You gotta love a four day week! I am liking my new job a lot, but that does not mean I am the least bit less excited for the weekend.
- Last winter, I searched and searched for a light weight vest to wear over long sleeve shirts. I found one in particular that was perfect, but it was sold out everywhere. Oiselle just came out with their “Vim and Vigor” vest and jacket – they are exactly what I am looking for! I am not sure how I am going to not buy it lol! The midnight color, size small, please and thank you – just in case Oiselle is avidly following my blog and wants to send me one. #pipedream
The new iPhone looks pretty spiffy! Don’t get me wrong, I definitely would like to upgrade – but this post from Buzzfeed is right on the money.
I think it is almost time for me to get a new Klean Kanteen. I’ve had mine for a while now, and I’ve dropped it enough times that the bottom bubbled out and it doesn’t sit flat any more. I am a big fan of their wide mouth version. I bring the one I have everywhere, and TRY to drink four of them a day. It hasn’t been going well lately haha.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight is my current read. I can’t put it down. Such a good story. I have definitely laughed out loud and enjoyed every minute so far.
Last night I spent a very glamorous evening setting a speed and cadence sensor on my bike, so that I can ride it inside on the trainer and track it with my watch. Because if you can’t track it….why do it? Hahahaha. I am kidding. Kind of. It was not hard to set up at all, and I found a good video on YouTube to walk through it, because Team Don’t Read the Directions:
The only problem is that I actually did up reading the directions, because my watch recognizes the sensors, but doesn’t register anything when you press go. Soooo looks like I will be chatting it up with the lovely support team at Garmin. (I wear the Garmin Forerunner 735xt and LOVE it.)
My friend Kindal and I were talking last night about the watch and how it will always beep at you a mile or two into your run and give you an indicator of “Performance Condition.” Neither of us knew what it was, but I had been meaning to look it up, so here we go:
“As you complete your activity, such as running or cycling, the performance condition feature analyzes your pace, heart rate, and heart rate variability to make a real-time assessment of your ability to perform compared to your average fitness level. Performance condition values range from -20 to +20. After the first 6 to 20 minutes of your activity, the device displays your performance condition score. For example, a score of +5 means that you are rested, fresh, and capable of a good run or ride. You can add performance condition as a data field to one of your training screens to monitor your ability throughout the activity. Performance condition can also be an indicator of fatigue level, especially at the end of a long training run or ride.” Source
I was listening to the Rich Roll podcast today (I drive a lot for work, so the long form conversations are perfect). He brought on Micah Risk & Alexis Fox, the creators of lighter.world.
Igniting a social movement to help the world eat better. That's the ambitious mission of @lighterculture. This week I explore these ideas with co-founders Micah Risk @___lightfoot & Alexis Fox – a conversation about food politics & policy, creating consensus & community, female empowerment, and the inherent power we all possess as individuals to live healthier and leave a positive impact in our wake. I am so impressed with these women and I adore this conversation. Enjoy! Clickable link in bio.✌🏻️🌱 -Rich http://bit.ly/richroll244
While I don’t think being completely plant based is something I want to do at this time in my life, I really like the concept. I think more plant based meals = less inflammation = better recovery = more miles = YES PLEASE. With this website, I put in my likes and dislikes, and they generated really good looking recipes for me. They also gave a list of suggestions of foods to grill, since I love to use my grill – sweet potato fries, grilled corn, asparagus, pineapple, quinoa burgers, ect.
You can also look at other people’s food databases. For example, you can go look at what Micah eats. Because she is an amazing runner, I am super interested in that. There are also football players, moms, dads, chefs, and people who run companies (aka CEO superbusy types). So you can find a person who resonates with you, and check out what they like. You can find the podcast here.
If you’ve never read Rich Roll’s story, you should. His book, Finding Ultra, is next on my night stand to read. He didn’t even own a bike two years before completing his first Ultraman. See? There’s hope for me yet.
What are you favorite pod casts?