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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Manpris and more

Thanks for all your nice comments about my blog's new look. And thanks even more for not pointing out that I don't look exactly like the Runner Barbie in my header. I'm working on it.

I have a lot to say and little time to get it all down, so I'm going to dive right in. After a pathetic week of running (two days) with a little cross training thrown in (two other days) last week, I am recommitted and back on track. The Utah Valley Half Marathon is six weeks away and I am going to buckle down, log the miles and kick some booty on June 12.

Next: manpris. You know, capri pants, but for a man. I know I don't have a lot of male readers, but I know all you females have men in your life and can share the following wisdom with them: manpris = no. Please no. There was a guy at my last race in a pair of black Adidas manpris. I don't know if they are sold specifically to men or if he wandered into the women's section, but there was nothing manly about them. Then last week I took my girls to the park and there was this big Samoan guy, pushing his little girl on the swing, wearing denim manpris! I understand he is surrounded by mostly women at 10 am on a weekday morning at the park, but that doesn't mean he has to dress like a woman. I'm sorry, I just can't get on board with men in capris.

Now that I'm finished handing out fashion advice, I figure I should make my way back to running. Saturday morning I signed up for the Hobble Creek Half Marathon on August 21. Hobble Creek was my first half (last year), and I really enjoyed it so I had it on my calendar to register the day registration opened. Registration for the race always opens May 1, and last year it filled up in the first two days. I figured it would fill up faster this time and even debated waiting up to register at midnight. I was too tired though and went to bed instead. The hubby got up at 4:30 for work, and when I was still awake at 5:30 I decided to get on the computer and register. When I checked the race web site later that morning, it said registration was closed and had reached its cap by 10 am!! Craziness.

Last but not least, I finished watching Spirit of the Marathon. The hubby asked jokingly at one point (from the other room) if I was crying. I answered no, but was glad he didn't walk in a few minutes later when I was starting to get choked up as the runners crossed the finish line. If you haven't watched it, you should.

RUN: I wore my race shirt from the Hurricane Half 5K last week during a treadmill run, and it is the first race shirt I actually like. It doesn’t have anything on the back and just has the race logo on the front. And it fits just right.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more on the manpri's. There is absolutely no way I'd be caught wearing those!

    I may or may not have gotten choked up myself watching Spirit of the Marathon. Definitely worth watching (and available on

    Enjoy running Hobble Creek. I'm running the Calgary half largely because it was my first half last year, and I want to see my year-over-year improvement.

  2. I sobbed my whole way through that movie last time. I'm about to watch it again to get psyched for my race this weekend. Bring on the tissues. There is just something about watching people cross that finish line. I love Barbie at the top! How did you format that picture to be so big? I can't figure it out.

  3. What - you were not the model for your logo? Thank god, she's a stick.

    I saw far too many manpris in London this past week. Sad.

  4. Haha! Didn't know there was a name for them. "Manpris" are not cool. I totally agree. Blech.

    Glad you got in to the Hobble Creek Half! I can't wait to run it. I've heard so many good things. Oh, and I'll be at the Utah Valley Marathon with a Train4Autism booth. Come see me!

  5. HAHA! That is too funny. You should check out cycling bibs. Equally as attractive. ;)

  6. I love the new layout and I cry EVERY time I watch 'spirit of the marathon' especially since I grew up in chicago and will be running the chicago marathon THIS year! :D

  7. Manpris! So funny about the guy in the denim pair. Love it.

  8. Too funny on the manpris! Dad Wonder is a biker and I asked him if he wanted some of these for winter riding - he looked at me like I had 3 heads! Oops!

    So glad you are back running again!

  9. Congrats on getting in to to hobble creek we will be running it together :)

  10. Sp funny! Running Manpris are an absolute NO! But I have known a few guys who can pull off the other type of khaki manpris in a tropical setting. But tight, running manpris?? Gag me with a spoon!!!!

  11. I concur, I would never encourage my boyfriend to wear manpris...

    The new layout looks great! And I love Spirit of the Marathon too!

  12. I came to your blog from Marathon mommies. It seems that we probably cross paths in our running adventures-maybe someday we will meet. I'm running Hobble Creek too! It will be my third year in a row-I love it. I'm also running St. George :) Good luck with all your training!


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