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 ‘random play.’ There’s probably a more scientific explanation for it…
A mystery that I did solve this morning: how to get out of my breakfast rut.
The solution – 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. It’s not pretty but perfectly safe to eat.
What’s your favorite warm weather running accessory? Here’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 Orlando…. 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 ‘ladies fit’ CamelBak that holds about 1.5 liters of water. It doesn’t move around as much as you would think it would, but it is most comfortable if you’re wearing a tank top or shirt with sleeves – not spaghetti straps. I’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 BabyHTP’s potential names! I’m not keeping BabyHTP’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, “We are going to name the baby XXX!” and the person says, “EW! I knew a really stupid girl in high school named XXX.” Hah. Thanks. So I’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 mother’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.
What’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 Michaels’ 30 Day Shred DVD. It’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). That’s about as long as I will last with an at-home DVD.
Your turn! What’s your #1 warm weather running accessory? Favorite names? And best workout DVD?