Fall is here! Kind of….in San Diego we’re at least seeing some colder weather in the morning and the evenings. I’ve worn boots 3 times! Now that wedding season is over, November is all about marathon training. So far, Mike and I have been enjoying a lot of relaxation time between running and going to work. A lot of the things I’m really into right now are a reflection of training and my extra free time (i.e. binge watching The Walking Dead is very conducive to recovery, besides the spike in my blood pressure every 5 minutes).
Namely, pomegranates and squash. My new favorite salad is simple: mix together spinach, arugula (or not), roasted butternut squash (I buy the pre-cut kind at Costco and bake it all at once), goat cheese and pomegranate seeds together with a basic balsamic vinaigrette. Best salad ever. I’m going to bring it to Thanksgiving!
The Walking Dead
Can’t. Stop. Watching. Zombies. We are definitely addicted! The cliffhangers are brutal on this show. So is the violence – if you are squeamish, this probably isn’t the show for you. Also please do not spoil it for me – we’re still in Season 3.
Oiselle Lesley Moto Tight.
I feel HOT (as in sexy, not warm, although they do keep me warm) in these tights. They are so flattering. I wear them to Pilates and am almost offended when I don’t get compliments from strangers. In other news, it has recently become cold enough in the mornings for me to actually wear tights so this purchase came at the right time (it’s not cold enough in the daytime though – recently we’ve been seeing highs in the 80’s again!!!)
Taylor Swift 1989.
I must say I was relieved when I realized that at least Taylor Swift was born in the same decade as me so I don’t seem totally inappropriate listening to her album on repeat all day. As a long time country and Taylor Swift fan, I wasn’t sold on the album the first time I heard it (it’s a pop album, not country) but it grew on me and now I can’t get enough.
Free Online Yoga.
I’ve mentioned it before, but I really love the website Do Yoga With Me. You can search their database for free yoga workouts of varying lengths and difficulties. There are several just for athletes. I’m particularly partial to the 25 minute Injury Prevention for Runners video. I also love fellow Oiselle athlete Susie’s 15 minute post-run yoga sequence on YouTube (Bonus points: her accent is great). Namaste.
What are you loving right now? Anyone else a T.Swift or Walking Dead fan?