I have been living at Planet Fitness for the past 3 months training for the Runamuck 5k race. My girlfriend Paris from work told me about it and her and I, along with my other coworkers Alex and Claude decided to sign-up! A week before the race we were so AMPED! We were working out strategies, planning outfits, and scoping pictures on the Runamuck website to try to get a peek at the track.
It looked insane. Swimming through rivers, crawling through mud, climbing walls, hiking, and running. The website advised us that by the end of the race, we would probably have to throw away everything we were wearing. It said to bring duct tape so we could secure our sneakers to our feet, as a lot of people parted ways with their footwear when trekking through the mud.
The day of the race, me and my team (named the Uptown Rundown, because we all live uptown NYC) made the hour long drive out to Sebago Beach. We signed in, got our numbers, and waited at the start line.
The race started with 1.5 miles of running. Most people died out and started walking, but my team and I kept up the pace. Then we reached the first obstacle, a 10-foot rope mesh wall. We had to climb up one side and down the other. It was difficult because there were a lot of people on it at one time, pulling the rope in different directions. After that, more running.
The next obstables included walking on a plank over a river, manuvering through a maze of rubberbands stretched from tree to tree, wall climbing, hurdle jumping, crawling on hands and knees through mud, tredding water through a river, and about 2 miles of hiking. The entire race took about an hour, and by the end of it we were drenched in sweat and mud. But we all finished as a team. I definately want to do it again next year, and I want to wear a costume. How cool would it have been if we all ran as Navi from Avatar?? Friggen awesome.
OMG. I have not blogged in over a year. INSANE!!!! Jesus, let me catch you up.
I believe I left off at my phone being snatched off my face on the eve of my move to Harlem circa July 2010. Well, that living situation did NOT work out at all. I had roommate drama out the wazoo.
It all started with cleaning issues. Roommate A (RA) was pretty clean, but roommate B (RB) was not. RB would be all Top Chef if the kitchen but would not clean up after herself. We would get fruit flies and mice, it was gross. So one night I came home, this was in November, and she left the gas on. The fumes were so thick in the apartment that there were wavy lines everywhere!
So the next night I called a roomate meeting and RB blew up! She was like “Fuck you, fuck the dishes” this that and the third. Mind you, I don’t argue with children so I didn’t have much to say. RA and I told her she needed to move out. So each month she said she was leaving but that time never came. It became so akward living in that apartment, hating coming home, not speaking to each other. So 5 months later, May 2011, I decided I was going to move out.
Present day, I have my own New York City apartment!! And I live ALONE! SOLO! It’s the best thing ever. Not having to cover your roommate when their late with the bills, not having to wait for the bathroom, and not having to clean up after anyone. It’s great.
As far as work, I still hustle daily at Cole Haan. I never thought I’d be there that long! But it pays the bills and it’s a stepping stone until I find my niche in this city.
As far as my love life, ummm, it’s still non-existant. I’ve been on a few dates with a few guys but nothing has taken off! And believe it or not, I still keep in touch with Andre, but it’s a grey area of a situation with no conclusion!
OH and guess what? I’m bald now lol. Yes I chopped off all my hair! I do not think I was meant for long hair at all! I always wore it in a bun anyway, so it wasn’t doing me justice. Check out the before and after pics below.
I promise to blog. Fingers crossed.