Monday, June 30, 2014

11 miles and dress shopping

I've been enjoying a few days alone because J and the boys went to a youth conference in GA this weekend. There is nothing like being in a completely quiet house, no stress, no noise, just peace...ahhhh.

 My long run this weekend was 11 miles and I decided to do that Friday, so I could sleep in on Saturday.
I got an early start so I could beat some of this heat and humidity. I'm so glad I did!

I also need to remember to start carrying my water with me. I run at a park and usually run 5 miles before going back to my car for water and fuel. But in this humidity I need water a lot more often than every 5 miles! This drinking fountain was a huge relief. Pretty sure I drank nonstop for about 10 minutes.

Have I mentioned that I hate shopping? I think I have...anyway, I decided I love Old Navy. And Target. So I'll go shopping if those stores are involved!
Since I had time alone I decided to go do a little shopping. I've been loving cute summer dresses lately, and needed to add to my huge collection of 1!

I found a few things at Old Navy (who can turn down $1 flip flops??) Then I headed over to Target. I found at least 10 adorable dresses. Tried them all on. But left empty handed. I was not happy with the way any of them looked on me!!

I was either too tall, too fat, too wide, too SOMETHING. With every single dress I thought dang, this would look hot if I was just 25 lbs thinner!
 And I realized that's why I hate shopping. I know have a bad self image and I am working on that, believe it or not! It's depressing that I've gained 15 lbs, but I've kept off 30! I'm not where I want to be, but I've ran 4 marathons, 1 ultra, and have 3 more marathons to run this year!
 I'm trying to tell myself the GOOD things my body has done, and not focus on the not so good. I'm replacing the negative thoughts, with positive ones. It's not about being skinny, it's about being healthy!
 So as for now, my dress collection is still at 1.But hopefully that will change soon!

The rest of my quiet weekend will be spent watching the whole 2nd season of OITNB.


What's your favorite show right now?
Did you run this weekend?
katie

29 comments:

  1. I like the two white dresses! What one did you end up going with?

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    1. Thanks Angie! I got the last white dress, but was planning on returning it. But, maybe I'll just keep it instead!

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    2. that looks great on you - keep it!

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  2. you look great in all the dresses but I love both the white dresses the best :)

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    1. Thank you Tanvee! I think those were my faves too.

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  3. I just found you through Alyssa! You have 3 MORE marathons to run this year?! Teach me your ways!

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    1. Awesome! Yes, I do. Crazy, I know! But I love it!!

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  4. I hate shopping too, for the same reasons! I love buying things, but not clothes! In fact last year I was so annoyed with it, I think I only bought a couple new outfits the entire year. However, I will say, you really do look cute in those dresses.
    That is awesome about 3 more marathons, you have an awesome running year going!
    Everyone raves about OITNB, maybe I should get on Netflix and watch it:) Right now I am loving the show Arrow, I think mostly because the guy is just super hot, LOL

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    1. I enjoy buying anything other than clothes too! Thank you Kristy.
      You should watch it. It's kinda crazy, but I guess that's what keeps me watching! I haven't even heard of Arrow, I'll have to look for that one! (And a hot guy? Even better reason!)

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  5. I still love both of the white dresses! Let me know what you think about season 2 of OITNB.

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    1. Thank you Suz! I got through 5 episodes so far. It does seem crazier than the first season. But of course it's suspenseful, so I have to keep watching!

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  6. Good job on getting the 11 miler done before it was too hot. Water is a must these days!

    I'm not a big shopper either. I only do it if I have to. I think you look great in all the dresses!

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    1. Thanks girl! I love online shopping, I should probably just stick to that!

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  7. I am exactly the same way about shopping. (And I know it doesn't make you feel any better, but I think you look great!!) Sadly, I don't think it will get any better for me once I hit my goal, because I am always going to see myself as fat. :( I need to work on this! You are so smart to get that long run in early! I went out this morning for 3 miles at 9am and it was HOT! Need to get up much earlier tomorrow!

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    1. Thank you Jen, that does make me feel better! I know what you mean, 15 lbs ago I was feeling good about myself but still wasn't happy. Now I would do ANYTHING to get back there! We both need to work on this!! Waking up early is the best way for me to beat the heat. I think next time I'll wake up even earlier. I can't wait until Fall!

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  8. I hate shopping for that same reason... but I will say, there are at LEAST 3 dresses that I think you should have got. That first white one is fantastic on you!!!! With a nice chunky necklace & sandals? Perfect summer dress!

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    1. Ohhhh, sounds like with those accessories it might not look too bad. Thinking I may need to go back and get that one! Thanks darlin!

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  9. Oh but you looked so beautiful in the dresses!! I especially love the third one, I am a sucker for anything with flowers.

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    1. Thank you Breanna! I loved that dress on the model, but I thought it looked like I was wearing 70's curtains or something. Lol! But I did think it was a cute dress!

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  10. You look great in lots of those dresses! I especially liked the long white one! And I LOVE OITNB!!

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    1. So far, that has been the favorite dress. Sounds like I need to go back for it! Isn't that show great? Love it!

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  11. First of all, thank you for reminding me that I really need to invest in a handheld water bottle for running, like, yesterday. And also, those dresses look great on you, seriously! Especially the white ones. Maybe you'd get a boost from just kind of going for it, even if you're not TOTALLY comfortable, picking up one of the dresses you like best and just kinda faking it until you make it? Just a thought because seriously, they look great and you. are. incredible!

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    1. Thank you Alyssa! I think I will go back for that white one. Maybe seeing it in my closet would also give me extra incentive to keep on with this weight loss. :)
      Oh, and go get that handheld bottle!!!

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  12. I too have shopping issues for the same reason. So sorry.

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  13. We are our own worst critics....I think you look fab in ALL of them!! And yey for quiet, alone time...what I wouldn't give for that right now!!

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    1. Thank you Sue. Hoping you can get some alone time one of these days! Just come visit me and I'll watch your kiddos so you can. :)

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  14. oh don't return that last white dress it is stunning! (link please!) they seriously all look amazing on you, but i understand completely body image and how we can be our own worst critics. but at the end of the day, if you don't like the way something looks, or the way you look, nobody can change that but yourself ;) i'm working on it as well!

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    1. Here's the link. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=79750&vid=1&pid=967351022
      I think it would look amazing on you Kristen!!

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