Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thinking Out Loud #8

Hey-Yo, it's THURSDAY.  This week has flown by.  Probably because I've been a super busy little lady.  Work has been busy and I've had a few weeknight social activities (which normally never happen) so it's made this week go by really quickly.

I'm linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for my weekly randomness. 

1.  This has been a big part of my life for the last 3 days.  I'm racing on Sunday and I CANNOT get sick.  My throat has been sore since Tuesday and that is usually a precursor to me getting sick.  Fingers crossed I've managed to fight it off.

2.  Speaking of racing this weekend....this is the forecast.  Can you say JACKED?????  It's about bloody time, thank you very much. 
3.  I actually went out shopping on Sunday!  I can't remember the last time I had time (or energy) to go shopping.  Christmas maybe?  I was on the hunt for some cute spring clothes but ended up buying athletic gear instead.  Clearly I have a wee bit of a problem.  Although I DID need a new sports bra. 

I'm going to have another chance to redeem myself this evening.  A friend of mine is the CEO of a Toronto based clothing company called Miik and one of the owners is have a friends and family sale.  I own a bunch of their stuff and it's by far some of the most comfortable and stylish clothing I own.  The BIG plus side?  I'll get to spend some time with a bunch of my friends, there will be wine and I don't have to walk around a mall!  Win/win.

4. I recently signed up for a 2 year membership on Lumosity.  I signed up when they had a free trial a few months ago and I found it to be a really interesting way to challenge my brain.  I enjoy doing crosswords but I feel like there are certain things that I could improve upon, mentally.  My memory being one of them.  So when I saw that they were offering 30% off memberships, I thought why not?  I think it's important to keep your grey matter just as active as your body.  They recommend you "train" 3-5 days a week. The tests / games take about 30 minutes to get through.  I've only just started so I'll report back in a few months to see if I notice a difference in anything.

5.  I finally saw a preview for 24:  Live another Day.  OH BOY.  I LOVED 24 when it was on, even though the story lines got a little far fetched towards the end, it was still enjoyable.  Needless to say I'm super excited that Jack is back!!!  I've got May 5th circled in my calendar!

6.  Miracle of miracles:  I think this week is the first week I've done both my mid week runs OUTSIDE instead of on the treadmill.   Can I get a HELL YEAH??

Your turn!!  Tell me something random!


Unknown said...

Hell yeah!!! I'm so pumped to run outside in half way decent weather this week!

I've also been sick. It seems to be that everyone's fighting something off right now. Good luck fending it off.

Ashley said...

Good luck at the race this weekend! And I am THRILLED that 24 is coming back...what great news!

Random? I did the first hard workout from my coach today and totally rocked it...I'm still flying high :)

Amanda @ .running with spoons. said...

Our weather here in Edmonton hasn't -quite- reached those highs yet, but we're getting there! Winter seriously needs to go away -- this snow in April stuff is just nonsense.

Good luck this weekend! Keeping my fingers crossed that the plague stays away from you <3

Unknown said...

Hellz to the yeah! Still rainy, rainy, rainy out here in the PNW but I'll take it over sub freezing temps any day! Good luck on your race!

Kristen said...

My husband and I have watched every episode of 24 (I had never seen it before) in the past year. I am SOOO excited for Jack Bauer to make an epic comeback!