Happy Friday! This week has brought days of sunshine to the Seattle area, which makes the whole week feel more vibrant and exciting. Beyond the sunshine, these five things are what I’m thriving on this week – from new books to peace of mind found in puppy toys.
After listening to Jay Dicharry’s interview on the Run to the Top Podcast and receiving book recommendations of some of you, I purchased Anatomy for Runners. My inner academic is always excited by a running book that includes a bibliography of cited studies (The Endurance Diet did the same!). I have only read the first two chapters in terms of content – it’s a dense read – and the exercises in the final chapter have given me some good ideas for how to improve my weak areas.
A couple Friday ago, I shared an article from Outside in which Elise Kopecky provided a recipe for burger bowls – grassfed beef burger (no fillers, just beef and seasonings), brown rice, roasted vegetables, and avocado. We have now eaten these burger bowls twice in the past ten days – they are a delicious, satisfying, and nutritionally-packed dinner.
Some people love trying different flavors of ice cream or wine; I love sampling varieties of craft beer. (I still like wine, but I’m almost exclusively a cabernet sauvignon drinker). I’ve recently tried a few red ales and enjoyed them. I usually prefer hoppy beers such as IPAs, so this Deschutes India Style Red Ale offered the best of both the caramel flavor of red ales with the herbal flavor of hoppy beers.
I enjoy receiving my StrideBox shipment each month, especially when the samples involve food such as the Picky Bar and Viki’s Granola in this month’s box. When you sign up for StrideBox, you receive a monthly box of samples of all things running – fuel and sports drink samples, snacks, personal care items, and gear.
Use the code 5TRR417 to receive $4 off your first box when you sign up for a monthly StrideBox subscription! This code is good through May 15th, 2017.
Disclaimer: I receive a complimentary monthly StrideBox in exchange for promotion of their product. I wouldn’t recommend to you any product or service that I don’t find valuable and reliable. I am continually impressed with the quality of product with StrideBox and with this customer service.
Both Ollie and Charlie have the tendency to dismember, de-fluff, and destroy any stuffed toy that they encounter. Vacuuming up piles of fluff quickly gets tiring, and I’m sure those of you who have dogs can relate. These Benebones are my sanity savers (since the dogs often burst into my home office like those kids in the CNN video) – Charlie and Ollie will chew them for hours without leaving a mess. If you have a dog that is as
insane active and playful as these two, I highly recommend these – I ordered them off Amazon and peace in the form of a chew-toy was delivered within a couple days.
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What’s your current favorite meal?
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