I do other stuff besides run!

I promise I do have a life outside of running. It’s just so easy to talk about running and working out. It’s easy to post goals and new products. It’s weird that I waited until age 35 to find this passion in life!

But, I do have other interests and this blog was/is supposed to be about my life, not just running. So, without further ado, here’s one other thing I love to do!

I love to read, in fact, I’m in a book club. We are an awesome book club, we call ourselves ‘Bad Girlz Read Books’. Go ahead, laugh if you want, but we rock! I’ve been soooo busy lately at work and in life that I have missed a few of the books recently. We just started a new list and the 1st one up is a book I chose so I better read it. It’s called “The End of your Life Book Club” by Will Schwalbe. I downloaded it on my iPad, it’s my first time. I like to have books I can hold.

book

I’m only in chapter 2, but so far I’m hooked. I’ll keep you posted.

Here are some of the books we’ve read this year (or last) that I’ve loved:

  • The Paris Wifem Paula McClain
  • The Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • Unbroken, Laura Hillendrand
  • The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
  • Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah

Read any good books lately? What do you do in your “spare” time?

Blog sig

Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Rest day, Book Club and I’m a Handful!

It’s Monday again. It’s my rest day, I’d say 99% of the time I rest on Monday, it works out since most of what I’m involved in happens to fall on a Monday night. One of those things is Book Club! It’s a great group of friends, we actually do talk about the book, some more than others but it’s a great time for us girls to get together and socialize too!

This year we’ve read some great books, some I liked more than others. Here are a few of my favorites. Have you read any of these?

  • Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • The Paris Wife, Paula McClain
  • Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson
  • These Things Hidden, Heather Gudenkauf

Some of my faves from the years are:

  • Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
  • The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horse, Jeanette Walls

And that’s just a few of them!

It’s a good thing Monday is a rest day since I am so sore from my weekend workouts. Last night I did 60 sit ups, 1 minute of Russian Twists, 1:30 Plank and various leg and arm weights and ran 2 miles on the treadmill. Tried some new weights as well since it was a light crowd there.

I took advantage of the 15% coupon that Handful bra provided during the giveaway. I ordered the adjustable bra in black. I never really could figure out the hype around this bra until I got mine! Mine came in Friday and I’ve worn it twice this weekend, once to run and once to the gym. Don’t worry I did wash it in between! I am in love. (Guys reading this, just skip this part!) Seriously what woman wouldn’t love a bra that doesn’t flatten, no more uni-boob! You can wear this as a daily bra but it will be primarily for my workouts and now I need one in every color!

The packaging is nice, it comes in a black mesh bag that goes in the washing machine with your bra, then hang it up to dry.

I was unsure on the sizing, whether to order larger or go with the sizing chart. I ordered just as they suggested and it fits perfect. Doesn’t dig in my shoulders or sides. I had to pay for my bra, so this is not a thumbs up on a free product I got, I really like it!

photo-5

Hopefully they will give me the opportunity to have a coupon code again and I highly recommend you take advantage of it!

I had to share the picture of my dinner from last night. It was so good! I’ll even share the recipes with you.

photo-3

The marinated tomato salad is from Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman)

The open Caprese sandwich was from Pinterest, but the link isn’t good anymore. So, basically marinate your chicken however you want and grill it or oven bake it. Any kind of bread, we used Sourdough, cut the bread open, I drizzle a little olive oil on the bread and toast it a few minutes. Then place the chicken and mozzarella cheese on the bread, toast it again to melt the cheese. Then add the basil, tomatoes and drizzle a little balsamic and/or olive oil on the top.  Enjoy!

What was your workout today? Are you participating in the Too Hot to Handle challenge?