Whenever I get the urge to go for a run I make a point to sit down and wait until the feeling passes. Competitive team sports? Count me in. Barre? Bring it on! Yoga, yes please. But when it comes to running I generally won’t put a spring in my step unless something is chasing me (or there’s a designer sample sale within a 4 mile radius). But after seeing the Instagram series from @kellykkroberts taken during the NYC Half-Marathon, I’m beginning to change my tune. To stay motivated during the grueling 13.1 miles Kelly took it upon herself to (somewhat sketchily) capture the most handsome hotties of the big apple’s half. What really makes me love this marathon maven are the hysterical and unapologetic titles of her aptly named “creep-shot selfies” such as “Mile 12 eye candy”, “Oh yeah walker” and my personal fave, “Dat headband.” Thank you Karen, for showing the world new ways to make the best of an exhausting situation. I salute you and your fabulous taste in marathon men!
Images source Instagram
Posted by Jenna
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Tagged "Dat headband", "Mile 12 eye candy", 13.1 miles, @kellykkroberts, “creep-shot selfies”, barre, Big Apple, designer sample sale, hotties, Instagram, marathon, marathon men, marlo m/c, nyc, running, selfies, yoga
We here at mm/c are truly blessed to have offices that overlook the finish line of the historical Boston Marathon. Painted just last week, the finish line is proudly emblazoned on Boylston street in the weeks leading up to the race.
It’s during this time that runners reach the peak of their training. Logging the craziest amount of the miles (until the big day of course!), starting to get serious about pre-race nutrition and, if they’re anything like us, post-race celebration.
A runner myself, the idea of logging 26.2 miles is definitely inspiring. That said, it just wasn’t on the docket for me this year. Thus, I’m left to ponder the truly important things in life – like Instagram.
For the sake of research, I stepped out of the office to log some facetime with the finish line and see which filters flatter the BAA logo best. To save you the trouble, I’ve included my findings below. It’s all a matter of preference, of course, but I have to say that Lo-Fi is my hands-down fave.
Consider this your cheat sheet for taking great shots on the big day!
Posted by Erin K.
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Tagged boston, Boston Marathon, Boylston Street, Brannan, filters, finish line, inspiration, Instagram, Lo-Fi, marlo m/c, Mayfair, running, Valencia, Willow
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Ah, vacation…the time when you can sit back and relax, finally crack open one of those books that have been collecting dust on your shelf since you “browsed” Barnes and Noble five years ago, and spend quality time with number one.
While some (me) find nestling up on the couch in a onesie drinking wine and playing Candy Crush for hours a pretty decent va-cay, others would rather part with the digital world during their cherished time off. Although digital addiction has been around for quite a while now (since before the invention of Candy Crush, if you can believe it!), digital detox vacations are starting to trend. People are now checking in their phones, iPads and other devices while checking into their hotel or resort.
Some of these detoxes are retreats for the seriously obsessed phone-checkers, and others are merely hotel packages which discourage the use of phones, laptops and the like (check out a few of those here).
While spending a week relaxing on a Canadian ranch becoming one with nature does intrigue me at times, I may be just a little attached to my precious new iPad to turn it into the reception desk. How about I promise to only check my phone a couple times a day (in case of emergencies, of course)?
And now for the thought you were all having: How are you supposed to make all of your friends back home jealous by Instagramming those beautiful Costa Rican sunsets with no phone?!
Posted by Erin D.
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Tagged Barnes and Noble, candy crush, cell phone, digital detox, good book, Instagram, marlo m/c, travel trends, traveling, vacation