Monday, January 5, 2009

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back.

Well 2009 is upon us isn't it. I'm a little late on wishing everyone a happy 2009, but hope everyone had a wonderful new years. I have much to catch you all up on, so some of my upcoming posts may be some stories that have happened over the break, but don't worry they are funny none the less.

Mr. R and I had a wonderful New Year's Dinner at a nice restaurant in Newport Beach.

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I had a Filet Mignon and it was delicious! Then we went back and hung out at played rock band with a couple that he knows. It was pretty fun. Then the next day USC DOMINATED! I was happy about that and all the football that has been happening lately! The San Diego Charger game the other night was super intense and I am happy they are going on so I have a team to root for. I am also excited for the big game this week because I don't want Florida to win.

Speaking of things to watch on TV, Biggest Loser starts up again tomorrow and I can't wait! This season is going to be so good, and I love watching the show because it's so motivating. Make sure to catch it tomorrow night at 8 pm on NBC.

So with the last pictures I posted, the girls seemed to love them, and I had a few, AHEM, BOYS, who only wanted to see pictures of my new shoes. So here is your eye candy fellas.
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The Nike Span +5 Running Shoe in Black and Pink, which I'm obsessed with especially because this morning I realized they matched my running leggings from Target. I know, I've left my Pegasus and switched from the Vulmero to these babies. I feel like they offer the same type of cushion as my old pegs but with a little more support in the heel, which is nice. So far I've put in a torturous 8.8 miler, and then a great, fast 3.5 miler on them. I like how light they are and look forward to putting in some mileage on them. As I was picking out my shoes, I came to the realization that alas, I'll be back at the store in three months getting new shoes, so it really doesn't even matter. Sadly.
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These beasts are the Asiscs GEL-Trail Attack 4 WR. To be honest, I was skeptical about the need for different shoes to run trails in and then regular road running. Once I put these on though, my mind was instantly changed. They are light and much different than running shoes and I am looking forward to running some trails in the near future! They are a lot different than shoes I normally pick, but I figured it would be fun to get something different.

The 8.8 miler I got in this weekend was evil! I got to about 6.5 and thought this is NEVER going to end, and it was drizzling which is never good for me. I was not motivated to finish it, but continued to run the whole way and was glad I at least got my miles in. I'm looking forward to the half coming up Feburary 1st. It will be a good race and I run the route for training all the time.

This morning I got up and there was ICE on all the cars I ran past. I know, wild for us southern Californians. I have so much respect for those of you getting out there in super cold temperatures. I put in a quick little three miler, Tomorrow I'll post a little bit about my 2009 resolutions and am hoping to get some input on what you think of some training plans. Can't wait to catch up with all of you guys, so if you get a bunch of random comments from me today, just know I'm reading! :) So get ready to be chic in '09!

xoxo

To those who were interested, here is the link to the cupcake holder as well. Bialetti Cupcake Holder

33 comments:

Mojito Maven said...

you look beautiful!!! glad you had a great NYE!!!!!

BeachRunner said...

From your description and the great pic, new years eve sounds like it was great.

Happy new year.

Marcy said...

They have them in pink now?!?! Oh my! I have 2 pairs of the yellow . . . I didn't realize they carried the Air Spans in pink.

Lacey Nicole said...

YES those sneakers are GORGEOUS! Nike "span"?? I am going to look them up. Sadly the freebies I got are killing my achilles with a won't quit blister, i need a sneaker with a more forgiveable-wider back.. the spans look similar to the alaris which have worked for me in the past. HAPPY NEW YEAR'S!

Janice {Run Far} said...

Those shoes are super cute. I love the pink. I have some pink Asics right now and I feel so.... not as smelly in the pink ones. =)

I am excited for TBL to start again. It really is motivating and usually Wed morning, I have a great workout.

You rock, thanks for the cupcake link

Kelly said...

Ha... I was reading and then I got totally distracted because you said "Biggest Loser" and I had to run to my DVR to make sure I had it all set to record.

Check!

X-Country2 said...

Both are pretty cute shoes! LOVE the pink. :o)

Way to battle the elements and get in those miles!

J said...

Those trail running shoes are super sweet! I love the colors! If i had them, i would never wear them because I wouldn't want to get them dirty so they wouldn't be pretty anymore! Haha and I call myself a runner!

aron said...

you guys are sooo cute!! LOVE the pink shoes! happy new year!

Jess said...

I'm with Aron! I LOVE those pink shoes too! Way to power through that 8.8 miler even though the weather was crappy!

D10 said...

Nice new shoes. Trail running is so much fun.

You guys looks so cute in the picture!

Mrs. Nurse said...

glad you had an amazing new years! you both look wonderful :). i love Filet Mignon so i am jealous!

Carolina Girl said...

Look how cute ya'll are! I love the Biggest Loser too, and I can't wait! :)

Jenn said...

I love the new shoes. And can't wait to hear your resolutions!

Amy said...

Awwww sooo cute! I love the shoes, too... especially those trail runners.

Happy New Year!

Denise said...

Cute pic! Love the trail shoes, too! Happy new year.

jjm said...

Great trail shoes!! I have to look into those...
Happy New Year!

chia said...

Rockin Trail Sneaks, I was just thinking of picking those same ones up. Too bad all the trails here are covered in 3 inches of friggin ice!

Happy New Year!! Pic = STUNNING!! Great way to start the chic '09 ;-)

Allie said...

Those shoes look like my dream! I need new ones and have been looking at different pairs.

I am jealous of your running outside...The Midwest is cold this time of year!

Marlene said...

Happy New Year! That's a great picture.

Wow, could those two pair of shoes be any DIFFERENT? Love them both, though.

And I'm glad I'm not the only one super excited about the new season of TBL.

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Thank goodness you're back! I am so unmotivated :( But now I will be inspired & get back to it!

RunToFinish said...

I can't believe biggest loser is starting again already! It totally motivates me, but here I am with a bum knee...I'll find something!

Burger said...

PINK shoes?! At least the trail shoes look studly...hope they hold up well for ya.

For some reason, I can't stand the Chargers. I was definitely rootin' for the Colts in that game :( Still, a great game!

glad you guys had fun on new years. I too had steak that night and it was gooood.

Make the drive up one of these Sundays and join us on a trail run to break those bad boys in!

Oz Runner said...

Nice looking shoes...

I loved the Chargers game...I'm a big Darren Sproles fan, since he played at Kansas State...I hope they can kick it up a notch for Pittsburgh.

The Happy Runner said...

ICE?!?! Sorry!

Great picture -- you look terrific.

Amanda said...

Love the shoe pics, those trail shoes look awesome.

jlc said...

I can so picture the guys reading this blog ----"Hot pink dress? Ok. Hot pink Nike sneakers?HOTTTTTTTTTTT."



PS Both are super cute by the way! Your shoes AND the dress. :)

Kristen said...

I am SO excited for the Biggest Loser too!! Love the pink shoes! So cute.

d.a.r. said...

Love the new shoes!!! I might have to switch over now...

A Toronto girl out West said...

Happy New Year's to you too! :o)

PS: YAAAY Biggest Loser! I hope the really big young boy wins!!

Laurel said...

You guys look adorable on the NYE pic. Glad you had a good night.

LG said...

Love the ASICS trail shoes -- will be interested to read your thoughts on them after running a few trails. And I am sooo excited for the biggest loser tonight too -- the opening show song gets me every time!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Love the picture! Did you get bangs? Missed you!!! XO