Sunday, May 06, 2012

What should I name this?

I think I need to change the name of Ladies Room Fashion Show. For one thing, I stole it from Carrie. For another thing, I don't think it is a fashion show. I think it is something that holds me accountable. It helps me get motivated to dress better. I need to dress better. I want to dress better. I just am a t-shirt and jeans person at heart. I feel like I did very very good this week, and hope that I can continue this. I think i may say that this motivates me about every week, but if I keep saying it, maybe it will keep motivating me.

Shirt: OKC marathon shirt
Shorts: BDG from Plato's Closet
Sandals: Chacos
I wore this the day after the marathon. I had a pretty relaxing day, and didn't need to dress all that special for anything. Plus, this way everybody could know I just ran a marathon! Haha. kidding.

Hat: Plato's Closet
Shirt: Junk Food from Beauty's Boutique
Shorts: BKE from Plato's Cloet
Shoes: Keds from Warrens
So, I'm sitting. My employee told me to sit down...and I immediately did. Haha. This outfit was comfortable and had lots of grey. It is very me. I love these keds so much too!

Dress: Beauty's Boutique
Shoes: Lucky Brand from Warrens
What??? Nothing from Plato's Closet?? This was my first try with wedges. I love love love this dress, and I love love love the shoes.  I like how I got a little height added on and they were actually pretty comfortable.

Hat: Charlotte Russe
Shirt: Wet Seal from Plato's Closet
Tank: Julie's Closet from Plato's Closet
Shorts: BKE from Plato's Closet
Shoes: Warren's
Necklace: American Eagle from Plato's Closet
I tried out the wedges with a more casual look. I think I like it...but I honestly felt so weird in this outfit.  Do you think it a good look?

Necklace: American Eagle from Plato's Closet
Vest: Daytrip from Plato's Closet
Tank: Mossimo from Plato's Closet
Black skinnies: Old Navy from Plato's Closet
Shoes: Toms from Warrens
Might I say that this outfit (besides the shoes) would cost you $24 at Plato's Closet. This includes the necklace. I think it is a great look for that why aren't you shopping more resale?  Also, I might add that I should smile in the pictures...because trying to pose like this just didn't work. :)

Should I keep doing this, or are you getting sick of looking at pictures of me? I'm sort of getting sick of looking at myself. haha.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

sooo...I did another marathon

This past weekend, I ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. I had a BLAST.

I can't believe I did it. I decided to do this marathon less than a week before I did it. I signed up for the marathon the day before the race. A marathon? 26.2 miles? Just my 2nd one ever.

I wasn't sure how it was going to go. I planned to go to Oklahoma City to cheer on some WAR folks. I thought there may be a chance that I would maybe sign up for the half marathon.

But then, I did the full. I did the full marathon about seven weeks after I had done the Little Rock Marathon. I hadn't continued to try to stay in marathon shape, but hey! I thought I could do it.

Sooo...let me tell you about it.

I made the trip with 4 other girls that also did the full. It was the first full for three of of them, and the other one had walked 2 other marathons previously.  The trip was pretty fun. Oh, the things that will be said in a vehicle full of five girls. :).

Fast forward to race day...because you don't honestly care about the other stuff.

We woke up EARLY, ate our breakfast, and made our way to a race shuttle stop.

We waited...and waited...and waited. We saw shuttle bus after shuttle bus pass us up. Apparently our shuttle stop was the last stop, and the bus was always full. We sort of had passed the point of  no return. It was to drive and look for a parking spot, and we were nervous a shuttle was never going to pick us up.

These wonderful girls that were standing in front of us offered to drive and let us ride with them.  Sooo...we got in a vehicle with complete strangers and made our way to the start line. It was 6 am at this point and the race started at 6:30.

Side note...Sheri and Rachel got to ride in the back, just like our dogs do.  How cute. They now know what if feels like when the driver takes a turn too fast. Haha.

Sooo...the wonderful girls that drove us dropped us off near the starting line. We are soo thankful that they did that. We rushed to get our gear checked and get into the start corral. It was madness!

As we headed to the start line, a man asked me what time it was. It was soo chaotic, that I lost Kathy and Staci. I was going to start the race with them, but I knew they would be ok. (and they were :) ). 

There was no time to stress about the race, because, oh! It started.

I had no idea what to expect. My longest run since Little Rock had been 14 miles. I figured that I could at least make it that distance with not much trouble, so I could probably make the whole thing even if it gave me all sorts of trouble.

It turns out that this race was spectacular! I can't even believe how awesome it was.  I started out nice and slowly. The course was lovely, and the weather wasn't bad.

I kept it slow and steady and had fun with it. I found the support on the course to be great. I found the runners on this course to be amazing. There were firefighters walking the half marathon in full gear. I couldn't help but to just pat them on the back as I passed them.

I caught up with Kathy and Sherri, two WAR members running the half-marathon.  I chatted with them for a moment and continued on my way.

I saw Rachel P on the course...

I saw Kathy and Staci on the out and back and was pleased to see that they were so close behind me. I wondered if they were going to catch me.

I joined in song with a guy singing Firework as he was running.

I gave kids high fives. I posed for the cameras.

The weird thing? I didn't it hit a wall. I felt great the whole time. I purely enjoyed every second of this run.

I finished 11 minutes faster than Little Rock...and I did not feel great the whole time in Little Rock...that's for sure.

I negative split this thing.

I could not have been happier.

I loved being able to see the other WAR members cross the finish line. It was a monumental experience for everyone...and I am glad I got to be there for it.

I am ready for the next one. :)