Fran wanted to know what circular knitting needles looked like, so I took this picture of a ducky washcloth that I was making Wednesday night. I got to row 40 before I had an offensive stitch - pretty good for me! Had to stop for the night, but fixed it myself in the class. Go me!
The needles are connected by a cable - I like them because they're shorter than regular needles, and I don't feel like my work will unintentionally slip off the needles.
With my return to running, I've also returned to drinking coconut water after a sweaty workout. While I love my VitaCoco coconut/pineapple drink, I have also been enjoying Zico's chocolate coconut drink - I tried some at the expo in Austin and liked it enough to buy some when we got home. It's not cheap, so I only drink it if I've run for at least 45 minutes...but it makes for a nice reward!
Much tastier than Gatorade!
Speaking of running (oh, WERE we???), you might have heard me lament our lack of running stores in this area. We have to drive about 90 minutes to either Houston or Austin to get to a running store, which makes getting fitted for shoes a hassle. No more. We're not only getting a running store, we are getting three. Yes, THREE. That is crazy. While I think this area can support one, I have my doubts about three. Time will tell. The exciting thing is that we've met the owner of one of the stores, and it looks like we'll have a home for our running club! It will be great to have a "home base" to meet at, run from (and back to), and have support items available (along with shoes! and clothes!). We've been given t-shirts with the store's very cool logo on it...now if we could just speed up time and get it opened already!
Brazos Running Company, you are a welcome addition to our town!!!
You already saw my outfit for last week's run, since I wore it at the Armadillo Dash. But here it is again:
I love the bright orange shirt, but made a last-minute change on Saturday afternoon by hitting the clearance rack at Academy for a white long-sleeved tech shirt - I didn't want to be so "Halloween-y" with the black/orange combo. Of course Jeff said I looked like a Creamsicle with the orange/white top, but that's OK by me. Loved that they put our names on the bibs for the race this year, too...it's the little things that thrill me!
The proofs for the Dash just came online! Here's a few - Jenny and I were having a really good time, and it shows. (btw, I used to work for a professional photographer and know that print orders are what keeps them in business...I will most definitely be ordering prints of these (and maybe of Jeff, too? lol))
On the home stretch - about half a mile to go here.
Woohoo!!! Crossing the finish line!!!
Two very happy runners!!!
Tomorrow we have 4 miles on the schedule for running club, and naturally, it's supposed to be cold and rainy. I'd love to break out my running skirts, but at the moment, the only way I'll get to wear them is if I layer one over some capris...which I just might do.
Thanks for all the ideas about Jeff's medal hanger - if you have any more, I'm still not fully committed to one, so leave 'em in the comments, por favor.
Have a great weekend!