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I Love Sweat & The 1990s
I’ll be straight with you this morning: The only two things I am capable of thinking about of discussing are marathon training and Thursday’s Run For The Rabbit event.
I have a one track mind this week.
Or I guess…two track mind? Are marathon training and Run For The Rabbit two separate tracks? No.
Last night I went to the gym. It was uneventful. I took a Chisel class and was sooooo thrilled that the instructor decided to focus on “cardio and upper body” stuff. Perfect, since I’m totally not sore at all after TrapezeFest 2011.
I like that picture. It makes me feel badass.
But yeah, the copious amounts of bicep curls, hammer curls, fly curl things, overhead extensions, tricep presses, blah blah blah… I got through it, but it wasn’t pretty.
Also not pretty? The spin class I took afterward.
I get into the class and the room is really warm. Like uncomfortably warm, and I haven’t even hopped onto my trusty little bike yet.
Class begins, I pedal my heart out, and people start looking around suspiciously, wondering why the air conditioning isn’t on. One girl tried to say something and the instructor just yelled “WORK!!!” Hm. I was working…and sweating…and smelling…and feeling disgusting…
She never turned the AC on, and a few people even left midway through class.
Good thing sweat is sexy.
What’s that a photo of, you ask?
It’s my T-shirt!
After working up the grossest sweat of my life at the gym, I scooted uptown to JackRabbit to finally see the T-shirts that I designed and will be selling on Thursday.
I love them!
And yes, I do own an iron, but no, I don’t use it. Sometimes I use a hair straightener on my skirts and shirts. That’s as fancy as I get.
So the shirts — which are available in both men’s and women’s sizes — will be on sale for $25 at Thursday’s event. I’m especially happy that 100% of the T-shirt sales go toward my fundraising for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America!
A lot of people have asked if shirts will be available for purchase online, and the answer is a very hopeful YES. I’ll do a little inventory after Thursday and will sell what’s left to anyone who’s interested.
I really like the sleeve:
And the JackRabbit logo is on the back:
People who come on Thursday will be able to try shirts on before purchasing. I will tell you that they run a bit small. I normally wear a size small in running shirts, but this is me in a Small:
So yeah. I’ll be purchasing a Medium. I prefer my shirts to be a bit longer.
I spent the rest of my evening eating some pasta. I’ve already begun carbo-loading because this weekend, big things are happening: my first 20-mile training run.
This is the big one, friends. The big distance. The longest distance I’ll conquer leading up to the marathon. I can’t wait to tackle it, especially since I’ll have some stellar, sweaty Iron company along the way.
As I downed my pasta-spinach concoction (I’m such an awesome chef), I came up with all the trivia questions for Thursday night. They are fun. I was laughing.
I won’t reveal much, but I will tell you that there will be five rounds of trivia. Here are the categories:
- 90s TELEVISION
- “SAVED BY THE BELL” (Yes of course my favorite show gets its own category. Do I own the “SBTB” trivia board game? Obviously. I’ve never lost.)
- RUNNING IN NYC
- MOVIES & TV
- NYC FACTS
There are still some prizes trickling in, but right now I’ve got JackRabbit gift cards, Crunch gym memberships and a 5-pack of classes at Flywheel to give away.
I’m so excited.
This morning I was up before the sun (wahhh, the days are getting shorter) for a Coach Cane-prescribed hill workout.
Warm up, three loops of Harlem Hill at marathon goal pace, plus speeding up across the 102nd Street transverse, then a cool down back home.
In total I covered 7 miles. I would have liked to dominate those hills a bit faster, but I did hover right around my MGP.
And it was really pretty out this morning.
Fun Fact: A stealthy JackRabbit representative is trolling Central Park every morning looking for people in JackRabbit gear. If you’re spotted, they’ll hand you a $10 gift card. Nice, right?
Another Fun Fact: “Team Ali” T-shirts have the JackRabbit logo on the back. So get yours, and then wear it in the park, and you’ll probably win $10. Just saying.
Alright so we talked about the shirts, we touched on the topic of trivia and I let you know about my run.
Do you know what else I want to talk about?
Honestly, how great was that decade? It was wonderful.
SO NOW LET’S OPEN IT UP TO DISCUSSION: Tell me something you remember and miss about the fabulous 1990s. I miss Trapper Keepers, blowing on Nintendo games to magically fix them, Limited Too outfits, Doc Martens and Beanie Babies…kind of. I do not miss fanny packs. I don’t miss scrunchies either, because they are obviously still trendy.
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