I wanted to go for a girl’s take on a boy’s take on a man’s suit from the 1960s. Sort of. For makeup, I tried to go for a Twiggy-style cut crease, but wasn’t quite so successful. Alas. But…ORANGE LIPSTICK! YAY!
Blazer: Mum bought it in Korea for me
Shorts: Also from Korea–it’s amazing my ass fits in this
Tights: Also from Korea
Belt: Banana Republic
Lipstick: MAC Vegas Volt
This is actually the first outfit I posted to LookBook (can I get some hype love?). That website intimidates the hell out of me; everyone is so freaking thin and for some reason I associate fashionista thinness with judginess.
Whatever, I am currently on a quest to lose 22lbs, although it is less for thinness than for the sake of running (and my knee). To my absolute horror, when I started running last year, I gained 7lbs! (And then some since my last checkup.) And before any of you tell me it’s muscle weight, IT ISN’T. My doctor sadly disabused me of that notion. According to my doctor (who is a runner and a marathoner herself), many people gain a lot of weight when they start running because they overeat and aren’t burning as many Calories as they think they are. Phooey.
I am slowly but surely bringing my weight back down to normal levels. I have been more or less the same weight my entire adult life (give or take a few pounds), so it was a huge shock when I had stepped on the scale back in October at the doctor’s office. I’ve lost 5lbs since I started diligently working at it two and a half weeks ago. Only 7 more until I get back to “comfortable”, and then 5 more to get to “normal”.
Once I get back to “normal”, I hope to lose 10 more pounds to see if I can’t shave some time off my miles. This is the year I’m in the marathon, and while my first goal is to FINISH AND NOT DIE, I would be lying if I said I didn’t want a decent time. And by “decent”, I mean “before they stop timing”. I want to finish in under 6 hours; ideally, I would like to finish under 5. My times have been steadily improving with all this practice, thank goodness. This weekend I have a 5K, the very same race that I began on when I first started this whole Tryathon venture. I hope to beat my time from last year. I think I can do it; I’ve been on track for it.
Why am I talking weight and fitness on a style post? Well, it’s my blog and I can whine if I want to, whine if I want to, whine if I want to. :)