Hey, sporadic blogger here! I still have 2 more race recaps to write. Umm, maybe I’ll get to them soon. Before my next race, in October. <–Doable
Part of me wants to give this blog up, but the other part really likes writing and actually misses blogging. So I’m going to do something I haven’t done in a while… ramble on about stuff I’m into these days.
You know I am shoe fickle, but I’ve been running in these shoes for about 6 weeks now and they are SO GREAT. It took me a few runs to adjust to them (probably didn’t help that my first run in them was a 12-miler), but the fit my foot so well and they are extremely breathable. I think my favorite part is that they don’t bother my bunion (my super wide right toe-box), but they are really secure on my foot.
I (surprisingly) haven’t taken an excessive amount of pictures of me wearing them — so here is a picture of me “racing” (used VERY VERY loosely) in my obnxious Neon Yellow Boosts.
I decided to try these out after my Mizuno Wave Riders (which, I loved) started wearing out at 200 miles. I get that there is wear and tear on shoes — but I’ve been running 100+ mile months and I CANNOT keep replacing my shoes every 2 months. Sorry Mizuno. I’m two months in on the Adidas and there is very little wear and tear. I hope this continues.
We (yes, we) are re-watching Gilmore Girls in anticipation of the reboot (on Netflix, despite owning the entire series on DVD. I guess you could say I’m a fan) — and guess what? It’s JUST a great as it was the first time I watched it. And it holds up.
Livie was up sick one night and watched a few episodes. She’s pretty much in love with Lorelei and Rory too and is now constantly asking if we can watch the show. Pretty soon my whole family is going to want to watch it and I can’t blame them.
I’m SUPER excited about the reboot (maybe late November — I’m hearing a date — like the 25th??).
And by the way, I’m totally team Jess.
Hey – have you heard about Hamilton?? Ha.
For the 2% out there who haven’t – it’s a Broadway Show. A Hip-Opera if you want to categorize it. An entire show where people sing, rap, and rap some more about the dude on the $10 bill. There’s a lot of hype and it might not seem like it’s for you… but…. it’s amazing. The hype is legit. I haven’t seen it, but the soundtrack is playing NON-STOP. So much so that my kids sing along (PS – the album is rate Explicit, so I’m winning at parenting). In my defense, I am exposing them to a piece of U.S. History (though not always 100% accurate). Don’t believe me? Check out the lyrics — and the annotations. I’ve learned so much!
I never thought I would say this, but I would LOVE, love, LOVE to see this on Broadway. I’m willing it to happen. I really just need to buy tickets. I could fly up there in a heartbeat.
I know, I know. I’m late to the Lululemon game. I actually have one pair (not sure the style) that I’ve had for about 5 years that I love — but nothing else in my wardrobe has been from there. I realized recently that I hate about 75% of my running shorts (and find myself wearing the same 2-3 pairs OVER AND OVER again). I tried on these shorts a little while ago and loved them, but couldn’t bring myself to by shorts for $54 (plus tax) (even though they are currently on sale for $44). So for Mother’s Day this year — I asked for them. For the record — I don’t mind spending that money on shorts for a gift.
Always wanted to post a picture of just a quarter portion of my body/half of my legs.
Livie picked out the pattern (Paradise Camo) so it totally counts.
Now I just need Lulu to make them in more colors/patterns. Not super loving their current options.
I haven’t really been into reading lately. I don’t know what my deal is. However, this book — I LOVED IT.
I really like Curtis Sittenfeld’s books in general (Prep and American Wife are both books I’ve re-read) –and I’m kind of a sucker for anything Pride and Prejudice, so I might be biased. Even if you’ve never read the Jane Austen original (you should), I think you will be find this book totally adorable. It’s a modern re-telling of the P&P with a few twists (Eligible happens to be the name of a VERY popular Reality Television show — a la the Bachelor). And even though I KNEW how it was going to end (spoiler: no twists there), I was still anticipating how it would all unfold. Needless to say, I read this book in about 2-3 days. You should read it too. Also – I need some book recs. What are ya reading??
So I didn’t really understand Snapchat for the longest time (Paula had to teach me), but it’s SO fun! My kids love the filters and I will do anything these days to get all of them in a picture 🙂
If you’re on Snapchat — find me!
I went on my first trail run a few weeks ago and I think I’m hooked. I’ve been missing out!! We had way too much fun, got really dirty (my shoes are now black and neon yellow), and saw a HUGE ASS ALLIGATOR (thankfully in the river – not on the trail).
I almost tripped about 800 times – but didn’t – and only managed to roll my ankle once. So, I consider that a huge win. It was really gorgeous.
I’m going to a different trail this weekend — I can’t wait!!
My babies are getting OLD (and so am I )
L celebrated turning 7 in March
She’s just as sassy as ever. Into dance and soccer, loves reading and school. Sometimes threatens to harm classmates. She got her ears pierced on her birthday.
E, my sweet baby E, turned 3 a few weeks ago
He is still not potty trained (woo-boy we are taking are sweet time), still sleeps in a crib, and he still has a pacifier addiction, so basically we are winning at parenting. He is otherwise very self-sufficient, super verbal, extremely loving and cuddly, and happy-go lucky almost all of the time – so I think we ARE doing something right. Also, his love of Star Wars is fierce.
To top it off, this baby turns 10 in July. TEN!! WTH???
This kid is not afraid to state his opinion (repeatedly), loves to draw, a great helper, becoming more responsible, and was chosen to go to Kennedy Space Camp this summer for a week (FREE!). He has grown up a lot this past year and is doing SO much better in school. I can only hope this continues in 5th Grade (O.M.G. HOW?)
And that’s pretty all of the random rambling I think of… for now. What’s up with you? Should we take bets to see how long it takes me to post again?
This is a long delayed race post from last month. I swear I will catch up on this blog someday. Maybe. A few months ago, Dan started running. At first it was just a few miles on the treadmill. Then I convinced him that running outside is much more (it totally is). Then it progressed,…
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