Happy Friday (and hello from sunny Florida!)
After reading a bunch of posts by some of my favorite bloggers who participate in the Friday 5 (a link-up with a variety of topics hosted weekly by Eat Pray Run DC, You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar on the Run), I thought it would be kind of fun to join in on the action! This week’s topic is ‘What’s in your gym bag?’ Well, I don’t have a gym bag right now (since I don’t have a gym membership!) But, my mom and I did just pack for our trip to Florida to run the Clearwater Distance Classic Half , so I thought I would share some of the items that are coming along in our suitcases.
1. The Circle by Dave Eggers
“When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency… Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken… What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.”
I found this book in Barnes and Noble on Monday, and thought it sounded like a good read! I’m hoping it keeps me entertained in the airport and then by the beach or pool in Florida.
I recently traded in a couple of textbooks back to Amazon in exchange for an Amazon gift card. I put that money towards buying this beauty, and I’m so excited to use it! In the past, I relied on the MapMyRun app for keeping track of my pace and mileage, but it’s a little cumbersome to check that in the middle of a run. So I’m excited to use this in my speed work and tempo runs in the future.
3. My sneakers.
Because as beautiful as that looks, I think it would get a little painful after 13.1 miles.
4. My bathing suit/a couple of sundresses.
The weather in Tampa right now is roughly 50 degrees warmer than it is in New England.
The last race I ran, it was probably, oh 15 degrees? Yeah, let’s just say I’m pretty excited about 66 and sunny.
5. And lastly, my laptop! It may take a while for a full race recap to be posted, but be on the lookout for some shorter posts this week, as I would like to check in a little.
Have a great weekend!