NEW Stuff… and of Course Running
New to me Pumpkin things!!! A girlfriend at work brought me some pumpkin Joe Joe’s and pumpkin wafer cookies. I’ve had the Joe Joe’s and they are SO GOOD! Way better than the Oreo ones. The wafers were OK, but nothing special. I had to track down the Pumpkin Pie Halo… I saw it “In Stock” at my local store on Target’s website, so I went there and it of course it wasn’t there. There wasn’t even a price label for it. Not. Cool. So I asked an employee to check in the back and he said, “We have 6, how many would you like?” To which I replied, “I’ll take all 6.” That’s how I roll. I think it has the perfect mix of pumpkin spice and pumpkin flavor. Not overly spiced or too sweet. There are bits of, what I think are supposed to be crust, but you can’t see them. It’s weird, but I like it. I found the Pumpkin Spice RXBAR at Whole Foods. It was pretty good! I’d buy it again. Jolene made mini muffins for her cross country girls and it gave me the idea to make them for Kara’s breakfast! I used the Kodiak Pumpkin Flax mix and they came out delicious! Kara and I both love them!
Kara got a new rocking chair and new gold sparkly shoes! She is obsessed with both. All she wants to do it sit in her chair and rock and make sure we are watching her do it haha. While we were getting the chair (HomeGoods) we also got her a new stuffed animal dog toy. She takes “Daww” with her everywhere. He even has a bowl of dog food (Cheerios) while we eat dinner. It’s too cute. And NO. We won’t be getting a dog until she’s older.
The This Is Us new season started last week and I’m so excited. It’s almost the perfect length to get in a 6 miler on the treadmill and I love that show. We also started watching the new show, Young Sheldon. Todd and I are big fans of The Big Bang Theory and I was so excited they came out with this. I don’t think Todd’s a huge fan of it thus far, but we’ll see.My new thing with running is having frozen grapes after. I had done this in the past and just forgot about it I guess, but after a hot sweaty run it’s the perfect accompaniment to my Nuun! Especially when I’m up so darn early and am hungry by the time I finish!
I started a new medicine for our next cycle… have I update ya’ll on that? I will soon… called Lupron. It’s an injection that suppresses my follicle growth (seems backwards, huh?!) and had me feeling moody and very lethargic last week. Almost all of my runs were easy and even those were harder than normal. Thankfully, Jolene was there to keep me going and motivated!
I met some new running buddies on Sunday. A mutual friend of ours hooked us up for some miles and while the humidity was still 85%, there was cloud cover and it felt, dare I say, nicer out. We kept the pace easy and I felt much better than earlier in the week.