So last week my goal was to hit 12 miles, but I only got in 10. I am totally okay with that though; because life with kids does not always go as planned, and sometimes as hard as you try you just can’t make it happen. I did get a 4 mile long run in on the weekend. I am going to try to bump the long run up by a mile each week until I hit 10 (with a few down weeks in there). If I can do that, I think I will be in good shape for a few fall half marathons.
For those interested: I am still loving the Hokas and also loving my Stable 26 socks (I became an ambassador last month!). They have cushioning on the ankle bones that help prevent blisters and ensure a great fit for your shoes. I have had issues with rubbing on those spots, and now it’s not a problem!
I took Sunday off after Saturday’s 4-miler. I ran yesterday, and it was gorgeous! I have been loving this weather lately–cool in the mornings and evenings and low humidity. I couldn’t ask for better running weather!
This past weekend we also hit up Arts Alive in Falmouth. It’s a great festival to celebrate the arts in Falmouth. There are musical acts, dance, and some great shopping from local artisans. I wanted to share two of my favorites: Tidal Effects and Bzzy Fingers. We got an adorable onesie for William from Tidal Effects. It looks just like the one in the picture, but it has an anchor on it (in celebration of our days as Rhode Islanders!). Tidal Effects had a bunch of super cute onesies, dresses, and t-shirts screen printed with nautical items like sea horses, anchors, turtles, and lobsters. I also love that they use a non-toxic soy-based ink!
My other favorite shop belongs to a good friend Melissa. She sews BEAUTIFUL clothing for boys and girls for her shop Bzzyfingers. She recently made a t-shirt and bag for my son for his birthday, and they couldn’t have been any cuter! She has adorable whale dresses for girls, and she does a ton of custom orders for customers through her Facebook page. Check it out and support a women-owned small business! 🙂