Shoes - I finally received my free bad boys in the mail yesterday. I entered a contest last week courtesy of B.o.B herself and guess what I won. Shocker, right? I never win anything. Seriously! If I were ever to choose a contest to win though, free running shoes would be my first choice. OK, maybe, I wouldn't mind winning the Lotto but I am to cheap to play. Heh. This is besides the point. I got my free New Balance Minimus and, of course, I had to take them out for a stroll and so far, I must say I am in love. Those puppies are extremely lightweight and have a Vibram sole. I feel like my Saucony Kinera got into a fight with my Vibram Five Fingers and viola I got the Minimus. Those shoes are so awesome that I wore them without socks today. Still to soon to tell if they are perfect for me, but I am grateful for the extra motivation they have given me. Updates to come!
Fiancé - I just recently acquired one of these...you know a fiancé! Who would have thought?! I have known Andy for 7 years and he has been my best friend from the first day I met him. He is truly amazing. After some off and ons throughout the years, we reconnected a few months ago and he felt it was time to make an honest woman out of me. :) Honestly, with all the growing up we have done through out the years this couldn't be a better beginning. He truly is my biggest fan. He reads everything I write. And although not always present, he has alway managed to stalk my races. I am so thankful to have him in my life! He is pretty thankful too, since he got a two for one deal. He gained the J-Squared girls (mine and my daughter's group name).
|My beautiful family!|
Mini-vacation - I have been a little sad about the lack of vacation this year, so I took the best mini-vacation possible. I'm in Miami B....! Yes, I am in my old stomping grounds. The 305. The MIA. Little Havana. How ever you want to call that big city in the southern part of Florida that's where I am at. I am rolling with my BFF and will be conducting some much needed relaxation and business. What might the business be? I will be driving the Miami Marathon course tomorrow. During my Chicago marathon training, one of the best training tools I had was that I could visualize the parts of the city I would be running through all the time. You would think with Miami being my hometown I would be able to do the same but alas, I can not. Hence the operation drive marathon course. I already have all my turns and everything mapped out and hope to scope out the scenes for proper future training visualization.
Finally, I am thankful to have SO much to be thankful for! What are you thankful for?