i meant to pop in yesterday to do a brief lil Easter post but was so relaxed and loving my fam time upstate that i really couldn’t bring myself to turn the computer on. i kinda loves those days, don’t you?
i saw this yesterday when perusing Easter images and thought it was so dope. simple can be so powerful.
i hope you all had lovely Easter weekends, friends. i certainly enjoyed every moment of my time upstate with my family and friends, and woke up refreshed and thankful this morning. i even managed to jot down a few morning thoughts in my journal before work, which is a habit i’d love to continue.
i think starting my mornings with even a few positive sentiments before i set off to conquer the world each day (brrrrrpppp right) will have a big impact on my mental state and help me stay positive throughout the day.
so, a recap of my Easter weekend:
*a lovely walk through a park and Mexican dinner on Friday night in Albany with an old friend whom i haven’t seen in far too long started things off on a wonderful note. there’s nothing like spending time with people who make your heart so very happy, and with whom you can immediately pick right back up as if no time had passed at all. those people are so necessary to remind you of how important it is to feel truly comfortable, truly liked for who you are.
*a 7-miler on Saturday morning (on a treadmill, b/c the wind was atrocious, and i wanted to go to the gym with my bro), sporting Easter colors. a pink & purple pastel gym get-up is my idea of a grown-up Easter outfit.
side note: i just bought this Elastic-Racerback tank at Old Navy (in 3 colors), and am in LOVE with it. seriously: it’s the lightest, most breathable, comfortable workout shirt i own, and such a steal. i can’t rave about it enough. for size reference, i’m wearing an extra small.
*i finallllly got new running sneaks! i met my bff and her adorable baby at Fleet Feet in Albany for this exciting adventure, as i like to bring a supportive posse with me for any monumental event in my life.
i’m trying to teach him to say “Auntie Shoshy” but apparently words yet elude him. i will not give up.
so, back to the shoes. after being a long-time New Balance and Saucony fan, i’ve made some major shifts, which totally surprised me. say hello to my two new pairs of runners:
happy Easter to me!! 🙂
i haven’t taken either out for an actual run yet, but i LOVED both from the initial fit (and cruise around the store parking lot) and am really stoked about them. the two models actually have similar fits, and both are light and breathable yet offer more stability than my Kinvaras, which i definitely need. i haven’t run in Nikes in years, and i’ve never run in Asics, so i was shocked by how amazing these two felt on my feet.
i did try on the new New Balance Zantes, as i’ve long worn Newbies, but they aren’t made for me — they have a really high arch that i found so uncomfortable for my semi-flattish feet. they were perfect for my best friend, though, so it just goes to show that finding your right fit is SO important in determining your success as a runner. i’d have never thought i’d be fitted into Nikes, and yet i loooove them!
what’s better than a beautiful new pair of running shoes? TWO. that’s what.
*we still do Easter baskets in my house, because my family loves tradition (and each other). Ry and i gave my parents candy and gift cards, and then we got what grown-up kids should get on Easter (along with sneakers): dark chocolate and wine.
you’re never too old for chocolate bunnies! dark chocolate with almonds and sea salt is my absolute demise. i forced myself to leave most of it upstate in hopes that either my parents will eat it all, or i’ll be able to spread it out over a long period of time and nibble when i’m home. but the wine — that got packed. duh.
pretty good highlights for a quick trip home, i’d say! now i just have to make it through the afternoon at work before heading out into the 60 degree day (woot!) and trying out the new sneaks tonight. can’t waiiiit.
Highlights from your weekend?
Any Easter traditions you still keep alive?
What kind of sneakers do you run in?