut & Mango. My husband wanted to name one of the cats Meatloaf and I quickly revoked his naming privileges.
6) I’m learning to like Gu.
7) I’m addicted to all things nut related: nut butter, nut milk.. the list goes on.
8) I hate flying but want to learn how to fly a plane one day.
9) Really want to purchase a bike and ride outside but am terrified of falling over while using clip-less pedals.
10) I love Instragram.
11) I have 1,259 pictures currently saved on my iPhone
12) I read every night before I go to bed and think the Kindle is one of the best inventions ever. I donated all my tree books a year ago and don’t regret it.
13) You would probably think I’m an 18 year old college girl if you listened to my running/workout playlist.
14) I’m addicted to all things Lululemon, hence the blog/Twitter name. I do occasionally wear other brands but Lululemon is my first love.
15) I can’t stand passive-aggressive behavior.