Last week I rambled about some less-than-stellar things that had happened throughout the week. I don’t like to be a downer so just to balance things out, this week I’m going to think out loud about some of the things going on these days that don’t suck! Yin and yang, right?

Thanks as always to Amanda at Running With Spoons for hosting this weekly linkup…

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1. The Mizuno Spring Line

I was so excited to get a delivery from the Mizuno fairy last week chock full of bright, beautiful clothes and shoes from their new spring line. I’ve always liked their gear but this year I am positively in love. The Inspire cap-sleeve tee and tanks are such a great fit – slim and fitted but still long and not sloppy. And I’ve pretty much lived in my Kamiko tights with that beautiful black on grey geometric print….

The Inspire singlet with my favourite Kamiko tights and Wave Sayonara 2 at the beach this afternoon...

The Inspire singlet with my favourite Kamiko tights and Wave Sayonara 2 at the beach this afternoon…

2. My calf-knee is on the mend!

I know I just posted about my calf-knee woes this week but things are really looking up with it. I was already feeling pretty good this weekend and so I gave myself the green light to do my regular workouts this week and so far they’ve been awesome. I did 10x400m repeats at the track on Tuesday and a nice hour-long easy run today at a good pace and no pain at all. I also saw my chiro today and he was pretty pleased with things and noticed that my strength had definitely improved since this started. Phew, I feel like I’m dodging a bullet on this one!

I managed a pretty rad 2+ hr trail run on Easter Sunday with no pain!

I managed a pretty rad 2+ hr trail run on Easter Sunday with no pain!

3. Late night banana bread

It’s currently 10:33 pm and I’ve got a few loaves of banana bread baking in my oven. Yum.

Okay, okay, so that loaf on the left looks like it sucks a little...

Okay, okay, so that loaf on the left looks like it sucks a little…

4. Laughing at yourself

Well, it kind of sucks when you do stupid things but it definitely doesn’t suck when you get to laugh full-hearted belly laughs every time you tell the story! I may have had an unfortunate scooter-ing accident this weekend at the cabin and even though I feel like a total fool with skinned knees, a scraped face, fat lip and bruises EVERYWHERE, I’ve had a hoot recounting the story to my friends and fellow parents. Their reactions have been everything from ‘Whoa’ to ‘You’re hardcore!’ and everything in between. Definitely feels good to laugh at yourself now and then.

I think I look kind of cool here, sadly I took an epic bail just moments later...

I think I look kind of cool here, sadly I took an epic bail just moments later…

5. Celebrating your birthday a month early

My birthday isn’t until mid-May but this year I’m doing things a little differently and starting some celebrations a month early. Solana and I seem to have started a tradition of doing some kind of rad running adventure to celebrate our birthdays from the 29km trail run from hell for Solana’s 29th birthday last year to her prom dress run this year. Like last year, we’ve found finding time in May for my birthday tough since May us such a busy month in running so we’re doing things a month early.

This Saturday we are going to run Eagle Bluffs and do St Mark’s Summit and I couldn’t be more excited. Both are challenging uphill trail hikes but I am so excited to see the views and enjoy some time with good running friends. I think it might just about kill me but I can’t think of a better way to celebrate getting older and happier. 

I’ll be celebrating with this lovely lady whose birthday is today!

I’ll be celebrating with this lovely lady whose birthday is today! Happy Birthday Marijke!

To check out what others are thinking out loud about today, visit the linkup!

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  1. Lisa    

    Plus you’re having dinner at the Keg tonight!

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