Shameless Promotion & Joining the YMCA

Friends, family, stalkers,B spambotsB and people who clicked on to my blog by mistake. B I’m going to ask you for a favor. B I am sharing with you this incredibly embarrassing video where I look like I haven’t slept or brushed my hair in months (It really happened to rain that day). In exchange please vote for me every 24 hours on all your computers =) That’s right I somehow entered myself in the team refuel athlete of the month sponsorship.

http://www.gotchocolatemilk.com/applicant/liana-koloslenker

My half asleep rambling face did this back in March atB RnRB USA expo. B Sadly, the one where I rambled a little less was never filmed by mistake and like all remakes, it does not compare to the original. B In fact, it’s perfectly acceptable to not even bother watching this tragic video and just skip to the voting. B Plus each vote donates $1 to challenged athlete foundation. B Think of the charity! (every 24 hours)

Either way, they limit how many times I can voteB forB myself per day. B So I’m going to pimp myself like crazy. B If I win, I’m hoping I can use the $$$ for Philly Marathon. B I think in all my leg/knee whining, I forgot to mention that after some reviewing my Non-NYC MarathonB options, I picked Philly. B Did I mention it’s on my birthday (I know I’m a broken record)? B What better way to help me celebrate my 26 years then by voting for me so I can run those 26.2 miles on that special day.

Tony is just shaking his head at me (and voting of course, right Tony?). B I don’t think he approves me signing up for these races while my body is doing a less than silent protest. B Good thing he has other uses. B Like making Sunday dinner.

MnnB fried cheese rice balls. B Good thing he prefers carbs over theB paleoB diet; otherwise there might have been some dining problems. B Couples who eat carbs together, stay together.

In other Monday news. B I’m trying to taper this week and leave some juice in my legs for the half on Saturday. B I B ellipticaledB 10.5 miler while watching “Once Upon A Time.” I thinkB that’sB my new favorite show. B Dear ABC please don’t cancel this show like you tend to do with all theB quirkyB shows I like.

I also did a Yoga class at the YMCA today. B It might not smell as good as the fancy Yoga studio but the price andB convenienceB really can’t be beat. B As gross as it sounds, I like that they have mats already so I don’t break my back carrying my Matt to the train (1 mile) and then back from the train (1 mile). B The best part about it was that at a 6PM class there was only 7 people in the class. B I think this creates a much more relaxingB environmentB then when I feel like someone’s Warrior 2 is going toB whackB my face. B It was a mix of styles but I really like how our instructor explained each move slowly. B I guess if I was a more experienced talented yogi I would get annoyed but for my level it was perfect.

Yup, I signed up for the YMCA. B I also ordered aB swim-cap. B I’m hoping that I can learn how to swim on my own. B Once I can swim beyond 10 inches maybe I’ll get over my fear of biking for speed and try a triathlon.

Danskin Triathlon looks like a good one to start with. B It’s all women, so I don’t have to worry about getting run over by aB testosteroneB beast. B You know, the kind that run 5Ks in a rage while knocking over 5 feet tall girls (maybe this only happens to me). B I can only imagine what they do on Bikes. B Anyways, another cool thing about the Danskin Tri is their swim angels that help guide those who can’t swim. B I think the July date is too soon for me but I’ll definitely try to keep this on my radar for 2013. B Right now I just want to learn how to not drown. B I should probably also look into buy a speedo one piece suit.

Anyone else trying anything new this summer?

Do you know how to swim? B I was a NYC kid who only saw water when it came out of the faucet. B Swimming is about as foreign as driving is to me. B Both things I’m going to try to learn over this summer.

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