Catching Up

Hi friends! I totally did not expect to take a little blogging hiatus but the past few weeks have been a bit hectic.  I’ve been working on a side project after work (that I’ll tell you about soon!). So, shall I catch you up quickly? Yes! Quickly as is only 253 words. Count ’em. Cuz I didn’t.

I got a Flip Belt. I’ve hated every running pouch/belt/fanny pack I’ve ever tried.

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But I looove the Flip Belt. It has little slits in the front and back so you can slide in your keys, iphone, GUs (all of which I carried in the race). And then you can flip it over so the openings face inward and your goods don’t fall out. It doesn’t bounce or ride up. (Bottom line: I’d spend my own money on it. But I didn’t – they sent it to me for free. But seriously, I’d spend my own money on it. Oooh, I think I know what I’m getting one of my friends for Christmas!)

I like it so much that I wore it in the Mistletoe Half Marathon last weekend. (See it peeking out?) I probably won’t do a Top 10 Reasons I Loved the Mistletoe Half Marathon 3.0, so I’ll just tell you my #1 favorite thing.

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#1: I set a new half marathon PR – 1:42:41! (Just a month after setting my PR in Savannah!) My average pace was 7:50 min/mile and I was 7th in my age group. And I finished strong which I’ve never done in this race. The hills usually wipe me out (it’s a pretty tough course) but I felt good this year!

IMG 7251After the race, I showered and hopped in the car to head to a wedding in Asheville. I wore the dress from Gusto you guys helped me pick out on Instagram (thanks friends!). And taking off my 4″ heels at the end of the night after dancing for 2+ hours felt reeeeeaaaalllllly good. [Dress: Line & Dot, Ring: House of Harlow]

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I love any excuse to visit Asheville. It’s cute and quaint and has hidden gems like this giant door.

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And a super cool tea room, Dobra Tea.

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Also while I was in Asheville, I had my very first roasted chestnut. On a (semi) open fire, no less.
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Not too shabby. They grew on me. But you need water with them. They’re dry.

IMG 7296Also in the past week, I bought and tried a new protein powder. It’s terrible. I’m taking it back to Whole Foods and getting my trusty Plant Fusion.

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And I wore this outfit. And these new pumps might be too small. But I like them a lot so I’m hoping they stretch out. Leather stretches, right??

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Now I need to catch up on things that have been neglected in the past few weeks: my Hulu queue, emails emails email, and vacuuming my floor.
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22 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]



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Jordan Lynn (Ciao Cow) December 7, 2012 at

Super cute outfit! Leather shoes always stretch. :)

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 8, 2012 at

thanks! :)

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J @ semplicemente .... J December 7, 2012 at

A few things …
– I love Asheville too …
– the Flip belt looks interesting … is it really comfortable?
– You are on a roll with your races … congrats!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 8, 2012 at

the flip belt really is comfortable. I ran 13.1 miles in it and only had to adjust it once!

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RLR December 8, 2012 at

Wow – that was quick! Thanks for the review of the Flip Belt. I have needed something like that, but didn’t know which to get. I’ll add this to my wish list!
Asheville is fun! And now I want to take my kids there, find that door, and do their next set of photos. It would be a cool background!
I have no idea about the shoes – I’m naturally about a size 9 3/4, so my 10s are never snug.
Can’t wait to hear about your side project!

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Anne December 8, 2012 at

Ahhhh I miss that route so much! It was my long run route but I certainly never ran it that speedy, congrats!!!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 8, 2012 at

thank you! :) it is a great long run route!

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Anne @ Baking Me December 8, 2012 at

That dress is so cute, you have such great style!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 8, 2012 at

thank you Anne!

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Katie @ Livehalffull December 8, 2012 at

Such cute outfits! And congrats on the PR!

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Brittany Landers December 8, 2012 at

What a fun post…goes to show how fitness can influence every aspect of your life (for the better)!! :) Would you want to guest post on my site? I’m a health ambassador as well. Would be a fun collab!

-Brittany of @suburbchicblog
http://suburbchicblog.blogspot.com

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Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 8, 2012 at

love the leopard and congrats on the PR!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 9, 2012 at

thanks Hilary! xo

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Becky @ Olives n Wine December 9, 2012 at

If you try roasted chestnuts again, have a mug of mulled wine with them! Chestnuts + Mulled Wine = OMG Delicious!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 9, 2012 at

oooh I like the sound of that! I’m going to try it! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Taylor December 9, 2012 at

That dress is fabulous and looks amazing on you! Love it.

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 9, 2012 at

Thank you so much Taylor! :)

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Rachel@Running Daze December 10, 2012 at

First, congrats on the PR! Second, love that dress. Third, where was the wedding in Asheville? That’s where I live. :)

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 16, 2012 at

the wedding was at the grove park inn. so pretty!! jealous you live in asheville – i love that town so much!

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jameil December 10, 2012 at

congrats! i looked for you at the mistletoe. lol it was my first half. those hills made me want to cry!!

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Teri [a foodie stays fit] December 16, 2012 at

seriously mistletoe is soooo hilly! congrats on your first half!!

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Laura December 18, 2012 at

Congrats on your PR! You are super speedy. I ran the Mistletoe Half (I live in Winston too) and the hills absolutely killed me. My legs were wiped after the first 5 miles, but I sure did feel accomplished at the end.

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