Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sneakers to Stilettos

So yesterday I had a “first”.  I completed my first 10 mile run.  Granted it was broken into segments.  It began with a 6 mile run downtown Greenville @ 7AM …roughly 27 Degrees outside.  Then, I met up with the hubby and some of the Stoic Runners to participate in the Greenville News 5K.  After running through the finish line I went back out for one more mile. 

Pre-Race sporting our "Upstate Crossfit" T's

1/4 of the Mon/Wed/Sat Group


This was actually Lark’s first 5K.  He said he enjoyed it and would consider doing it again…but not on a regular basis like I do.  The getting up early and standing around in 30 Degree weather to run three miles is just not his cup of tea.
After the race we had a fabulous breakfast at MaryBeth’s with my Mon/Wed/Sat Running group.  Fueled by coffee and a spinach & feta omelette,  I set out to treat myself for accomplishing 10 miles.  My friend and fellow running buddy Jill and I went for a Hot Stone Pedicure.  It was so nice to soak my feet in hot water and then have someone rub hot stones & lotion up and down my legs.  As if this wasn’t pampering at its best, I left the spa and headed to the mall for a little retail therapy…..Hey, I’m still on my feet and walking…can we say extra miles….
While strolling through Belk,  I stumbled across these cute pumps on the clearance rack with an additional 50% off the Clearance Price.  (How can I pass up $12.00 shoes)  As best described by Miss Truvey in Steel Magnolias, “These are just too Cha Cha for words”!  I just love the pink lining and the fun buckle.  These will be great for changing up outfits.  I might add the shoes are very comfortable.

A girl can never have too many shoes
(Taupe Suede with Pink Leather Lining)

Speaking of comfortable….. my new running shoes.  This week I traded in my “tires” for a new pair of running shoes.  Thought I should break them in over the next few weeks before the Half.  The Saucony Kinvara are so cushiony and light and the black and aqua are pretty groovy too.  I can’t recall the last time, if ever, that I had black sneakers.
my new "tires"

The rest of my weekend has been pretty low key.  Today I made White Bean Chili w/ Turkey and have spent most of the day watching the two playoff games.  Overall, it’s been a great weekend!!  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and “wintery mix” will not interfere with my running.  I need to add another day of running to my week and then tackle the 11miler this weekend.
Happy Sunday


  1. Came across your blog from Run for the Bling of It... tacking on miles before and after a race is my favorite way of getting in a longer run, too!

  2. Saw your blog on Run for the Bling...LOVE your header! Way to go on your 10 miles! Oh and who wouldn't love shoes with a pink liner!!!

  3. Great job on your first 10 miler! I would love it if my husband would do a race with me, but the getting up early part kills any chance of that ever happening :-)

  4. Just found your blog through Run for the Bling of it! I LOVE the header pic! I wore red high heels for my wedding too! Nice job on the run as well! Sounds like a cold one!

  5. I often had to break up my long runs. I wish my husband would take up running. He says- NEVER!

    Good luck on your first half!!