Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Bright & early

That's right, I got up at 5:00 am & did my 4 mile run today. Woo!!!!! So excited. I know that I need to get adjusted to the early morning workout & find ways to make it work for me, & I feel like I'm finally on the right track. I still need to figure out how to hydrate myself & I also would love to get our TV hooked up again so I can not just stare at the wall while I run. I do have a tiny bit of hip pain, but I'm continuing to stretch, foam roll, and take aspirin. Fingers crossed that things limber up by Saturday's race.

I decided to rock the tights with a dress look again.

You can't tell (because the color & photography are so awesome), but the dress is purple. I put the dress in the donation pile when I got home from work, because I felt like it hit me oddly. This is what happens when you shop on a girls weekend in Las Vegas after a few glasses of champagne. . . :-)

Black sweater - Jcrew
Purple dress - Forever 21
Black pants as tights - lululemon
Black boots - Macy's Anne Klein


Navy & white striped jacket - Arden B
Blue tank with beading - Gap
Jeans - Rock & Republic
Black flats - Macy's Anne Klein
Double chin - my BFF, always around :-)

I made a yummy breakfast this morning after my run. Basically, it was a knock off Egg McMuffin. One egg with a little bit of colby cheese melted on top + 1/2 a piece of ham on a whole wheat English muffin. YUM. I'll definitely be making that again.

Workout Plan:
My plan is to have a relatively light week to give my hip a chance to feel better, but still do enough running so I feel prepared for my 15K on Saturday.

  • Wednesday - 4.25 on the treadmill (done) + arms/foam rolling/stretching (tonight)
  • Thursday - 4.5 miles on the treadmill in the early morning + a 2-3 mile run in the afternoon during baseball practice - assuming it doesn't get rained out.
  • Friday - 3 mile run + arms/foam rolling/stretching.
  • Saturday - 15K!
  • Sunday - some sort of light recover run + strength
In fantastic news, Michael accepted a new job offer! I can't tell you how exciting it is to have a solid plan in place for the future, rather than taking it day by day. Yeah!! :-)

And, one thing I'm really looking forward to over the next few weeks is . . . spring break! We're finally heading to the beach, & I can't wait. What is one thing that you're really looking forward to?


  1. Hi there and thanks for stopping by my blog today! Nice to meet you. :-) Good job for your early morning run...I too have to run early because of the heat in Trinidad. Once you get up for a eek or two - I promise it won't even phase you after that!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. I like the tights with the dress look, you rock it well :)

  3. Best of luck with the 15K!!
    Cute couture! I love J Crew!!

  4. You have no idea how envious I am that you get to wear your own clothes to work! I have to wear my companies shirts and black pants... Boring!! Super cute outfits though, I am in love with blazers and jeans right now!

  5. I love eggs for breakfast and on an English muffin is my favorite! I could eat egg sandwiches everyday for breakfast! Nice job on the workout plan! And congrats to Michael on his new job!

  6. 5:00am!! Way to go girl, that's awesome!! Haha if that isn't dedication, I don't know what is ;)

    I LOVE your white striped jacket - so cute, and the dress with the tights is adorable!

    Be careful with that hip, hip pain is the worst! I was diagnosed with a strained hip flexor a few weeks ago and it's no fun. Leg lifts are good strengthening exercises and there's a good stretch my doctor showed me where you stand with your back to a chair, bend your knee and rest it on the chair and with the other one go into a lunge position (there are pictures on my blog.. it's kind of hard to describe in a way that makes sense!). I hope you're feeling better soon - GOOD LUCK with the race!