I hate to sound like an amateur meteorologist, but the weather is throwing a spanner in the works. Remembering it is still early January – this weekend it was 76 degrees Fahrenheit here! Unseasonable to say the least. Today it’s in the high 50s and chucking it down. A flexible approach to wardrobe planning is required!
It turned out to be quite a sporting weekend in our household. After my great night out on Friday, Saturday was spent sitting in a warm, steamy swimming pool watching my daughter compete – I was a tad dehydrated it has to be said. Sunday was then spent cheering on the Atlanta Falcons as they won their play-off game – it was a nail biter and now we just have to face the 49ers to make it to the Superbowl! So it was a weekend that required little thought regarding attire and I will admit I spent it in slouchy sweatpants – lovely.
Today I’ve gone for the jacket and t-shirt again. The blazer is the fabulous Zara tartan jacket – I love this and it fits perfectly. I feel really sharp in it. The t-shirt is a $14 Forever 21 bargain. Yes their tees are all synthetic but they are actually really soft and drapey – perfect under a blazer. Jeans are the Hudson Collin skinnies, belt is Gucci and the sneakers are the Ash Gwen – perfect for a rainy day.
So another half marathon successfully completed. Still a tad slower than I had hoped for but the course yet again had far more hills than the profile had led me to believe. It was also one of those courses where you ran backwards and forwards along the same 3 points so you could always see the faster folk running past you the other way – just a little demoralizing! I much prefer a nice long loop where you have no idea how many are in front of you or behind you! It was won by a 26 year old girl (it was an all female race – I prefer mixed) in 1hr 31mins – amazing. The last 2 miles seem to go on FOREVER but thankfully my reception committee was there to cheer me across the line. The weather was amazing and we got to relax afterward with music and wine by the side of Lake Lanier. I shuffled around the house for the rest of the day – my knees got really tight – but I’m feeling pretty good today after a good stretch and using my foam roller. I have to wait till Wednesday to see if I get an NYC marathon number before planning another half. My goal now is to get leaner, toned, stronger, faster and more competitive – my next 13.1 will be under 2hrs!