Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Favorites

WHOOO HOOO! It's FRIDAY! Not only is it our weekly chips and salsa date (we missed it last week because the hubby had a golf tournament, but you better believe we'll be back at it today!), but today was also my LAST LONG RUN before #Ragnar4Rett so I'm really going to dig in (as if I need a reason any other day - I don't think so!). Now for my Friday finds.

Brooks' Boston "T" Launch Shoes

If you've seen the previous Boston Marathon inspired shoes Brooks has released, you may have assumed they were going to go the lobster ROUTE, but they went in a different DIRECTION (and, I've gotta say, I like it more than the crustacean). They explored many options for the design of this year’s shoe and were ultimately inspired by the city’s infamous transportation system and the spirit of running in Boston. The marathon route is just one way to get downtown. The Boston T Launch 6 celebrates the city’s famous subway system. With colorful lines mapped around the heel, you’re never without a map with these marathon running shoes. And, don't worry, they didn't forget about the lobsters completely. There are tiny lobsters on the tongue, heel, and sockliner. Sorry, no chowdah though. The shoe officially LAUNCHED (get it?! the shoe is called the Launch...) yesterday so if you want to snag a pair, don't delay!


Toy Story 4

Can you believe that the original Toy Story movie was released in 1995?! And that later this year, TWENTY-FOUR YEARS LATER, they are releasing the fourth installment of the movie?! Think about everything that has happened over the last two and a half decades - it's just crazy! Although most sequels aren't nearly as good as the original, I have really enjoyed this franchise and bet the hubby and I will hit up the theaters in June when this one opens.

REI Co-op Roadtripper Recycled Duffel - 40L

Okay, okay, so I have a thing for bags. I think if I could, I would probably have a closet full of them... And this one is next up on ones that I NEED. Sure, I have other bags that I could use instead, but I don't actually have a duffel, so this is filling a void in my collection, right?! Made with recycled nylon, the 40L REI Co-op Roadtripper recycled duffel is the ideal size for an airline overhead or your car's trunk. It's roomy, easy to carry and packs into its own side pocket. And look at the patch and the color... I mean, I think they had me specifically in mind when they made it!


Elevation Worship - Resurrecting

There are some songs that when they come on the radio I just HAVE TO blare the music and sing with all my might. Normally it's a Sam Smith, Adele, Macklemore, Dashboard Confessional song, but recently it has been more praise music. My current jam is "Resurrecting" by Elevation Worship. Man, you gotta declare it at the top of your lungs, right?! 

4,000 Mile Cross-Country Trail

The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) has announced a cross-country, multi-use trail that will run across 12 states and Washington D.C., known as The Great American Rail Trail. The nearly 4,000-mile trail will begin in Washington, D.C., and end in Washington State, attaching to several gateway trails such as Capital Crescent Trail, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, the Panhandle Trail, the Hennepin Canal Parkway, the Casper Rail Trail, and Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail. While the idea for this trail began 30 years ago, the RTC has spent the last 18 months researching 34,000 miles worth of pathways across the U.S., as well as collaborating with state agencies and local trail partners to create a comprehensive plan. The project itself will take years to complete according to Keith Laughlin, RTC president. At the moment, only 50 percent of the work is finished. However, the RTC plans to release full route information by Spring 2019. NOW WHO WANTS TO START PLANNING THE ULTRA TO RUN THE TRAIL WITH ME?!


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1 comment:

Lex @ Flecks of Lex said...

I'm probably most excited about that trail! The DC Area trails start right in my neighborhood, and I love running/hiking them!