As you know, my grad school friends and I are currently training for the DC National Half Marathon in March. Normally, there’s a huge group of us doing our long runs together on Saturdays followed by brunch, but this week it was just me and Lauren! Everyone else was sick (there’s been a flu going around) or busy. We moved our long run to Sunday because it was yucky on Saturday, and I was sure glad we did. It was SO nice out yesterday!
Lauren and I met in town to do one of our hilly routes all through Chapel Hill and the surrounding areas. This is a dip week mileage wise in my training plan, so I had 6 miles scheduled, but we decided 7 might be better since next weekend we jump back up to 9.
We ran the 7 miles in exactly 1 hour, for an average pace of 8:33. Woohoo! The last time we ran 7 miles on this exact same course (a couple weeks ago), it was at an 8:53 pace. BAM.
- Mile 1: 8:34
- Mile 2: 8:18
- Mile 3: 7:53 (!) (some downhill)
- Mile 4: 8:30
- Mile 5: 9:06 (evil endless hill)
- Mile 6: 9:01 (still the evil endless hill)
- Mile 7: 8:33
The run was followed by bonding with some ice and my foam roller :)
(Recycled photo from summer — I wish my legs were still tan)
I’m thinking of making a fun little video showing how to use the foam roller, since I’ve gotten a lot of questions about it. Thoughts?
~ ~ ~
In other news, this is completely random and not food or exercise related, but I thought some of you might be interested since I’ve gotten a lot of compliments on my jeans (when I actually post photos of me not in sweaty running clothes, that is) and questions about what kind they were!
I have a more or less brand new pair of designer Citizens of Humanity jeans that I want to sell. I was going to put them on eBay, but I thought I would see if any of you were interested first. Plus, I sent out a tweet about whether or not it would be weird if I posted them on here and you all said no :)
Aren’t they pretty?
My favorite part is the back pockets… gorgeous:
These jeans were one of those purchases where you absolutely LOVE them but the only size the store has is one size too small. I bought them anyway in hopes they would stretch a bit… no dice. They are too tight in the waist so I have only worn them a few times… and I have a lot of other jeans I do wear and love, so, sadly, time for them to go. Designer jeans are the one article of clothing I will spend serious money on — I like cheap purses, cheap shoes, and cheap clothes… except for jeans. Designer jeans make me look and feel fabulous, plus they last FOREVER. Totally worth the price tag. Seven for all Mankind, Rock & Republic, and Joes Jeans are my other favorite brands! Remember when I hosted a designer jeans & wine party for 15 of my girlfriends in DC? (Check the post out, it’s kind of hilarious! Designer jeans parties are kind of like tupperware parties… but with designer jeans. Way more awesome, right?)
ANYWAY! The jeans are size 25 with a 31 inch inseam (they were hemmed, but it’s “original hem” so you can’t tell unless you look inside) and 6.5 inch rise (aka normal rise — not super low but not high either). They are stretchy, SUPER soft, slightly flared in a trouser style, and super dark blue (much darker than the pictures look).
The jeans originally retailed for $215 (apparently beautiful woven back pockets = $$), but I’m willing to sell them for $95 including shipping. Payment must be made via PayPal.
If you’re interested, just send me an email at anne @ fANNEtasticfood.com with the subject “designer jeans.” Please pass the word on to friends you think might be interested, too!
(Stock photos from one of the Citizen’s retailer websites — not me, obvi!)
Have a great day!
p.s. I finally created a dedicated blogroll page — check it out to see some of my favorite blogs :)