Three random things in my head about running....
1) Why do most running blogs I read use garmins instead of their smartphones? Preference? Lack of data plan? Does Garmin have something awesome that apps do not? I looked up the price of one of those puppy's and was in OMG shock. For that price I'd buy a iPhone4! Although I have seen that they have heart monitors that come with them and that would be amazingly helpful to have an accurate idea of the calories I've burned instead of just guesstimating a boatload and using Runkeeper ;)
2) Running blogs are SO inspiring! I'm a mom of two. I'm TIRED. I was up last night at 10, 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 because my oldest (4) kept waking up crying. Today the hubby and I are going to tackle Week 6 Day 3 of Couch to 5k. If you are unaware, this particular day is a 5 minute brisk walk and then 25 minutes straight of running, no breaks! and then a 5 minute cooldown. On days like this when my energy level is not quite where it should be, I like to read blog after blog. Reading recaps of other people's accomplishments is so motivating to me.... totally gets my head in gear, even if the energy level is trying to get there as well!
3) I need to eat better.... I had a hot dog rollup with the kids today (hot dog in a tortilla) and though the hot dog was one of those healthier preservative-free ones I still felt yuck afterwards. Can't wait for a new food budget tomorrow so I can eat cleaner like I want to.
and now a pic of the kiddos on the route we are going to take tonight to do 3 miles! May quite possibly be the redneck capitol of Oregon but at least there's beautiful scenery to run by!