Today was a rest day, and for that I am thankful. Not that I felt like I needed it, but I just didn't feel like getting ready and going out to run this morning. Instead, Jerry and I tried (another) Dick's for a marathon outfit. I really shouldn't have waited so long to buy something!
As you saw on the previous post, I was looking for this UA line of "slash" capris. I had seen them at Dunham's a couple of months ago, but held off on buying them... and now I regret it, because I can't find them in stores. I ended up ordering some from their website, but they didn't have a size small in green or blue. So I wound up with yellow (my third choice), but now that I look at them again, I think the yellow is pretty badass. Jerry said he liked them, too.
(By the way, I never thought I would do sponsored posts like that, but when I saw it was from Under Armour, I couldn't help myself--Under Armour is my very favorite brand of running clothes! So I am doing two more sponsored posts in the future with UA, but please know that I wouldn't have done it if it were a brand I didn't TRULY love and use anyway.)
Trying to find my marathon outfit has been challenging, and I realized the irony of weight loss and shopping. When I was obese, I could never find my size. I would immediately look at the back of the rack, and it was rare that I found something I liked and it happened to be my size.
And now that I am a size small, all the workout clothes in size small are always sold out! I found quite a few cute things today while browsing around, but it was mostly sizes L and XL. And even shopping online, my first choices were sold out in size small. But anyway, I ended up ordering a cute outfit online, and I hope 1) that it gets here before the marathon, and 2) that it fits.
I did end up buying something useful, however--a Nathan handheld water bottle. I like my waist pack for long runs, but I think this will come in handy during the summer months when it's a thousand degrees outside and I'm trying to run shorter distances, like 5 or 6 miles. It's comfy in my hand; I just hope that the water doesn't slosh around so much that I would rather not use it.
We've had a bush in front of our house for about five years, and it got much bigger than I ever expected it to get. Last year, I noticed a million or so ants crawling around on it, so I sprayed for the ants (they were also crawling on the screen to our bedroom window). And then this year, every time I walked by, tons of black flies started to swarm around me. I got fed up with it yesterday, and told my dad that I wanted to get rid of it.
Ten minutes later, my dad showed up with his truck and a chain. I doubted we'd need to use a chain to pull it out, but I figured he knew what he was doing better than me. The kids were super excited to watch, and "help" him wrap the base of the bush with the chain.
When it came out, and Noah saw it, he said, "Oh, THAT'S where sand comes from!" Hahaha. Nope, our builder was just an ass who decided to fill our yard with sand instead of dirt.
I am so happy that stupid bush is gone now. Aren't the tulips pretty? Jerry and the boys planted those the day I came home from my surgery. I had no idea that they did that, until the flowers popped up this spring! I am the WORST gardener, and I hate to garden, so our landscaping is pathetic. But I like having the tulips there--maybe I'll put the kids to work more often ;)