A mystery I would love to solve: Why do you wake up with the most random songs stuck in your head? How does that work physically? I picture my neurons sauntering up to my brain jukebox and hitting â€˜random play.â€™ Thereâ€™s probably a more scientific explanation for itâ€¦
A mystery that I did solve this morning: how to get out of my breakfast rut.
The solution â€“ something SAVORY.
I made a breakfast salad of sorts with arugula, cottage cheese, two hardboiled eggs, and tomatoes. Fun factoid: a hardboiled egg gets a green ring around the yolk when you overcook it. Hydrogen and sulfur in the egg white reacts, forming a hydrogen sulfide gas that then reacts with iron in the yolk. Itâ€™s not pretty but perfectly safe to eat.
Whatâ€™s your favorite warm weather running accessory? Hereâ€™s a whole post on how to Run in Hot Weather. As a native Floridian, I consider myself a semi-expert (there was that time that I went for a run in the middle of the day in August in Orlandoâ€¦. hence the semi-expert status). Of all the tips and gear that make warm weather running more enjoyable, my absolute favorite thing is my CamelBak, which is a hydration backpack. I have a slim profile â€˜ladies fitâ€™ CamelBak that holds about 1.5 liters of water. It doesnâ€™t move around as much as you would think it would, but it is most comfortable if youâ€™re wearing a tank top or shirt with sleeves â€“ not spaghetti straps. Iâ€™m a pretty salty sweat-er so I need something in between the straps of the CamelBak and my bare skin or I chafe. Happy hydrating!
Please reveal BabyHTPâ€™s potential names! Iâ€™m not keeping BabyHTPâ€™s potential names a secret-secret, but I do prefer to be quiet about baby names. The worst thing is when you tell a friend or relative, â€œWe are going to name the baby XXX!â€ and the person says, â€œEW! I knew a really stupid girl in high school named XXX.â€ Hah. Thanks. So Iâ€™m going to refrain on spilling our boy and girl first name options, but I will tell you the middle name options! If BabyHTP is a girl, her middle name will be Joy, which is my middle name and my motherâ€™s name. I also have the word JOY tattooed on my hip. If BabyHTP is a boy, his middle name will be Kristien, after the Husband.
Whatâ€™s your favorite workout DVD? Way back in the early days of this blog, I did a 30 Day Shred Challenge. I really love Jillian Michaelsâ€™ 30 Day Shred DVD. Itâ€™s super hard for an at-home workout, and I had great results. Some of the more plyometric-based moves irritated my knees, but I just modified those moves. I love how the workout is fast (under 30 minutes, if I remember correctly). Thatâ€™s about as long as I will last with an at-home DVD.
Your turn! Whatâ€™s your #1 warm weather running accessory? Favorite names? And best workout DVD?