By the looks of the title you would have thought there’s plenty going on over here, and you know, you’d be right!! A historic time that was this weekend – a new outlet mall opened 30 miles from home and I ran my first half-marathon. Pay no mind to the listing order as clearly the running is a bigger accomplishment, but both are exciting for different reasons!!
The half-marathon, oh my what fun it was. There were about 4,000 people signed up and 2,000 for the full marathon. The race began at 7:00am. Gloves were in absolute order. As we began the 13.1 mile journey, layers of clothing were flying off and landing on sidewalks. It was a sight to be seen but the whole time I just felt so happy to be a part of it, and thankful that I had the strength inside of me to push through and complete this goal that I’d been wanting to accomplish for quite some time. Erin was a great running partner and all our training paid off. Now I’m thinking I need to go all the way and explore the 20+ mile territory. Oh how it frightens me, but in a good way!
As for the outlet adventure, apparently you’re not supposed to explore during the grand opening, unless of course you’re into long lines, congested traffic, and think scavenger hunts at Banana Republic are worthwhile. It was mania, and the local news covered the pandemonium that was unfolding. I’m the only bright star that didn’t do my research and went in thinking “I’ll just check out J Crew and be out”. If it was only that easy, a real commitment was required, but J Crew did not disappoint and I can definitely get used to all those 20/30/40% off signs!! This top is one of the gems I scored and I love the sequins paired with the sailor stripes. I might just declare this “cozy glamour”.