Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Randomness

Bonjour, darlings! (And congrats Miranda aaahhhh!) It's a rambling day because I've compiled a large selection of random photographs that I've taken this week. I should really start planning out more posts! It's a sort of Friday Favorites/Week Recap/Fitness Recap thing - I like to just go with it. Bear with me.

We have been spending so much time poolside and I absolutely love it!

A membership to our local Y is probably the best thing we could have done all summer. Since we don't have a neighborhood pool, we can just come here year round, and also have access to the gym which is a nice bonus!

And the sun has actually been coming out scorching us, typical of Southern temps, making my runs absolutely steamy. More on that in a minute!

I'll be honest and say I'm the type who just like to lounge around by the pool, get in and swim a few lazy laps, get out and dry off, get back in, and it's just a cycle of getting in the pool and drying in the sun the whole time. Most of the time I have my Kindle and food with me!

Can I just take a moment and mention Michelle Moran? If you enjoy reading historical fiction, then you have to try some of her books. She's very historically accurate, has wonderful descriptions of the culture of that time period, and always has major historical figures as main and minor characters. I'm on my fifth and latest book by her, The Second Empress and am completely in. love.

Because of the sun I've been on such a running kick lately! The sunshine just makes me want to be outside all the time, and what better thing to do than, well, run?? Despite braving the heat most of the time, sometimes it just gets stifling. I know for a fact my times suffer - pace and overall, because after a certain point I feel like I'd overheat or sweat enough to fill the Atlantic.

The Sahara Desert

The Tropical Rainforest....

I really need to find a new running trail/location, because my current route is getting booorrriiinngg.

After runs, this beautiful brown powder has been my life glycogen muscle saver for the past couple weeks. It's not exactly au natural or organic, but it's pure sugar, and makes my sweaty self happy! When I mix it with almond milk, omg. Best recovery drink evaahh.

I've done strength training this week as well, and had a great abs and arms session. Observe what happens when you drop a dumbbell on your *left* foot:

You see that rectangular, faint bruise? Yeah. People, I thought I broke my foot. I've broken more than a couple bones, and I seriously thought that dumbbell split my bone in half. I may be a drama queen and have a low pain tolerance, but this hurt, yo.

Getting into my randomness, Mom brought home some granolaaaa that I've been craving forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess I was a little jealous of BrittanyCait, and Kath.

Aaaanndd she brought home some plums, nectarines, and peaches. <3 I sent her with a list to the store and she delivered.

With my own moolah, I bought myself some delicious coffee flavors!

And I thought that Target couldn't get any more perfect. Alas, I've been proven wrong. The dark chocolate truffle one is my favorite of the three!

I'm taking a backtoschoolshoppingtrip to Target in the near future - holy crap! Where did summer go? Didn't we just get back from New York?

Before I go back (although I don't really want to think about it), I really need a haircut. My hair is very fine, so it's getting to that weird point where it's frizzy and the only thing I can do is a ponytail.

I was told by my little brother that my bangs make me look like a vampire?

Moving right along, have any of you seen Under the Dome?

I'm so addicted to this show. My friend and I watched 3 episodes in a row (I think only four have aired), and it's based off of Stephen King's novel under the same name. It's a little dystopian, a little sci-fi, a lot creepy, but not as...disturbing and graphic as the book. It reminds me a lot of Lost, even though the plotline is completely different, if that makes sense.

The last thing I'd like to mention in my post of randomness is that I'm planning on registering for my first 5k! I've been wanting to do a race for a while and it's totally out of my comfort zone, but everyone has such a great experience that I want in on the fun! Also, I really really need a Garmin. 

I really like this color. :D

For anyone who owns a running watch, what do you suggest? 

Soooooooo that's all for my complete brain purge. I've got a hike with my sweet friend today, and we're taking a picnic to eat along the way! Adios, mis amores!

1 comment:

  1. I have the garmin forerunner 10, and I love it. Totally worth the money, in my opinion. I love your hair! I'm jealous of your Y... mine only has an indoor pool.