I saw a couple of Currently posts pop up on my feed in the last couple of days and realized it is time for me to do mine!
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I’ve had this on my to-read list for awhile and everyone I know who has read it has liked it. I will admit that I bumped it up to read sooner than later after seeing news about Ben Affleck playing the lead in the upcoming movie. Yes, I like Ben Affleck, so I wanted to make sure I read the book before I see the movie. I am loving this book. I want to stay home all day and just read.
By now, you have probably figured out that I love all kinds of music…. Any Rascal Flatts fans out there? Their new single “Rewind” is being played on radio now and will be available on iTunes next week. I’ve seen them in concert twice and they put on a great show. One concert was a VIP event at the Hard Rock in Tampa who hubby managed to get me tickets fro despite the fact that he was out of town for work at the time. I took my sister for the early morning event and in what may be the coolest photo bomb I’ve ever taken part in, Joe Don stuck his tongue out at the camera as I had my picture taken with my sister. Isn’t that awesome? Here’s a preview of their new song AND the awesome photo from 2006. You’re welcome.
Current guilty pleasure:
I will call this a guilty pleasure I am dreaming of…. I have had my Garmin Forerunner 110 for a couple years now and I love it. But the pretty new screen of the new Garmin Forerunner keeps enticing me. Isn’t it awesome? Definitely a guilty pleasure I’d love to get my hands on.
This might be the most boring answer ever to this question. Yet again, it’s water. Good old H20. Ice cold. Sometimes with lemon, mostly without. It’s what I drink most, which is always evident by the 30 half empty water bottles I have in my car at any given time.
Since I am currently in love with WW Simple Start, I am all about the power foods. Fresh fruits and veggies, lean proteins, whole wheat pasta, and more. I have been making minestrone and chili like it’s going out of style. Thankfully, it’s been cool enough to enjoy it.
Big Bang Theory. I will never get tired of this show. I love every single character on there and the dynamic among all of them. We don’t always watch the news ones when they air, but we DVR them, and we are forever watching reruns.
Current wish list:
As I get closer and closer to my goal, and my body seems to be changing still (I like to call it rearranging), I am finding it exciting to shop for clothes. While this may sound wonderful, it can be a problem because I want to buy ALL the clothes. Jeans, tops, and more. Any of them and all of them. My checkbook or credit do not allow for this, though, so I have to pace myself and treat myself a little here and there.
Just yesterday I ran a sub-30 5K on my morning run. I finished in 29:53! I have been dying to do this. I got as close as 30:56 when I ran the Santa’s Twilight 5K back in December and it just made me want it that much more. Yesterday morning the running gods were smiling down on me…. It was a crisp 46 degrees (with a feels like of 42), breezy, and low humidity. Perfect for running. My legs felt great, and I knew I was running fast. My splits are crazy… For the first time ever, I ran a mile in under 9 minutes. It felt pretty amazing.
BAMR Bands – I love these headbands. They stay in place when I run and work out, they don’t give me a headache, and they are super cute. I just bought a Valentine one and can’t wait to get it.
Space Coast Marathon – I frequent this site often because I am dying to register for it. The minute registration opens next month you can bet I’ll sign up for my first full marathon. At the moment I am more excited than terrified, which is a good thing.
Hal Higdon – Another site I am on quite often recently as I look over marathon training plans. I used a Hal Higdon plan for my last half marathon, adapted it for my schedule, and it worked out great. I just want to make sure I pick the best plan for since it will be a long stretch of training with some hefty miles. I need it to be doable for ME.
I have 6 races coming up in the next 4 months. I need a new sports bra and a new running top. Pronto. I am planning a trip to Sports Authority this weekend for the top and to check out Champion brand sports bras after after my friend Chrissy has been raving about them. She swears by them and says her girls are happy. I need that.
Races. I have a couple to register for still that are coming up, so that will definitely be my indulgence for this month.
Lord help me. I recently bought a couple pairs of jeans. Both are skinny jeans and one pair are even Levis. I’ve never fit into either before, at least not comfortably. It brings to mind when I was little and I so badly wanted a pair of Jordache jeans and they just didn’t fit me right so I never wore them. Until recently, I never would have tried on a pair of skinny jeans until I went shopping with my fabulous sister-in-law Jenna one day and in my quest to find super cool boots she said I needed to skinny jeans to go with them. Despite my thinking she was nuts, I tried on a pair and was so excited that they actually fit! And they look good! So, I am happy to be wearing skinny jeans.
I cannot wait to run my next half marathon on Feb. 1, the day before my birthday. Best Damn Race in Safety Harbor, my seventh half marathon, the day before I turn 42. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate, right? **Don’t forget to use my discount code NANCIC if you register to save $5! This works for both Safety Harbor and Orlando races.
Dare I say hopeful? I feel like there are some good opportunities in the works and I look forward to them all. Stay tuned!