It is no surprise that I love boots – I do after all have half a closet dedicated to many different lengths, heels and colors. As the the cold weather approaches, the sandals get tucked back into their original boxes (stacked nicely in the back of the closet) and the boots become center stage. As a practical woman that spends most her time on foot rather than in a car, the majority of the boots I own are flat or have a 1.5 to 2 inch heel or wedge.
Currently my favorite pair of boots are a gray, over the knee, flat boot by Dolce Vita called Eve. I recently purchased these as a birthday gift to myself and found quite the deal. They were less expensive than most of my Steve Madden boots (Steve Madden is known for reasonably priced, quality boots). I have always been a fan of Dolce Vita’s shoe collection and own several of their sandals and flats. The Eve’s are the first pair of Dolce Vita boots I’ve purchased. Thankfully, my shoe size is universal in their entire collection – these fit perfectly.
Since I’ve only had these a short time, I have yet to pair them with a dress or skirt. I’ve worn them a few times now, always with a pair of skinny jeans and really like the way they elongate my legs.
For my birthday, I celebrated a prom themed party with several amazing women. A strict dress code was enforced, gowns were not optional – they were a must. Most of the women prepped at my hotel room ahead of time and Jason came out to snap all of the action.
We started the enchanted evening with dinner and a delicious Princess cake from Miette (brought by Danielle) at Infusion. Once the fairy godmother used her wand and turned the restaurant into a dance club, we continued the party on the dance floor. I wish everyday could be my birthday!
I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into with the Warrior Dash. I knew it was a 5K running race with challenging obstacles – but what I also saw were photos my friends had posted wearing warrior costumes, drinking beer, and eating a turkey leg with a shit eating grin that would make just about anyone envious. When it came time to register this year, I was on top of it – I wanted to be part of the fun!
I already exercise daily so I didn’t feel it was necessary to train for this event. I mountain bike on weekends, run and lift weights on weekdays – I figured I had this one in the bag. Instead, I focused on making sure I had a Princess Warrior costume. And then the right pair of running shoes – ones that can afford to get muddy.
The event was held in Hollister, California – a 1.5 hour drive south from my home. Since it was over Halloween weekend, we choose to race Saturday versus Sunday (thinking I could still make it out for a Halloween party). I was very excited, I was meeting and running with a couple of friends – both dressed in warrior costumes as well.
None of us had much to eat that morning so we opted for food and beer prior to running. Not necessarily the smartest idea and thankfully my run wasn’t affected (I ate a sausage and split my beer). A half hour later, we proceeded to make our way to the starting line and ran into another warrior along the way – photo op!