80’s Pool Party Costume & My First Half Marathon!

by Sarah on September 6, 2012 · 12 comments

A friend of mine has a pool party labor day weekend each year. After missing the past few, I was super excited to be able to make the first themed party, which naturally was 80’s. I wore a shirt I bought in Nantucket with a jean skirt, neon skinny belt from Old Navy, neon blue mini shoulder purse from Target, awesome sunglasses from a SoyJoy box of goodies, awesome earring I bought in California with Cher, and a headband across my forehead with a side braid. 80s Pool Party 2

In past years, I always get thrown into the pool or voluntarily go swimming so I didn’t want to use a crimping iron. I did my signature braid but more off-center and more handing down in front of my face rather than to the side like I do in my videos. 80s Pool Party Costume

For the afternoon, I brought an awesome neon yellow mesh sweater I bought at Old Navy in April for my trip to Mexico. Elizabeth brought the best party prop, a floating flamingo koozy! I was drinking a coconut vodka with soda and a splash of pineapple juice at the time this shot was taken. 2012 09 01 15 41 24

It was a great ending to a busy summer. I moved into my new place this week and am waiting for internet. I decided to give Verizon and Direct TV a chance since I’ve been with Comcast forever. The had a cheaper package and better TV offer. I’m more concerned about the internet but I think they have a 30 refund policy if it’s too slow for uploading videos. I’m most excited to eat food made in my own kitchen again!

I went running this morning and tried to do my old route. It comes out to about 5 miles, up 2 from my old apartment. I’ll have to find a new shorter loop for my booty call runs. Today, I did my favorite cardio interval workout.
2012 09 06 09 08 42I’m excited to see if it is helping make me faster. I’m scheduled to run a 10K next Saturday in Canton with Fitfluential and Reebok in the Canton Road Race. A few weeks later, I’m running the Tufts 10K for the 3rd year. Less than a week after that, I’m running my first half marathon in San Francisco for the Nike Women’s Marathon! I’m excited, slightly nervous. Have you run a half marathon before with 20,000 people? Are you running any of the races above? If so, I’d love to have a mini meet up so leave a comment if you are!

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy September 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

I love 80’s parties. My friend had one for her birthday in July. I had the BIGGEST hair :)


2 Deanne September 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm

I ran the Nike Women’s Half last year and it was really great. It’s medium hilly (I think, hard to tell since no matter where I run in SF there are hills and these one’s were all manageable) although around mile it goes up almost continuously for just over a mile. But the end is pretty flat and really beautiful. The only problem I had is that it takes forever to cross the start line because there are so many people. I’m not doing it this year but good luck and enjoy your trip to SF!


3 Sarah September 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Thanks Deanne for the tips. Boston is so flat, it is hard to train for hills (in my opinion). I guess I’ll have to start though :) There are 20,000 people that run the race! Crazy.


4 Deanne September 7, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Yup, it’s kind of nuts. If you have people watching you it’s not a bad idea to sign up for the Nike text alerts so they can tell when you’ve started. It took me 40 minutes to get across the start line last which means the friends who came to watch the race assumed they had missed me when I was really way behind.


5 Kristina September 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm

I’m a long time fan of yours and would love to meet up if possible! :) Please give updates on this when you organize it.


6 Elizabeth September 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I too am runni g the Nike women’s half!:) I would love to meet up. I am originally from Massachusetts but now live in Montana.


7 Elizabeth September 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

I too am runni g the Nike women’s half!:) I would love to meet up. I am originally from Massachusetts but now live in Montana. I am running the Chicago marathonthe week before so probably will be slow.


8 Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's September 7, 2012 at 2:27 am

I am running all three too and would love a meet up! :)


9 Sarah September 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

That’s so awesome you will be at all of them! We will have a fitfluential meet up I’m sure at the Canton road race and we can chat then about the rest! So exciting a fellow bostonian will be in SF running their first 1/2 as well.


10 Ashley September 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I ran the Nike Half last year as well, it was fun, but 20,000 made for a bit of a logistical nightmare, so be prepared to wait in lines. Also, it’s a Nike Team in Training Event so you have walk/jog groups all over. This would not be a problem, except the corrals at the start were not setup well and 14min milers were merging in with 8min/mi. It lead to a lot of congestion and side jumping for the first few miles. Other than the start, the race was a blast! Awesome expo, beautiful scenery, great stations, and very exciting the whole run… receiving a Tiffany’s box from a tuxedoed fireman at the end wasn’t too shabby either. Enjoy!


11 Sarah September 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I was nervous about this BUT since it’s my first 1/2, I figured it would force me to pace myself in the beginning. Cassey from Blogilates is running it too with me and she has done it before, so hopefully the veteran will help me!


12 Melissa Berman September 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I ran the Nike 1/2 marathon in SF a few years ago. It was packed!! It’s great that you are aware that it will take a while to cross the start line. The first and last 3 miles are flat (from what I remember). It is a great run but hilly (as to be expected). Don’t listen to the spectators. As I running they would say things like, one more hill or you are almost at the top. NOT true! It was my first half marathon as well. I did it with Team in Training so I had a lot of support. Enjoy it!! I am also supposed to run Canton on Saturday; however, I have not been running much. Good luck!!!


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