Thursday, June 02, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. Thanks for all your ideas on grilling vegetables! We stocked up on loads of colourful deliciousness last night and I whipped up this Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Honey Chipotle Vinaigrette.

Yummy!!!

2. We've been hit with our first summer heat wave this week which has led me to a quick switch to morning running; I've been up early the last 4 mornings. I love how quiet and peaceful it is, and I'm amazed at how light it is by 5am! Waking up as early as 4:15AM is not ideal, but my body adapts pretty easily and I am falling asleep before 9 - while the neighbourhood kids are still outside playing. :/ The mornings are still quite warm and muggy [although this morning is blissfully cool and actually felt a bit nippy!] - nothing like a good sweat fest before work!




3. I won these sweet RazzyRoo socks from Denise recently by selecting my own number (it wasn't fixed, I swear)! They came in the mail yesterday and I was pumped to try them on. They are super comfy and they look.. well, bad a**! These will definitely be making an appearance at a race soon. Thanks RazzyRoo and Denise!



Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!
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34 comments:

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i love morning runs, unfortunately it's actually cooler in miami in the evening because finally the rain has come and the humdity drops...oh well I still try to run through the morning soup :)

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Having ran in the afternoon 95-100 degree temps this past week I am now considering more a.m. runs. Being at work by 7am will push my wake up time WAY EARLIER than I would like. ;)

I WANT THOSE SOCKS!!!!

kristen said...

1- I too am excited that today is cool and breezy. The last few days have been too hot!

2- I love your socks.

3- I think my sore toe nail might be ready to get into a pair of closed toe shes again...maybe I'll go for a run this afternoon!

Mark said...

Love the heat wave! Glad you can adapt....great pics!

Denise said...

too bad you didn't have those socks in time for your BQ! they look good, wear them proud!!

J said...

Nice socks! I am definitely loving the early morning runs and my body is getting used to being up that early and running again. It is astounding how different summer morning running is from winter morning running!

Marissa said...

LOve the new socks...super cool!
1. my body hurts from my run yesterday, but it felt good to step it up!
2. I signed up for my FIRST half marathon yesterday, celebrating national running day :)
3. I tried a cleanse yesterday morning that promised 12hr results and it was a fraud...didn't work AT ALL.

Abby said...

After a Tuesday afternoon run in the 95 degree sun, I was more than happy to take to the trails early today. Makes such a difference!

Neophyte TriDuRun said...

LOVE the Bad @$$ socks!!

Lisa said...

love the socks!

fancy nancy said...

Love love love morning runs and can't wait until school is over so it can be an every day wake up for me!

I may just steal your grilled veggie recipe for me!!! It looks amazing!!

Love the socks! I have kind of short and stumpy legs...a little nervous to try the high sock thing!

Joanna said...

Aw, I love the morning pics! And the socks. :)

dietitianontherun.com said...

Wow, right from winter -> hot summer for you guys, huh? At least you adapt quickly ;) Those morning pics are gorgeous!

3 things here: D gets home tonight (yay!), I unpacked the last two boxes last night & right now I'm standing (vs sitting) at my comp. :)

Happy Thursday!

Running Ricig said...

I think it's about time I switch to morning running. It is getting to be ridiculous here. Heat and humidity are not my running buddies!

destination262 said...

Happy Thursday to you!! :) Three things... My bridal shower is on Sat!, I'm getting the apt all ready for the future hubs, and I'm going out to lunch with a best friend today. :)

Heather said...

Nice socks! Good job getting up early to try to beat the heat.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

1. Ran my first early morning run in a month today. It was heaven.

2. Several members of the posse have those socks. I need to get a pair.

3. I feel like I need a second breakfast today. I'm totally hungry.

Raquelita said...

1. I need to get back to the early morning running, but it's hard when I've been doing more work in the post-dinner hours here lately.

2. Those socks are rad.

3. I have been craving grilled veggies, so I might just have to copy your salad.

Johann said...

We’ve had our first major cold front this week. Mornings have been -2°C (28F). I’m not running this week with my fractured toe after Comrades so I’ve been pretty happy to be a wimp early in the morning.

Emz said...

OK food photo - yum and I hate that "q" crap......the food "q" crap [just in case MR q reads this]. ;)

NEED LINK TO SOCKS. SERIOUSLY!!

Jill said...

Ok, I am wondering if compression socks would help my achy calf muscles - I must look into those!

Summer hit hard her too, somewhere we missed spring. I'm actually looking forward to not being up at 4am for once to get in a long run before the onset of heat... one perk of being injured - ha.

misszippy said...

I love the light, early morning runs of summer! And compression socks. And grilled veggies.

I'm gonna call that my three!

stoppingfordaisies said...

Wow, I'm in awe of you waking so early - I could never do that! And you're lucky summer JUST now hit, we've had summer down here since... April?

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

1. This morning I totally skipped my morning run. I could kick myself!

2. I can't stop thinking about NOT having a treadmill. Before I kept trying to find ways to avoid getting on it. go figure.

3. Now I'm hungry for grilled veggies again!

Aron said...

Now I am hungry.

Yay morning runs!!! Glad you can get into the routing easier than I can :)

H Love said...

1. I really want to see your crazy hair pic..it makes me laugh/smile.

2. Rainy June day today(so wrong)

3. Dying to run and worried about my foot. Feeling a little "soft" and need to get some cardio in ASAP to the BSAP!

Char said...

Morning runs are the only way to go. You get to be there at the best part of the day - and the coolest in Summer. And you get it over and done with so you don't have to save up a bit of energy (maybe that's just me)

Nicole said...

that looks yummy!

Michelle said...

1) Only 5 days until school is out for the summer and we head to Myrtle Beach, SC for vacation!
2) Totally pouring down rain, here in Walla Walla, WA. Blah!
3) Have had a great running week...not huge miles, but happy miles, and sometimes, that means more!
Have a great weekend Marlene!

macnic said...

1) I'm totally not lying, but you inspired me to make BBQ'd veggies for my mum's group lunch/playdate yesterday and of course, we all enjoyed them
2)For the price of ONE pair of lulu shorts, I got FOUR items of clothing today!
3)I think I'm going to be close to being able to have you as a pacer in November! Eeeks!

iruninkms said...

I love, love, love Quinoa. Your Quinoa salad looks absolutely delish!

iruninkms said...

I love, love, love Quinoa. Your Quinoa salad looks absolutely delish!

Richelle said...

The only time I like to run in the morning is on Saturdays or Sundays. My weekday runs occur after work, which is a great stress reliever for me.

That salad looks fantastic! I hope to hit up the nearby farmer's market on Saturday morning to pick up some produce to make some healthy meals for the week.

I got your e-mail, and I'm excited to see what you sent me. :)

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

You are Bad Ass!! Summer is not here yet but coming, maybe?