Lust List

(I need to take pictures before I go running, so my face isn’t so sweaty and red! Although, maybe then you wouldn’t believe me I actually went for a run!?!?)

It’s been a couple of days, so time to catch up up on my training runs.

Wednesday’s Run

Distance: 8 miles

Time: 62 minutes

Workout: 3 mile tempo run

I did an out-and-back route and ran the first 4 miles at my normal pace of about 8-minute miles. When I got to the 4 mile mark, I stopped and rested for a couple minutes before taking off for my 3 mile tempo run. I used the last mile as a cool-down.

I was hoping to be able to do the tempo run at about 6:50 minutes/mile (or at least under 7:00), but I, for the life of me, could not get my pace to drop under 7 minute miles. I swear it was my watch. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Yes, I want to blame the GPS, but I don’t know for sure if it was the watch or not. I was running on a wooded/shaded path, so the watch might have not been able to pick up a good signal?? (Can anyone support or deny this?) Or am I just trying to make excuses?? It really, honestly felt like I was running faster than 7 minute miles!

Today was the first day I wore a short-sleeve shirt on a morning run this summer!! I honestly probably could have worn a short-sleeve shirt on a couple of other days, but at the same time I don’t get too hot in a thin long sleeve shirt.

Today’s Run

Distance: 8 miles

Time: 64 minutes

Average pace: 8 minutes/mile

This morning’s run was a very nice run: great weather, I felt good, and no pain/injuries to complain about. Most of my miles were around 7:50 minutes/mile, but the first mile (8:30 minutes) killed my overall pace. (It always does.)


Yesterday for lunch, Craig and I took a break from brown baggin’ it and used a Groupon to Kinley’s.

Neither of us had been to Kinley’s. We had heard good things about it though, and we, too, walked away with a very positive experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

I ordered the Summer Vegetable Salad that had a corn vinaigrette dressing. It was good—nothing special, but I was craving a salad, so it did the trick.

Craig ordered the Halibut BLT, which was very delicious but way too heavy for me. I had a couple of bites. I’m so glad he is willing to share. ๐Ÿ™‚

We sat and talked for the remainder of Craig’s lunch break. It is nice to change things up and eat somewhere else besides Craig’s office at work.


I am a cheap-skate and have a hard time buying something unless it is on sale. I also have a hard time buying really expensive things, but here are things I have been lusting after lately.

Frye ‘Melissa Trapunto’ Boots
$239.90 (originally $357.95 @ Nordstrom)–> WAY out of my budget, but I’ll still dream.

Love tall, brown riding boots.

Frye 'Melissa Trapunto' Boot Womens Saddle Leather

Smashbox O-Gloss

Designed to match your own skin and give you customized shade for your lips. How cool is that?

Ray-Ban Aviators

Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal

I have to admit, some of these items come from Emily, who was just on The Bachelorette, and if you are as obsessed with her style as I am, check out this blog: Possessionista


10 responses to “Lust List

  1. My Garmin has a hard time in areas with lots of trees–you were probably cruising at about 6:45/mile on that tempo run.

  2. My Garmin hates trees and wind. I’ve got a 205. If you’re into the extra work, you could map it out (USATF’s website has a good map feature) and calculate your pace over your splits and overall time.

    Man, I wish I could come run with you. Company during the daytime would be so fun!

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