Hello Friday and hello heat! Tomorrow I will
be try to wake up early (5:30-6:00AM) for my long run (5-8 miles). I think I will spend the rest of the weekend indoors or at the pool (got to get my swim on).
Today I am linking up with Mar, Courtney, and Cynthia and sharing Five Favorite Things at the Moment IV (looking forward to reading all of your summer activity posts – maybe I will get some new ideas). In no particular order:
1. Nathan VaporMax Plus Handheld
Last year I trained using Nathan’s QuickShot Plus, which held 10oz. This meant I planned my long routes to pass multiple (working) water fountains, convenience stores, and gas stations. This year I bought the VaporMax Plus, which holds 22oz.
2. Skinny “Banana Cream Pie”
Banana Cream Pie is one of my favorite desserts, and after some tinkering I made a skinny version of it. Technically it is not a pie, but does its job with mirroring the taste and texture. I’ve also made “Strawberry Cream Pie” and “Blueberry Cream Pie”.. I suppose its more of a parfait. I’ll share my recipe next week!
3. Running Shorts (the “Spandex” kind)
I pretty much live in black capris or leggings. Last year I trained with capris all summer (I know…sounds crazy…but wasn’t too hot), but this year I’ve done a couple of runs in my Oiselle Long Flyte Shorts (yay for last year’s summer sale) and it is SO much cooler. They have a four inch inseam so they are not too short. I also found an old pair of my Moving Comfort shorts (circa 2007…not sure if they exist anymore) which will go into the rotation.
4. Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter Ice Cream
Amazing! I have an un-opened carton in my fridge (still counting my calories), but will eventually open it up once my mileage gets higher 🙂 It is vanilla ice cream with Belgian speculoos cookies and a ribbon of cookie butter.
5. Pleasant Pops
Pleasant Pops is a DC based company that sells…you guessed it…popsicles! Their cold treats are original recipes made with fresh ingredients. Here is a list of their Pop menu (they also sell food and drinks)….so many flavors! In addition to their Adams Morgan and Downtown locations, they are sold at some of your favorite DC farmers markets.
Image: Pleasant Pops
Five Favorite Things at the Moment I from September 2014.
Five Favorite Things at the Moment II from December 2014.
Five Favorite Things at the Moment III from February 2015.
Which hydration belts/vests/tools do you use?
Popsicles vs. Ice Cream?