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carlybananas

Arlington, Virginia
Hi! I'm Carly! I'm a newbie runner living and working in the DC area. I blog about fitness, running, and keeping training FUN.
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Divine Intervention by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Lately, I’ve been running less because I’ve been having a problem with my sciatic nerve causing some leg pain and foot numbness.  After initially diagnosing myself with al ... Read on »
You’re Totally Stupid If You Disagree by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This is a totally serious post.  And that was one of the most sarcastic things I’ve ever said. There are some days where I both love and hate the internet.  Take yeste ... Read on »
Fitness Lately by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh this blog.  I’ve been doing a pretty okay job of exercising lately but I have had a hard time finding things to write about because it’s always the same old stuff and i ... Read on »
That Time A Total Creeper Commented on All of My Posts by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So it’s been awhile since my last post.  Normally I wouldn’t mention it but it’s kind of a weird story and those are my jam.  Right after my last post went up I started ge ... Read on »
Vacation and Everything After by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m back from vacation and it feels both really sad and really good. We had so much fun in the Dominican Republic. I’m so thankful that Tropical Storm Dorian weakened and ... Read on »
Weekly Workout Faves by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I was definitely struggling early this week with getting a workout in. My last run was so bad and I was so nervous about going back out there and finding out that my back ... Read on »
How to Turn Off the (Awesome) New Gmail Tabbed Inbox by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh my goodness…guys… If I see one more tweet or Facebook post about how the new gmail tabbed inbox is OMG SO AWFUL, I might lose my mind. Recently, Gmail had the crazy ... Read on »
Random Friday Fun by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1) I don’t know if you’ve heard, but it’s REALLY HOT in DC right now.  I’ve developed a fool proof way of staying cool by eating the right foods. I know… I posted th ... Read on »
We Now Return You to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First things first… I have been completely blown away by the overwhelmingly positive response to my last post about why I’m done being part of certain group of ambassadors ... Read on »
Why I’m No Longer An Ambassador by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I want to preface this post with a big bold “If you’re reading this post then it’s probably not about you.” If you’re uncomfortable with probably know that it’s about a 9 ... Read on »
Review: Saucony Hurricane 15 by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Saturday morning I headed to my favorite running store, Pacers , in Fairfax to pick up a new pair of running shoes. I’ve been in Mizunos for a long time, most recently ... Read on »
CONTROL+ALT+DELETE by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running All right, it’s been a long time since I’ve last blogged.  There are a few big changes going on around here, most noticeably – if you’re actually looking at CarlyBananas r ... Read on »
Super Simple Banana Bread Recipe by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake. Way back in college, it was one of the first things I ever tried to bake from scratch (and my roommate seemed to love ea ... Read on »
What’d Ya Get at Wegmans? by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running  I just want to take a quick minute to express my relief that the suspects in the Boston bombing are off the streets. Last week was a terrible week but I was so impresse ... Read on »
Today We Stand With Boston by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have been struggling to clear my thoughts since yesterday’s horrible attack in Boston.  I can’t compose my thoughts enough for a post and I can’t bear the thought ... Read on »
Another Lesson in Why You Should Only Run Races Put on by Local Companies by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I swore that I learned a valuable lesson after the Hot Chocolate 5k/15k fiasco in 2011 …No more races that aren’t managed by a local company or a well known/well researche ... Read on »
Hitting the Weight Room by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m finally able to get back into a kind of normal routine and it feels so nice. After 2 weeks of having a cold, moving, traveling, figuring out my new commute (the traffi ... Read on »
A Weekend in Wisconsin by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This weekend, I headed out to Wisconsin for my cousin’s super fun and awesome wedding. I had such an amazing time – the only way to show what a blast we had is to post a b ... Read on »
Three Things… Monday Edition: All Moved! by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Whew, it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted.  I had a terrible cold that turned into bronchitis and it was so tiring.  I spent more than a week just going to work, coug ... Read on »
Why Your #NoExcuses Posts Make Me Crazy by carlybananas Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m going to come right out with it: I hate hate hate the #NoExcuses trend.  I’m sure you’ve seen the tweets and pins: “I have a terrible sore throat but going to b ... Read on »