Haute Stuff

So as we know I feature a HAUTIE on Mondays to get our week kicked off right! Things got a little screwy on the work tip today so I didn’t get to post as early as I would like. So without further ado…

Say hello to CAM! Is she a beauty or what? (Don’t kill me, I know I didn’t ask if this was ok).

This post is going to be a bit biased because I have known her for a veeerrrrry long time. Hey, what can I say, I run with the cool kids.

This beauty queen used to fake asthma attacks to get out of running. Yup, FAKER. Running was punishment. But everything changed at the end of 2010! She came to support me last year in my first race post injury- The Nike Women’s Marathon.

She drug out her fam in the freezing butt rain and got bit by the marathon bug! Here is an excerpt from her blog…

“My blog is now my training blog, training for what you ask? My first Marathon! My best friend is an amazing inspiration to me and I have decided I will now train to run my first marathon in October next year, the Nike Women Marathon. This was Nicole’s first race that I went to watch and I was amazed at her ability to KICK some butt!! So here I go, on my road to my first marathon in 2011.”

This is coming from a girl who had left KNEE SURGERY on March 2, 2010! 7 months later she was ready to hit pavement. She came to support me at the California International Marathon in December and her training started the next day!


“Okay you did it, I am off and training. Keep in mind I haven’t ran or gone to the gym in about 2 months. So for day 1 I don’t think this is half bad.
Total time 20 mins on the treadmill.
Ran 10 mins straight, a 13.5 min mile at a speed of 4.8.
Total miles ran 1.5
This blog is totally for myself and to keep me motivated and accountable. These are the texts I will send HRM daily and she helps me along this journey!”
She started there and hasn’t looked back! On February 7, 2011 she finished her first 10k!
On April 30, 2011 she will run her FIRST HALF MARATHON!!!!!
I am so super proud of this girl. She went from being able to run for just 10 minutes at a time to finishing a 10k in under an hour! HELLO STUDETTE!
She is a beautiful woman inside and out and is now paying it forward to many other people. Keep on running CAM! I am so proud of you! Oh, and if you decide to get back to blogging, let me know and I’ll post your site here 🙂 Hint hint..
And there is the last HAUTIE of February! Who will be next week? Maybe it will be you. Yes you, I’m talking to you.
Uh- oh, I’m missing the BACHELOR. We can’t allow that to happen.



2 thoughts on “Haute Stuff

  1. Seriously just cried!! I have the BEST Bestie EVER!!! I love this girl more then words could ever say. I have been blessed with her in my life for more years then I can count. We shared the due date of her first and my second baby boy together. Yes on opposite sides of the state we pulled that off, as her hubs would say “only you two”. 🙂

    Thank you a million times for inspiring me to do something I never thought I would be able to do in a million years. HRM deserves all the credit, really you guys should feel sorry for her, I call, email or text her at least 3 times a day. Good thing I’m her bestie cuz she HAS to love me.

    Thanks MAMA, I LOVE YOU!! 🙂

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