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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Things I Love Thursday - 26.2

Don't you just hate it when real work gets in the way of blogging. Alas, that is what happened the past few days. So instead of writing a play-by-play of my 12-mile run last week or a May running recap, I was learning everything there is to know about the American Concrete Institute Intermountain Chapter. Tell me you're not jealous.

And now since it's Thursday, I must focus on something I love. This is quite easy since I have a backlog of Thursday topics. However, the post title might be a little misleading. I am still trying to make peace with 26.2 MILES. However, I am loving my 26.2 APPAREL. I received two pairs of shorts and four shirts for Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to me indeed! I have worn all six items but only managed to get a few pictures.

Gotta love the sweaty, post-run pics. I LOVE this shirt. It is seriously the softest fabric. I also got a solid pink shirt that is the same fabric that might become an everyday item in my wardrobe because it is so soft and comfy. Plus it is as wicking and cool as it is soft. I like these shorts, but not as much as the other pair I got. I'm just not sold on the little flare thing they do on the sides. But for someone who only had one pair of shorts that I liked to wear running before I got these, the fact that I like them is BIG.

Could someone teach me how to take a good self-portrait? I tried sitting the camera on top of the TV and getting a timer pic, but those turned out worse than these. So this is what you get, a pic of my happy running face and a lovely picture that highlights my armpits. But scan down past the pits a little and you'll see my new favorite shorts.

Until recently, I was all about the running skirts or the capris. I still think capris are the kindest to my body as far as covering things up and keeping them from jiggling, but I was not loving my skirts as much lately. I just felt like I was flashing people all the time. Even sitting down to tie my shoes takes a conscious effort at modesty. So finding some shorts that don't look weird on my body makes me a very happy girl. And the shirt is great too. I was seriously lacking in the tank department, so I got this in two colors.

And since we're on the subject of 26.2, I signed up for the Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon yesterday. What better way to celebrate National Running Day? I am a little unsure about those 26.2 miles but figure I can drop down to the half if I wuss out later. Let me know if you are running it! I'm excited to meet all the other bloggers and blog readers who are running the strip (at night).


  1. Loving the new threads!

    I thought about running Vegas (both the husband and I did), but we realized that we could probably spend the money better elsewhere (mainly because we need to do work on the house). I'm sad I won't see any of you guys! Sounds like LOTS of people are running it!

  2. Love the 26.2 gear. It. Rocks.

    Yay Vegas!! Full!! Awesome-R.

    You have mad skills with the camera!!

  3. Love the outfit! Agree that I wanna love skirts but I feel like they are often flicking around too much and distract me.

    Woohooo for signing up for races! Always great to have one or two or ten to look forward to!

  4. Love the new stuff. Getting new running clothes is the best. I am in love with that pink tank top.

    I am totally debating about signing up for Vegas. I need to just bite the bullet and do it because I know I will regret it if I dont.

    Have an amazing day!

  5. Awesome new duds!

    I am trying to find a way to convince Dad Wonder that I need to run Vegas...Thinking of putting a printed flyer under his pillow - maybe osmosis will work.

  6. so jealous of your new 26.2 gear! I keep reading about how awesome it is...I really just need to get some of my own :)

    I am signed up for the Vegas Marathon as well!!! woo hoo! strip at night here we come! I decided the same thing when I signed up though too...I will just sign up for the full and then drop to the half if I decide to chicken out. haha. Hope to see you there!

  7. No way you'll be allowed to drop down to the half! Sounds like a great marathon to do, go for it!

  8. Great new clothes, I love getting new running clothes more than I love getting new everyday clothes I think. I love the pink shirt and shorts. I am a big fan of lululemon running skirts.

  9. Love the clothes. Let me get through Utah Valley first and then i'll check it out. I CAN invision you as Elvis running on the strip. I can't believe the time cap is 4:30. What gives? Some of us PR at 4:30!! Lol.

  10. CUTE new clothes!!
    Yay for rock and Roll Vegas!!! I'm not running it but it sounds like a ton of fun!

  11. Yay for Vegas! It is such a cool thing - to run at night down the Strip.
    I like the Greek yogurt - it's thick and creamier than regular plain yogurt. It has more protein. But of course, it is more expensive than regular plain yogurt. I have both kinds in my fridge. I have the Greek yogurt when I want something creamier!

  12. I've been hearing a lot of great buzz about 26.2 but I haven't seen much of it in stock around here. I may have to order a pair of those shorts, though, if you like them that much.


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