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Day 264: Training for a Half

Nothing like starting a Saturday off with some miles! I’m in the process of training for the Publix Half Marathon in mid-March. To make sure I stayed on track with training, I signed up for a training group that meets twice a week. I’ve run a few half marathons in the past, but they were all before my AS diagnosis and when I had plenty of time to train in college. Now that I have a full-time job, a dog, a wedding to plan, and this blog to take care of, I knew I needed this training group!

Today we ran 10 miles before it was even 10am. Since I felt like I accomplished a ton this morning, I spend the rest of the day doing nothing. Actually I cleaned a lot and hung out with L and PJ, but it was the perfect mellow day.

After I showered from my morning run, I was so pumped to put on comfy clothes and never put on anything else. This shirt is actually one of my favorites – I remember watching the Red Sox win the World Series with my Boston-obsessed roomie in our little house off-campus. It was an awesome series.

Sound off: so what are you training for this year?

Outfit Details
Top: MLB Shop purchased three years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Yoga Pants: Gap purchased four years for $20 (similar, similar)
Slippers: UGG purchased eight years ago for $100 (similar, similar)

Day 250: Running and Foot Golf

Today was a super active day. A couple of months ago while looking through old pictures and drinking wine, I decided I want to run another half marathon. After signing up, the panic set in. I ended up signing up for an Atlanta Track Club half marathon training group and today was our first practice. Nothing like a hilly 8 miles to kick your butt back into shape.

Afterward, a group of us went to play foot golf – which is basically golf but with a soccer ball. I am certainly NOT a soccer play by any means; that’s L’s domain. Get ready for the most underwhelming sports montage ever….

Foot golf was on a golf course, so half the people were in sweatpants for foot golf and the other half was super dressed up for actual golf. I was somewhere in the middle. As an added bonus, we’re going through a bit of a heat wave down here in Atlanta, so I took advantage with some shorts and a t-shirt!

Sound off: what’s the weirdest sport you’ve ever played?

Outfit Details
Top: LOFT gifted four months ago (similar, similar)
Bottoms: J. Crew Factory purchased four years ago for $40 (similar, similar)
Sneakers: Nike Frees purchased five years ago for $50 (similar, similar)

 

Day 206: Tornadoes and Running

So yesterday we had our first every tornado warning in Atlanta since I moved down here. I did not like it (but I did learn the different between a warning and a watch). We actually had some tornadoes that touched down not too far from my work. For almost forty-five minutes, I sat in the stairwell waiting for the warning to be lifted, missing home. Yes it’s cold in the northeast, but our traffic is better and we get snow.

Anyways, I survived and picked up a dramatic cocktail party story, so we’re all good. Today is going to be a super active day. My co-workers and I are reviving our work out challenge; in the month of December we have to work out 18 days. I kicked my morning off with a bang: barre at 5:30am. I promised my wubby that we’d run together after work (apparently I convinced us to sign up for a 15k AND a half marathon??? Bored Rachael is mean).

It’s warming up here again so I’m back to skirts. I love the pattern on this top – usually I match it with black so it can stand out. This time, I decided to go loud and bright with my whole outfit! Now I feel like it should be spring.

Sound off: tell me about the natural disasters you deal with in your neck of the woods.

Outfit Details
Top: Loft purchased four years ago for $20 (similar, similar)
Skirt: J. Crew Factory purchased four years ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Abound) purchased ten months ago for $30 (exact, similar)

Day 146: Working the Falcons Game

Sunday’s are meant for sleeping in. They are not for running half marathons or working bright and early. So apparently I did my Sunday wrong. L ran a half marathon that went right by our house, so I ran a couple of miles with him at 7am. From there I booked it to a work event I was managing. It’s always great to work on your day off.

Okay enough complaining, because the event I work was actually really cool. I’m not going to lie, I’m not a super huge football fan but there’s something really cool about going to a game where everyone’s freaking out about their team.

Day 144

Since I’m in Atlanta, I’m a de facto football fan Falcons fan. Today I got to work an ‘experimental marketing’ tent – which basically just means that I am demoing our products and making sure everyone else does their job. As an added bonus, L and PJ stopped by!

Day 144

The Falcons cheerleaders even stopped by for a bit. Both of these awesome ladies were so sweet (and smart!). If I had to work on a Sunday, I’m glad it was at Falcon’s Landing!

Since our company colors and the Falcon’s colors are red, of course I needed to wear red! I feel a little weird wearing shorts (even though I’m allowed to wear long ones), so I paired my fun shirt with these white jeans. I can’t wait until it’s a little cooler – I was definitely toasty today.

Sound off – for all you football fans, who’s your team?

Outfit Details
Top: J. Crew Factory purchased on year ago for $30 (similar, similar)
Jeans: Gap purchased eight months for $41 (similar, similar)
Shoes: Sperry purchased three years ago for $60 (similar)