Sometimes I have to much to tell you, but they are all little things, and not one of them could make up an entire post. Well, knowing me I could come up with some fart-related anecdote to create a long post around something minuscule…but I decided to lump little crap all together for your entertainment. You are welcome.
My Odds & Ends:
1. This creature. It was almost exactly two years ago that Ken and I were on our anniversary dinner, sitting outside in a romantic setting, when a bat jumped into my lap (crotch, actually). Read the full story HERE.
Bats freak me the eff out. And, now, just to taunt me, there is a bat hanging out on the side my my house (probably waiting to jump in my crotch). Can someone please come get it? Good Lord look at those claws. I am sure they could maul me to death.
2. This lunch. I have started a love affair with this sandwich.
It is 2 slices of toasted Ezekiel Flax bread with one fried egg, one slice provolone (melted on the egg) and three generous slices of avocado. Top it off with a bit of sea salt and it is perfection, I have eaten this every day for a week now it’s hard for me to describe how satisfying it is.
3. This song. Although my iPod is full of AC/DC, Green Day and Pitbull, I do love and can appreciate a more mellow and instrumental song. Yes, it’s true, I do have Chariots of Fire on my iPod.
When Jerald Simon, a runner and professional musician, sent me his newest piece “Triumphant,” I knew I wanted to share it with you. He said, “I composed the music thinking about runners and created the melody and the harmony specifically with runners and athletes in mind to help them as they train and run.” See what you think. It has the flavor of Chariots of Fire and transports me to a peaceful place.
Confession: I am so anal it is making crazy to not be able to center this video on my page.
This song is available on iTunes and online music stores.
4. These eyes. Good grief, I am having the worst season of allergies ever. After my bike ride this morning my eyes looked like I had been smoking pot for 12 days straight. It is legal in Colorado, you know. They still look that way. Any advice? I just want to take my eyeball out of the socket and scratch the hell out of it.
5. This opportunity. I hesitated to tell you all about this because I was being selfish and didn’t want any more competition than necessary. But, this is a VERY amazing thing – and if you have it in your heart and long term goals to do an Ironman, you might want to look at this one. You could be a member of the X2Performance Triathlon Team. Who knows? Maybe we will be on the team together (okay, just let me dream for a minute). Click HERE for info and application.
6. This food. When I go on vacation and stay at a rented house or condo I see it as a free- for-all as far as food goes. I mean, I’m pretty healthy/careful about what I eat, but during vacation, I whoop it up like no one’s business. When we rent places at the beach my favorite thing to do is layer bologna, cheese and Fritos on bread.
Here’s a sampling of what I’m taking up the mountains this weekend (that cereal reminds me of my childhood. We never got sugary cereals, let alone the cute individual boxes. Maybe once or twice my mom bought these for us and seeing them still gets my heart rate up):
I think those Pop Tarts are healthy because of the oatmeal.
7. This picture. I will leave you with this. There is nothing better than your smiling child with your smiling dog.
What’s your favorite junk food from childhood? I still miss Hostess Susie Qs.
What creature gives you the creeps? Bats? Mice? Snakes? Golden Retrievers? I hate bats, but I’m not big on snakes either.
What is your go-to daily lunch? Before I discovered the above-perfect sandwich combo, I usually have potstickers, an Amy’s bean/cheese burrito or a huge salad for lunch.