Thursday, October 22, 2009

My 5K Race Experience

I have to say I had a great time with the 5k! I met some great people and beat my goal! If you would have asked me last year this team if I could see myself running in a race, I would have said absolutely not! But I did it and plan on doing it again. Here are a few photos from race day!

The start of the marathon

Me before the race (with my sister making a crazy face in the background)

My friend Jesse and I

My cousins and I
Me and my cheering section back at the light rail

New MHB Branding

I want to share a couple of images with you from the new identity package for Must-Have Boutique! Early this summer, before I made the decision to close my online store, I had been working with designer Alexa Roy to develop a new look for the shop. I wanted something fun, feminine and colorful and she gave me just that!

I love the branding and Alexa really translated what I wanted into these beautiful images! Now that my shop is closing at the end of the month, I will be using these illustrations for the blog! Check out Alexa's Etsy Shop WhatHeLoves!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My New Favorite Jeans

Yes, a post about jeans. Not just any jeans. My favorite ones. :o) I bought my second pair of Gap Always Skinny jeans over the weekend. This pair is destructed denim. I am happy to find nice pairs of jeans that fit me (and there is nothing wrong with a little vanity sizing either). LOL In J. Crew and Gap I am a size 4... I think there is something to this vanity sizing thing that makes a woman want to purchase. ;o)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Preparing for a 5k

Yes, you read that correctly. While away from the blog for awhile, I have been preparing for a 5k. For those that do not know, a 5k (five kilometers) is equivalent to 3.10685596 miles.

I am slowly working my way up.

I am pretty proud of myself because I never really considered myself to be a runner. I have a lot of friends that run all-of-the-time. I am getting better but I am not quite there yet.

One thing I have been working on is building up my thigh muscles. It seems like those muscles get tired before any other part of me does!

Even if I end up walking some of the run I am just excited to be out there! This is definitely something I never expected to see myself doing!

It brings to mind Philippians 3:12-14:

"Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

Feel free to shoot me an encouraging message as I push myself to keep running/walking to get ready for the race! kara [at] musthaveboutique [dot] com
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