Friday, April 28, 2017

Fri-nally, a Run and a Night of Glamour

My big plans to get out early for a run on Wednesday were delayed until today.


The weather has been uncooperative and so has my body. So besides literally raining for days, my period left me feeling like I had been run over (sorry guys, if this is TMI). Usually I can sail through my cycle, but I woke up Wednesday feeling like mud. My head felt like I had a hangover and I had zero energy. I pretty much felt the big blah.

Somehow, I rallied enough energy to attend the American Women's Association's Conscious Couture Fashion Show at The American Club in Tai Tam. All of the models were AWA members and all of the fashion was designed with sustainable manufacturing processes and materials in mind. In addition to being able to "shop the runway," there was also a live auction of one-off pieces donated by the designers.


It was definitely an evening for the ladies loaded with all things glamour and beauty. There were canap├ęs and drinks to welcome us to the club, live performances from Jolie Chan and everyone went home with a goodie bag filled with amazing swag (I LOVE the scarf). I'm so happy that I didn't have to miss it.


This morning the weather was perfect. Just like the morning of my last run, the rainy weather left cooler, dryer air behind. These kind of mornings are perfect for doing the two hills route that goes right by the beach.

I am still running 2:1 minute intervals and feeling good about things. Today the best part of my run was coming up the final hill. Instead of walking for one minute recovery, I kept running and made it nearly to the top of the hill. I walked for maybe 30 seconds and then finished the hill all the way to our apartment. It felt awesome.


I had a couple of my running essentials with me on today's run. Even though mrC ran with me, I also wore my Wearsafe tag. This was more about making it a habit to wear it since it's still a new piece of equipment to me. I love how lightweight it is. I don't even feel that it's clipped to my tank. FYI ---> you can use my discount code RUNNINGESCAPADES for 15% off Wearsafe annual service.


Mizunos have been a running essential for me for a long time now. My legs (which really means my bad knee) are loving my Wave Horizons. I really think switching to a support shoe was what my knee was needing. I'm really glad mrC likes Mizunos, too. Now when we run together we become Team Mizuno.


We cooled down after our run with a breakfast smoothie. I'm still getting the hang of my new blender, so sometimes my smoothies are a little on the small size. It's ok, we had eggs and left over pancakes too.



Ever attended a fashion show or other big fundraising event?
What are your running essentials?




9 comments:

  1. I always have my iPhone with me--for safety and music. Oh and for the camera too! Long runs necessitate a few more essentials, including wipes just in case...

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    1. I know what you mean - always come prepared. I always bring my phone - the photo ops are most important ;)

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  2. That fashion show looks like it was a lot of fun! Glad you were able to get out for a run today!

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    1. I know you can relate to the uncooperative weather! Such a relief when you can get back out there.

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  3. So excited for you that you are able to run more and more!! My running essentials definitely include my Sauconys and my phone (for safety and selfies)!

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    1. I hear ya! Safety and selfies are top priorities ;)

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  4. I haven't been to a fashion show like that in ages. You're right: The swag is amazing! It was my husband who turned me on to Mizunos!

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    1. I believe your husband is a smart man - sharing a great running shoe like that ;)

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  5. Wow! Such a detailed, exceptional, and motivational post. Keep up the great work, Amy!

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