Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Dog Days








tank, thrifted / overalls, thrifted / purse, Zara (old) / sandals, Sam Edelman

I found these linen overalls while thrifting yesterday, and I don't think I'm going to wear anything else ever again. Or at least until this heat wave passes. They meet all my requirements for warm weather dressing. Light and breathable? Check. Lots of pockets? Check. Disguises the fact that I'm not wearing a bra? Double check (har har).

A good thrift find was just what I needed to cheer up an otherwise shitty week. I'm taking a week of running due to a strained calf muscle, and though I'm cross training, not having that hour or two on the lake shore path is a bit soul crushing. Yesterday an old friend posted this comic about running on my Facebook wall. The author illustrates all the reasons he runs, many of which are funny and relatable to many people, like running to compensate for all the junk food you want to eat, or running to feel a sense of being in control and being productive. The part that resonated most with me was his last point, that he runs to fill a void, to squash demons, to find clarity, and to find himself. He tells the story of a run that was both his best and worst, which reminded me of an experience I had running across Michigan a couple years ago. Reading his story and reflecting on my own experience with running makes me grateful that these days I am more often running toward something than I am running away. Though I am in the middle of marathon training and this injury has me scared I won't be able to do it, I am so grateful for the journey that the end goal hardly seems to matter when I look at the big picture. Unlike in years past, the miles I've trekked this season have been peaceful. I might not make it to the finish line, or hell, even the starting line for that matter, but I've come so far. 

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  1. Holy shit, another pair of sweet overalls. I love these and how you styled them simple with a tank (and no bra, too hot for those anyways.) I'm sorry about your injury and I wish I could feel the way you did about running, such a healthy thing to enjoy doing.

    Hopefully I get to see you this weekend as I'll be crashing at Merl's, you'll love Yen, who's visiting too!

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    1. You couldn't avoid me this weekend if you tried! Safe travels!

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  2. Haha... I just saw Andrea say that you will love me... I hope so, but set expectations low. That way I always succeed.
    Just wanted to say that I've always thought your blog was clever and funny and witty and you know, that stuff... But apparently run talk makes you serious and I clicked back to a few posts and you write really well and have something to say and I like it the serious stuff too...
    Hopefully see you soon!

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    1. Yen, just like Jerry Maguire, you had me at "low expectations."

      And am glad you like the more serious stuff, too :)

      Can't wait to meet you!

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  3. One day I hope to find a pair for tall ladies! Ya know ones that don't injure my vag.

    Sorry to hear of your running woes:( I cant waot to see all you babes this weekend!

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  4. I've been in a shitty mood since September. It must be the lack of Lake Michigan in my life. damnit.

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