Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New favorite shorts, perseverance lessons and more

I stopped in at Target on Saturday to pick up a few things and on a whim looked at their running clothes.  Okay it wasn't really on a whim, I knew if I stopped at Target I would look at the running clothes, they usually are sold out of my size of anything I really like anyway so I figure it is pretty safe.

I ended up with two new pairs of C9 Champion shorts and I love them both although the pair I got on clearance for 50% off are my new favorite shorts.

I did a long run in them on Sunday and fell in love with them. so comfy, they never rode up and uber light weight.  Now I think I need them in black. Sadly the black was not on sale.
 but it would match so many more things!  A lot of the reviewers on line compared them to Lulu shorts and were loving these shorts.  I don't own any Lulu shorts, but I love my Lulu skirts.

My son had a football camp Monday and Tuesday this week.  Somehow he and another kid about his size got grouped in with a lot older looking group.  He was really frustrated the first day as no one would throw him the ball and his team was awful.  I told him to hang in there and surely they would see he is pretty handy at catching a ball.   I love it when I am right.  He had so much fun Tuesday and got to handle the ball a lot and his team did a lot better.  A great a short lesson in perseverance. If that can be counted over two days.

While he was doing that my daughter and I went off for some shopping where I learned a lesson in perseverance also when she decided she had to have a light up with every step pair of flip flops at Walmart.  Since she has about 8 pairs of flip flops I refused to buy them for her.  She proceeded to whine about it the entire way through Walmart.  I didn't buy them and eventually she got over it.

My kids were reading a small milk bottle we got at Subway and they noticed it said fat free on it.  They both expressed relief that their milk wouldn't make them fat. (They drink whole milk at home btw) I know it is a hard concept for kids, but I had to have the fat doesn't make you fat talk with them (again.).  I try to keep it simple, but I am pretty sure they just roll their eyes at me anyway and secretly rejoice they aren't getting fat off their fat free milk.  They must get these ideas from school where they only serve them skim or 1% milk despite all the studies that show whole milk doesn't make for overweight kids.  Frustrating.

I am trying to find flowers our goats don't eat.  Not an easy task.  So far they haven't bothered the iris plants and some sage plants I have in the flower garden.  I have put fences around all my little lilac bushes and apple trees. Now I need to figure out how to cook goat meat fence off my flower gardens.  Did you know 65% of the red meat consumed worldwide is goat meat?



19 comments:

  1. I can honestly say I've never had goat! Interesting fact! My daughter would love light up flip flops! Lately when she wants something she tells me that if I get it for her then she'll make me a chocolate cake for my birthday (January) or she'll give me a thousand hugs...never works!

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  2. I was just at Target yesterday but skipped past the workout clothes;) Too tempting! Only got underwear for my guys;)

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  3. Love the shorts. Like Rachelle, I usually have to bypass the C9 section to stay under budget, especially as the clothes seem to be getting cuter and cuter!

    My soon to be 3yo just asked me about being skinny, and I hate that's in the conversation so early. I am not ready for the idea of him wondering about how things will affect his weight.

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  4. Love the shorts! I was just wandering in that department at Target and have been thinking about trying out the C9 sports bras. Have you tried them?

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    1. Saw this - I wanted to let you know I use their C9 bras & really like them. They redid the material & its wicking material now. Great bargain for a good sports bra - especially when they're on sale or clearance!

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  5. I always look at the athletic clothes at Target, but to be honest, I really don't need more clothes... lol

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  6. I love target & their clearance work out stuff. The best! :)

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  7. They are trying to ban whole milk at daycare facilities here because it "leads to childhood obesity." Um, right...

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    1. I would rather they ban juices at day care facilities. :)

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  8. The shorts are super cute--and darn it, I just came back from Target! Should have gone over to that section.

    America and its "diet" concepts--it's frustrating!

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  9. What a good find! I love Target but we don't have one on Maui. I always make my Mom take me to one when I visit her in Texas. Last summer I got an awesome running outfit! Can't wait to see what I find this year. Perhaps we should leave dear hubby at home when we go shopping.

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  10. Super cute shorts. Thanks for the review.

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  11. I can not escape Target without checking out the workout section.

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  12. It's a good thing that the closest Target is an hour from me... I might go broke. I love those shorts but I've learned to stick with black for all but short/recovery runs... I sweat so much that colored shorts make me look like I peed my pants! Not cool. Also, goat meat... gross. Along with goat cheese.

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  13. i did not know that goat meat is that popular! interesting...

    i may need to stop by the target near my work to see if they have any shorts on sale :)

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  14. Goat is tasty! We eat it a lot in Puerto Rico. :-) I can give you some recipes...lol. Target... oh boy, every time I go there I do some damage so I don't shop there as usual but I love it there!

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  15. Cute shorts! I am sure your kids eat very healthy and you can teach them to appreciate that we need all foods for different reasons. I had no idea goat was that popular lol

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  16. i ate goat "by accident" ocne...looked like beef curry. Actually was yummy. hahaha

    looks like you gota some nice summer shorts...now if our weather would get summery

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