Yesterday morning I woke up with the worst knot in my left shoulder blade. It bothered me ALL day at work but somewhere in the middle of my run at night it completely went away. I wonder if it was a stressed induced knot and the endorphins helped ease it away?
I am a bit stressed right now because I have a doctor’s appointment on Thursday and I’m just not a fan of those kind of meetings. Everything about the doctor’s office is so … intimidating. Even the tongue depressors are intimidating! *shudder*
Let’s just say I am looking forward to Friday for more reasons than usual!
The other day I hung up my Hansons pace guide on the fridge as a daily reminder to stay within the guidelines!
If you’ve never used the Hansons calculator before it’s pretty cool. You just plug in your goal marathon time and it gives you the pace ranges you should be running during long runs, easy days, speed days and strength days.
You can also use it to give you the exact paces you should be running different speed workouts based on your goal time:
If you’re not training for a marathon Hansons has a race equivalency calculator that can help guide your training plan for different race lengths.
Sorry if I sound like an advertisement for Hansons but at the moment I’m totally bought in and pretty excited to see how the base building plan goes. It’s my first attempt at running multiple weeks in a row at 40 mpw which is just kind of a fun challenge!
Something else that was fun was the car show that Adam and I went to over the weekend. I’m now pretty convinced that my next car is going to be the Mini Cooper Countryman! The regular Mini Cooper is way too small for my taste (I like to sit up high), but the Countryman is their small SUV offering which is much more comparable to the Honda CR-V that I have now.
They didn’t have a Countryman at the car show, but I did get to sit inside the Clubman which is their mid-size offering and it was just so … cool.
I love the way all of the buttons and gadgets inside look!
My current car has a really good trade-in value according to Kelly Blue Book, but I’m not ready to say goodbye to it yet. I love my car a lot and it’s only six years old. Plus Adam and I both have our cars paid off which is really nice.
Being financially responsible is not always easy, but someday I am going to save enough money to own my dream condo on the beach and it will be worth it! I will be sure to invite you over to look through my floor-to-ceiling glass windows that provide the perfect view of the ocean. We’ll drink champagne while sitting on my white leather couch.
Yes, I have had this all planned out for a long time! 🙂 DREAM BIG!
Where is your dream place to live?
What’s your dream car? Or the car you think you’ll get next?!