Well, this week started off with a bang, most likely because yesterday was incredibly unproductive. My stepsister got married on Saturday and I had a lot of fun. Too much fun, one could say, rendering my long run yesterday a figment of my imagination. This resulted in an incredibly hot long run today. I technically had eight miles on tap but looking at my schedule, I adjusted it so that today would be seven miles and I’ll get this week’s long run in on Friday night. I’m going camping this weekend and I’m not trying to get my eight miles on in unfamiliar campgrounds! Do you find yourself adjusting your training plan often? I try not to do it too often but sometimes life just happens, ya know?
So yeah, today’s seven miles were run on a path that is usually 95% shaded. Not today, my friends. I was running earlier in the afternoon so the sun was hitting the trees differently. Or something. I would say that only 20% of the path was shaded, which made a huge difference in the comfort of the run. That plus the insane heat (upwards of 90 I think- not so insane but I guess I just assumed the weather was cooling down) made for a punishing run. I literally could not go any farther after seven miles. The fact that I ran out of water definitely didn’t help matters much. The thought that “runners are masochists” definitely crossed my mind a few times on this run :p I tried the new mandarin orange flavored gu at 3.5 miles. It was eh. I did not love it like the delicious chocolate mint. I think I know what flavor I will be buying a box of ;) A positive thing that I noted was that despite the heat and humidity, my breathing was very even and under control. That was awesome :D I’m glad I got the miles in but I think this run was the universe’s way of telling my that I need to stick to my weekend routine! Annnd I’m ready for Fall! Who’s with me??
The wardrobe challenge is still in full swing. Hooray for only having nine days left! Two of those days I’ll be camping so I’m thinking that doesn’t count. Do you think camping days count? I don’t know. I have to figure it out and maybe just extend the challenge for two days (noooooo).
On to the outfits:
Day 17- No photo- my phone ate it! I wore the berry cardigan buttoned up with black pants and the berry shoes. For real.
This photo was taken in a rush as I had to hurry to the wedding rehearsal. I stuck with my wardrobe challenge and didn’t wear any outside clothing for the rehearsal
- Cardigan- J Crew
- Clear grey bead necklace- Loft
- Greenish tee- Banana Republic
- Bubble skirt- Banana Republic
- Pumps- Aldo
I got a bye for Day 19 since I was a bridesmaid in my stepsister’s wedding. This is my brother and I being introduced. Don’t hate on the running man
Okay, a more normal pic from day 19:
My brother and I. I LOVED the color of the bridesmaid dress!
Day 20-well, I stayed in my pajamas all day. Nothing to report there. That’s what Sundays are for, right?
Another stealth photo.
- Black suit jacket: Banana Republic
- Black pants- Express
- Yellow tank- Banana Republic
- Black pumps- Aldo
- Black belt- Banana Republic
The belt over the suit combo works better with the thicker belt, I think:
There is a lot of exciting stuff going on in the blogworld! Rebecca is hosting a fantab giveaway for locals and Tina’s self-love challenge starts on Wednesday. Woohoo! I will be announcing a giveaway on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on my schedule. Have an awesome week friends!