chloe + isabel Launch Party and Summer Body Experiment Check-In

So since I’ve started marathon training, weeknights are my new weekends, especially since I don’t have anything to wake up for in the morning. (Which is nice, but the lack of regular paycheck is not.)

Yesterday, I had an awesome freelance meeting, Julia’s birthday and then the chloe + isabel launch party. My friend and former coworker Lindsay is now heading up their marketing, so she invited me to their launch party.

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As if champagne and jewelry weren’t enough, oh, this party just happened to be in Marc Jacobs’ former apartment. I was too busy at looking at pretty jewelry and drinking champagne to get pictures of the apartment, but Jordan did get some awesome pictures of the apartment.

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The jewelry is absolutely gorgeous, and the company’s business model is cool: it empowers women to create their own online jewelry stores and become “merchandisers.” As you can see, the jewelry is fun and funky, and the line is targeted at young women. Most of the pieces sell for about $30-50.

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We got these pretty bracelets in our swag bags!

Afterwards, I met up with Emily for a drink and some great conversation. (And late-night pizza.)

What? This is a healthy living blog? I promised I would update you on September 1 about my summer body experiment? Oh. Okay. Below are my goals and, in bold, how I did on them.

  • pick and begin marathon training schedule by July 1. (Also considering training with a group. Does anyone know anything about non-fundraising marathon training groups?) Training. Check.
  • Get back to Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday or Sunday running schedule. Yup. And Mondays, too!
  • Mondays and Wednesdays will be strength. I’m not sure what this will look like yet, because I’m still figuring out my gym situation. Strength is still the first thing to fall off, but I’m trying.
  • Add some ab work in (maybe a la Angela @ Oh She Glows Whittle My Middle) to both tone my abs and reduce lower back pain Sometimes?
  • Fridays (and really any other time I can fit it in, too) will be for yoga. Fail. Must do more yoga.
  • The weekend day I don’t run will be for a rest day. I have never had a problem remembering to take a rest day.
  • Cut way back on wheat and dairy. (Caveat: once I finish the wheat products currently in my kitchen) Cut back on wheat? While training for a marathon? Definitely didn’t happen. I’ve experimented with dairy, and it seems to bother my stomach less than I thought but I still try to minimize it.
  • But experiment with re-adding salads (which sometimes bother my stomach) and Greek yogurt (which I miss like crazy and didn’t used to bother my stomach–so long as I didn’t eat it before running) Half-check. I’ve had salad a few times and it bothers my stomach less than I thought, too.
  • Take my vitamins. Oops. No.
  • Stick to a somewhat normal sleep schedule. YES!
  • Make the best of this time I’m not working and try to enjoy at as much as I can. After all, it is summer. Check plus! I did awesome at this.

My goals for the rest of marathon training: more yoga, more strength training. That’s about it.

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Oh, and after I drowned my hangover in the pool this morning (true story–awesome way to get rid of a hangover, so long as you don’t drown), I got a haricut. What do you think? I’m not sure if I’m crazy about it. I will let you know how I really feel after I spend some time with my straightener.

Did you set summer goals for yourself? If so, how did you do?

9 comments on “chloe + isabel Launch Party and Summer Body Experiment Check-In

  1. Christina

    I have to check out that jewelry co. Is it based in a store or online? I never heard of it but it sounds reasonable and from what I can see they’re super cute.

    Love the cut! I can never tell if I like my new haircut until I wash it. For some reason once it’s washed it either looks great or horrid.

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  2. Christine

    Your new hair is so cute! I love it!

    Making goals lists always motivates me. It really helps to lay it all out there and realize what you DO want to accomplish. Nice job on whittling your summer list down!

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  3. amanda

    Hi! Ive been reading your blog for a few months now..and I saw you yesterday by grand central!!! Around 1pm or so? I was grabbing lunch and I was like she looks so familiar! I was too afraid to say anything just in case it wasnt you..but its so cool to see someone in person when youve only seen a picture! Anyways, just thought i’d share! 🙂

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  4. Stephanie

    Love the list and accountability! I also tend to lose the weight training and yoga much sooner than I had planned. It’s tough doing no wheat while running in groups (why does everyone serve bagels?1) but there are some good alternatives out there. I picked up cold boiled potatoes from cyclists, and have to say, I am a fan.

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