Monday, November 22, 2010

Virtual Tofurkey Trot

Who wants to do a virtual run with me on Thursday morning? I was planning on doing a long run, but it's supposed to be pouring rain and it would help me get out the door knowing that you are all running too:). I figured I would need a good run to get my head in the holiday mindset of sitting around (which I don't like to do) and eating all day (which I'm pretty good at).

The rules are:

1) Register in my comments section with your name.
2) Do whatever distance and pace you want - this is all for fun!
3) After you run, email me ( your distance and address and I'll mail you a prize.

Thanks for participating in the first annual "KJ's Virtual Tofurkey Trot", I can't wait to pretend I'm running with all of you!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


All my fingernails are gone. I've been hungry for a week straight (like more than my usual hungry state). I feel like I've had 4 cups of coffee and I don't drink it at all. My right foot has been bouncing uncontrollably all day and I can't focus at work (obviously, look at the time stamp of the blog:).

It sounds like I have a good case of the pre-marathon jitters. Maybe it's because I have two (relatively) good legs and think that I can actually make 26.2 miles this year.

I'm going to bottle this energy up and sprinkle it on myself on Sunday morning. I'm crossing my fingers that it doesn't get stale!

See you on the other side with hopefully a stellar review.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dirty Jerz

That's right...Doug and I succumbed to the ridiculousness of Manhattan apartment prices and just signed a lease in Jersey City! I definitely had my reservations about leaving the city (que Sex and the City when Miranda moves to Brooklyn...gasp!), everywhere and everything else just seems second best, but saving bu-cu bucks is hard to pass up. We ended up finding a sweet place in a condo building right on the river. And since rents are so much cheaper, we could be picky with the place. We got a 2bdrm/2bath with a balcony on the highest floor of an all amenities building...wahoo! Here are some pics, so you all believe me.

The foyer (what? we have a foyer!)

The view into the living room (Doug poached all my pics)

Purdy kitchen!

If you stay with us, this is your view. Nice sunsets!

Our view from the balcony (I see a mini garden and a place to bike on my trainer)

View from our roof deck ("I can see Manhattan from my house!")

Looking South from roof (and there's a hot tub on the roof!)

So, all in all, we're pretty excited about the big change. It will actually be a shorter commute for me to work and only about 1o min. longer for the Slug. It's unfortunate that Jersey gets such a bad rap, but I know I won't stop making fun of it just because I'm living there. I just hope I don't start growing hair on my chest and our eventual children don't end up mutants.