Marathon Training: The Finish

Running a marathon is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was upset with how it went, but you have to remember that it’s just one day. You can prepare all you want, but sometimes things just go wrong. The race may have been painful, but I did it.

Marathon Training: The Middle

Marathon Training: The Middle

I kind of figured I’d hit a wall at some point during marathon training, and it turned out to be just past the midpoint, and it was 100% mental. You can slog through the workouts anyway, but finding a way to get your attitude back in line makes things a whole lot easier.


What to Expect from a New Puppy

Because I only have about an hour before the little monster wakes up again, you’ll have to excuse my brevity on this one. The thing is, having a fresh new puppy is a giant pain in the rump. It’s awesome… Puppies are great…… BUT! They can also be a living nightmare. And for those of [...]

Marathon Training: The Beginning

Marathon Training: The Beginning

The marathon has been a scary idea for me for a long time, but now that I’m actually training for one, it’s going much better than I thought it would. Turns out when you eat right, refuel properly, and generally take care of yourself, you feel pretty good!


9 Days of Giveaways

SWEEPSTAKES CLOSED! THANK YOU ALL FOR PLAYING! 9 Days of Giveaways has officially begun! Hold up… not so fast! Before we get started, I feel it prudent to answer the nagging question that hasn’t actually been on anyone’s minds: “Why, exactly, are you doing this?” It’s simple, really, and I promise to be brief. As [...]


Bring It On

  The game’s afoot! Starting at 12:00am this Friday night/Saturday morning, I’m gonna be playing a little game of hide-and-go-seek. You want me? Come and get me. It’ll be fun and easy. I’m gonna stash myself in three separate places around the Get Rid of Things website. I’ll pick two different Get Rid of Things [...]


It’s a pleasure to meet you.

Hello fellow interwebbers, Allow me to introduce myself: I’m Rorschach. My friends (and yes, that includes you) call me Rory, and I’m here to help. In the very near future you’ll be able to find me scattered throughout the Get Rid of Things website. Not literally scattered, of course. My body will remain completely intact. [...]

The Foam Roller: A Love/Hate Relationship

The Foam Roller: A Love/Hate Relationship

I hear that runners who regularly use a foam roller to loosen up tight muscles absolutely love them. As a beginner in the foam rolling trend, I can say that I understand how the self-massage feels good, but right now I’m not a huge fan. Working out knots huuuurts.


Need to Get Rid of Drywall Dust? (Part 1)

Cleaning up after a home improvement project is a lot of work. Cleaning up drywall dust can feel like torture. These are a few tips that can help make it a little less cough-y, sneeze-y, itchy, and generally unpleasant to clean up drywall dust.


Goodbye Purple Front Porch

Under normal circumstances, I would never paint a hardwood floor. I think natural wood grain is one of the most beautiful things that can be found indoors, and the fact that our house is filled with it from top to bottom is one of the reasons we chose it. Before we found this place, I [...]