I've paid for some dumb things in my time...frosted hair highlights, a pizza stone that was too big for our oven, white jeans, and a huge box of multi-colored feathers (I thought it was a single feather). Running gear is no different. I have beautiful, perfect-looking running shoes sitting in my closet because there's one tiny thing about them that I don't like. It's a lot of money NOT well spent! But if there is one thing I know for sure, it's that the best 25 bucks I've spent on running gear is this Hipster Running Belt by Nathan.
To give credit where it's due, I heard about this product from a post on Hungry Runner Girl (thanks Janae!). It holds everything I need for a long run. I can fit my keys, money, ID, Clif Bloks, and iPhone in it.
I used to wear a phone carrier armband but I always felt like it was making me run off center (is that a noob thing to say?). So this belt goes over your shorts or running pants and you don't even think about it. It's like a part of your outfit. Love it. Now I need to invest in one more so I can have one in the laundry rotation.
I moved some of my running days around this week to accommodate sick children so today I rode my bike to and from work to get in some cross training.
Sweaty Christina arrives in bike room at 9:01am wearing sweaty shirt and sweaty shoes and at 9:04am....
...I'm officially an adult! There are things in life I've mastered (parallel parking in a stick shift in San Francisco thankyouverymuch) and one of them is the bike cage quick change. I don't know how I could commute on a bike if I was the kind of woman who required a lot of time to get ready. I've almost always been like this. That's not to say I don't procrastinate (future post!).
I had meetings from 10:00am to 4:30pm nonstop with no break at all. It was brutal. A big topic of conversation at my company is when do we actually find time to think? To just have ideas and ruminate on them and hopefully turn them into products or services. We are a very meeting-heavy culture in the Bay Area! Or is that everywhere? Chime in all of my zero followers :)
What is this thing on the bottom of the banana called? Does it have a name? Because it might as well be called poking hot stick of fire. My kids won't eat any part of the banana that touches THAT part. It's probably the most nutritious part of the fruit. Isn't that how it always works? The most nutritious part of anything is the part the kids won't touch? Stinkers.
These too. These tiny, almost undetectable white seeds in watermelon. Croc will pick out every single one. And right now this book is our very favorite. If you have kids under the age of 6, I highly recommend it!!
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