Dressing Up for the VIP ASICS LA Marathon Party

 

Happy Saturday from LA!

Just stopping by to say hello.

I got out the door about 3 hours later than planned yesterday, but I DID manage to roast quite a few things in the oven.

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All my favorites: baked purple sweet potato, sweetener free roasted kabocha, cassava “fries” and a no grain plantain cupcake loaf style (double recipe).

It’s never easy to say goodbye to these guys. Never.

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That there is my coolio rental car by the way. It has all four handles. I’m moving up the world. Ha.

Did some snacking and Starbucks on the drive up.

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Made it to the hotel just in time to enjoy the view for a bit.

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We had a fun little VIP ASICS party last night. I finally got to catch up with my good friend Michele on our shuttle ride. Love this girl.

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The party was fancy.

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Complete with ASICS LA Marathon décor everywhere.

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This girl can sleep anywhere.

Yep, runners can get dressed up too. (For special occasions only of course.) I don’t know what’s more difficult, trying to find something nice to wear or picking out a racing outfit. It’s a toss up. Ha.

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(Monica, me, Brian, Michele and Jess.)

Bathroom selfies at fancy parties are always a must.

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Photo booth pictures at fancy parties are also always a must.

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Right?

The ASICS team really knows how to put on a party.

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We had a fun little shake out run this morning lead by Coach Kastor. We got to run with some amazing Olympic athletes. Recognize anyone?

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I’ll share more in a bit since they gave us some good race advice I should pass along, but right now we’re headed out to get a little pool time before the expo. And I just might actually go to Whole Foods for the first time ever. I’m a little scared.

 

Catch ya later!

 

When was the last time you got dressed up?

Have you ever been to Whole Foods? (I can’t believe I’ve never been. I live in CA for goodness sakes.)

Recognize any runners in the picture?

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Comments

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    michelle kim says:

    I go to whole foods pretty often. And how cool that you get to attend a VIP party!

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    Dena says:

    I’m geeking out over here over you being wih Ryan and Deena! Awesomeness!

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    Ashley L. says:

    OH MY GOODNESSSSSSSSSS! Andy Potts AND Ryan Hall?! I’m super jealous. Yes, I know there are other cool people in that photo but those are my two favorite guys in the world! Awesome.

    Can’t wait to see more pictures. I know you’ll rock that race! Have fun!

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    Kim says:

    Wow – so much awesomeness here!! You look gorgeous all glammed up!!!
    I’ve never been to Whole Foods – can’t wait to hear about your experience there. Enjoy the pool time – I’m dying for some of that!!!

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    marti says:

    Looks awesome!! Have a blastand soak it in!! You ave worked hard…enjoy the experience:)

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    I can’t believe you were right there with Ryan and Deena!???!! I am so jealous! I haven’t gotten dressed up in a long time – I guess the next time I plan to will be for a wedding in May!

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    Kathy says:

    That should be a game…..”You can call yourself a runner if you can name a runner in this picture” …..I recognize YOU…and then Ryan Hall (I think?!) I suppose that makes me a half runner…ha!

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    Allie says:

    omg…whole foods in my happiest place on earth!!! Good luck tomorrow!!

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    Laura says:

    I saw Ryan Hall this morning coming into our hotel lobby! I can’t wait for tomorrow, but I’m dreading this heat. Good luck!

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    Erica says:

    I always struggle when its time to get dressed up :) . SO…I can’t wear workout gear ? haha. Hope the race goes well!!

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    I can’t believe you’d never been to Whole Foods! My week is spent divided between home, work, Unite Fitness, and Whole Foods. And I do not work there. My local store even gave me a big holiday bag filled with goodies because they know me.

    Have a great race!!!

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    natasha says:

    Looks like a blast and as for Whole Foods…we have like 6 of them near me and I love it! Mostly browsing but I always get a gift card for my birthday from my sis which I try to make last and last….known as “Whole Paycheck” unfortunately.

    Enjoy your first time…bring money (:

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    I used to go to whole foods all the time when I lived in Oregon. I don’t even know if there are any near me these days.

    Is it bad that I can’t remember the last time I dressed up? Does a job interview count? Otherwise I think it was maybe a year ago when I went to Las Vegas. PJs and running clothes are so much more comfortable than dress up clothes! :)

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    Caitlin Elliott says:

    Ok I’ve gotta ask…. where did you get the black and nude colored dress you wore for the party Friday night? I LOVE it and you rocked that dress! Beautiful! Best of luck tomorrow, I’ll be thinking about you, spending good vibes your way but I know you’ll rock that 26.2 too!

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    I like to get dressed up rarely. Don’t get me wrong, I like putting on real clothes occasionally, but dressing up..eh. Looks like you had too much fun! I love it! Hugs to you friend! xoxo

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