Fashion Friday: Fashion Meets Fitness.

April 21st marked the first race of the 2013 race seasons for me and some of my friends. You may be wondering why I’m posting about a race on Fashion Friday. But no worries readers you will soon see the connection.

The race was a 5k in Manchester, NH and was themed as a Totally Awesome 80’s run. So of course Jaime and I could not contain our excitement. Any time you can get us in neon colors and rocking out to the sweet sound of the 80’s we are in.

You cannot have an 80’s run without some pretty RAD outfits. So we set out to find the something comfortable to run in (sorry leotards) but that also shows our love for the 80’s and our personalities. And I must say I think we nailed it.

Thanks to the wonderful world of Forever21 (forever21.com), we were able to find neon colored workout clothes on a budget. Jaime was also able to find and AWESOME Blondie tee-shirt, but unfortunately my Ramones shirt took a little more exploring to find. After searching EVERY store in the Burlington mall, a little light bulb went off. Newbury Comics (newburycomics.com) has everything. And behold the moment we walked in to door there it was sitting there waiting for me. (Thanks Newbury comics!)

Of course we couldn’t just show up in oversized boring tee-shirts. We spent all Saturday night before the race editing and creating the perfect blend of 80’s rock chick clothing. The finished product came out even better than we had pictured in our heads.

 

As for the actual race, It was amazing. Since it was Jaime’s first race she had no time she wanted to beat.. I wanted to do in under 36 minutes (which was my time at last year’s color me rad race). We ran our little hearts out to the beats of an amazing synchronized playlist (made by me ) and we both crossed the finish line together rocking out to the Culture Club at 34 MINUTES!!!. We came in 281 and 282 out of about 481 people. Over all a successful day for both fitness and fashion..

Who says the two worlds cannot collide.

XoXo

-C-

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Boston You’re my Home..

I AM BOSTON

I am Loud, Opinionated and Stubborn.I think WICKED is the best way to describe everything,No matter what the Bruins and Sox will always have my heart,I know what a packie is and what is sold there, and I know there REALLY isn’t a letter “R” 

….and I am PROUD of everything that I am..
This is my town, these are my people, this is my safe little world.

At least I believed that last part until Monday afternoon. The bombing that happened at the Boston Marathon is something that I would never in a million year would happen in my city. It is not something I would have imagined in my life I would be witness to or that if I had gone on break just a little later in the day been a victim of.
But it did and that can never be changed or undone. It is something that will stick in my mind for the rest of my life. Just the sheer confusion, terror and unanswered questions that are going on in my mind… I cannot imagine what the people who had loved ones affected are thinking.
And my heart and thoughts go out to all those people who were injured, had love ones who were injured or who witnessed the whole things first hand.
Bad things have happened before and the will happen again.. But what is important now is standing together and working to find the people/person who caused this mess.
We are Boston and We are Strong. All of us… no matter your geographical or location,the sports team you root for or any other difference we may have…