In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

We Breakin’ Records Up in Here


To start out this post, I’d like to play a little jam from Miss Rihanna. Just imagine she’s saying “records” instead of “dishes.”

A half marathon was on the training schedule this past weekend. Because there wasn’t an actual half marathon race in the area, I ran it on my own. And guess what…I got my PR! I’ve run 3 half marathons in my life:

  • 2:23 (Madison Half Marathon: May 2010)
  • 2:10 (US Half Marathon-San Francisco: November 2010)
  • 2:07 (Madison Half Marathon: May 2011)

Saturday, I ran a 2:01. It’s been my goal for the past 2 years to break the 2-hour barrier, and I just can’t seem to do it! But the fact that I’ve improved my time every race gives me hope for my next attempt. I know it may not seem official because I did it on my own, but it counts to me.

Quick side note: does anyone know how to make embedded videos a smaller image in WordPress? Is it even possible?

In other news…

Did you see Brittney Griner’s dunk this past weekend? She is one (for lack of a better way to say this) BAMF.

Also, who saw the Hunger Games this weekend? And who else had tears streaming down their face when Rue died? (My hand is raised.) Well, here are some major points they left out that were in the book.

Another change in direction: I’ve never been nor have ever had a desire to travel to Dubai, but you’ve got to check out these pictures. 

Hasta luego friends.


7 thoughts on “We Breakin’ Records Up in Here

  1. First, congrats, that’s a great time on a half, official or not…keep up the great work on the training. Second, Dubai is insane, I have no ambition to go their either but it is definitely a destination for the wealthy…the best oil money can buy!

    • I can’t believe I never knew how gorgeous it is! Might just have to add that to the “2nd String” Bucket list!

      • Agreed, I think Dubai would definitely make the B-Squad…along with Rio, Instanbul, and Amsterdam…

        Actually…I could make an entire list on travel…you may have just given me an idea…I think I may rank all the major cities in the world into tiers…feel free to steal this since you inspired it.

      • You make the list and I’ll try to accomplish it…deal? One of my BL items (see my BL tab) is to visit every major city in the US. Kind of broad, but I just haven’t made the official list yet, plus it’d be long. That just might be my next blog project!

  2. That’s awesome! That’s huge progress. You should feel awesome about that! Next half marathon will definitely be sub 2 hours! Keep up the awesome work!!! 🙂

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