Thursday, July 10, 2014

Three Point Two Things Because It's Thursday

1. I conducted an informal poll on my facebook and Instagram about what I should wear for the half marathon this weekend.  There are two skirt and three sock options.

Skirt A is a black Lululemon skirt and skirt B is a red Team Sparkle Skirt with Lululemon shorts (essentially the same shorts that are under the Lulu skirt, they are so great to run in)

The sock options are red, black or white with green Procompression socks.  I call the green ones my lucky socks.  Only 5 people so far have picked the lucky socks.

I was showing this picture to another nurse at work and we were discussing the sparkle skirt and I threw out a "yeah naturally people run faster in a sparkly skirt" this made a guy I work with laugh pretty good and maybe actually snort a little. I didn't even think he was listening since he was busy helping close a surgical incision. I offered to let him try one of my sparkly skirts for his next run, but he clearly isn't convinced.

2. The kids found my 2 man tent in the basement and have been bugging us for weeks to have a campout on the lawn.  So we finally did Tuesday night.  All four of us in the two man tent.
That picture is after Rance and I got up in the morning.  It was pretty snug in there and the kittens kept climbing over it. all night.  We had fun though and the kids can't wait to do it again.  I, however, can't get the montrous spider that I killed not so very far away from the tent out of my head.  EEK.

3. My older sister's husband made this great swimming pool for the kids at their house.
He made it out of old hay bales and a tarp.  Pretty awesome, except their horses keep trying to eat it and the goats think it is a great place to swim too.  The kids can't get enough.
3. This picture of my little dog and I makes my lawn look amazing, but mostly I love it because Cola looks so happy.  My lawn in real life while steadily improving doesn't look quite this good.
3.2 While Cola and I took that selfie, my cat got jealous and chewed my earbuds cord in freaking half.  My most favorite ones ever.
Four days before my half marathon and although I KNOW somewhere in my house I have at least 5 other pairs all coiled up neatly and stored in plastic sandwich bags so they don't get tangled together, I cannot find where I put them.  I am sure I put them somewhere I would remember them.  Grr.

If you haven't already..weigh in and give me your opinion on what I should wear this weekend.  I am pretty sure I already know what I will wear, but it is fun to see what other people think.

20 comments:

  1. That swimming pool is great! And I love that you all squeezed in the tent together - that's so fun! I didn't know the green socks were lucky ones…I think I have to change my answer based on that and you need to go with the green!

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  2. Dratted cat!! I too have things stashed in a "safe place" never to be seen again or by the time I do find it I've forgotten I was looking for it! The pool is awesome, I've seen pictures glad to know it actually works. I like the green socks with the sparkly skirt, pulls out the little bit of green in your singlet. Enjoy your 1/2 Marathon!

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  3. Well, if they're your lucky socks, I change my vote to sparkle skirt and green socks!

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  4. I vote for the lucky socks! Good luck this weekend! Love the picture of Cola!

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  5. Sounds like the sparkly skirt and green socks will give you the best mental advantage! :) Go for it! Good luck this weekend. I'll be looking forward to getting home on Monday, catching up on blog reading, and seeing how you did. I'm sure you'll rock it.

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  6. Love the camping and the swimming pool! :)

    Nah, you don't need lucky socks - you're already a great runner without them! I vote for the black skirt and red socks :) .

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  7. I vote the sparkly skirt and green socks! Good luck and have fun!!!

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  8. I already voted on the sparkly skirt :) I love the pool! That is so darn creative and I love how the animals are a little confused about it!

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  9. I like the sparkle skirt with either the black or red socks. Good luck with your race! I know you'll totally rock it.

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  10. Love the sparkle skirt! And I say wear the lucky socks if they are going to help:) Love the picture of you and Cola and that pool is awesome!

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  11. I'd go sparkle skirt with green socks. Any amount of help when it comes to things that make you feel faster!
    Good luck this weekend!

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  12. New to your blog and happy I stopped by! I say go with the sparkle skirt, and LOVE that idea for a pool!!! Good luck this weekend!

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  13. I would be looking for my fav ear buds before a race! I really love the sparkle with the black socks, but since you said your green socks are your lucky ones how can not wear them?! I finally purchased a Lulu skirt recently, it is seriously the best thing i have ever run in! Camping and the pool looked awesome ")

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  14. So I think the green with the red is a little too Christmas...just my opinion. I like the top and black shorts...no sparkly...I like sparkly but not with Team Beef. I think Team Beef says "tough" not sparkle...lol. That pool is awesome! I want one in my back yard.

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  15. I vote white with green and sparkle skirt! This conversation anecdote really undermines my belief that medical professionals are robots and 100% focused on ONLY DOCTORING while at work. ;)

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  16. If the green and white socks are your lucky pair I'd go with those. I would also agree sparkles CAN make you run faster and so I vote for that too :)

    You guys are so awesome camping in the lawn with your kids! I can't even imagine sleeping in a 2 person tent with mine. We have a larger tent that that and it still doesn't seem big enough :)

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  17. I have earbuds in two different closets and maybe another hallway drawer, too - all over the house! Your family is making great summer memories!

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  18. That is the best pool ever! I need to do this! And Kola... she is so adorable.

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  19. Sparkle skirt + lucky socks. I don't think you could go wrong with that combo :)

    That pool made out of the hay looks so refreshing!

    How are the goats doing? I can't believe that they like the water :)

    Good luck with the 13.1!!

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  20. Such a great pic of you and Cola, and LOVE the swimming pool - how clever! And hope your race weekend has been fantastic!

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