So the bikinis I ordered from J. Crew last week came in the mail. I don't know what I was thinking: Our loft is now awash in hot pink, preppy striped seersucker, blue hawaiian print and maroon halter swim tops and two types of bikini bottoms: string-tie and classic. And I just got an e-mail from J.Crew saying that the two other bikinis I ordered (!) but were on back-order just got shipped today.
Dilemma: The swimsuits were on sale, and I didn't know which ones would fit me, so I went a bit crazy on the online ordering. I thought, "Well, I can just return the ones that don't fit me." The problem is that all do. That has never happened before. I guess all of the running has helped.
But I can't keep all of them. For one thing, I can't swim laps in bikinis, and whenever I'm in the water, it's in the YMCA pool to do just that. I'd like to just have one (okay, maybe two) two-piece swimsuits for lounging on the beaches in Hawaii (where I'm going in August) or the Philippines (in July). But not six.
No Pain, No Gain: Again, 3 miles fairly fast (25 minutes) yesterday. I've got to stop doing these short, quick runs as much, and start upping the mileage again. It's just been a bit hard to find the time during the week. Anyone want to run 8 miles with me tomorrow or Sunday morning?! I'll be the one on the Mt. Vernon trail, running slowly but determinedly.
It only goes up from here, folks. Next weekend, it's 9 miles. The weekend after, 10 miles. And on, and on. However, my longest race in the next few months is only a half-marathon, so I'll stop at 14 miles.