So if you follow me on Instagram, you have an idea of what I’ve been up to lately. If not, well, I’m going to fill you in right now. In pictures, mostly, a la Instagram.
Grandsons and Puppy Dogs
The best part of my week is, of course, any time that I get to see this guy, and his parents, of course. I made a quick trip over last Thursday (now that they’ve moved it’s only about an hour and a half drive) and got to spend some quality time with Samuel and my daughter in law Sarah. She’s had such a rough time with this pregnancy that I feel so bad for her. Seven months along and still dealing with nausea, vomiting and all the other things that usually go away after the first trimester. She’s hanging in there, and boy, will Emma Marie get a good guilt trip when she’s old enough (kidding!).
New Clothes and Running Friends
I did mention last week that I had won a gift card from Synergy Organic Clothing and Lora Hogan. Well, this is what I got! I really like it a lot and plan to wear it to the IDEA World Urban Party on Thursday!
After a miserable June, we had several days last week that were unseasonably cool. In the 90s, which is almost unheard of in July. That meant the mornings were (almost) chilly, perfect for running. On this day we met with some friends and practice-ran the new Turkey Trot course in La Quinta. Then we spent some quality time with the ducks and the koi. Sadly it’s back to normal today, around 108.
Ventura and Vegan Discoveries
We were back in Ventura for the weekend. Alan was announcing a race on Sunday, so we drove up on Saturday taking the opportunity to enjoy the cool weather (even though it was pretty nice in the desert). Actually I got really cold and couldn’t stop shivering after taking this picture. While 67 may not sound cold to most of you, it is about 40 degrees cooler than what I’ve grown used to at home.
We were in a different part of Ventura than usual, so I used my Happy Cow app to find a restaurant that had vegan options. Norte Sur was about a quarter mile from our hotel. We were surprised to find that it was basically just a stand in a strip mall, but its menu had vegan and vegetarian items clearly marked, and the food was excellent. We’ll be back!
After my run I went back to the hotel (well, Motel 6, actually, where they put us up..that’s part of the glamorous life of a race announcer), checked us out, then killed some time at Starbucks while Alan finished up. I don’t usually do that but I may start. I got a lot done in an hour.
Mizuno Enigma 5
I been trying out the new Mizuno Enigma 5 for about a month now as part of a Fitfluential campaign. Now, I’m already a Mizuno fan, I’ve been running in the Wave Rider for several years now, but I’d never tried the Enigma.
So, how was your week? Any adventures, delicious food, or family fun to share?