Summer Trench and My First 10K

Today’s look is a classic lightweight trench and jeans pairing. For the summer, I love a lightweight long jacket or sweater over a tank – its easy and breezy and looks so chic yet understated. This trench and tank is from H&M and a serious bargain but it looks much more expensive doesn’t it? I don’t think there is anything I love more than finding an amazing deal! (Scroll all the way down for outfit details…)

So this past weekend I ran my first 10k, which may not seem like a lot, but for me it was huge. See I’ve never really been a runner, and when I do run I tap out around 3 miles-ish. So when we decided to run a 10k with people from work, I thought it was a good time to test my mettle. I thought my ego and my competitiveness would surely make up for my lack of fitness and help me cross that finish line. I did a mud race a while back and I was able to survive that on adrenaline alone, so why would this one be any different, right? Wrong.
I was advised not to start too fast so as not to wear myself out too soon, so I kept a jogging pace.   It was pretty hot out, and I was getting tired fast – I struggled with the fact that there was a grandma and a 7 year old passing me. The thought even crossed my mind (more than once) to just start walking, after all no one would know or care if I did. Finally I decided to go mind over matter and instead focused on the thought of my husband and baby waiting for me at the finish line – and it really worked! It was actually enjoyable running on such a gorgeous day after such an unbearably long winter. I started to think positive and I made it to the finish line! And while my family wasn’t there, (they were at the wrong finish line) I was still so proud of being able to say I came in 506th place out of 593 runners! When I joked about losing the race, a friend told me that the real losers were the ones at home in bed who didn’t want to try. #Truth
 I’m constantly being taught the lesson that limitations in your life often come from your own mind – what you think you are able to do is what you end up doing. So the key is to dream big – have a great week!

Oh, and if you haven’t seen my father’s day gift ideas segment I did yesterday for NBC, you can check it out HERE.

My cheerleaders!

Outfit details: Shoes: Nike | Capris: Zella | Tank: Zella | Sports Bra: Thanks to Athleta | Sunglasses: Prada
First outfit details: Jeans: JBrand Similar Style on sale for $80! | Jacket: H&M Similar Style | Tank: H&M Concious Collection | Shoes: Christian Louboutin Similar Style (On Sale!) | Bag: Reed Krakoff | Necklace: Bloomingdales | Sunglasses: Prada

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