This is random, but cute enough that I have to share: Eli decided that he wanted to eat his cereal out of a bowl that he made in art class. I had no idea how well it would hold up, but it seemed to do okay ;)
It kind of makes me want a whole collection of dishes made by my children...
I only had three miles on the schedule today, and I felt like going to the rec center to run on the indoor track. Not sure why, but it sounded like a good idea. I enjoy running there when there are a few other people around, because it keeps me motivated. Today, however, there was only one woman walking the track.
I was happy to have my foot pod (correctly) calibrated, and as I ran, the pace that the Garmin showed felt 100% right to me. I went faster than I probably should have for an "easy" run, but I tend to do that when I run by myself. It was so quiet in there, and since it was only three miles, I didn't bring my iPod.
After I finished with my run, I showered and decided to head out to Dick's to possibly buy an outfit for the marathon. And yes, I know that it's not a good idea to run a race in new clothes, but I've never had a problem with my running clothes making me chafe. I can't wear shorts, because the loose skin on my thighs would flap in the breeze and hurt like hell--nice visual, huh? And I almost never wear tank tops because of the skin on my upper arms (it also "flaps"). The only chafing problem I've had is from the seam of my sports bra, which I remedied by wearing my bra inside-out. It works!
Oh, and speaking of sports bras, I have to share a little tip that I learned from Jessica. Since we've been driving to different places to run, we've had the problem of having nowhere to store our car key. Jessica solved that with an elastic hair tie, and I think it's brilliant!
|First, you loop the hair tie through the key (or key ring)|
|Then do the same thing around your bra strap|
Anyway, when I got to Dick's, I was disappointed with the selection of Under Armour stuff. They didn't have any capris (or even pants)--they only had shorts, which I can't wear. I tried Dunham's after that, and they didn't have much either. So I think I will shop on Amazon tonight!
I recently gave an interview to Healthy Page about my weight loss. I hadn't seen the site before, but when I checked it out, I was impressed! Lots of great info and they feature different health, fitness, and wellness sites--and I was honored when they asked to include Runs for Cookies. You can read the interview about my weight loss here.