“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Trail Confessions

I always enjoy other bloggers confession posts...so I thought some confessions might be a fun thing this Wednesday....

I am just a tad obsessive about things being organized a certain way.  For example, to ensure that Avery's spoons are used equally, I use them in the order ROY G. BIV.  That way no spoon is left behind.  Her unused hangers are also grouped by type of hanger, and her books are ordered on the shelves in descending size.  I would include a picture of the hangers, but since she's actually napping for once, no way am I going into her room to take pictures....you'll just have to trust me.
I cheer for her when she uses the "wrong" spoon.
While I'm obsessive about being organized, I often have multiple pairs of shoes out (i.e. not put away).  I always know which ones are where though - that counts, right?
I didn't even line them up or anything.
I always carry water on a run, even for short little 2 or 3 milers.  AND, I almost always finish however much water I carry.  For longer runs, I often run out before the end of the run.  It's the one time in my life that I'm really, really good about drinking water.
Although, this belt is officially too big for me...any new belt suggestions?
I think I am the only person on the planet that LOATHES Adele's song Set Fire to the Rain.  I can't get past the words "I set fire to the rain..."  Seriously???  Exactly HOW did you do that?  Collect it in barrels and add enough acid and base?  Yes, I realize that this emphasizes my nerdiness.
And yet, I find this image very cool.
Rolos are my new old favorite thing ever.  They are tiny pieces of heaven.  AND, because they are tiny, I justify eating them whenever I want to.  I think I will have a pile of unwrapped rolos in my pack for one of my On Rainier snacks.
Yummy little pieces of goodness
I think Avery playing in her exersaucer is the cutest thing ever....mostly because it buys me about 10-15 minutes to wash dishes or switch laundry, etc.
What is THIS part for?

What is your favorite snack food?

Do you carry water?  Any hydration belt recommendations?

Do you enjoy blog confession posts or they overdone?


  1. Favourite snack food? I wish I could say something virtuous like apples or bananas but it has to be either corn chips and BBQ flavoured crisps... Mmmm Saltyyyyy...

    I carry water when I am gone longer than 45 minutes usually. Sometimes I just carry it, other times I use a fuel belt. I have a Nathan brand one that is adjustable and had a expandable pocket and emergency ID tag. It only carries one bottle though :(

    I love confession posts because it helps me know that I am not the only one doing 'crazy' things LOL I am quite particular about cutlery too :)

  2. You can come organize at my place!! : )

    I love running with a CamelBak, I have never tried the belts but I always thought they looked wabbly. When I run with the camelbak I am still very centered and have a place to stick my keys/snack. But... since you wear other backpacks, it may not work that well.

    Good luck with training!! I am so excited to hear your mountain top experience!

  3. Set Fire to the Rain came on the radio three times today and I cracked up every single time. I thought about calling you just to let you know. Also, I tricked my sister and brother-in-law in to putting the exersaucer together. You are welcome.

    1. The best was when both radio stations I listen to were playing it at the same time!

      I knew I liked your sister and brother-in-law!

  4. Avery is just SO adorable!

    Will and I love snacking on fruit (nerdy, right?) - we're like two caterpillars! At least half of our monthly grocery money is spent on fruit.

    I don't like carrying anything while I run. I usually either wait 'till I get home before I drink, or, on a long run, hide some water in the bushes along my route beforehand.

  5. I like blog confession posts! Too bad you didn't win the handheld... but I guess you're looking for a belt. I have the exact same one you pictured! But I think next time I want one with 4 bottles, they are too small to last for long. I really like Nathan's options, they can be more expensive, but worth it (I think).

  6. I love fruit (honestly) and it's what I try to snack on most of the time, but really something like Pop Chips hits the spot more often. Every now and then I break down and drink Mountain Dew, too.

    People think because I'm a librarian that I must be organized but that's not the case at all. I'm organized at work. At home? Meh.

  7. I really hate the song "Red Solo Cup." Really? We're going to sing about a plastic cup?? WTF! I knew I hated country for a reason. Confession blogs are always fun. Tell me how I missed this.

    And now I know why we're friends. I have a bit of the "things must be a in a certain order too." My friends used to move my stuff around on my dresser just to make me crazy when we were in high school. It worked.


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