Catch-up Day

July 27, 2011

Today was the second day in a row I ran 10 miles, and my legs were definitely feeling it today.

I stilled managed to put my mind over the matter and get all 10 miles done in 1:24.


I am really liking my new shoes! Saucony Ride 4

They have ample room in the toe box, they hug my foot nicely, and they have the perfect amount of cushioning for me.


After my run, I took my aunt to the airport so she could catch her flight back to Minnesota.

It was great having her here! I saw and did things I haven’t done since living here:

Potter Marsh, the beautiful flowers downtown, and the Wells Fargo Alaska Native Muesum

Denali National Park

Cruise through Resurrection Bay


Afterwards, I met up with my friend Katie and did a little shopping.


Even if I am not in need of a new pair of running shoes, I always have to stop and check out the new models.


This afternoon I have been busy playing catch-up:

– cleaning

– doing dishes

– organizing

– reading blogs

– laundry

I love order in my life. I get a little anxious when the apartment isn’t picked up, I have a long cleaning list, or things aren’t in their proper place.

But I feel better tonight! 🙂


Last week, I mentioned that Swanson Health Products gave me a $25 gift certificate to spend at their online store. I reviewed two of the products already (Vita Coco and Burt’s Bees Lip Balm), but I also picked out this hand soap.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Hand Soap – Lemon Verbena

Overall, I liked the hand soap, but I didn’t love it. A lot of the time, whether or not I like a hand soap comes down to the scent, and I just wasn’t a fan of this scent. Don’t get me wrong, it was a horrible scent, it just wasn’t my favorite. (I’m not sure this is always a good reason, but it is what it is.)

I do love that it is an eco-friendly soap, biodegradable, and contains naturally-occuring essential oils.


And don’t forget. . . .

And if you interested in getting some free Swanson Health Products goodies to review on your own blog? Then check out the Swanson Health Blog for all the details.

Craig had to work late tonight, so I’m chilling by myself. I’m sad because we haven’t spent hardly any time together for the last 5 weeks!! Hopefully he’ll be back soon! 🙁

    1. I like Mrs. Meyer’s Geranium scent. Try that one!

    1. I normally love the lemon verbena scent, but I can see how it can go wrong. I am the same way with mess in our place. Once it gets to a certain point, my stress levels go up and I HAVE to go into an organization frenzy to feel better. This is not easy when the place is three levels to clean!

    1. I do the same thing when I go into stores that have running shoes. I always have to look.

    1. I wear Saucony Ride 4’s too! LOVE them!!!

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