Thursday, January 29, 2009

17 day countdown

In just 17 days I will be running in the Donna Deegan 1/2 Marathon/Full Marathon for Breast Cancer.

One of my new friends here asked me to train with her back in October, and reluctantly I said yes.

But since signing up for a membership at the Y.M.C.A the training has been a lot of fun & I have actually made a lot of progress.

Agreeing to do the run was hard because :
1. I have never run long distances
2. I did not think people would believe I was doing it [because of #1]
Agreeing to do the run was NOT hard because:
1. It is for a great cause, we all know someone affected by Breast Cancer.
2. Training for a 13.1 mile run will get you in S-H-A-P-E

So I did not tell anyone until I reached the 5 mile marker back in November. December saw great strides. [if you are my friend on the book, every Monday marked a new mile, all the way up to 11]

and then, AND THEN... Christmas & NYE happened. Slump.

But last night I was encouraged that I had re-met the 8 mile mark.

Now the part I have been looking forward to, the shoes & the outfit. [obviously]

I have been mixing up my training in my summer of 2005 Nike Shox [which apparently are the worst shoes to run in?!] & my clearance rack New Balance [that my dad has the same pair of, which I am fine with]




Only problem with these lookers is that they do not keep my foot stabile. I think they are a size wider than normal [probably should have noticed that on the clearance rack]

So the quest begins for new shuz [let's get some shuz].



I have heard these Mizuno ones are good, any takers? It is hard to me to separate fashion vs. function, I have always loved getting new athletic shoes.. weird I know. But ask my mother.


and I really like the looks of these, but I do not know if maybe I have a New Balance curse..



lunch break is over :(

Y,
thick hair

tear.

Domino Magazine is going out of publication.

Sad day.

Y,
thick hair

Friday, January 9, 2009

fashionable, fabulous && fit!


Check out this great Shopping List, courtesy of Hungry Girl [subscribe to their daily email!] for great, healthy eats.. before you know won't notice the difference between full o' fat & half da' fat products. [think positively]



ymmmmm.
Y,
thick hair

Friday, January 2, 2009

peacocks & world bazaar

just got done working on some trending research!

for april-july expect lots of use of the following colors:


base colors:

chocolate brown
wheat
sage green
fashion colors:
bittersweet
heartbreak red
peacock teal
raspberry
accent colors:
mediterranean yellow [think golden rather than buttery]
chartreuse
royal purple

one of my favorite trends currently is the use of the peacock feather.. i've seen it everywhere. I love designs based on nature & think it gives the ultimate designer a bit of a shout out.


spotted:
little short, but tights are not going anywhere.


self-explanatory..



calling all crafty girls.. DIY project.


*when using feathers to craft, first glue feathers onto a piece of thin felt & then to whatever you are adding to. cheap craft clips are great ways to add feathers to anything.

love these!
so thank you feathered friends for being an inspiration
Y,
thick hair
ps 2009!!!