Today I’m filled with a lot of little random thoughts.
First of all, I have been on a quest to acquire excellent running gear lately. I have been in need of new shoes and I am getting tired of doing so much laundry because I only have one pair of pants I like to run in. So, I’d like to introduce you to…
I ran in them this morning and they are great…so far! It’ll probably take a week or so to really figure out how they help or hurt my feet and joints, but there was no pain as I ran today. They are extremely light and well cushioned. The only complaint people have said is that they don’t have enough heavy black sole material on the bottom, causing them to wear out faster. It looks like this:
The lack of black is one thing that makes the shoe so light. I’ll have to just wait and see how long they last for me. I’ll keep you updated on how well I like them.
I also ran in these today:
I absolutely LOVE these. I want to wear them every day. But that would be gross. They are great to wear in the wet and rainy weather because I don’t have exposed calves to splash water on. I really don’t like that feeling. I got them on clearance at Fit Right Northwest. I love their clearance rack!
And I kept my ears warm (and my head visible) with this:
I usually don’t like wearing headbands because they are so thick (usually fleece) and make my head sweat. But this one is made of lycra. It’s really thin and provided just enough protection to keep my ears from hurting while not making me too warm. And Eryn, my running partner, said I was REALLY visible.
Then I took a trip to my church to drop off some sound equipment, some clothes to donate for the youth group mission trip and some treats that I HAD to get out of my house. As I was getting into my car my friend Meredith drove up. I love seeing friends when I don’t expect it. She was bringing eggs to someone. She has chickens. Lots of them. Which means she has eggs. Lots of them. She had a pair of capris for me that she found on clearance at Kohls. They were only…wait for it…$12!!! Can you believe it?!?!?! They are the older version of these:
Did you think I was going to post a picture of ME wearing the capris??? Ha. I don’t think so. I’ll wear them running because you only see me for a second then I’m gone! But I won’t let you see me for an extended period of time in anything tight like these. Thank you Mere for the excellent capris and for being a bright spot in my day (just by seeing you…not even because you had pants for me!)
Next random thought. Meredith, the friend I was just talking about, is having a giveaway on her blog. She’s giving away some really cool headbands. They are great for running or just running around town. And there are children’s sized ones too! Head over to her blog to enter the giveaway!
They are great for so many reasons.
1. Egg and nut free. And I didn’t even have to use egg replacer (which is not cheap).
2. Only three ingredients.
3. Super easy with nothing to measure.
5. ALL of my kids liked them. I liked them. Colin will like them when he tries them later. That is a very successful snack trial.
They are so good they could easily be cupcakes with some frosting. I think I’ll make more and frost them with cream cheese frosting for Shiloh’s birthday party this weekend. They are packed with pumpkin, so they are relatively healthy for a birthday treat. You could probably use carrot puree instead for a “carrot cake” type of taste. Butternut squash puree would work too.
And finally, I’m very excited about the Run Like A Mother event tonight at Old Town Battle Grounds!! Sarah Bowen Shea is going to read some from the book, answer questions and bring her books and shirts to sell. I hear there will be giveaways also. This is the book I wanted to quit earlier this fall, but I’m glad I pushed through. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves running or fitness in general. Especially if you are a mother.
That’s the end of my randomness for the day. Not because I’m out of random thoughts, but because naptime is over. Time to take a break from blogging to be a mommy.