This morning’s post is a random collection of things I want to post that I’m not even going to bother trying to link together.
Public service announcement: check out the Runner’s Wave.
Can anyone explain to me what the course for the Queens Half-Marathon is like? NYRR’s explanation kind of sucks. Specifically: does it loop? Is it hilly? And is the start hopefully close enough to the finish that my mom will be able to find her way between the two even though she’s severely directionally challenged? I am doing it no matter what, because I want to finish all five in the half-marathon series; I hope I don’t have to walk it due to my knee. It seems better, but since the pain comes on so seemingly randomly, I guess I won’t really know until I run more than 6 miles – I’ll give that a try this weekend.
Michelle posted an awesome link to the All Raw Directory, where I found a really awesome page on Raw Vegan 101. It’s all put into very simple terms, and while I’m not going to try to convert all of you to a raw vegan diet (especially since I haven’t even done that yet!), it’s definitely worth a read.
Speaking of which… yesterday I did well on my new plan. I used peanut butter (not raw, I know) in my kale smoothie for breakfast, had sunflower seeds in the afternoon, and some omega fatty acids in the raw salmon I had with dinner. This week is going to be a little weird for me food-wise because I’m probably going to be eating out constantly, but the goal is that even if I don’t eat raw or vegan, to still get healthy fats at each meal.
I’m hopefully signing the lease on my new apartment today, and then moving in next Friday. However, I’ve decided that since I’m going to be there for two years, it’s definitely worth it to paint my room. The walls are going to come white, but my furniture is also white, so a color would be much nicer. However, I’m having some trouble figuring out exactly what color. Here is a picture of my bedding set, and I have curtains that are the same exact blue as the comforter (in that picture, the comforter looks striped, but it’s actually only the bottom few feet that are striped – the rest is solid blue). I picked it originally because it had enough pink to make me happy and be sufficiently feminine, but wasn’t over-the-top pink. (I did use light pink solid sheets in addition to the white ones with pink flowers though!) I love the bedding and I want to keep it, but I want to make sure my room doesn’t end up like a little kid’s room – I think painting the walls pink would be a bit juvenile with that bedding set (see, this is a bit much for me). So I was thinking a warm-toned light tan would be simple and nice, or maybe a cool-toned really pale lavender (probably paler than that pic)? Would love all your thoughts.
Train is pulling into the station – off to the boy’s, then the leasing agent’s, then work!