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New Love: Singlets!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

OK - so this runner chick has not ever tried running w/ arms out.

Inspired by a runner pal from RWOL, I decided to go ahead and give it a whirl.

I know I'll be getting a singlet as part of my Team Marathon Bar kit, but I didn't remember at first that I HAVE a singlet - one I bought to use as a swimsuit along w/ a running skirt. Dorkiest swimwear ever? Sure. But very comfortable! Anyway. I put that on, added more sunblock to the shoulder area, liberally bodyglided all the underarm area that I was worried about rubbing and headed on out.

Here's a picture of said singlet:

And OH MAN!!!!!!! It was amazing!!!!! My body was like - Dana - what have we been doing in SHIRTS all this time!!!


So anyway I thought, I'll get some more of these at some point, because it's only getting hotter. Well - at the race packet pickup there was a booth w/ running apparel for only $9.99 a piece and I picked up 3!!!!!!! :D YAY!!!!

I got two Asics ones and one Saucony one. The Asics Emma Singlet and the Saucony Elite Singlet - Asics in Blue and Teal and Saucony in a pretty coral and white deal. They're in the wash right now, I'll take pictures someday.

Now I'm considering butchering my LG Team running shirt.

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/2/2011 6:09PM

    I love singlets!

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MARLIE13 5/30/2011 12:52PM

    So you promise me that you're not running around in one of these?


Because when you say "singlet" that's what I was thinking. I'm with Hope. If it doesn't have sleeves, it's a tank top. haha!

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MBSHAZZER 5/30/2011 10:36AM

    You look great, Dana! I almost always run sleeveless... most of my short sleeve shirts chafe me something awful and for obvious reasons, long sleeves are OUT where I live.

Enjoy your new running clothes!

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HOPERY 5/30/2011 9:25AM

    Oh, so now I know what a singlet is. I think I just call everything that lets the arms out a tank top. Very good look for you!

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SEEHOLZ 5/30/2011 12:13AM

    It looks great on you- I hate sleeves myself... unless they are long and even then... I'd prfer without.

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/29/2011 10:50PM

    it is so cute!

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BRUIN2 5/29/2011 10:47PM

    I found this blog HILARIOUS Dana. hehe.

Glad you enjoyed the arms free!!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/29/2011 7:53PM

    I have that exact same one and love it when it gets hot out.

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/29/2011 7:21PM

    Looking great!!

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Running Early?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Not so much. But the weather isn't getting too hot too fast this morning, so I'm taking my sweet time.

I got an awesome deal on Gaga's new album the other day - $0.99 on Amazon Mp3. YES. AMAZING! So anyway, I loaded that up to my running MP3 player, letting that charge a bit, I cut my new superfeet to fit in my new Mizunos and I'm gonna take them for a nice leisurely (that's what I'm going for anyway) spin around a nice loop road nearby.

Power Yoga was AWESOME yesterday. I'd been so focused lately on stretching my calves to make sure my PF and AT issues stay in control that I had been neglecting my IT Band and was starting to feel the pressure. Holley totally focused a section of class on first hips and then specifically outer hips - hello IT band happiness!!! She is a yoga psychic. I've only asked for a specific body part to be worked once, but without fail every other class if I felt something needed specific attention, she still did it. Even when it was my FEET. Someone else asked for feet help. HAHA. :D Brilliant!

Ate breakfast a while ago - waiting for more charge for my music and that to all settle and I'll be good to go! :D

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MBSHAZZER 5/29/2011 2:56PM

    Glad to hear the yoga was fantastic and I hope it wasn't too hot for your run. It's roasting here... I am definitely out the door before 6am or else it isn't happening.

Enjoy your long weekend!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/29/2011 1:54AM

    woot for yoga psychic!

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SEEHOLZ 5/28/2011 2:28PM

    Your power yoga recaps totally motivate me to want to go-NOW-LOL!

Great job Dana!!!

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CLOVERR1 5/28/2011 11:53AM

    I'm afraid Lady Gaga makes me gag. :( My favorite music to exercise to remains the Celtic punk of Culann's Hounds. :)

I am going to be fivefingering at lunchtime today; maybe the heat will help me keep it to a reasonably easy pace.

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SEPPIESUSAN 5/28/2011 11:16AM

    Hmm...my issue with Gaga songs is that they initially rev me up for running but then quickly wear off - possibly due to overuse (they get so overplayed on the radio). Hehe. That's amazing that you got the whole album for less than a dollar. She's unimaginably rich though, I'm sure, and can afford to let you have the album cheap, hehe.

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We Zumba-ed!

Friday, May 27, 2011

If it wasn't Memorial Day on Monday I'd be sure to be there. :P

But tonight I'm going to Power Yoga - YAY - and running tomorrow AM.

So at my church we have what we call "visiting teachers" - we all get paired up w/ someone and assigned ladies to visit and give a spiritual message and see how they're doing and whatnot once a month - I'm awful at this, btw - even at being the visitee - I accidentally stood them up a week ago or more. Anyway, we rescheduled for them to take me out to lunch at my favorite place, The Happy Tummy. The lunch is really for my birthday - that tells you how great we are at scheduling, since that was in February. They visited me since then but we weren't able to figure out a meal time (lunch or dinner).

So that's happening Saturday, then Sunday it's packet pick-up for the race, and Monday is race day!

And sometime this weekend I get to make another SHIMMER STAR hoop! :) YAY! I loove the silver shimmer star tape. It's difficult to work with and more expensive than some other tapes but it's sooo pretty, so I'm happy I get to make another one. It's going to be black w/ shimmer star tape and fluourescent pink gaffer tape. :D

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AUNTC321 5/27/2011 12:19PM

    I like the idea of a mentor / encourager from your church.

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WOLFKITTY 5/27/2011 12:16PM

    Cool! But then that RockIt Ballet sounds neato, too! :D

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HOPERY 5/27/2011 12:15PM

    Celebrating the Feb. birthday now sounds perfect. LOL Have a great race!

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MBSHAZZER 5/27/2011 10:21AM

    Enjoy the race, Dana. And a place called The Happy Tummy sounds totally awesome!

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4 miles!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Another milestone - longest run since returning to land running. :)

It was soooooooo hot and sooooo tough to make myself keep going. It was energy draining. I had water but I just was like - this sucks. It was not one of those glorious runs - although it really did have it's very nice moments, too! Most of the way back was into a HOT headwind, but then sometimes in the shade it turned cooler and there was a nice moment of AHHHH - you know?

But I'm soooo proud I sticked it out because now I REALLY feel I'm returning to my running. :) I thought I was going mega slow, I hit some 13mm paces at times, but when I uploaded my garmin data I avg'd 11:47 on the way out (1.8something miles) and 12:20 something on the way back, for about 2 miles. So I was very happy with that!

I have my first race back to running on Monday - big 10K race in the community for Memorial Day, the added a 5K route at some point and that's the one I'm doing. I'm not 100% sure how I want to take the race yet - there have been some people training to run it, but I don't think anyone stuck with it enough to run the whole thing or maybe just had too far to go to train up to it because they weren't starting with a base level of fitness before the beginning of C25K, you know? When I started c25K for the first time, I had been walking 30-45min 3x a week regularly for 6 months and doing some strength training and was able to go straight through the program - but if you're literally COUCHING it to 5K, that could take longer.

There are a couple of people I think will run the whole thing, but one has been training w/ her mom so I'm guessing they'll run together. I guess I'll see if that other girl wants me to run with her, otherwise I'm gonna race it to the best of my ability.

So I'm planning to run either Fri or Saturday, somewhere around 3 miles but take the pace super easy. I thought I was trying to take it easy on Wed and I felt slow, but it looks like my thoughts being concerned about being late to band rehearsal actually had me pushing it more than I thought. Granted, I thought I was going slow but it felt draining cause of the weather and stuff. Whatever. I think I'm convincing myself that Saturday running would be better to avoid the hottest part of the day.... or I could get up early tomorrow? Either way NOT running tomorrow after work. So hot. hahaha.

Tonight it's either Zumba or RockIt Ballet! KEAKMAN kindly gifted me a LivingSocial deal for some classes at a local DanceTrance studio and I'm dying to try this class. They meet on Monday and Thursday, so if Zumba's cancelled, I'm going to check it out! Friday will be PowerYoga. OH YES. :) Saturday - Run andmaybeTRXoryogabutmaybenot.

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/26/2011 11:22PM

    rockit ballet sounds fun. good job with the running.

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MBSHAZZER 5/26/2011 12:37PM

    I vote for early morning running! :D It's way too hot otherwise...

Have fun at the race and congrats on your long run! You're making great progress!

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NOELLIEMAE 5/26/2011 11:03AM

    mmm. busy wek :) congrats on your long run! Hey- I'm signed up for the 10k but I think I'm goign to switch to the 5k... I'm not feeling a 6 miler this week... How is your foot?!

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Running today!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

That's all.

Dinner was too much volume of food last night, but top quality and delicious - made for really good shopping afterward because we were so full. HAHA. I feel very well prepared for healthy eating the rest of the week.

Almost hoping to have to cancel Zumba on Thursday so I can go to my Living Social deal at this "Dance Trance" studio and try Rock-It Ballet class finally. The class is also on Monday, so I could always do it and switch my runs around.

Tonight I'm going to try to get about 4 miles in, we will see how it goes!

New running shoes should be coming in today as well.

I got a running sponsorship with Marathon Bar, btw. :) I will not really be talking about that much here probably to avoid any appearance of solicitation or whatever - although I won't be selling anything. What's cool is I'll be getting some product samples and some Marathon Bar branded running apparel to wear in races.

I'm also planning to run the Latin Music Miami Beach half as part of my deal since they say I need to run one RockNRoll sponsored event.

Anyone considering that race???

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SWEETZMIX 5/26/2011 8:26AM

    Being sponsored = very cool!

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/25/2011 6:07PM

    spopnsored? i don't understand. how did this happen? sounds cool. i have no idea what marathon bar is.

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MBSHAZZER 5/25/2011 1:50PM

    OMG OMG OMG!!! You do know I LIVE in Miami Beach, right?! I think I am running a marathon in Palm Beach the weekend of the RnR but maybe I'll move things around. SO EXCITED TO MEET YOU LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!!

ETA, my marathon is December 4, so I will be in town and ready to run with you on December 11!

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HOPERY 5/25/2011 12:05PM

    How cool that you are getting sponsored. How did you do that? That half sounds fun. When is it?

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