Friday, July 27, 2012

Runaway Train

Get it?  Because I'm training for a run.  I know, I know... it's not the most clever title in the world, but it was all that I could come up with!

I'm really at the very beginning stages of my half-marathon training.  I ran four miles for the first time in my life on Wednesday and it was amazing!! Okay, I lie. The run itself was not amazing. I thought I was going to die, throw up, pass out... all of the above.

Dress & Vest: Thrifted
Shoes & Belt: Target

Then, about an hour or so later when I recovered, I felt amazing! I felt thin and strong and like I could conquer the world.

Necklace & Watch: Target
Bracelet & Earrings: Premier Designs Jewelry

Starting August 6th, I'll be using Hal Higdon's half marathon training plan. My husband used Hal Higdon's plan to train for his first marathon, so I feel like I'm in good company. =)  For the first time since I had the kids, I'm getting in shape and starting to feel like the strong, fit 25-year old I was when I got married! I really hope that when school starts and my schedule changes, I'm still able to find time to train.

If you're a runner, do you follow any particular plan to train for an event?  If you're not a runner, what do you like to do for exercise? 

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Lindsay said...

i got my training schedule basis from, their smart coach is great. i tweaked it to fit my schedule! glad your training is going well.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Love the dress!! Good luck on your running. I would fall over running so long, but you can do it. I should get back to running! Have a great weekend xx

Bonnie said...

I am so excited that you are training for a marathon! I wish you the best of luck. I know you can do it! Love this dress so much. You look beautiful.
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Katie said...

that is so exciting!! it feels SO good to accomplish big runs! I used his training plan for my marathons and half marathons too! i'm excited to hear about it as you train! and cute outfit too!

TheTinyHeart said...

I love the geometric print on your dress, Tiffany! When we were supposed to run the mile in HS, I was one of those people that walked it instead, haha. So I don't have any running advice :) Have a great weekend!

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Callie said...

Running does give you such an amazing feeling! And go you! Can't wait to hear how the training and prep goes. Loving the dress and vest today - it's an adorable print!


Thrifted Shift said...

I found your blog through Feathers & Freckles comments and I think we should be friends! When I did two half marathons a few summers ago, I found a bunch of training calendars online, found commonalities, and made my own. I pretty faithfully stuck to it and I was ready, which was HUGE because until then, I wasn't really a runner! I totally get that whole going to pass out and die feeling. Good for you that you ran four miles! That's way more than most people can!

Style-Delights said... this dress..good luck with the training..I need to get back to running! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Anonymous said...

Cannot believe what a fabulous dress that is that is thrifted. I REALLY need to push away from my computer and hit up some of our Goodwill and thrift stores in town. Shame on me for spending so much on department store items.

You look super duper cute!

Carly said...

Love that dress! I have been using Jenny Hadfield's training plans here for the 10K I am doing tomorrow (yikes!). I don't follow to the letter, but they work well for the general structure of the long runs, etc. Good luck!

Tara said...

You know, I never felt better than when I was running after Brigid was born. And then, I just...stopped. And now all I can think about is how I want to start doing it again, which of course, I can't, because I'm too out of shape and pregnancy is not the ideal time to start a training plan. Boo!

But I am still so happy for you, of course :) And four miles? You totally qualify as a rockstar in my book!

All Things Chic said...

I can't even run one mile. No judgement here!!



TaraMixandMatch said...

Yea, I don't run, I'm pathetic lol :) I love the print of your dress!

still being [molly] said...

i used to run... i used hal higdon and loved his stuff! you look fab btw!!

Iva Grbesic said...

Great print dress, and Tiffany I had to see the picture of you and the gun again. I seriously cannot get enough of it. I swear I would have the same expression on my face that's why I love it so much!

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

HaHa Tiffany! I was playing some Rocky music for you! You go girl. You're conditioning your body. You and your hubby are going to do great in that marathon. LOVE that dress. You look awesome!

Anne said...

Love that dress!! Have a fabulous weekend:)

Megan Mae said...

Love, love, love the print on that dress. So cute!

I'm not a runner. I like to dance (Dance Central for Kinect!), stretch, walk. Admittedly, I'm kind of lazy.

Good luck with your training!

Bravoe Runway said...

WOW lady! 4 miles? I have never ran more than a 5K so I am impressed! Love the dress to Tiff, I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Juneli said...

wow, that is some run! I would've collapsed! all the best for the marathon. Love the dress on you, Tiffany!
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oomph. said...

Good for you...keep up the great work! My neighbors and I walk 5.2 miles...I can't even imagine running it! What an accomplishment this wil be!! Doesn't it feel great to be fit and healthy?!

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ADAM ❤ ALEX mommy said...

good for you for running 4 miles! i love running, but haven't in a while. i find that breating twice in and breathing twice out really helps me with running. also, i do a lot of intervals... like run for five min and then walk for five min... alternate like that... hope it helps.

your outfit looks darling on you!!


Claire said...

what a cute dress! i love that you thrifted it. vests are so versatile and perfect for wearing over dresses and tanks! i run with baby when it's just him and i, then the other days i have to usually do a workout video since it's tough to find ways to exercise with three kids!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Looks like you already have gorgeous runner's legs! Keep up the good work :)

Super cool print on that dress.

Tunde said...

Love the fun print on your dress!! I love running too, but you are right towards the end of the run it gets hard but you feel so great after!

Laura Go said...

But you did it! and I am sure you will totally rock your next run!
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Tara Marie said...

Beautiful outfit. I love to run the trails behind my house not really to train I just enjoy the scenery and fresh air! its gives me time to myself away from my

Sarah Stright said...

Dang, go girl with your marathon training! Love this dress!

fluff and fripperies said...

Best of luck with your training and the run itself Tiffany! Loving your blue nails in this post :)

Heather said...

What a fun print! It just makes me happy :)


Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao, congrats on your marathon training, that is absolutely fantastic!! I wish I had that type of determination! hehehe. You look adorable in this outfit btw, I loooove the print!