Wednesday, January 11, 2012

13.1, Here We Come!

Hopefully we'll look this pretty AFTER the race...!

      Hello lovely people!! So, this blog isn't necessarily about fashion..but it's about two of your favorite fashionistas! For most of you, New Years Resolutions are still fresh on the brain, myself included. However, I chose resolutions that would not be that difficult to follow through (like flossing every night, eating fewer carbs etc)..just so I didn't get discouraged. So when I decided, mid-New years Day brunch, to sign up for the Virginia Beach Half marathon, I was more shocked than anyone else! It was like the thoughts were running through my mind and the words were coming out of my mouth, but the actuality of it wasn't registering...until I actually registered. Then there was no turning back. I was committed. I've always been able to run and enjoy doing it, for the most part, but I've never been one to jump at the opportunity to run a race per say, but completing a half marathon has always been something I've wanted to do. And here we are.
     Rebecca was the person who inspired me to run the Monument Avenue 10K for the first time last year, so naturally I was ecstatic when telling her the good news.My enthusiasm must have rubbed off on her because I could see the little twinkle in her eye as we talked about it, and I knew then that she was putty in my hands- there was no way she was going to let me run this race alone! But I had to be strategic- I  didn't want to pressure her on top of her 90-day Seal team Challenge she had just begun.. So I spent the next few days buttering her up, indulging her in a nice, long Sunday run, paying her copious compliments etc etc. And BAM, Monday morning she signed up!  She couldn't resist my charm  or the opportunity to buy a cute, new running dress!  (this is how I remember the story, Rebecca..) Anyways, details, shmetails.. the bottom line is that WE'RE RUNNING TOGETHER (again)! And I couldn't be happier.
     So now comes the fun part- for you. There were only charity spots left when we signed up, so our entry to the race is dependent on our fundraising for our choice charity: liveSTRONG. Please take a minute to check our pages and if you can contribute financially, great, but moreover we really just need your moral support!! Thanks for taking the time to read this, and Rebecca- love you guurrrlll! Let's get our goo' drinking, dress runnin', Shamrock race on!


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