Monday, February 6, 2012

Wu and a training plan

Did you get to Target to see the Jason Wu line? It dropped Sunday (that's my rapper lingo coming out), so if you weren't there odds are you didn't see much. I got there at 7:40 - store opened at 8 - and I was the 4th one in line. It was fun to meet people also there to check out the Wu. I found myself looking at body types and seeing if anyone would be in competition with me for sizes. The doors opened at 8:00 sharp and people took off! They were actually running! This was my first experience with any of this - Black Friday included- so I was not prepared for the elbows, grabbing, and running that ensued. I was 4th in line and was able to score three items to try on. I heard one Target worker say that the shelves were cleared at 8:01. That sounds amazing, but there also was not much to the display. A few dresses, a few shirts, a few skirts. That's it. Here's what I tried on:

The one I really wanted - my Target didn't have this dress

This was really cute and fun

The sleeves on this one were too small, but cute dress

I was home by 8:45 and had the whole day ahead of me to do one training run. I had to do a 5K race - or race like run. I figured "no problem" and put it off until after lunch. I chose to do my run on the treadmill and put on Sixteen Candles. Who doesn't love a Molly Ringwold/John Hughes film?

My run was not fast. It was fast for where I am right now. I am learning that I cannot compare myself to anyone else and I really cannot compare myself to my previous seasons. That's hard to remember, but I'm trying to just look at this season and see what I can do now and where I am now. Easier said than done. The run was good (but now my stupid hip hurts) and I ran it much faster than any other runs this season - making it very race-like.

I'm half way done with my 1/2 marathon training plan. I'm pretty happy about that, I know the longest runs are waiting for me but the beginning is always hard because you are getting back into training in general. I have been headache free for almost a month too! I did get one last night from a super bowl hot dog. At least I think it was the hot dog. Grrrrrrr.

Toying with the idea of getting these. What do you think?