Since this is a purported running-cum-beginning triathlete blog, let's get that stuff out of the way pronto.
Sunday: 5 mile run, wherein I used every bit of strategy I've learned over the past three years (not):
Monday: 15 mile bike, in 1:14, doing intervals 12 min on/3 min off (yes, it would be nice if that meant ON and OFF the bike, but no. It doesn't. I asked.) Time: 1:14 or 12:16 mph
Tuesday: 1200 m swim, which took 38 minutes. Apparently? That's S-L-O-W.
So if you're a runner triathlete, that's the end of this post! Have a great week!
However, if you possess a morbid curiosity, read on...
As you know, I have to look decent at Number One Daughter's looming graduation, but I can't look like I'm trying. I have to look like, "Oh I dress like this every day."
After extensive consultation, [NOTE: Runner Susan LINK FIXED! CLICK HERE!!] Runner Susan decided I needed a personal shopper. Nevermind she's in Texas and I'm in Maryland where I live across the street from Nordstrom's. Susan had to send me the number for the Nordstrom's FREE personal shopper (Libby, Nordstrom's Bethesda) and then she had to harangue me until I actually made an appointment. She wore me down and I called. The personal shopper asked me a few questions on the phone and when I got there, she already had stuff picked out based on my description of "needing to look my age, but not so much."
Have I mentioned how much I loathe and detest shopping? No?
Anyhoo, I had a camera with me because Runner Susan made me take one.
And, she is also is MAKING ME DO THIS. (For the record: I am lodging an official protest against RS on behalf of all people who HATE the way they look in photos (not that you'd know it on this blog) for making me look like a big show-off-y person who can't get enough photos of herself in public. It's not me, it's HER.)
Here we go:
Outfit 9, the ONLY outfit I ordered on my own. Step away from the online shopping.
I have never had such a painless shopping experience in my life. My personal shopper gave me two dresses to try before she pronounced me low-waisted and said "dresses are out!" She'd take one look at an outfit and say, "Nope." I loved her! It was like having a best friend who just knows— and isn't afraid to say.
I bought one of these outfits which I can wear not only at graduation, but also at work. Trés practical, non?
I was home in 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Girls, this service is FREE. As in FREE.
I don't understand why everyone on earth doesn't know about this! It's FREE!
So which one did I end up with? You decide.