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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thoughts on Thursday

Oh Thursdays! How I should love you more. A day of no running, an extended pit stop to refuel my legs, and spot check for any injuries that I may have ignored.

But as a lot of you can relate, I say today - Why can't I quit you... for 1 day.  At least I get some time in at the gym to flex my gumby arms around and work on my core!

Here are some things I have meant to share this week and haven't (mostly because they weren't all running related):

  • While walking around River North (Near RPM), I walked by Bill Rancic who was talking to some random people, that didn't look like random fans (no photos or poses being done). He noticed that I recognized him, did a pause which seemed like, oh great.. But I kept moving on, did a double take about 30 feet away to ensure it was him and caught my train.  I told my wife, and she was all excited when she heard I was a few feet away from him.  She didn't have this reaction when I was that close to the POTUS!
  •  I ordered my first grown up shaving kit from West Coast Shaving, for you guys out there, I'll be going to a double edged blade, brush etc. Here are the main parts: 
  1.  DE89811 Edwin Jagger DE89811
  2. Omega 643174 Banded Synthetic Shaving Brus
  3. Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream Bowl, Lavender
  4. Proraso Pre & Post Cream, Menthol & Eucalyptus,

  • I found the next set of running shoes I want, +New Balance M890v3 in the blue/multi selection that looks like crayons melted on them. (I got the eye roll at home about these!
  •  And here is a really quick video that can help your form. I still refer to it from time to time.

That's all I got for today!

Guys: Do you use the more advertised 5 bladed razors? Or do you single/double blade it?

Everyone: Are you drawn to really ugly, bright sneakers like me? And how do you handle scheduled off days. Do you end up talking about running more than is healthy that day?

Happy Friday Eve!


  1. I'm drawn to toe-shoes, so I'm sure my thoughts don't count. I do use a multibladed razor though - Thinking about trying dollarshaveclub. I shave my head daily, so having a good sharp razor is important for me.

  2. hey man that's legit if you can time the time to progress with it! I'm not patient enough. And I've heard they last a lot longer, my bank would like that rather than every 3 months. Maybe your wife can wax your head? get that wind resistance down!

  3. I have workout and running shoes that I do not wear to workout or run in... I have been drawn to the bright shoes lately for this genre. As for what I workout in... I sweat a lot... What do I care how I look. Same goes with shoes... I care more about the function... But if they happen to be really bright then that is fine with me

  4. Same. Once my shoes hit about 500miles and if they aren't torn up, I put them in line for gym shoes or something.

    I look for functional shoes for running first, then if they come in really ugly patterns, that's even better!

  5. Yay, disqus is working for me again! I wanted to comment on this the other day to say I love those shoes! The women's version are pretty cute too. I'm definitely drawn to bright sneakers. I have runners in neon blue and purple, replacing a bright teal pair, and my cross trainers are bright pink. They're juts so fun!