I've been challenged by my good friend Britta over at Hudson & Hill to write a blog a week for the month of January. Seems easy, right? I mean - the woman just had twins and now has 4 kids under 5, if she can do it, I can, right? Then again, she's amazing and interesting and enlightening posts seem to just flow out of her, but I'm going to try my damndest to keep up. Here goes!
Running - always said it was something I didn't do. Previously I'd get on a treadmill and jump off around around .45 mile mark, gasping for breath with a major stitch in my side. But I tried the whole running thing again this past September and this time it stuck. I don't run that fast and don't go that far, but now I actually kind of like it, which blows this former non-runner's mind.
Wanted to share some my favorite things (because, to be honest, researching and buying new things was part of the fun when I first started:)
Shoes: Asics Gel-Kayano 19 in Raspberry Lime (I figured the more garish the better)
I confess - my little sister told me to buy these so I did. I know, that's probably the exact wrong way to buy a pair of running shoes, but it worked for me. These are super comfortable and judging from the reviews, I'm not the only one who thinks so. And DAMN! Just saw they're on sale. Might have to stock up.
Cold-weather running tights: Athleta Polartec Power Stretch 2 Tights
These are fleece lined and really thick - I thought they'd be too thick but are just right in temps below 30 degrees. (disclaimer - not my belly:)
Cold-weather jacket: Brooks Utopia Thermal Hoodie II
Unlike the tights, this jacket is decievingly thin, but it's super warm. I wear with a long sleeved shirt underneath and it's all I need.
Running app: Runkeeper
I forked over 20 bucks a year for the deluxe version, and I've grown slightly obsessed with checking and rechecking all the data it gives me. Don't think I could run without it.
I know this has nothing to do with cakes, baking, food or kids, but I hope you've found this helpful!