HOKA, Buenos Aires, and an injury update!

This post was going to be one where I talk about my new partnership with HOKA ONE ONE…and trust me, that is coming up later this week because I am SO excited about it. But as I finally got around to reading all of the comments on my most recent post about travel (I had it scheduled to post about 10 minutes before our first plane left for Argentina), my blood is pumping and my heart is so full. I can’t wait to respond to them all!  I’ll be talking about Hoka soon, but first, I want to give you a little injury update and some pictures from Argentina!

On the injury front – well, it’s hard to say. My back doesn’t really “hurt” anymore, per se. I have some lingering pain in my hip that is preventing me from doing anything other than moving my leg directly forward and backward, and my entire right leg is still having that continuous pins and needles feeling. Sadly enough, I’m kind of used to it at this point and not really noticing it so much anymore. I’m definitely not in pain anymore, but I also haven’t been running at all. Plenty of walking and an 18 mile bike tour around Buenos Aires, though! We just landed in the Patagonia region (El Calafate) a few hours ago, and it’s a totally different world than Buenos Aires, of course. But for now, a few pictures of the “Paris of the South!” Follow me on Instagram for more pictures and videos from the trip and of course, my life in general.

Recoleta Cemetery is where the wealthy go to be buried. It’s kind of like the cemeteries in New Orleans…if all of those graves were built like giant castles. Most tombs have glass doors that relatives of the deceased can open to pray for the dead. Oh, and you can see the caskets inside the tombs. Evita is buried here!
El Caminito is a section of one of the poorest areas of Buenos Aires. Immigrants who moved here built houses out of corrugated steel and painted them with whatever extra paint they could get from boats passing through the harbor. The result is an incredibly colorful and lively neighborhood where the tango was born! It’s now an open air museum.
Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South” thanks to its love of French architecture and beautiful plazas all over the city. It’s got a really unique European feel that is also distinctly South American.
We hit the market in San Telmo, Buenos Aires this morning hoping to snag some good deals. Well, I was, anyway! This open air market is every Sunday and it’s several miles long! We went early, but it is packed later in the day and runs til the wee hours. I got an amazing vintage leather duffle bag for so cheap, it’s sinful. More room for souvenirs!
Young people in Argentina apparently form traveling singing and dancing groups to support their candidates in upcoming elections. This group was so fantastic that I could have stayed watching them all day! Who wants to form one of these with me in America?! Check out the video on my Instagram.
Just making friends with one of many “perros de calle” in El Calafate. AJ was highly annoyed that I kept petting every single dog that walked by…especially when they followed us to our hotel and sat outside our window. Whatever, I thought it was adorable!

Leave a comment: What did you do this weekend? Do you pet stray dogs, or is this just a weird thing I do and I’m probably going to get a disease?

19 thoughts on “HOKA, Buenos Aires, and an injury update!

  1. Do you remember Pepe, the dog covered in fleas/tics that you wanted to bring home from Mexico? LOL You do love stray dogs 🙂 Love you lots, xxoo

  2. Great photos – looks amazing!!!

    I am literally crying tears of laughter at the photo of you petting el perro. Whenever I travel with my mom, she not only pets stray cats and dogs, but buys them food and feeds them. I have photos of her from every vacation just like yours. And I follow her around with hand wipes! She’s got the biggest heart.

    Safe travels!

    1. Hahaha Caroline, I love this! I kept trying to give them food and AJ would get SO mad at me because they were already following us everywhere. The hand wipes are a good idea for the next trip, haha!

  3. It honestly does sound like you are making some improvements which is exciting! I could not be happier for you. I completely understand about not knowing…sometimes it’s the most frustrating.

  4. I can’t tell you how excited I am that you have an upcoming Hoke post. I have two pair and am scheming of ways to pick up a third.

    This weekend was spent touring the final college before my daughter makes her decision about where to attend in the fall. I may just have to sell a kidney. I only wish I was joking…

    1. Yuck! Paying for college sucks. I was just complaining about having to buy a new air conditioner, so I’ll stop now 🙂

  5. Aww those travels look awesome!! The market sounds amazing, I want that…

    This weekend was really rough. My cat was hit by a car and died, and so my weekend involved a lot of sobbing and carbs. It’s still hard to come home, i want to be out of the apartment all the time bc it’s never more apparent he isnt here.

    Sorry, such a downer. I hope you are having fun! And try not to get fleas 😉

    1. Mary, I am SO sorry to hear about your cat! That is awful! I can think of no better reason to eat carbs (not like I need a reason).

  6. I’m loving all the great pictures! This is making me so sad for Spain and Portugal! I want to go back!!!! Can’t wait to hear more about HOKA 🙂

    1. I loved reading about your trip to Spain and Portugal and have put those on my list thanks to you!! I’ll probably skip the crazy fast race though 🙂

  7. You’ll definitely get a disease, but maybe it will cure your back? Worth a try!
    I am loving following your adventures on IG. And I thought Atlanta was the Paris of the South? 😉

    1. I am sad to report that my back was not cured by any disease I may or may not have picked up from the street animals in Argentina. Sigh.

  8. You are in one of my dream locations! I’m so jealous but enjoy all of it–I’ll love following along via your pics and posts. And yes I pet stray dogs–I love dogs too much to pass one by!

    1. I hope you get to visit one day! Buenos Aires is so much fun and Argentina is just incredible. You would not regret going, for sure!

  9. I want to hear all about your love for Hokas!
    I absolutely pet random dogs, and cats. Yup, I’m that person. Once when I was 5 (I think) I kind of stole the neighbours cat because it was white and I wanted it. I hid it in the basement and told my mom it followed me home.

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