It’s Friday! I’m sitting at my desk and can see the sun peeking through the morning rain clouds, and the pink buds bursting on the tree in my neighbor’s yard. I can also see all the cars rolling through the stop sign at the intersection. A-holes! Anyway, Fridays are fun and so are random blog posts.
Mr. T got me these sweet Brooks PureConnects for Christmas. I’ve only worn them a few times to go “running” with Karsen. But, last night, I took them on a real run: 3.4 miles. Obviously, they are a minimalist shoe and I’ve been running in a shoes with more support: the Adrenaline. I like them, but I could feel some complaining in my left arch. I don’t normally hear from that arch, so I’m not sure. No habla left arch. My left foot is a complete tight ass and likes to clench up when I run. I have to really think about relaxing that foot and springing through my toes (my left toe doesn’t bend much). I was hoping the flexibility of the Connects would help my left foot take a chill pill. Jury’s still out.
Thanks for all the comments, support and advice on my last post regarding my weightloss and tummy issues. That is why I love the blogging community–the awesome feedback and sharing of experiences. It helps so much. So funny that I wrote about that yesterday and then I had NO stomach bloating or anything last night (well, just a little after I had a bunch of fruit, but I think that was a fiber thing–what TMI?). So, yeah, no bloating yesterday. The one thing I didn’t have was corn (although there was a little cornstarch in what I made for dinner). I’m going to try no corn or corn products for a week and see how it goes.
I’m thinking about getting a tattoo! Actually, I’ve been thinking about it since 2011. Originally, I thought I’d want to get something that marked my first marathon…like a 26.2, but Mr. T said it might look like prison numbers. Do you think there is anyone out there with a 24601 tat…you know, like a Les Mis super fan?
Do you have a tattoo? How did you decide what to get? If you want, link a pic of your tattoo in the comments. It’s be rad to see what other people decided to get. I am this close (you can’t see me, but I’m holding my thumb and index finger very close together) to going on Pinterest to look for ideas. I just don’t know if I feel passionate enough about anything to have it permanently etched into my skin, you know. But I think they’re so cool! Also, if I did get one, where would I put it? I mean, I think I kind of think I’d want to see it if I’m going to all the trouble to get a tattoo.
I’m almost finished with the third book in the Hunger Games series. I read the first one a while ago, but then put off reading the second one because I knew I’d need a solid couple of days for it. Those things suck you in, man! Also, I can’t read them before I go to sleep. Luckily, stupid Delta screwed up our flights on the way home from Florida and I had the book with me. So I had almost a whole day of reading. (Funny: I was on the second flight from Denver to Seattle, and right behind my husband is a man reading Mockingjay–haha–he seemed kind of embarrassed when I pointed out that we were both reading HG books. “My daughter got me into them,” was his excuse.)
Anyway, I finished Catching Fire in 2 days. I feel like it was even faster than the first book! Mockingjay, in my opinion, was slow for most of the first half of the book, but I’m 3/4 of the way through it now and it seems to be picking up. After this, I will watch the first film so I can be ready when the second one comes out this fall! Did you like the series? I don’t normally get hooked on “trendy” books, but I liked these. Very entertaining. I was hesitant to read them because I read the first Twilight book and hated it. OVERRATED. I hated Twilight so much, that even just typing that word made my insides get hot.
I weighed in this morning at 156.8. So I lost weight. Last week, I was 158-something. I didn’t write it down in MFP because I was pissed. I have recorded today’s weight and will keep tracking calories because, duh, it’s working.
The Hot Salsa Move
You need to do this core workout: It is a bitch, but it works. The Oregon Project Stability Routine, which Runner’s World published recently, is a killer. Specifically the move called, “Hot Salsa.” Dathan Ritzenhein named it that because “…it makes your butt sore the next morning.”
I’ve been working some of the moves in my core routine lately, but yesterday I did the whole routine (except the one that needed a stretchy band because that’s like the one random exercise thing I don’t have). I did the routine twice and it took about 20 minutes. Today, I hurt. Tomorrow, you can hurt, too…courtesy of me giving you this link. You’re welcome.
Well, that’s all the random crap I have for you today. Happy Easter! Try not to eat too much of your kid’s candy, and I’ll try to stay out of the jelly beans.