6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WICKED

This has been a WICKED week...I will go with the theme...

WICKED- The Musical
Going to plays/musicals is a healthy addiction of mine and it has been far too long since my last fix.. I have always wanted to see the musical WICKED. I often listen to the songs on Pandora and have always loved the Wizard of Oz.  I have not read the book, but I know that I will truly enjoy the show.  Thanks to Craigslist, Tall Sister and I will be seeing the show in Seattle on Saturday!!  So excited.  Think I may need to go purchase the musical sound track to get ready for the fun..

WICKED- Blister
Holy WOW!  I have lost toenails before but my big toe, never.  I blame a Half Marathon in wet sneakers, my Big Toe is wicked ugly, wicked blue and wicked painful.  I am not sure what to do to help it heal faster, in the mean time I am going to take it easy this week.. which is not good because I have a hard time passing up the Halloween Fun-sized candies.  I would post a photo, but I have a strict rule against showing people my ugly toes/feet.  I am sure you can use your imagination, wicked gross folks..

WICKED- Weather
My thoughts and prayers go out to those on the East Coast in the wake of Sandy.  I have a friend who was planning to run the NYC Marathon this weekend and has cancelled her trip.  I am curious if the Marathon will be cancelled.  How can they host a Marathon in a city that has gone through so much? 

The weather here has been WET WET WET!  Rivers are starting to fill and I am thinking that I will need to make friends with the dusty treadmill if this keeps up.  Nothing to complain about compared to others for sure...

WICKED- New Shoes
The wonderful folks at Brooks sent me a pair of the NEW Brooks Adrenaline GTS 13's to test.  I was hoping to wear them for the Half, but with the wet weather I did not want to ruin sparkly new shoes.  Look at these beauties.  I took them for a 3 mile test run and will have a full review soon..


WICKED- Cool Boots
If you follow me on Facebook HERE you may have seen my posts about the Brianna ll Northface Boots from Onlineshoes.com.  I was sent these boots for review and I was so excited!  I would not have picked the style myself, but adding this style to my wardrobe has been pretty cool.  I was so inspired by these boots that I wore them for mini Fall photo shoot.  here are some of my favorite pictures...




Tall Likes:
Comfort
Warmth
Full length zipper- easy to put on and take off
Stylish
Great Quality.

What Northface says:
 Tall Gripes:
The cost is a little high for my not-so-tall budget
Suede is not the ideal fabric for wet WA weather

*****I recommend these boots, if you want to purchase your own pair visit Onlineshoes.com HERE

WICKED- Bad Race pictures
These race photos from Snohomish River Run (which disappeared) make me want to drop 15 pounds stat.. generally I am not overly critical, but I feel like I am starting to look less than athletic...which bums me out.  I have not intentionally 'let myself go' but I also have not focused on diet and exercise and this Puffy Tall Mom is the result.. BUMMER!!

WICKED- Awesome
I am still over-the-moon excited for Stacie and her 11 year old daughter and her 1st Half Marathon!!!  The Race Report is great and warrants readers/comments, head to Impossible is Nothing HERE and read/comment if you can.. Pretty Please!!


WICKED- Inconsistent Mileage
I think that I may be burnt out (or lazy?), based on the crazy inconsistent mileage on Dailymile.com.  Look at this....

Hmmmmm.. Thankfully I have Muscle Man to keep me moving, he is so motivated and excited.  I have been tired and lacked the running spark...there are reasons which I may share someday.  I know that what I really need is a schedule to keep me going.  But I also want to take a break.. I am torn... will see what happens.  If we are not friends on Dailymile hit me up HERE, would love to share in the doughnut burning adventure together.

WICKED- Cute
Happy Halloween!!  Our Little studs will be Mario and Luigi tonight and it is going to be adorable!!  What will you or your kiddos be??

  • Anything WICKED in your life right now??  Leave a comment :)

10 comments:

Christy H. said...

I took my daughter to see Wicked on 10/14. It was very good. She is 7 and I wasn't sure how she would be, but she was awesome. I bought her the soundtrack and she walks around singing it nonstop.
My daughter is going as an Angel and my son is going as a WWE wrestler.

Kendra said...

I was watching Kelly & ? this morning. She said Mayor Bloomberg is NOT canceling the marathon. He said it was a great morale booster after 9-11 and he thinks it is very important to do it BECAUSE of Sandy. Still trying to figure out the course, though. I'm sure finding a hotel would be crazy!

Darlene said...

You will LOVE Wicked.

Rene' said...

I love, love, love the play Wicked. Have such a great time!

Sue's Ramblings said...

Hoping you'll post pics from Halloween - that's the only way I get to celebrate this.

christa said...

I'd love to see Wicked!!

Amy said...

Wicked is great! I took my grandmother to see it in Toronto a few years ago and we both loved it. Thanks for not sharing a pic of the toe ;)

Laura said...

I saw Wicked for my birthday this year - absolutely loved it!

I was in DC for the wicked weather this week. My first hurricane. I'm glad we didn't get hit too hard.

-Laura is Undeterrable

Jamie said...

Love this post! And I love both shoes!

Juliann said...

Wicked sore quads from too many squat exercises at crossfit!