Nicole In A Nutshell

December 18, 2011

Training D(el)ay

Filed under: It's All About Me,Sporty Spice — by Nicole @ 6:43 pm

Soooo…my super-aggressive, badass, G.I. Jane training regimen took a backseat this week to holiday parties and shopping. This is not a good start. I’ve got plenty of time before I need to be ready for the half, whether or not I get an entry number, but I’m kind of disappointed that since deciding to take this on, I’ve already procrastinated and haven’t even begun week one. Here’s hoping that once I kick start the process, it’ll become a routine part of the day that consistently tops my priority list. Not trying to put my body through the rigors of this challenge by half-assing the half.

Any tips, training-wise, motivation-wise, inspiration-wise or otherwise, are welcome and appreciated.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season thus far. TTYS.


December 13, 2011

Hello…is there anybody out there?

Filed under: Blog News,It's All About Me,Sporty Spice — by Nicole @ 2:06 am

…just nod if you can hear me. Is there anybody home?

Let’s see…it’s been a few years since I last jotted anything down in this space. It’s lovely to see you again! You look fabulous 😉

I figured that with a new adventure underway, and a whole lot of possibilities pinging around in my head, it’d be a great time to resurrect the blogging and document my journey.

I’ve thrown my hat in the ring for an entry into the 2012 NYC Half Marathon. This is, without question, the most intimidating and exciting thing I’ve ever contemplated. While I’d love nothing more than to run for charity (and snag a guaranteed entry), the fundraising minimums seem a bit out of reach. So unless any of y’all (or anyone, any company, any firm, etc. you know) wants to be a half marathon sugar daddy/momma, I’m going to have to wait it out and see if I get lucky in the lottery. Given my luck in Phish ticket lotto land, I might be doing an independent run, but either way, I am stating here and now, for the record, that I will be running 13.1 miles in late March, solo or with the NYRR.

My official training schedule begins tomorrow, so feel free to come along for the ride. Training tips are more than welcome, and encouragement is encouraged 🙂

Until tomorrow, lovelies…


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