Thursday, August 15, 2013

Three Things Thursday

1. MDI training. I did an easy four miles this morning. I gave myself one extra recovery day yesterday after Monday's hilly 10-miler, so my legs were fresh and ready to go. It was a crisp morning with not a cloud in the sky. It was a just about perfect progression run that was only thwarted in the third mile when I had to stop for traffic and didn't pause my watch.
Mile 1 - 9:33
Mile 2 - 9:25
Mile 3 - 9:30 {lost about 20 seconds due to drivers not stopping for pedestrians (me) in the crosswalk}
Mile 4 - 8:43

2. Spandits! Seriously, you need to get yourself a pair (or two or more). The girls and I decided to get these for the Spartan Race in November. 

They are so soft and perform amazingly! Spandits! is a small Maine company owned and operated by mother runners and offer so many fun patterns. Really everything I want in a running garment! I think I want to get something in this pattern for MDI in October. 

Check them out at

3. Porch progress. Today the boys and I finished up laying the pavestones and built the step. You don't know how happy having a step again makes me. The porch renovation still has a way to go, but the major part of the building is done. Here's a little look at when I just started working on it to where it is now - 


  1. Ok I"m going to go look at those spandits.

  2. Ah, Spandits! So glad to hear they are as comfortable as they look. Always happy to support business from my home state!

  3. I did the same exact 4 mile run tonight! My splits were almost identical to yours! MDI 65 days! YIKES, I mean WOOHOO!

    CARRIE the porch/pavestones looks amazing, I need you to come to my house. We have so many projects. Anything in the house we can handle but outside we're a hot mess, we don't know what the heck we're doing!


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