Clothes, furkids, affirmations, a chance for a free race entry, and the scale, oh my! Another random Thinking Out Loud.
Carefully choosing my clothes
I make no secret of the fact that I’m a fashionista. I love clothes, and I love combining clothes into outfits; I love sparkle and soft, biker chic and a little bit of boho. I particularly love cashmere — I mean, who doesn’t? It’s so soft, light, and warm, and if you wait for the sales, you can get a good deal on it.
My problem? I have a cat and two dogs.That is 12 sets of claws all just waiting to punch holes into my pretty clothes. So I have to consider before buying: will this stand the 12 paws test?
It doesn’t mean I don’t buy cashmere, which decidedly does not stand the 12 paws test, but I don’t wear it at home. I wish I could. But I do enjoy the company of my furkids more than I wish I could wear cashmere at home (some days).
It’s not about the number on the scale
I’m a little thinner than I was last year during the winter — so far, knock on wood, I’ve managed to stay free at Weight Watchers — which is a first since getting back down to my goal weight several years ago. Winter is always hard for me.
It’s only a few pounds difference, but I’ve noticed, in the last half year, that those few pounds really can make a difference. The Oiselle tights above were always just a little bit tighter than I wanted my running tights to be. When I put them on for last Thursday’s run, though, I realized that they were a lot more comfortable.
I’ve noticed a few times that my short shorts, which I use when running on the treadmill sometimes, also fit a lot better.
It’s not always about the number — it’s about how your clothes fit and how you feel. Sometimes those two things are inextricably intertwined.
I didn’t even know it was inspiring
I’ve been drinking yogi teas for years. I never looked at the little tags, assuming they just said “yogi tea” or something, like most teas. Little did I know, until someone posted a photo one day, that there are inspiring little sayings on the tags for the tea bags!
Come run Utah with me
In case you missed it, on yesterday’s post (click here for the post) there’s a giveaway for a free entry to the Utah Valley Marathon (three race distances to choose from!). Good luck!
Really not sure there’s anything to report this week. Which is a good thing. So I’ll just share some photos. Bandit is getting a bit comfortable, as shown in the video I shared on Instagram on Tuesday.
Talk to me. Tell me in the comments:
What’s your favorite tea flavor (assuming you drink tea)?
Do your furkids suddenly surprise you by getting into something they’ve ignored?
Do you have to worry about the paws test when buying clothes?
I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her: