Sunday, November 18, 2012

Madonna, My First Marathon And More

It has been one busy week!  Wednesday night I gave a presentation to the most delightful group of women.  I spoke on the topic of 'Finding Your Personal Style' to a neighborhood garden club.  I admitted to right away it was my first time presenting on behalf of the Queen City Style, and I think they took it pretty easy on me.  Everyone seemed to have a great time.  I know I did! 

An Example Slide

Then came Thursday night; a night I have been waiting for my entire life.  I saw Madonna live in concert.  Here's a picture of me as a little girl with a poster of Madonna hanging behind me, performing perhaps my most favorite of her songs, Dress You Up.

I purchased the tickets back in February and originally planned to post about the show every month leading up to the concert, but we all know about not having enough time.  I, myself, could not believe I did not have a clue what I was going to wear until the night prior to the show, but I ended up happy with some garb already in my closet. I ran to the nearest costume for the pies de resistance, finger-less black lace gloves.  How'd I do?

I paid my fanny in savings for seats on the sixth row.  Here's my girl, Madge, doing her scantily-clad thing.  She's totally still got it.  There are no words to describe the caliber of the performance of this show or the choreography.  She performed Like A Prayer, just before the closing performance.  My life is complete.

My new friend, Derek, was dying over the gloves, so I gave him one at the end of the show.  So fun!

Saturday morning I woke up early to run my first marathon.  Wow, it was hard.  I qualified for Boston with a time of 3:29.  Very excited, but I did say this would be my first and only!

Me and my running buddy, Justin, clowning around at mile 13.

The fan support is always awesome at races.  There was certainly no shortage for this one!

Crossing the finish...

Most Wonderful Man in the World and the Precious Peanuts were on the course five times!  It's been a long road of training and lots of Saturday mornings out of the house.  
I am grateful for the support!!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great start to their week!

My Best, Whitley


  1. Love your outfit for the concert and congrats on the marathon!!

    Xo, Rachel

    Glitzy Blues

  2. Congrats on the marathon and love the Madonna outfit!

    xx amy
    Leopard and Lillies

  3. Congrats on the marathon! Proud of you!

  4. Wow congrats on the marathon!


  5. Fabulous week in review! You looked adorable for the great that you finally got to see here after all these years!
    Congrats on the marathon...another awesome accomplishment!
    Sheree xxx

    1. Thanks Sheree... She really was AMAZING in concert... never seen anything like it... the choreographer, unbelievable! Thanks so much for the words of congratulations.

  6. Congrats on the marathon... and you simply must do the Boston. You qualified right? I, a loyal Boston reader, would be so happy to come and cheer you on. Please, pretty please!!!

    1. Hello! Yes, I qualified!! :) I have a loyal Boston reader in you?... Wahoo!!! Please email me! This is one of the most exciting comments I've ever received :)...

  7. YEAH!!! Props to you on the marathon and qualifying for Boston. You rock. And of course you look hot doing it, as usual. Yay yay yay!!!


  8. How do you do it all?? Congrats on the marathon and qualifying!!

    1. Oh girl... looks can be so deceiving, but I will accept this fine complement. Thanks for your congratulations!!

  9. Congratulations on the marathon! You are my hero.

  10. Thanks for sharing all the fun <3

    Smile On:)...Classy Pam

  11. What an awesome accomplishment! A huge CONGRATULATIONS on the marathon! You have such a beautiful family Whitley!! Ha ha for the Madonna pick, and such a perfect outfit!

    xo Jenny

  12. Congratulations on your marathon! I love Madonna, too. Your outfit was a great homage.

  13. I'm so proud of you girl! A speech (you're a natural), a run, Madonna? So many mega milestones in the course of a few days. Looks like you (and Derek) had a great! When I lived in France for the summer at 8 yrs old my one must have was buying black lace fingerless gloves. I was Madonna that year for Halloween. Wish I still had those gloves. ;)


  14. Congrats girlie, that is awesome!!! What a great feat! Glad you got to enjoy Madonna before, did you still hear her singing during your run?


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