I Don’t Rely On Mirrors


Monday: 20 min triceps/lower back, 10 abs

Tuesday: 4.6m easy 9:30/pace

Wednesday: 2.8m easy 9:25/pace

Seriously though, I work at a gym, I run 5 days a week, spandex is my go-to home/work/life clothes. At first you think spandex is cute and makes you feel good. Sure you can practically see the whole body and hard work you’ve done, but it’s like seeing the same thing everyday, you get used to it and the initial reaction is no longer there. Now I get really happy when I’m wearing jeans and RPC (real people clothes). I forgot how nice runners clean up. haha. Am i the only one who thinks about this stuff??

Here’s a few shots of me in RPC. I didn’t get a full body shot, i know, worst blogger ever, but I did manage pieces, so pretend and put them together and you’ll get the effect.

Exhibit A- hair/makeup done


 Exhibit B- yes this is me in the fitting room, Clueless taught me a lot. “I don’t rely on mirrors so I always take Polaroids.” 


Exhibit C- GASP, i’m wearing real lady shoes! (i i changed immediately out of them and into my New Balances as soon as possible)


This ensemble was for an interview for a higher position at Gold’s. Which I nailed. 🙂 Thank you professional, yet feels-like-me, clothes!

Now that the interview is over, my next big challenge is the marathon this Sunday. The weather is lining up to be absolute perfection, cloudy at 55-65 degrees. Last minute preparation is starting today. Laundry & laying out my race day gear, carbo-loading, resting. I had a heck of a workout on Monday and i’m still sore, so no more strength training until the race is over. A couple easy shake out runs and it will be time to test the ultimate long run!

I’m getting super excited & a little antsy with all this extra energy. I have a small issue that came up this week (of course it had to be this week) and it’s a pain in my right ankle. I visited the chiropractor, as i do the week before every race, and the ankle feels much better, but not 100%. Today, I’m taking an extra rest day because of it. Hope it’s nothing big, but it’s enough to feel uncomfortable when i’m running so i’m being very cautious these few days leading up to the race.

Fun fact for my April mileage–my highest ever 149.1 (yes i’m upset it’s not a solid 150, but i’ll get there one day!).

Health check! How’s everyone feeling? Any small annoyances in your legs? 

Ladies? How do you feel about wearing heels?

I honestly hate hate hate them. They make me look great, but my calves hurt in ways I can’t explain.

Author: She's Going the Distance


22 thoughts on “I Don’t Rely On Mirrors

  1. Stop being so pretty! Love the outfit 🙂 I love heels but I’ve also never had pain in them, if I did I wouldn’t wear them though.

  2. Congrats on your interview. Fill me in!

  3. I spend way too much time in running clothes and sweatpants. I do work at a place where I need to wear RPC, but as soon as I get home I am ready to get out of them. My husband doesn’t believe that I actually wear real clothes to work (when he leaves in the morning I am still in my running clothes, and when he gets home I am in sweats or pajamas). And I can’t wear heels. I think I have worn them for about 5 hours total in the past year..and that is just because I wear them to weddings but only until its acceptable to take them off to dance.
    I hope your ankle feels better…its probably just due to the taper and will feel fine on race day.
    Congrats on the interview!

  4. I work in a lab so do not wear RPC to work or at home. I do have some heels but have yet to master walking in them.

    I hope your ankle feels better – you’ve worked so hard. Good luck with the race!

  5. I hope your ankle heals up before the race! I used to love heels, but I don’t wear them anymore, my feet hurt too much. I have some hip flexor aches in my left hip. I hope it goes away soon!

  6. I never wear heels (because they’re uncomfortable and because I’ll be taller than Jeremy if I do), and I don’t trust mirrors in dressing rooms either, I always take pictures. Glad to see I’m not the only one!

  7. Congrats on the interview! Great outfit for the interview – professional yet not overly formal.

    My kids like to joke that my casual attire – especially in the summer – makes them constantly unsure if I am about to go for a run. 🙂

    It is funny seeing people out of their normal element, whether more or less dressy … one woman I work with puts on her prescription safety glasses in the car and wears them all day, so when I see her in her normal glasses it is striking and I always comment.

    It is funny how these ‘phantom aches’ show up right before a race – or maybe we just worry about them more and attach more significance because we are nervous. Hopefully it is just that – really pulling for you to kick butt this weekend – I know you can do it! 🙂

    My health continues to be great – and especially after seeing so many fellow alumni older and younger than myself last weekend from my fraternity … I *really* don’t take my health and ability to run for granted! haha

    As for heels … Lisa can’t wear them anymore due to arthritis and aggravating a broken toe (plus arthritis). It has messed with her shoe choices, though every now and then she will wear something and suffer (not for me, that is for sure), just because she wants to wear ‘cute shoes’.

    I look at heels this way – I can feel the difference between 4mm and zero drop …

  8. You are beautiful!! And I’m so excited for you this weekend! I used to think I didn’t mind heels, because I wore them 5 days per week for 5 years straight … but now that I’ve broken the trend, it feels like a chore to put them on again! ha! Congrats on the interview!

  9. You look great! Congrats on kicking butt at your interview! I rely on pictures too. I have more mirror selfies in Target dressing rooms than I care to admit to.

    I also am not a fan of heels and wear them only when very necessary.

    Good luck on Sunday! Sending you lots of speedy vibes!! I hope your ankle is feeling okay. I am having a little bit of an issue with the outside of my right foot. I visited the doc yesterday and he confirmed that it’s not a stress fracture, but just my tendon acting up in a different place so I’ll be taping and hoping for the best on my run tomorrow and then probably seeing my chiro next week. Chiros are like magic people. 🙂

  10. Congrats on getting the higher position and on that cute outfit! Heels are things to wear for presentations, interviews, or weddings (if I have no other choice!). As someone who is forced to wear RPC all the time, weekends are my comfy clothing time along with vacations and holidays.

    Good luck on Sunday! I hope that ankle starts behaving right now.

  11. I’m a guy but posting anyways lol. I have an office job so I have to wear RPC all the time. Congrats on the interview. 149 is a great month. Good luck at the race!

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