I had originally just wanted to post the typical Three Things Thursday to shout out the things I'm loving right now, but the list is longer than three. I've super-sized it and am going with thirteen!
In no particular order:
1. Garmin Forerunner 10
Since I've been running for fun and not following a training plan, it has been nice to just get out there without a specific route and just run. I still want/need to track my mileage for my shoes and frankly, I am still tied to recording the numbers for my running log. I just need to know! Not only is the Forerunner 10 a super cute color, it is easy to use and small enough to wear as my everyday watch. It's fun to pick out the runners who come up to my desk at work, because more often than not they'll ask me about it.
2. Mizuno Wave Precision 13
With just over 300 miles on my Precision 13s I have decided to retire them from running to become my work shoes. They are still in excellent shape with very little wear on the soles and have a decent amount of cushioning and could probably go another one to two hundred miles. But since I don't have very comfortable work shoes with one job having me run around for hours non-stop and the other standing on concrete floors, these leave my feet still feeling great after a long day. They will always have a special place in my heart as they are the shoes that carried me on my first 26.2.
3. iPhone 4
Wow! Love, love, love! I can do so much with this gadget! Believe it or not, I can see it simplifying my life. The fact that I'm blogging with it while I'm sitting on the couch is blowing my mind. I got her a pretty blue and white case yesterday that could probably be it's own "thing" for this list. It goes great with my Garmin. Yes, I'm a geek, but a fashionable one.
Finally, it has arrived in Maine. After a long, cold winter the last week or so has been beautiful. We had some rain overnight and some more in the forecast, but the sun has us spending a ton of time outside. And everything is getting so green and pretty. I love sitting in the yard and looking up at this tree against the blue of the sky. It goes so well with my Garmin and iPhone! Haha!
5. My orchid.
Ian got this for me for Valentine's Day this year and it seems to be thriving! Seven new blooms have opened since it has come into our care. I always thought orchids were hard to care for, but apparently it likes living here.
6. Creating signs.
Apparently, I am the go-to person for making the signage at Home Depot. Things are pretty good when you get to spend your time drawing, coloring, and painting. The only problem is the constant interruptions with customers coming up to the desk, it takes forever to get one done. Maybe I need to stop over achieving...
7. Exploring our neighborhood.
Now that the weather is more on the warmer side, it's great to get out and check out our surrounding area. The boys and I went for a walk the other day down a few streets we hadn't been down before. They both made it a full half mile on their little legs!
8. Running with Ian.
I look forward to every Monday as that is the day we go on our family run. He's training for a local 5-miler on July 4th that we are both going to run together. Any bets on who will win?
9. Newman's Own Virgin Limeade.
To me, there is nothing more refreshing on a warm day.
10. This T-shirt.
Emily and the crew at tshirtprinting.org sent me this shirt. Super comfy 100% cotton and the fit is great. Nothing like spreading a little blog love.
11. New work gloves.
My old gardening gloves were splitting at the seams and giving me blisters, so it was time for a new pair. These have nice padding on the palms and back of the hand and provide good grip. They were essential for tearing out 200 square feet of deck last week. Only $9.97 at Home Depot...and they match my phone. ;-)
12. Caramel deLites (aka Samoas, back in the day)
My favorite Girl Scout cookie...ever. Seriously, I have the hardest time not eating the whole box. I have to make these babies last a whole year. I even put the one in the photo back in the box. Pure will power, I tell ya.
13. These two boys.
I am so thankful that I am able to spend the days home with them. They are my whole world.
Well, that's it! Congrats on making it to the end! Tell me, what are some of your favorite things?