It’s been a while since I’ve done a traditional “Thinking Out Loud” style post.
With the start of summer, I thought I would include some of my favorite things and thoughts. These are all products I’ve been using frequently and all things I like. I’m not being paid to promote anything although if there is a season 5, I would love to be on Orange is the New Black.
So what am I loving?
Lately, I’ve loved the pool. I can probably guarantee, once I’m running again I won’t go too often but right now it’s been okay and kept my cardio up.
Orange is the New Black: Last Tuesday, Lindsey interviewed me for her Podcast: “Can I have Another”? She mentioned I should get into the Netflix show: Orange is the New Black. Before last week, I had heard of the show before but hadn’t seen an episode…then I watched one episode last Tuesday. Followed by season 1, season 2 and season 3. Now I’m just starting season 4 so you can see how that went. Being sick and unable to run has its advantages (I guess).
Podcasts: Obviously I like Can I have Another by Lindsey. She’s interviewed a bunch of interesting and fun people. I like listening while getting ready for work on Friday mornings. Even if you aren’t a runner, you’ll enjoy the conversation. I feel like I’m just hanging out (or evesdropping) on someone’s conversation.
I’ve basically been eating anything with Calcium and Vitamin D: As I mentioned earlier this week, both my Calcium and Vitamin D levels came back in the normal range. That being said, I’m still attempting to get as much as possible without overdosing or getting a kidney stone. Luckily for smoothies, milk and cheese.
Sunwarrior sent me a few samples of their latest meal replacement shake powders to try. While I’m not running, 160 calories is a nice snack. The new Illumin8 mix has a blend of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. It’s not a full meal, but it’s a good pick me up in the afternoon. I’ve been blending them with ice, milk, cocoa powder and sweetener. For one of them, I added leftover beets which surprisingly tasted great and made me feel healthier.
After trying the samples they sent, I think I’m going to go purchase more. I like the taste, and extra protein is not a bad thing for me right now.
I’m doing all of my walking around in the Asics Quantum 360. I nicknamed the shoe, the tank because there is so much support and cushion. I ran in it for a while but because it’s the most cushioned shoe I’ve ever owned in the forefront, it got the promotion of moving from my running shoe to my only shoe.
This weekend I plan to run in the newest Asics Cumulus. I love my Saucony shoes, but I need a shoe with more cushion in the forefront right now. Who knows, the newest Hoka Clifton 3s are wider and actually fit my feet..so they might make a cameo on LOLZ blog.
So that’s what I’ve been up to and enjoying the last few days.
Questions for you:
What have you been enjoying lately?
What is your favorite recipe?