And sometimes…you just don’t PR. In fact, I ran downright mediocre. And made some nice self-pity blisters on the way. I needed some more heart on this race…
15th place age group, 46th overall female, 209 overall (12,331 runner)
Florida is the new No. 1 in the AP college basketball poll, the Gators’ first time on top of the rankings since they repeated as national champions in 2007.
Ralph Lauren commissioned more than 40 domestic partners to create the look. #MadeintheUSA
“Unlike the controversial 2012 Summer Olympic uniforms, which were infamously manufactured in China, this lot is firmly American in provenance.”
Team USA Opening Ceremony uniform
photo credit: http://bit.ly/1irBzEe
In another life, I have a full time job. And board exams. And, also, friends. I love this little space on the internet, but I’d actually like to do a bit more with it. Revamp. So there will be less going on here until I figure out what “more” will look like. And whether I can cram in “more” (always the question). In the meantime, I’ll continue to post when the mood strikes…
The above is my Costa Rica Mashup (=
Recently, I was very lucky (and heart-fully grateful) to go backpacking in Costa Rica with my mother (of all people!). She agreed to explore with me.
We had a really, really, really good time. It was full of lows, which were never really lows (cold weather, nonstop rain,initial lack of monkeys), and highs that become ever more apparent in retrospect (good to meet ya, friends from around the world!). And, of course, the bizarrely heartfelt (watching your mother anxiety-cry mid zipline … we hugged it out).
Per usual, was loving my leggings from TASC Performance for rough treks (the same pair that endured through Machu Picchu). And, my seamly.co leggings arrived just in time for the comfiest plane ride ever. Plus, like most of us, I love to sport a quality quasi-jegging in public. [leggings pictured above]
PREFONTAIN.ORADE turned 2 today!
[got this lovely email from tumblr]
About that Thanksgiving Half Marathon (loooong overdue post)…
(just in time for Christmas)
Well, I finished in 1:36:59, as the chip says. And the BIG goal was sub 1:35:00. My time is laid out like this:
Jade ***, 26*, Jacksonville, FL 45:22 1:36:56 1:37:10 7:25
Which is a PR, albeit, a strange one. I did not feel strong during this race; I felt ill, grumpy, cold, and out of sorts. I wanted to drop out - or detour straight to the Thanksgiving table. But, as races go, you cannot stop because you have an audience, and, therefore, obligatory drive.
I moped across the finish line expecting to be embarrassed. When I saw 1:36, I no longer felt ill. I was angry. I underestimated myself and capitulated early. So that’s that. More better next time. Much more better next time.
Hillary Dunks helped create a new logo for prefontainorade (note the side bar!). She was a pleasure to work with (long distance-ly) and I cannot say enough good things. Thanks, Hillary! ww.hillarydunks.com
I missed a ‘Black Friday Post’ - but here you go (a little late to the party, but just in time for Cyber Monday)
Worn Wear: a Film About the Stories We Wear
Presented by Patagonia
Directed by Keith, Lauren, Chris, and Dan Malloy
Closed-captioned in English, Spanish and Korean
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality — in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.
Learn more about Worn Wear events and share your story athttp://wornwear.patagonia.com/