Random STUFT happenings as of late coming at you this fine evening (or day actually since you’ll probably be reading this tomorrow).
My favorite job has been in full effect over here. Less time working, more time with my main men. Win win.
Yesterday I got a little help from them when we decided to go exploring to keep breaking in my new trail shoes.
Yes, the whistle is a must and yes, a certain someone always gets distracted. I wonder where he gets that.
We stayed on the pavement for the most part and probably made it just about a mile round trip. They sure decided to pick up the pace though when the finish line ( otherwise known as my dirty car) was in sight.
I’ll get in one more trail run with the shoes before writing a review, but so far they’re pretty awesome.
I taught a super sweaty spin class yesterday.
New song on my playlist (thanks to the Muppet Movie Soundtrack we still have on repeat daily over here) is We Built This City.
Not this version, but you’re welcome.
We did a hill climb to the song, added gear and pushed the new gear seated and then picked up the pace and got out of the saddle for the chorus. It’s a good one and I totally plan on using it again tomorrow morning.
Oh and one of my favorite stretches after class is this hamstring one.
I guess you can’t really see it, but foot on the bike, lean forward with your knee just slightly bent. Good stuff.
I taught a few classes last night also.
Three outfit changes throughout the day. Lots of sweat and smiles.
Yep. I love my Mondays.
I’ve been digging fresh basil lately.
That’s my personal plant thanks to Andrew. I’m so spoiled.
Last night I made a meatza pizza out of a turkey burger and make up a couple Portobello mushroom pizzas also.
They were absolutely delicious. Seriously, you can make pizzas out of anything.
Today the basil went on a huge bowl of air popped popcorn.
Oh heck yes. If you haven’t tried adding fresh basil and balsamic vinegar to popcorn you must try it. I also added garlic salt and crushed red pepper, but those pretty much go on anything and everything around here.
Yes, I will say it again, you need to try this.
My run this morning on the treadmill was a little tough to start, but fabulous to finish.
Did the whole 11.11 on purpose for good luck and all.
Also told myself this was the last time I was going to wear these shorts from Target that I bought in the 90’s.
I mean seriously, I need to get rid of them already, but props to Target for making shorts that last over ten years.
I had a few thoughts this morning about my run because, let’s be honest, getting up at 5:00 am in the morning to get on the treadmill is not fun sometimes.
the process and the journey of living your dreams and putting in the hard work to get to the destination, well, that’s just one heck of a glorious feeling.
Every early wake up and every little step gets you a little closer to your true potential. You never know just how much you were made for unless you put yourself out there and go for it.
So with that, here’s some other inspiration I found just this morning on instagram. I love instagram by the way. It’s my favorite.
I totally think of the boys when I want to quit.
Will do. I only know how to do things with baby steps anyway so it’s a darn good thing they get us somewhere.
Enjoy the journey friends. Whatever yours might be.
What small steps are you taking towards a goal?
Feelings on fresh basil- what do you like adding it to?
Oldest pair of workout shorts or pants- go.