Flirtatious Men, Athletic Fashion Shows and Friends!
last night i got together with my friend alison who works downtown so i walked to meet her and bum a ride with her to a fashion show and i saw this lovely sight at twilight. i am so glad portland keeps its twinkly lights on trees all year-makes the dreariness more bearable.
this was totally my kind of fashion show-it was at Fit Right NW and Brooks Running Co is releasing a new line of clothing! that’s totally my kind of fashion show-comfy clothes and running shoes instead of high heels. they also had FREE wine/beer/nibbles so it was pretty great.
this is also the place where i bought my first pair of running shoes after alison finally convinced me i was actually capable of running-even if i was i strong advocate against it. 2 years ago i ran my first 5k and didn’t die.
then they called up “ryan!” and for a second my heart skipped a beat that maybe my husband would turn the corner but no-he’s still in colorado (organizing breaking a world record). instead, this ryan came up…ryan vail and he is super impressive. he ran a marathon (26.2 miles) in 2 HOURS AND 11 MINUTES. that is insane. according to his blog, he was the 1st US finisher at the 2013 ING NYC Marathon and lives right here in portland.
i am sure he’s triple-lapping me out on the water front while i am getting my 3 miles in at a 10 minute pace.
then raffle time happened and THEY ACTUALLY CALLED MY NUMBER. this never happens. i literally shrieked out loud. $25 bucks towards a new pair of running shoes (because i still have the same pair i bought 2 years ago)-thanks Fit Right NW! winning something at random brings more happiness than i anticipated.
Brooks has these cool new jackets that do neat things-like show a different pattern when you take a photo with the flash on (or cars are about to hit you so they see you). here’s the before and after flash comparison. it was pretty neat.
alison and i must have been emitting some sort of sexy pheromone last. i tried on the above jacket and then 3 minutes after i took it off some strange man came up to me and said “ya know…that jacket looked really nice on you-like really nice.” and i said “oh thaaaanks!” and then got really awkward and backed away slowly. you sneaky old man with ulterior motives, i’m happily taken-thank you. i can assure you that no one ever flirts with me or hits on me, like ever so i am really unsure how to maneuver in these situations.
as we were leaving, a different older man straight up asked alison out and it was awkward when she also said she was happily taken. hot stuff.
to celebrate our sexiness, we went and got dinner (and nice waitress-if you are reading this-you should join our 50 day challenge!)
it feels good to be back in a city where i get to see a lot of my great friends again! we had many giggles (some which lead to snorting laughs), FREE wine and supported each other on our 50 day challenges-even passing up FREE cake-pops!
the new wifestyle: when you find solid, quality and fun friends-do whatever you can to maintain that relationship because they are vital to your happiness and sanity!
1) do you like running? (i have a love/hate relationship i’m working on)
2) last time someone flirted with you? (before this…3 years ago…if you don’t count my flirtatious husband)
3) do you get to see your friends this weekend? (i get to see more friends today-yay!)