Friday, September 16, 2011

(Rather Random) Friday Five!

One of these days (but apparently not this week), I will write a blog post that includes an actual narrative.  Until then, however, I am all about the bullet points.  Ha, ha!  Here’s my Friday Five:

  1. Today was pretty much the best mail day EVER!  First up, I ordered a pair of these bad boys from runningwarehouse.com yesterday afternoon and they showed up on my doorstop this. morning.  Dang, I love Running Warehouse!  And I suspect I’m going to love these Merrell Pace Gloves, too.  I haven’t taken them off my feet yet.  Initial review coming later next week after I’ve had a chance to test them out.
    Random 013Merrell calls this color “acacia,” but I would go with straight up yellow.
  2. You might be wondering - why did I get the Merrells when I already love my Vibrams so much?  Let’s call it peer pressure.  I hear an unbelievable amount of crap nonsense from people at work about my Vibrams and I’ve grown tired of trying to explain why I wear them.  Notice the word “trying” in that sentence.  People simply don’t understand why I would want to wear a shoe that mimics being barefoot.  On the other hand, though, I’ve noticed that when I wear regular shoes to work, my feet and legs hurt by the time I get home!  I’m hoping the Pace Gloves will be the best of both worlds – barefoot shoes that look “normal.”Random 010Bonus - they match my new favorite skirt that I got at Sports Authority for 14 bucks! Why wouldn’t I wear running shoes with a skirt??
  3. Looky what else came in the mail today:  Random 012Study stuff!  I know for a fact I was never this excited about a text book when I was in high school or college.
  4. IronHubs and I went for a lovely ride on the American River Bike Trail this morning.  It was perfect weather and mighty nice company.  TurkeysOh, wait, the turkeys weren’t good company, I was talking about IronHubs!  D and PWhy yes, we were extra visible in our neon yellow!
  5. And now here’s a funny photo of my cat sleeping in Big Boy’s bed (complete with vintage Star Wars sheets that belonged to IronHubs circa 1978):  Random 001Did you seriously wake me up to take a picture for your blog?  WTF?

Happy Friday, everyone!!  What five random things are on your mind today??

14 comments:

Julie said...

Yay for #3!!! How exciting. I'm totally a bookworm. I LOVE all new books...and all old books, but there is something special about a brand spanking new textbook. You're going to do great!

Love the cat shot. Made me miss my cat :-(
HE could give a look!

emily said...

I love the skirt and shoes combo. Also thanks for the Running Warehouse tip. There's nothing better than super speedy shipping!

The Jesse said...

my SIL wears shoes similar to those, i know they are minimalist but i'm not sure which brand. she got them at REI. she really likes them.

cute skirts at sports authority? i'm on my way ...

runningonwordsblog.com said...

Those shoes look awesome with that skirt! I feel like I could never pull it off, but it looks great on you.

Lisa said...

Wild turkeys are the worst! They are evil and I stay out of their way :)

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I have a pair of the shoes. They are really nice shoes and very comfortable. Also, I say who cares what people at work thing.

Char said...

Those shoes look way more supportive than the Vibrams. What? They're not supportive?!!

Running Ricig said...

those star wars sheets are awesome!

My husband bought a pair of minimalist shoes to wear during races because he was tired of people talking to him about running barefoot while racing. lol. You're not the only one being harassed!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

I love new shoes & seeing wild life on a run is always awesome! I might have told you before, but I LOVE your blog header ... it is really well done!

Aimee said...

Yay for new shoes! I love my Pace Gloves! They are super cute and awesome hiking shoes!

misszippy said...

I cannot tell you how much I love the pace gloves! The most comfortable shoe I own. Try them for hiking too!

Alma said...

I was just looking at those shoes today at REI! I think they're cute.
Better get that thinking cap on, no?

ajh said...

That is pretty funny you still have your husband's sheets! Love the looks of that bike trail. I am all about a good bike trail.

ratherthecouch said...

Love the bright colored shoes!