Saturday, January 19, 2008

Dressing UP to dress DOWN


So as many of you know, I'm a broke graduate student. Usually I never spend any money on workout clothes....they usually consist of t-shirts from the thrift store...and some random nike shorts, VS pink sweats, or whatever I've had in my drawer since 9th grade (including high school sports t shirt). When push came to shove..I always spent most of my money on "going out" clothes to strut my stuff at the local club. Well I am now MARRIED with the golden hand cuffs and realize I spend the majority of my time dressed DOWN. I am a scrub wearing (literally...medical field), sweat pant sportin, hoody hoodlum grad student. So I figured these days I might as well look smokin hot in workout clothes....therefore I will be dressing UP to dress DOWN!


So heres the first start....some bia brazil capri pants so that NO ONE will miss my undertrained ass in my first half marathon! This is the first apparel item of the "sexy twin" running gear (more info to come about that). Got them on sale 40% off....for a grand total of $34! YESSSSS! This is just a start....I have no money....so other items will have to come as rewards for finishing races. Plus I'm saving up for my first triathlon bike... :)


Also...I found another victim yesterday. Her name is Nikki....and I made her go running with me (on my rest day). It was a blast...although I'm sure she was cursing me the whole time. But at the end...(when I made her sprint the last 300 m) she managed to mutter "that was..........FUN!" She used the F word!!!! ANd totally not the F word I thought she was going to say...haha. So I'm hoping I might have someone to run with some days. SHe even agreed to come run with me Sunday already. I hung the bait out there....and she bit! THats like victim number 6 for me. Stay away...I'm serious! Oh...and heres the run! Then we stuffed our faces with sushi. What's running for if you cant make up all the calories you burnt by eating a bunch of shit?

11 comments:

IronGambit said...

Nice cool little charts... how did you do that? ;)

Laura said...

Wow, what a long run for a newcomer! I took two of my friends on a four mile run and they were not too happy :)

I agree with you about needing to splurge on some hot workout stuff... I was thinking about that a lot when I was running today and saw girls wearing all kinds of cute things. I was trying to come up with a reward for myself for the half-marathon I'm doing next weekend (my first!), and I think you just clinched it for me. I'll reward myself before the race with some new clothes so I can look hot while running! (Don't worry, I'll test them out on a run or two first). Thanks for the idea!

Also, I love your charts, and I have a nano, so maybe I'll finally grab a Nike Plus or iPod sport or whatever it's called so I can post mine too. It's great to see it like that!

IronGambit said...

see Duff! You are already leaving an impact! ;)

katieo said...

LOL, I am SOOO cheap!
I hate spending money on new workout clothes (I'd rather buy the real thing and be able to wear them when I'm not sweating up a storm :)
But those pink ones are way cute!

RazZDoodle said...

so you're like the proverbial tiger lying in the brush waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting jackal and getting her to run with you.

TJ said...

good job on convert number 6.

TriSaraTops said...

I say eat the sushi! You earned it.

We'll have to meet up to say hi at the start of the Cleveland half mary! What part of C-Town are you from? I hail from Bay Village on the WESSSSIIIIDDDE. :)

Gotta Run said...

Two if my favorite things... workout clothes and a great running friend.

You are one lucky girl.

Reluctant Runner said...

Hi there, Christine. It is really fun to buy good workout stuff. I'm convinced I run faster. :-)

Just discovered your blog and am bookmarking it. I ran my first half last May and am now training for my first marathon (this coming May). Good luck on your quest for the half and the marathon!

P.O.M. said...

Cute pants! Oh sista... it will only get worse. I am stunned at the sweet moola that I drop on running gear. It's quite astonishing, in a bad way. ha ha. But when I need a quick fix new workout clothes- check out Target! They have some cute stuff.

Susan Oseen said...

I think that is where I spend most of my cash...workout wear, races, and triathlon gear.

How did bike shoppin' go? Did you find anything. I have a 2006 Specialized Transition Elite...pretty good bike. Although I wish it was in some fun color other than black, but it works so I shouldn't complain.