Five Things on FridayFriday, January 27, 2012
1. I'm in my first week of training for a half-marathon in May. This week has been pretty easy, four three-mile runs and a cross-training day on Sunday...easy peasy, right? On Tuesday I was doing strength training at the gym and decided to do squats on the smith machine, used horrible form and my back has been spazzing out at me ever since. This morning's run was more of a cripple. I did get these puppies to put some spring in my step:
2. Winter is maaaaaybe 1/3 over and I'm already thinking about spring - as much as I like my boots and big sweaters they're starting to get a bit tired. I got a 40% off Gap coupon in the mail and it had coloured jeans all over it. I might get a pair for spring. Kind of a fun way to punch up the wardrobe without looking too teenybopper. I think a pair of cobalt blue or red skinnies would be just fine and wouldn't look too ridiculous on me. I'll leave the yellow and hot pink to the younguns.
3. It has been brought to my attention that we're the "weird neighbours" because we still have a Christmas wreath on our front door. Oops. I want to make a new wreath for the door - sup Pinterest? Do you hang anything on your front door? I'm thinking this little burlap number might be cute, although I'll probably skip the heart shape and just do a plain ol' round wreath.
4. This is my new favourite nail polish: Essie Sand Tropez. I already tweeted about it this week but I'm really liking it. Neutral so it doesn't show chips easily and it's a little different from basic light pink. Dark polishes are fun but get dinged up so quickly, at least on my grubby mitts. It's nice to be able to stretch a manicure a little longer.