Monday, July 25, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things...

I like to think of myself as a person who has little attachments to 'things', after all, I spent a bit of time at an Ashram, meditated, and briefly studied Buddhism and Hinduism.  I did this in an effort to 'find myself' after suffering from some pretty bad depression, anxiety attacks, eat-disorders, and mental chaos.

Much of my learning revolved around detachment, or the idea that our desires lead to unhappiness.  If you are always in pursuit of something better rather what you have, you will always be unhappy.

Anyway, I'm not trying to convert anyone here especially since I, of course, still desire things (a new iFitness Hydration Belt is one such thing).   I understand the concept but people still have to own "things" to get through life.  I try to keep my possessions to a minimum {that's easy when you're always broke} and routinely declutter but I often get questions regarding my exercise/running gear. So here are a few of my favorites...

My favorite running items:

Ready to run! BTW, I do wear shorts as well but they didn't make the cut for the photo shoot.
Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11
Socks: Adidas Microfiber Aloe Low Cut socks
Sports Bra: To keep the girls from giving me a black eye (I'm a D-cup) Moving Comfort Fiona (I also                  like the Champion Powersleek® Sports Bra)

For after the run:
The Stick (a rolling pin will do the job too, after all, for most of us it just sits in the drawer anyway).
Foam Roller...the most important and beloved recovery item.

My Running Fuel:

Honey Stinger Waffles...good for dessert too.
Check out @MinistryofNuun on calorie (yet delicious) electrolyte-enhanced sports drink tabs.  Check them out on Facebook too.

My favorite exercises (besides running):

Available from my Beachbody Store.
I am completely addicted to Kettle Bells.  They offer a great workout and fast results.

My favorite books:

Not pictured: My Kindle book collection  =)
Some other favorites:

I'm an avid reader and belong to a book club that meets monthly but I also try to read books pertaining to my interests (running, fitness, healthy eating, etc.).  I was in a rut for quite a while reading only non-fiction, mostly self-help books so it has been wonderful to get back into the fiction world with my book club friends.

I'd love to hear about some of your favorite belongings as well.  I'm always looking for new books to add to my queue so leave me some suggestions in the comments section (fiction or non-fiction)!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing all of these interesting things about you! I am an avid audiobook reader. Right now, I'm listening to Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. Very, very good book. I also just finished The Hunger Games trilogy, which was also really good. The Help was an excellent book - one of the best I've read in a long time, and as far as Stephen King goes (love him!!) I just finished a series of short stories that he wrote which, if you really want to get creeped out, is a must read. It's called: Full Dark, No Stars.


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