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Miami by Foot & New Balance Running Skirt Review

Posted Feb 20 2012 8:54am

Good morning!

I’m back in Chapel Hill (aka the frozen tundra – it got COLD since I left, and was even snowing when I drove home last night from the airport at midnight – quite the rude awakening!) after a great weekend in Miami with Matt.

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Let’s rewind to Saturday, shall we? Matt and I started our day with breakfast in the hotel concierge lounge (Matt gets access to free breakfast up there because he stays in Marriotts so much – win). We stayed in the JW Marriott Marquis on Thursday and Friday nights – stunning hotel.

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I enjoyed some oatmeal with granola and a big bowl of berries with some yogurt buried underneath – I ended up combining the two. :)

Here was our view during breakfast – gorgeous:

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After we digested, we headed out for a run along the bay. I was so glad I got my 7 miler out of the way early on Thursday morning so I could enjoy a shorter, more casual run with Matt!

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I was especially excited for the run because I had a new running skirt to try out! New Balance sent me this skirt about a month ago, and I figured Miami would be the perfect weather for it. Here’s the description from the website:

The kicky mesh New Balance Fun Run Skirt makes waves with an innovative lightweight mesh that’s both quick-dry and breathable, providing plenty of movement as you run.

(Sidenote – on their website, the skirt appears see-through, but it’s not at all in person. I think they just did that so you could see the shorts underneath or something?)

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I know some people think running skirts are super lame, but I have always loved the idea and wanted one. I think it’s probably because I played tennis when I was younger and all through high school. In high school our tennis team uniforms were skirts, so I got used to working out in them! Skirts just make exercise more fun in my opinion. ;)

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I was a big fan of the New Balance running skirt – it has little spandex-esque shorts underneath that were comfy to run in and the skirt didn’t ride up at all, either. It was all very breathable, too, since it’s a wicking fabric. Two thumbs up! The only thing that would make it cooler is if it were reversible, since the inside is a super cute bright purple. :)

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Matt and I did about a 3.5 mile loop around the bay, stopping every once in awhile for our own mini boot camp.

We did dips:

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Push ups:

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(Rocking my SPI BELT to carry my camera – love it)

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Jump-ups (these were HARD – the ledge was pretty high!)

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And we also did some sprints/running as fast as we could until xx object type stuff. It was a great workout!

After our workout, we hit up lunch! Matt suggested we go to a ceviche place nearby called CVI.CHE 105 – he’d been once and loved it, and it had amazing reviews on Yelp , too.

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I loved this pillar:

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Instead of bread, they have this cool partially popped salted corn out for you to snack on. Matt said they had this everywhere when he was in Peru last year.

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For our meal, Matt and I shared the ceviche special:

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Yum.

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Plus a pork tamale, which was good but needed more pork. :)

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We walked around enjoying the weather a bit after lunch. Such a gorgeous weekend!

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They had some cool artwork on the wall we walked past.

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Since this post is getting out of control long, I’ll be back later today to share the rest of our weekend adventures. :)

Back to the grind – a busy Monday awaits! Have a nice day, friends.


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