Just some odds and ends that I wanted to share but didn’t seem to fit into a singular or thematic running post.
New shorts! I confessed to owning five pairs of the same exact Nike Tempo shorts, and said I’d purchased a different pair to change things up a little. Voila! I love them.
New hats! Summer is upon us here in Los Angeles, so I got some new hats.
I baked! Now that I’m not eating white sugar, I wanted to find snacks that would help take the edge off. I was also looking for something that didn’t have chemicals or crap and would have some value as far as fueling for my next or last run. I got this recipe off of ultrarunner Sally McRae’s website, and it meets all those requirements. This is runner blasphemy, but I don’t like fruit — including bananas — so this helps me get in some of that fruit allotment. She recommends using ingredients that you like for the non-base ingredients. I used dates, carob chips, and Goji berries. There isn’t an exact recipe, so you can make the texture to your liking. Note that mine (left) look different from Sally’s (right). Guessing she likes hers denser and uses more oat flour. Perhaps as important as the nutritional goodness is the fact that they’re tasty, but not too yummy, if you know what I mean.
OK, don’t laugh. I got these compression boots. At my age, I’m obsessed with recovery and keeping my legs springy. I had tried these boots a couple years ago but wasn’t ready to commit then. Well, I have a connection and got a good deal on them. This is my first week trying them. Of course, the first time I used them, I had the control jacked up to the highest level. Holy shit! I couldn’t unzip those puppies fast enough. I am using them 30 minutes at a time.
So that’s the miscellany happening over here.