Dizzy Swallows

Little Bits for a Monday

November 11th, 2013
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November 15th, 2010

Hello my dears, I hope you each had a lovely weekend! I’m going to keep this rather brief so that I can get back to eating my way through the entire content of our fridge. The race went off without a hitch, despite trying to find our way around an unfamiliar city crawling with 30,000 runners and their various entourages. We were incredibly fortunate to be put up for the night in the home of one of Jacob’s good college friends, whose family could not have been more welcoming. Thanks Barrettos!

Me, in black, zipping through the Alamo.

My finish time was just slightly slower than my goal time, but I am still quite happy with it as I shaved 10 minutes off last years pace. Now I’m ready to start training for my first full!

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Game Face

November 12th, 2010

This Sunday I am running my third half marathon. Third time means old hat right? Wrong. This will be the first half for which I’ve set myself a time goal, and a rather ambitious one at that. So I must admit, I’ve been having a small case of pre-race jitters. Enter this video that I just found on The Year in Pictures. It is an unapologetic testosterone fest and promo for Versus TV, but there’s something in its retro un-artsiness that is rather appealing.

My one critique is that they threw in hunting which, while it may be deemed a sport, I don’t really find very “sporting”. Maybe if the deer had a rifle too…Still, when you need to get your game face on and Coach Taylor is nowhere to be found, there’s nothing like a good old fashioned sports montage. Or perhaps watching the NZ All Blacks perform Continue reading


July 4th, 2010
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