10 Miles? No Big Deal :)

Happy Monday! Only three days in the work week for me which means this is really my Wednesday : )

Over the weekend I watched the Heat kick the Pacer’s butt while eating way too many snacks. It was a great way to spend a Friday night with Adam, but my stomach was a little unsettled when I started my 10-miler late Saturday afternoon.

I’ll leave out some of the more unpleasant details, but the second half of the run went perfectly!

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This run marked my fourth Saturday in a row running 10 miles. Double digit miles used to really intimidate me and I would always slow down — mentally and physically — around mile eight.

After a month of running Double Digit Saturdays I am feeling so much more confident about 10 mile+ runs. I no longer slow down considerably or walk a lot during the last couple of miles. And mentally I am no longer worried/anxious/nervous about completing the run because I know I’m going to finish strong.

Overall, I’m feeling really good about heading into marathon training next month which was the whole point of doing more double digit runs. The idea of running 15+ miles still sounds absolutely insane… but it sounds a little bit less insane than it did a month ago.

Aside from running, I also did a little shopping this weekend. This year I started a thing where I allow myself a $100 clothing budget per month — with that $100 I can get running stuff or regular people stuff. Last month I overspent because I ended up buying a new pair of Brooks Adrenalines along with some casual clothes. That meant this month I only had about $50 to spend.

My favorite brand is called Bar III which can be found at Macy’s. However, ever since I started losing weightย I’ve found it increasingly more difficult to spend a lot of money on clothes since I know I won’t be able to wear the pieces for long. So, right now I’m buying most of my normal people clothes at Target, where I found this pretty dress and necklace that I’m going to bring on the cruise!

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The dress, which looks pink in the picture but is actually more of a coral, was only $25 and the necklace was $16. Together they fit right into my reduced monthly budget for April!

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Naturally, Cecil assumed the necklace was a cat toy and pounced on it right away.

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Luckily for him, I find it impossible to be mad at this little face:

He’s too much!

What’s your favorite store to shop for clothes on a budget?ย 

– Target. Stores like Ross/Marshalls/TJs stress me out because they feels so unorganized!

Do you watch/like basketball?ย 

I’m so ready for the playoffs to begin! Let’s go Heat!

8 comments

  1. Ali K. @ Hit the Ground Running

    I nearly bought that same dress!! Target has the cutest clothes sometimes.

    You’re rocking those 10 milers!! I’m getting back into long runs on the weekends now that my 10k is over. Fingers crossed I remember how it all works! lol
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    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      They do! I’m worried that it won’t survive many washings, but I think I’ll definitely get my $25 worth out of it! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  2. cheryl

    Great dress! Great color!
    Way to go on your run!

    1. Kristina @ Blog About Running

      Thank you for always being so positive and encouraging! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  3. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Very cute dress! That is perfect for your cruise! I hope Cecil didn’t rip any of that pretty… lace?? I know it is not lace but I don’t know what to call it.
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  4. Kim

    Great job on those 10 miles runs!!!
    I love Target – for clothes (real and workout) and so much more!!
    I like college basketball but don’t really watch NBA – my youngest son does though!!
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  5. Lou @ Running Through China

    Love the dress! And that’s awesome re: your run!

    Never watched basketball, but sometimes we have an attempt at chucking a ball through a hoop here (an unsuccessful attempt on my half).

    Happy Wednesday to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  6. karen

    Awesome job on the double digits runs! Double digits always intimidate me still. I love the dress it’s going to really pretty on you “) I can’t wait till you post about your first 15 miler ๐Ÿ™‚
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