In Her Shoes

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


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Important Message to All Concertgoers

I clearly don’t blog enough, because I need to get something off my chest that happened almost 2 weeks ago at the Ed Sheeran concert in Milwaukee.

BTW, who knew it would be filled with all teenage girls? I’m sorry, but there is a HUGE difference between Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran. Back to my story…

Remember when we used to go to concerts to enjoy the artist? And watch them perform live? I do. But clearly the young, current teenage generation DOES NOT. And they will not remember Ed Sheeran performing live. Because they watched the entire concert through their cell phones.

Proof: Cell phone mania

And this incredibly tall young lady was obscuring my view the ENTIRE night.

Young chicks. So much to learn.

That is until I went up to her and said, “I’m sorry to be rude…but you’ve LITERALLY been recording this entire concert and people can’t see behind you.” Then walked away.

Slightly biotchy on my part? Maybe. But the girl didn’t raise her phone one more time the rest of the concert. So the point of my rant: PLEASE for the love of God, be respectful of people around you at concerts. I understand you want pictures to remember the moment. But 5 is plenty. 100 is overboard. And 18 videos are insane. Enjoy the concert, people.

I wish more bands would implement the “no cell phone rule” like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Sorry for the rant, I just needed to get that out there.

Today’s “beat” is more of a documentary of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros who I’m dying to see in concert. Enjoy because it’s simply wonderful.

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I’m Comin’ For You Arizona

I’ve added an unexpected race to my calendar…The Arizona Rock ‘n’ Roll Half!

My parents live in Arizona half of the year, so that’s where we normally spend Christmas. Unfortunately and fortunately, we are unexpectantly staying in Wisconsin for the holidays this year.

Unfortunately because I don’t mind getting away from the cold weather for a few days to sunbathe, hike and explore the wonderful shopping Scottsdale has to offer.

Fortunately because plane tickets are up to almost $600…so this is saving me some mad moola.

Well, my sister signed up for the Arizona Marathon on January 20th, which happens to be the same weekend as my mom’s birthday. I figure if I’m not going to AZ for Christmas, why not take a mini-vacation in January, knock another state off my “Run a Half Marathon in all 50 States” list, help my mom celebrate her birthday and add some color to my poor, pale skin in the middle of winter. Great idea, eh? Only downfall is the Half costs $120…bolonga. They should pay me to run.

So voilà, I’m back to training, just like that. I’ve continued running since my St. Louis Half, just not continuously. So …who has a phenomenal 6-week training program for me? It’ll be interesting to say in the least.

Buy it. Now.

Buy it. Now.

In other news, I purchased the Coldplay Live 2012 DVD and it’s 100% phenomenal. It makes crave another Coldplay concert, but I just read their taking a 3-year break from touring. Who does that?! Especially after such a great tour (Mylo Xyloto)?! More bolonga.

Today, the song I’m sharing is by a 13-year-old phenom. 13. THIRTEEN. If you’re into X-Factor, you’re familiar with Carly Rose Sonenclar. She is honestly the only reason I watch that show.