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Last night I didn’t run I did Music Flow Yoga at Exhale Mind Body Spa. It’s this wonderful place where they teach all different types of yoga and core fusion classes. Oh and it’s right by my office! Exhale is super expensive but I bought two coupon type things on a website ( so I only paid $9 per class (limit 2 per person, darn!). However, I now want to join!! It’s so nice there and they have so many classes! AND this is perfect for cross training!

The Music Flow Yoga class was really hard. REALLY hard. But I loved it. The teacher was great and the class size wasn’t huge. My arms are really sore today, but I see that as a good thing. 🙂 Usually it’s my legs!

I’m hoping to run today after work but it’s suppose to be 100 degrees… So we’ll see what happens. I’d like to run between 6 and 8 miles. October is only three months away!

PS – Yesterday I received some lovely things from my parents… from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! Oh my gosh I’m in love! The clothes are just perfect! Anyone else just love this year’s stuff???


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I’m here! In Oregon!

Oh my gosh. I’ve already done so much fun stuff and I haven’t even been here for 24 hours!

The night before I left Ryan and I went out for Mexican food. So delicious. The guacamole at Vamos is soooo good!

Then I was up a 4am on my way to Newark International Airport.

Once I landed in Portland it was off to lunch and then of course… one of my favorite places, NORDSTROM!!! I had bought my Dad Sperry TopSiders for Father’s Day and the size was wrong so we had to go exchange them and my Mom and I had to do some browsing and pre-Anniversary Sale shopping…

In the end my Dad choose a pair similar to mine so we just had to take a twins photo!

We ended the night with delicious Chinese food and watching the movie Hitch. A classic. My parents had never seen it before and thought it was pretty funny.

This morning I started my day going to lap-swim with my Dad. He goes everyday, Monday – Friday, so I thought I’d join him and get some cross training in.

After our great 45 minute swim he made some tasty oatmeal loaded with raisins and blueberries. I then decided it was now or never and threw on some running clothes and ran a quick 3.5 miles.  I felt good and I’m happy I’m able to work running into my vacation. Hooray it’s Friday! More fun stuff planned for the rest of the day and tonight!! I can’t wait 🙂

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Gaga and Central Park

Did you know that Lady Gaga is having a free concert tomorrow in Central Park? I didn’t until I went running in Central Park and saw them setting up and all the crazies waiting in line…

It was pretty hot out and a lot more difficult to run. Those four miles were tough. I did wear my new shoes 🙂

Also. I bought a pair of 26.2 shorts. A lot of other blogs I read highly recommend and love them. BUT. The shorts don’t have a pocket! WHAATTTT. You make running shorts and don’t have a pocket for a key?? Ummm…. Not a fan. Notice in the above picture I had to tie my key to my left shoe… Plus side: They were comfy and lightweight. Great for the hot humid weather.


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Lunch Break

Today my lunch break was way more exciting and interesting than my usual, sit, eat, return to desk and read blogs.

I went to The Running Company in search of another pair of running shoes and a running skirt! It’s super nice outside so the walk was just perfect.

I have read many “rules” for running/training for a marathon and in every book, magazine, and web site they all say you need at least two pairs of running shoes that you rotate. My question to them is do you know how much running shoes cost???

Well, I finally saved up enough/got my tax return money to buy another pair! I didn’t want the same Brooks shoes that I already have (I love them, but I like variety) so I went for a similar shoe by Saucony.

Now you’re probably thinking, Catie, why on earth would you want to buy a running skirt… Well, there are two reasons. 1) I’ve seen other women wearing them and they look kinda cute. 2) I’m running in the Modern Mini 10K. After reading about the race I learned that the first race director named it the Mini because of the mini-skirt craze going on at the time. So I thought I’d pay tribute! I think those are two good reasons for buying a running skirt. Don’t you?

I bought the Nike Pacer Running Skirt. It was $45.

The skirt that first got my attention (pictured below) and even made me go to the store last night was the running skirt by lululemon. It’s more expensive at $56… They didn’t have my size last night, which I guess is good because I ended up saving some money!

Anyone out there wear a running skirt??? Would you? Be honest. It this dorky???


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This Morning I Had a Royal Run

So I wasn’t into all the hype about the Royal Wedding. All the weeks before everyone was talking about it and I could care less about who was designing Kate Middleton’s dress.

However. This all changed this morning when I went to the gym to run and there on the television was the Royal Wedding. I LOVED IT. The three miles I ran passed by so fast! The ceremony was beautiful. And all the hats. LOVE. This made me miss London so much! (I studied abroad in London)

Though I now love Kate (her dress was perfect, great lace overlay). I might love her sister Philippa more… That dress she wore!? Ummmm I’m obsessed. I would wear that as my wedding dress!!! Anyone know who designed it????

Tonight Ryan and I are going to the Yankee game and the weather is so nice! No humidity 🙂 I can’t wait!

Saturday will be a nice relaxing day in New Jersey and then Sunday will be my second half-marathon! Cool!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


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Fun Run


Ryan and I had a great run tonight! It was fun! I didn’t care about my time, pace, or distance. We just ran and talked. Nice and relaxing 🙂

We ran for about 2 miles (I’m guessing) and did some sprints. Ryan is way faster than me when we sprint… WAY FASTER. Our 5K is coming up, (March 6th!!) so we need to train and be ready.

Once I was in my running gear Ryan thought I looked a little funny… I was just trying to keep warm! He took this picture with his phone… Bailey the puppy had to be in it! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Now, time to make turkey tacos!!!!!

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Some items that help get me through my training

My friend Chloe got me this headband and water bottle for Christmas. The colors are a little different from mine but I highly recommend both of these essentials!

The headband is cute and doesn’t move a bit when I’m running my butt off. The water bottle keeps my water cold and the bright colors keep me happy and optimistic about my run.



Both items are from lululemon. You can find them at

And I can’t forget about my i-pod…

That is a definite essential when running on the treadmill!!!



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