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Favourite Fridays: Ally becomes a “Runner”

August 29, 2014

Ally: I’ve missed this blog so much, but life got really real this year, and writing for fun had to take a backseat for a while.

That said, I’m really excited that we are broadening our horizons for this site beyond just fashion. As much as we love fashion (and we really do!), as we move into the wrong side of 35, our interests have expanded and I think we have more to offer. I think we’re also learning more about ourselves, our passions and what drives us each day.

Without going into personal details (friend me on Facebook for that!), our family had a bit of a plot twist this year that set us in a new direction. It’s an exciting new path, with lots of opportunities, but it took me a while to see it that way. This new path also comes with greater responsibility and a bit more stress – which, combined with regular life stuff and a busy workload – I’d like to manage better.

Which is why discovering running has been a really great thing for me.

This is currently the image on my desktop.

This is currently the image on my desktop.

I always enjoyed getting out for an hour “power walk” each day (I just said “power walk”!), but one day recently, I just started running. And it was ok. In fact, it was this weird breakthrough where I ran and when I stopped there were tears streaming down my face. I just felt like maybe this is what I needed. This could be my little escape. The piece of the day that I carve out just for me, where I’m alone and I can block out everything with some exquisite shitty music.

Speaking of.

It’s so deliciously awful!

I also got some great advice on making sure to have my sneakers fitted for me. I saw Barry at the Running Room in Bedford and he hooked me up with these fine kicks.


I’ve even entered my first race on October 4th! Terrifying!

So there you have it. My first completely inspirational lifestyle post. Not GOOP, but super close.

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  1. September 5, 2014 9:49 am

    I started running over a year ago and in that time, with the support of the Running Room, have run 4 races this year, including the Bluenose Half Marathon :) Halifax is a great city for running…lots of events and a fantastic community of fellow runners. I heard someone say “I hate every race I start, but I love every race I finish.” It totally stuck with me. As a side note,our play list is very similar. lol. If I can make some recommendations: Black Skinhead by Kanye West, Fancy by Iggy Azelea, and 99 Problems by Jay-Z.

    Looking forward to more of your posts :)

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