The end of this week has left my brain without a cohesive thought. Or maybe it’s the sleeping an hour past my alarm and smaller-than-usual cup o’ joe?
Apparently my brain only functions on a set morning formula.
Without further random tangents, I bring you a few thoughts:
Confession: We have been counting the days until the Denver IKEA opens up!
It’s open. And I’m a little scared to go in there…I’ve been so nice to my wallet lately, and I know the persuasive powers of those perfectly set-up room displays (especially those kitchens, ah!), and the inexpensively priced warehouse floor with everything you think you need.
I also know how easy it is to get legitimately lost in that store, and quite frankly I’d rather spend my Friday afternoon by the pool than trying to follow those confusing signs, arrows, and house set ups.
Realization: Oatmeal is no friend of summer, and I just may have finally kicked this breakfast habit. This is huge if you know me and my routine….HUGE.
Over the past week I’ve tagged in pb + banana sandwiches (baby steps here, I still want my nut butter fix), and today I went with a smoothie mix that is not only cooling me down (vs causing a morning sweat – gross), but also using a frozen fruit that I’m not typically a fan of.
Seriously, breakfast-comfort-zone, you’re donezo. Adios.
Obsession: Two things: the book “RUN!” by Dean Karnazes, and Abe Lincoln quotes (see yesterday’s post). Read this quote and try to tell me you wouldn’t just have to finish that chapter before going to bed:
When the impossible suddenly becomes possible, the mind expands and the world grows.
-Chapter 15, by Topher Gaylord
True story, Topher.
Want: A pace-buddy and 12-mile route around Boulder for tomorrow morning. I refuse to set foot on the Cherry Creek Trail; that’s me being rebellious against a route that my legs have put up with one too many times.
Need: The UPS man to stop leaving notes that he tried to deliver that package from the Sis, and just DELIVER IT. Kthanks.
Up: My weekly mileage! Finally!
MCM, I’m feeling strong. I hope you’ll be ready for me (in 13 weeks).
Down: I have no answer for this one, I won’t take that as a bad thing.
In: My newest Run buddy, the iPod Shuffle(!!!). It was a birthday gift from D’s family (Thank You!), and I am beyond excited to have this teeny tiny little friend join me tomorrow.
Seriously, have you seen the newest model? TEENY tiny. Like, whoa.
Out: My interest in Pinterest.
I think it’s a cool idea. but I just don’t think “PIN IT!” every time I see an image I like. And while I like the boards I have set up, I also have a lot of things on there that will never make it off the wish-list, so it’s kind of just a tease, right?
I think we may just need a little more time to get to know each other. At the very least, it does remind me of a few things I really love:
Feel free to fill in a few blanks or two. And feel free to throw out your favorite summer breakfast ideas – I’ve got seven days of the week to fill up now!