It’s Currently Time!

I love this part of my week! It forces me to take time to sit and think about what I’ve been doing recently. And it give me the opportunity to share with you, and you with me!

I’m Currently

Reviewing: Lots of fantastic products and companies! My latest review is for ENERGYbits, and you can read all about how I’ve started using these little “bits of food” (algae) to energize me for my runs. I’ll be taking the last of my sample provided by ENERGYbits tomorrow before participating in a 5k. Wish me luck!
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And I promise, very soon, I’ll be reviewing my beauty subscription service, Birchbox!
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Wishing: My house would sell quickly! I’m so ready to move to town!

Our home

Our home

Eating: Fresh Produce! I love summer! My own square foot garden, the farmers market, and even the grocers have great tasting fresh berries!
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Carrying: My iPad! Yes, it’s an obsession. And I’m okay with that!

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Running: Wow, this one’s easy. I’m running a lot now, and loving it. God has sent me two beautiful women to run with for the summer at least. This has breathed new life into my attitude and motivation. We encourage one another and spur each other on to greatness. Well, our own form of greatness! I’m scheduled to run a 5k in the morning, my second of the season. At the beginning of 2013 I set a goal of participating in six timed events this year! I’m a little behind, but I’m confident I will be able get them all in! I can do all things thru Him who gives me strength! (Philippians 4:13)
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Remember, drop me a line in the comment section and let me know what you’ve been up to! I’d love to hear from you. And if you’d like to start running with me, consider this your invitation! Hope you enjoyed all the photos today! See you all next week!

These Are A Few Of My Favorite (Running)Things

Believe it or not, I’ve learned to love running. Miracles never cease! And being the girly girl that I am, I love shopping for running gear just as much as the running! So I thought it only fitting that I share some of my favorite running things with you.

First, of course I had to have some running shorts, tees, and pants. I shop for most of these items at Target. Their C9 line of athletic apparel and accessories by Champion is pretty extensive, adequately efficient, and affordable. I’m wearing C9 apparel in these photos: (If you click on the first photo, they will be larger and in slides how form!)


For the first few months, I simply ran in my old running shoes, which I had already owned for a couple of years. They didn’t have much wear, so it was okay with me to wear them while I was getting in shape. Once I decided I was serious about this running thing, it was time for an upgrade. I like to shop local when I can, and we have a great running store in town, Indiana Running Company. They do a stride analysis too, so I figured that was the place to go for my first pair of real running shoes. I got these for Christmas. Of course, they’re pink!

The Saucony Ride 5

The Saucony Ride 5

We live where it is cold and snowy all winter, and in most instances, all spring. So I spent what seemed like forever, running inside, on the treadmill. When Old Man Winter finally relinquished his hold, I was ready to take on the streets, the trails, and sidewalks of our community! And with that, I just had to have a watch with a GPS so I could track my distance, time, and pace! Hello and Happy Mothers Day! I have the best family in the world! They are so encouraging and paid for my new Garmin Forerunner 10! This is a great watch. Simple to use, with just the right amount of info for beginning runners, or seasoned runners who just don’t need a lot of extra bells and whistles! Again, purchased locally at Indiana Running Company!
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My latest obsession? Compression sleeves! Apparently when you run a lot, and I’ve been running three times a week since January, your calves hurt. Well, everything hurts. But my calves had especially been achy. So my daughter recommended that I buy some compression sleeves. These things are amazing! They feel like a big hug/massages for your calves. I’ve even been known to sleep in mine! I purchased them at the sister store of Indiana running company, Arête. Like I said, I like to shop local when at all possible.

My new calf sleeves-love them! Mine are cep brand.

My new calf sleeves-love them! Mine are cep brand.

This post was not sponsored in any way. All items were purchased, and all opinions are 100% mine!