7 Mile Training Run & Designer Jeans for Sale

Good morning!

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?

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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 @ 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 :)


  1. 1

    they are super cute. definitely not my size ;) but i hope you find someone who wants them! and i’d love to see a video on the foam roller!

  2. 2

    Woo awesome run girl! And those jeans are so cute, I’ll have to think about them!

  3. 3

    Great price for the beautiful jeans. Wish I could wear them. I love the pockets.

  4. 4

    I only wear Citizens and love these! It’s my one clothing splurge as well. Sadly they’re one size too small for me too. Reminds me that I need to go buy a new pair or two.

  5. 5

    Awesome run, Anne. Very well done. Wonderful to see the progress. Speed work clearly pays off!

  6. 6

    I LOVE citizens! They always have the best jeans!

  7. 7

    SO EXCITED you’re also running the National Half!!! :)

  8. 8

    I pay a lot for nice jeans too! I have a pair of Citizens, but Sevens are my favorite. They’re made by the same company, but I’ve found that Sevens fit my body type better- narrow hip and wide waist, as opposed to the opposite in Citizens. I love the pockets on those!

  9. 9

    They are my size .. or maybe a size too big (the 2 pairs of jeans I have right now are 24s) ……. but I am thinking about it as I’ve never had a pair of designer jeans before!

  10. 10

    Wow! You are fast.
    Sadly, these are too small, but I lust after them anyway.

  11. 11

    Great run! You are fast!!!

  12. 12

    I am sure someone will snatch those jeans right up!!

  13. 13

    I also love to splurge on designer jeans..they do last forever and are great whether you’re casual or dressy! Those look so cute, I am just afraid of buying jeans without trying them on! It’s hard to tell from the picture, are those jeans wide leg, bootcut, flare, etc?

  14. 15

    Designer jeans are so worth it.. that size is TOO smalll or me though, or I’d go for it! Love the pockets, and Citizens jeans! Have any 28s lying around?? ;)

    • 16

      Hehe, sadly no :) Do you still have those jeans we swapped awhile ago?? :)

      • 17

        I wish!! I wore them until crotch holes appeared.. not very ladylike. I’m all about the knee-holes, but anything above the knee needs to be tossed, can’t even make cutoff shorts outta that! I was very sad to see them go, they were loved!

  15. 18

    Those jeans are lovely, but waaaaaaaaaaaaay too small for me.

  16. 19

    Cute jeans!! Unfortunately, too small for me! :)

  17. 20

    Once again, I absolutely LOVE seeing photos of Chapel Hill on your blog. That first one is Franklin Street, right?

    Oh and let me give you a big “I WISH” on your beautiful jeans. Unless they have a giant stretchy material band to add to the waist (and the butt for that matter), I can only dream about wearing jeans like that. :)

  18. 22

    LOVE the jeans! They would never fit me, but good luck selling them :)

  19. 23

    Awesome 7 mile run! I have to do mine this week too, but Im not sure about the ice and snow (and dont want to do it on the treadmill- YUCK!)

  20. 24

    I used to own those jeans! and i was like IN TEARS when they ripped!
    too bad not my size :(
    running makes my butt so much bigger <——not a fan!

  21. 26

    i love those jeans!! i would totally take them except i have multiple pairs of my own 25s (joe’s and citizens) that currently do not quite fit me (too small, sadly . . . but hopefully all for a good cause). i need to go shopping :)

  22. 27

    LOVE the jeans…now if I could only fit into them…

  23. 28

    Should posted this a while ago, but I would love to see the foam roller video! I’ve been trying to use one at my gym, but I always feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. Thanks, Anne!!

  24. 29

    Ugh, that’s happened to me a few times– buying (expensive) jeans that are too small because the sales woman told me they’d stretch out a size. It’s so hard to tell! I have a bunch of pairs I wish I could sell but I haven’t had much luck with ebay.

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