Tree decorating has gone minimalist!
The Barefoot method is supposed to enhance the experience, feel more natural, and lend to faster decorating as well. I am skeptical, but others in my household are giving it a shot- over and over again.
I am pretty sure it is only a trend. Many of those who attempt this new style will try to decorate too much, too quickly, and will end up injured.
The big question is: Will the novelty wear off?
I have been considering minimalism, but you can be sure any attempt by me will also include THIS or THIS and probably THIS!
* I couldn't resist posting these photos after seeing THIS a while back - our kids are the same age, after all!
Yesterday I was EXCITED to receive a gift package from Secret Santa Karen! (Arranged through Jill's Bog gift exchange).
Inside were all SORTS of goodies: tea, honey stingers (I have never tried these in training, and had to eat one on the way home from the post office. They are tasty :) ), an assortment of GU gels, 2 bars, a flashing light AND an itunes gift card. Holy moly, that was GENEROUS. Thank you, Karen! I am also enjoying your witty blog now :)
I mailed my package off to my secret person a few days ago, paid for priority, and HOPE it gets there in time. Come on USPS...don't fail me now!!!
There isn't a whole lot to report right now. I am still just working on increasing my volume and letting my body absorb that increase before I start adding in more intensity, (i.e. speed work).
These V are definitely making the job more enjoyable! My FAVORITE (neutral gait) trainers.
I haven't done any shouts out in awhile, but if you are looking for a interesting read check out THIS race report by a blogger who experienced her first ultra (ever) 16 weeks pregnant (with doctor's permission).