So you know you're a runner when you get running things for your birthday! Check out my loot:
A Columbia hat made out of sunscreen fabric, a sweatband
because I sweat like a freakin' pig to help keep sweat out of my eyes, a new pair of my favorite running socks (Hey Experia, I'm still waiting for you to come out with hot pink and bright purple!), Sport Beans (joke gift from Jeff - as they are made by Jelly Belly, he swears they just put regular jelly beans in a package that appeals to athletes and charge twice as much)(he's probably right), and my favorite scent of bath salts to soothe those aching muscles.
Paco had to inspect every gift:
Socks! I love socks!He almost got the ribbon untied off of this one, but it kept slipping through his teeth. Inside was a gift from my mom:
The blue beads were part of a longer necklace that my Grandmother used to wear - Mom had them restrung into a necklace for me and added the silver beads. She also had different one made for herself - and we'll probably switch them in a couple of years. So in a way, I received a gift from my Grandmother, too!
Check out the cool toggle clasp - love all the thought and detail that went into this!
All in all, it was a pretty nice day! Thanks for all of the Garmin advice - I should have an update on which one I chose next week.
There are a lot of runners who call themselves "turtles" because their pace is slow - well, Jenny and I saw a turtle on our Tuesday run and let me tell you, that creature was booking it across the grass! We both laughed at how fast it was moving - so for all of the turtle runners out there, y'all are pretty fast!
Check out the badge for Biz's 101 Days of Summer Challenge (located on the right side of my blog). My goal is to run eight miles without stopping by the end of summer. I only need to double what I did on Tuesday...that's doable, right? Right???
Lori questioned in the comments on Monday's post if I run with Paco - the answer is no. That dog runs 90 miles an hour and it would be more of a drag than a run. I'm still laughing at her "going for a stand" if she took Pixie (her cat) - so funny and so true when it comes to cats!
Fashion Friday! Thank you to Julie of My Weight Loss Journey for suggesting that my turquoise sandals would go with my new bargain shirt - that took me in an entirely different direction than I was thinking of going with that outfit, and I like what I've come up with:
These are another pair of Target Bermudas that are too big - this picture was taken with them right out of the dryer, but about an hour later they were swimming on me. Why do clothes stretch out that much?!? Anyway, I also think this top would look good with jeans, which I may try next.
Please ignore the bags under the eyes - I'm still recovering from the last two weekends - aw, who am I kidding? This is what 47 looks like, people.
Close up of the detail - notice the seed beads on the brown? I love it! And I love the strip of fabric across the neckline - decided that a necklace would compete with everything that this top had going on so didn't wear one.