Friday, April 1, 2011

Running Randoms

I have to go and buy a new pair of running shoes at lunch today. I'm really annoyed, because I was hoping the pair I bought in January would carry me through the Flying Pig (I wanted to start running with minimalist shoes after the big race). I guess 500 miles was a little too optimistic, as we're sitting at 330+ and they're starting to lose their cushiness. Now I'm kicking myself for not snatching up a pair when they were on clearance in February, because I can't find them in my size anywhere :(

Secret Confession: A tiny part of me is almost happy that I can't find them anywhere, because they're kind of fugly. Maybe I can get ones that look a little better.

Did you hear about the Bronx Zoo Cobra that escaped her enclosure? Luckily (for the zoo visitors), they found it yesterday, but the resulting Bronx Zoo Cobra Twitter feed was pretty awesome.

My favorite Tweet:

Got a bagel at H & H Bagels on upper west side. When I ordered I said, "I'll have the snakes on a PLAIN." He did not laugh. Tough crowd.

Have you heard about the McRunner? He ate nothing but McDs for 30 days leading up to the LA Marathon. The thought of that makes my stomach turn, but he ended up running the race in 2:36, which is just under a 6 minute/mile pace. I would be puking for days.

Today is April Fool's Day. I hate April Fool's Day, always having to second guess the real intention behind offerings and announcements of happy or sad news. My co-worker is a big fan of the "holiday," though, so I'm on my guard.

Speaking of happy news, I'm going to be an aunt (again)! My little brother (who I guess isn't so little anymore, as we're all grown up now) and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in December.

New evidence on how High Fructose Corn Syrup really does affect the body in a different way than sugar. Interesting stuff. Read the full journal article or check out the quick summary on Consumerist.

If you missed it, I'm starting a 30 Day Song Challenge on my blog this Monday. Come join in!

Happy Friday!


  1. a) I love the shoes in that pic. Are those the ones you had that you have to replace, or the ones you want?

    b) Love the Twitter feed from the cobra. I had no idea there was a Twitter feed. I hate snakes, glad they found it. Heebie jeebies!

    c) I love your Friday Fragments. It makes my whole week.

  2. Go Yanks! Woo HOO!

    Richard seems so...IDK...irritatingly "humble". I don't know why. I haven't been to his burger joint here yet but everyone raves about it. I just can't see paying $20 for a burger meal!

    Buying new shoes -- regardless of what kind -- always makes me happy and sad. Sad because I have Fred Flinstone feet and most cute shoes don't look good, but happy when I find something I really like. :) Happy hunging!

  3. fugly shoes - don't they all look about the same unless you get hot pink or something? Those look really clean so are those the new ones?
    Heard about the cobra and twitter - that was good thinking by someone to jump on the twitter thing. There was a guy in Chicago who started a fake Rahm E. tweet (he will soon be the new Chicago mayor) and it was a big hit.
    Even though some twitter stories are interesting - I don't twit or tweet.