Friday, September 06, 2013

Random Fact Friday - Really Random Ramblings....

I couldn't think of a theme here, so these are pretty random!

Random Fact #1 - I may or may not have an addiction...

I cleaned out my purse a couple of weeks ago and found this collection of lip balm.  I love me some lip balm.  And why actually by it, when it comes in your race packets and you can pick up a tube at almost any race expo???

Seriously, I have almost completely stopped wearing my actual lip liner/lipstick combo and only wear the balm.  (Shocking, I know!)

Is this a sign of a problem, or just a sign of soft lips? :-)

Random Fact #2 - Okay, so I might have two addictions...

I have started drinking coffee...real coffee.  And, I love it.  I have been drinking the fru-fru coffee for years. It started with mochas in college at the local coffee house (way before Starbucks made it to Aggieland).  Later, I progressed to the skinny vanilla latte and the occasional cinnamon dolce lattes.  And for the past year or so, I have converted almost completely to coffee-flavored, coffee.  Sure, I try the flavored creamers, but coffee with skim or half & half is a-okay, too.

Yes, yes you do!

Randon Fact #3 - I am loving trail running!

Yes, you have to look out for roots.  Yes, you will get dirty.  Ahhhh, but yes you will enjoy nature! 

Dirty shoes...clean is boring!
And really, how often do you see this on the sidewalks?

So true!
Random Fact #4 - I may or may not be a hoarder
Okay, so it isn't as bad as what you see on the television show...seriously, I've only watched a few seconds of the show and it was disturbing!  But, I do get sentimental about certain things.  One thing I love to hold onto is my race bibs.  The hubs and I have all of our race bibs and finally figured out something to do with them...garage decor!  The Hubs has recently started a home brewing hobby, so the garage is slowly becoming his man cave.  We needed something on the walls and why not incorporate the other hobby? 
Part of the new garage decor...poster frame & bibs, easy peasy!
And, I am very sentimental about the kid's art work.  At one time, I had a few Rubbermaid containers of stuff that the Kiddo had created.  Then of course the Muchkin came along and I had even more art work!  I finally went through all of it and kept only the most special (to me) pieces.  Now, each kid has a Rubbermaid container with their name on it and I place the extra special stuff in there and toss the rest.
How could a parent NOT be sentimental about something like this??? Awwwww!

Random Fact #5 - I am NOT a beer drinker
To be honest, training for a 70.3 does not leave much time for alcohol.  Between training in the wee hours of the morning in the heat and watching my nutrition, I don't partake very much.  But since the Hubs is very into his brewing hobby and is always trying new beers, I figure I could try some new ciders.  I do like cider!  (and Mike's Hard Lemonade.  and Margaritas.)  So here are a couple I tried recently...

Branching out and trying new things...

I have to admit, I was not a fan of the Woodchuck Fall Cider...I love fall spices and I like to eat pumpkin pie, but I don't like to drink it. Seriously, I don't even drink the Pumpkin Spice Latte!  Now, the Hornsby's Hard Crisp Cider, I loved!  But on that note, I don't care for their Pear cider.  I dunno, it's just not my thing.

So that's it for this week.  This weekend will be full of training fun - a 9 mile run on Saturday and a 3 hour bike followed by a 30 minute run on Sunday.  Most of all, I am looking forward to hanging out with the family and chillaxin'!
Are you racing this weekend?  Any big plans for weekend fun?  Give me the deets!


saroy said...

Love the bib decor idea! I still have almost all of my race bibs as well just sitting in a box.

Teamarcia said...

Just a local 5k for me this weekend but I'll take it. I was late to the coffee wagon but I'm so on it now! Love the bibs in the man cave!