This morning I set out on my walk/run with the Formidibles. I had actually done the Fleet Feet fun run last night, so my goal this morning was to do a mile light warm-up, then my walk/run. My house to the school measures out at .7 miles, so I went around the block and encountered:
As i turned the corner, a rabbit hopped in front of me–so I stopped to get his pic. And then I noticed the pink flamingos. The flamingos are actually a school-fundraiser–you pay to get them off your yard (and when you pledge, you get to choose whose yard to send them to).
So last night I decided to tough it out and participate in the fun run; yes, I can knit my own socks, but it would take longer than the few minutes I would spend in line (or running 3 miles). I am particular about my socks, but these socks from Belaga were quite nice, and even foot-specific:
Not sure how this will work out when I’m dressing in the dark for my runs (come fall/winter), but right now, the mornings are light, so we’re good. I really appreciated the arch support in these socks, so I plan on fitting them into the rotation with all my smart wools.
Lastly, I saw this this new gps watch that intrigues me in a few ways.
1. I’ve been strapping my iPhone to my arm since January, and that doesn’t always work out.
This is after a drop in February (and I’m waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out instead of replacing this one). But back to the GPS watches. I have little wrists. I like big watches, but at a certain point, the hugeness of the watches on the market is ridiculous.
2. I used to work in economic development, and I LOVE the idea of entrepreneurs with solid business plans and products (or services) being able to get the start-up financing they need to get their product or service to market. So I made my pledge, and I hope they get there. If not, they should get on Shark Tank. I think Mark Cuban would definitely buy into this.
6/14: miles ran: 3.0 (in 28 minutes and change–woot!)
6/15: miles ran: 1.7, miles walk/ran: 1.7
bunnies spotted: 1
pink flamingos: a yardful