Fashion Friday: Coach Meets Nike

With all my May races in the works I decided I better suit up. I’ve been window shopping at different spring jackets but I don’t want anything too thick. I’m the type of runner who likes wearing as little as possible. That doesn’t mean I run in a bikini. I’m not that courageous. Well, if you challenged me I might say, “Challenge Accepted!” What I mean is- I like to wear light clothing when I run. I tend to get really hot so a rain jacket would be ideal but I need breathability. So with all that in the back of my mind I went shopping. But I was at Coach. I know what you’re thinking- how do you buy a running jacket at Coach?! Well, I didn’t. I did buy some beautiful gloves, a berry case, and a big girl big wallet! I LOVE Coach Factory Store shopping! I got such amazing deals that I felt like I was stealing. But I didn’t– my name is not Lindsay Lohan. *zing!*

My Coach Gloves

My Big Girl Coach Wallet

My Berry Case

As I left Coach feeling fabulous, I turned to my right to find the Nike Factory Store. As I perused through the clothing and I found THE jacket. A lightweight rain jacket with a hood, an ipod pocket, and ventilation all up the back! How perfect! And the price you ask? Well, originally $130 but I got it for another steal at $60! I can’t really tell you my review on it yet because it’s not spring so I haven’t taken it out for a test run but I can show you how amazing this new beauty looks!

So, if you see a crazy girl with any of these items- chances are it’s me. So stop me and say hi!

The Snow Workout Playlist


The What’s Up, Disney?! Playlist
**on jukebox shuffle
Forget You- Cee Lo Green
Rhythm of Love- Plain White T’s
Your Love Is My Drug- Ke$ha
We No Speak Americano- Yolanda Be Cool feat. D Cup
The Catalyst- Linkin Park
Little Secrets- Passion Pit
2012 (It Ain’t The End)- Jay Sean feat. Nicki Minaj

Stretching/ Cool Down
Lay Me Down- The Dirty Heads feat. Rome

Stats of the Run
Distance: 21.05 km
Pace: 4:28 min/km

Jukebox Kind of Run.

It wasn’t a choice. It just happened.

Friends, I am very sorry for the lack of blogging. I really did have some great runs that I was going to blog about (with my [then] newly inspired nike+ half marathon coach) and they had some really great playlists with embarrassing oldies songs that went with them! Then some medical issues got in the way. After being diagnosed with a wee little thing called basal cell carcinoma on my nose, I had to undergo surgery to get it removed. Healing the body takes a lot of energy and therefore my running came to a halt. But– all is well again (…almost) and I am back in the running game! This time with trendy hats, lots of sunscreen, vitamin e, and soy products!

Let the Jukebox playlist begin!

My ipod playlists have been itching to get their running playlists going so I thought to myself, “I’m not feeling 100% but- let’s do it!” So, I did. I went to the gym because the downpour of rain was not something I wanted to deal with today. I put on my running shoes and as I was tying them I couldn’t help but think about how I should have washed them. Ah well. With my game face on I was ready to take the challenge. Not really, but I faked it. I took it easy and pushed myself with sprints every now and then throughout the run. It felt good. Not great. But it definitely felt good to get back at it again. My ipod was accidentally on shuffle so this is why I call this my jukebox kind of run. You never know what kind of music will come on next but every song is exciting because you just don’t know what the next tune will bring. Kind of like life, right?

My Jukebox kind of playlist:
Your Love is My Drug- Ke$ha
Not Myself Tonight- Christina Aguilera
Alloway Grove- Paolo Nutini
Gives You Hell- Glee Cast
1901- Phoenix
(If You’re Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To- Weezer
Lay Me Down- The Dirty Heads feat. Rome of Sublime with Rome
California Gurls– Katy Perry feat. Snoop Dogg
Starlight- Muse
Shark in the Water- V V Brown
Banquet- Bloc Party

Armada Latina- Cypress Hill feat. Pitbull and Marc Anthony
No Woman, No Cry- Bob Marley

Sidenote: 29 years ago today, Bob Marley passed away at the age of 36 from the spread of melanoma in his lungs and brain. So awful.

Stats of the Run:
Distance: 7.55 km
Time: 4:48 min/km
Calories: 326