|Sadly, this song got me and my law school roommate through finals. If you haven’t
seen the video, be sure to check it out here.
It’s FRIDAY!!! (I can’t even say that without having Rebecca Black’s “Friday” pop in my head. This song pretty much got my old roommate and I through law school. If you haven’t had the pleasure – check it out!)
So in celebration of the upcoming weekend here is a recap of some things that I have been loving this week.
1. My new Asics (GT 2000-3). Yes, my new Asics are the “old” model but I got them heavily discounted from Running Warehouse for only about $70.00. I had an existential crisis after Brooks changed the Adrenalines beyond recognition and I was forced to look elsewhere. Finding the right shoes has always been extremely difficult for me because of the way my feet are shaped (I get really bad blisters in almost every shoe). Believe me, I have tried changing sizes, widths, models… and there is still only about a 1/10 chance that the shoe will even be tolerable. So when I find a shoe that works – I stick to it! I had sworn off Asics a few years ago when a different pair caused all sorts of blisters, aches, and pains, but after exhausting all of the other major brands’ stability shoes I figured it was worth a try. I’m happy I did, because these shoes have been working out great so far (and they are fun)!
2.San Pellegrino Aranciata
I’m not a big pop (yes, pop) or juice drinker, but for some reason I really like the San Pellegrino Aranciata sparking juice drinks. Maybe because it’s getting nicer outside and I’m looking for something more “summery” than just plain water or hot tea. While they are more calorie packed then the typical sparkling water (presumably because of the added juice) to me they are definitely worth it as a treat (although it is hard to keep myself restricted to one – I swear I could drink the whole 6-pack!
3. The Birds That Have Set Up Camp Outside My Front Door
A mama bird has set up camp in an alcove across from our front door! I just love watching her watch over her nest (although I wish that I could see the eggs/babies inside). She is usually pretty calm and won’t fly away as we come in and out of the house. I have come to feel very protective over the nest (shooing the dogs away from the front door because they also seem to like watching and making sure to not be too loud or cause too much of a commotion when coming and going). The spot that she picked is right next to an old bird nest that has been there for quite some time – creating a double decker bird condo of sorts. Way to go mama bird!
4. Unexpected Motivational Sidewalk Art
Hard to read, but I was so thrilled with stumbling across this during an early morning run I swung back by the house to grab my camera. While I’m fairly certain this was done for the Girls on the Run program at the local school (and not just for me) it definitely brought a smile to my face. Yes, random sidewalk artist – I CAN do it!
5. Crowded on NBC
Those are my five favorites this week – what things are you loving lately??? Products? TV shows? Unexpected surprises? Feel free to share! Then check out other Friday favorites at Happy Fit Mama’s Friday Link-Up!