Monday, 13 February 2017
A year ago, I decided to do something about getting healthy and making time for exercise.
I'd tried a gym and managed to fall off a treadmill, my attempt at Zumba was one spin too many and trampolining keep fit resulted in painful knees and a struggle to get up off a train seat.
But I've caught the running bug! This time last year I started to go running, after seeing an online post about starting up a small running group. My early running days were a struggle, barely able to jog let alone run for a minute. But I stuck to it and can now run for ten minutes nonstop, actually run! The beach promenade is my gym, a early morning run on a Saturday morning is my work out and I am ready for more. Instead of a new years resolution, I set myself challenges for this year including running my first 5k and by spring I aim to do this.
It does mean that some of my footwear choices lately haven't been about the height but more about comfort and speed, but it doesn't mean compromising on style. So let me introduce you to my latest acquisition, this purple and neon yellow New Balance running shoes. Perfect for me and perfect for running. Happy Days!
Sunday, 22 January 2017
Do you use the expression 'save for best' ? So all your lovely shoes, clothes, make up or jewellery are saved for a special occasion and currently residing in your wardrobe waiting for its moment to shine?
That moment can take weeks or months to happen, right?
It definitely does for me. I've got new clothes and shoes that haven't been worn yet, I'm saving them for something, some event or reason to wear them and they are just going to waste.
I'm taking inspiration from a lady in my office who was rocking an amazing outfit for work, which included these gold loafer mules. Her thinking was 'why save for best, wear it now!'
Rather that restrict gold to nights out with cocktails, I'm thinking of adding that bit of sparkle to an office outfit. So its time to re-think my wardrobe, dig out those shoes and stop waiting for 'best'.
Shoes from Next, saving them for best? The choice is yours...