Hi friends! I totally did not expect to take a little blogging hiatus but the past few weeks have been a bit hectic. I’ve been working on a side project after work (that I’ll tell you about soon!). So, shall I catch you up quickly? Yes! Quickly as is only 253 words. Count ’em. Cuz I didn’t.
I got a Flip Belt. I’ve hated every running pouch/belt/fanny pack I’ve ever tried.
But I looove the Flip Belt. It has little slits in the front and back so you can slide in your keys, iphone, GUs (all of which I carried in the race). And then you can flip it over so the openings face inward and your goods don’t fall out. It doesn’t bounce or ride up. (Bottom line: I’d spend my own money on it. But I didn’t – they sent it to me for free. But seriously, I’d spend my own money on it. Oooh, I think I know what I’m getting one of my friends for Christmas!)
I like it so much that I wore it in the Mistletoe Half Marathon last weekend. (See it peeking out?) I probably won’t do a Top 10 Reasons I Loved the Mistletoe Half Marathon 3.0, so I’ll just tell you my #1 favorite thing.
#1: I set a new half marathon PR – 1:42:41! (Just a month after setting my PR in Savannah!) My average pace was 7:50 min/mile and I was 7th in my age group. And I finished strong which I’ve never done in this race. The hills usually wipe me out (it’s a pretty tough course) but I felt good this year!
After the race, I showered and hopped in the car to head to a wedding in Asheville. I wore the dress from Gusto you guys helped me pick out on Instagram (thanks friends!). And taking off my 4″ heels at the end of the night after dancing for 2+ hours felt reeeeeaaaalllllly good. [Dress: Line & Dot, Ring: House of Harlow]
I love any excuse to visit Asheville. It’s cute and quaint and has hidden gems like this giant door.
And a super cool tea room, Dobra Tea.
Also while I was in Asheville, I had my very first roasted chestnut. On a (semi) open fire, no less.
Not too shabby. They grew on me. But you need water with them. They’re dry.
Also in the past week, I bought and tried a new protein powder. It’s terrible. I’m taking it back to Whole Foods and getting my trusty Plant Fusion.
And I wore this outfit. And these new pumps might be too small. But I like them a lot so I’m hoping they stretch out. Leather stretches, right??