Friday Favorites

23 01 2015

Happy Friday! I’m so glad that today has arrived- mostly because Bill returns from 10 days away! Yippee!

This week had some highlights that I wanted to share with you, so I figured I’d do it in a Friday Favorites post.

Here goes:

1. The new SOAS Racing run capris.

SOAS Racing run capri

Oh my goodness, these are THE BEST workout capris I own. I put them on immediately after opening the package, and didn’t take them off for the rest of the day. It was like my legs had been enveloped in a big hug. They’re just so cozy, and they fit perfectly! They ride a little higher in the waist than I was expecting and have a wide waistband, but that just makes them that much more flattering. I want to order all the other colors now too! I highly recommend these babies!

Sunset Cliffs Capri


2. Great customer service.


I’ve been eyeing the new ISM PN 1.1 saddle, mostly because it comes in hot pink, but also becuase I struggled with saddle sores last season and I’m wondering if I just have the wrong one for my body. I stuck out the season on my TimeTrial, but I really need to figure out what is going on down there. So, I tweeted at ISM asking if they had a demo saddle of the new PN1.1, since I figured most of the bike shops wouldn’t have it to demo yet. I was asked to email them, and after a super friendly exchange, I made an appointment to head up to the ISM office, which is about 30 minutes from where I am in Tampa. If I wasn’t already a fan, my trip up there would have made me. ISM is really a small company, but they have such a large footprint in the cycling and triathlon world. It was so neat to walk in to their space, which was surprisingly small for a company that is so well known around the world. They have that local business feel, but yet everyone in the cycling world knows who they are.


Anyhow, I explained what had been going on with my current saddle, and he got me on the trainer, and adjusted away. He mad small adjustments- millimeters- and spent over an hour with me, trying to get me to the MOST comfortable position. That’s what ISM is all about: comfort- it’s even in their mission! After playing around with my old saddle, and getting to a pretty good spot, he got me on a demo of the new PN1.1. It’s a bit softer than the Time Trial, and felt pretty darn good while I rode. It was slightly more comfortable, but I need to ride it more for the real test. However, even after that short ride trying it out, no saddle sores!

I’m gonna take it out for a few more longer rides before deciding if I’m going to purchase it. If you don’t have an ISM saddle, check them out- it will change your life (well, at least the way you feel when you ride))!

3. Kitty Cuddles


My kitties have spent a lot of time spooning and washing each other this week, and I can’t get enough! ‘Nuf said.



4. 21 class Yoga challenge

I’m 3 days in (as of Thursday night when I’m writing this) and I’m so excited about this challenge. It is nice to have an athletic goal again! And, I’m already seeing improvements in my practice since I’ve started doing more yoga in the past month or two. I can’t wait to see how consistent, regular practice changes me!


Tell me, what’s a Friday Favorite for you this week?



Friday Fact Day

10 06 2011

1. It’s Friday! (hey, its a fact and deserves an exclamation point! so it makes the list)

2. Getting your bike fitted is important. If you recall, I have been having knee problems, but ONLY while cycling, so I figured it must be something with the bike and more specifically with the set up of my aerobars. Before putting them on, I had no knee problems, but ever since, I have had progressive knee pain.  I rode my bike on my trainer twice this week without using the aerobars and no knee pain! I had my bike fitted last night. It took 2 hours and they made TONS of adjustments. I also learned that my left leg is “significantly” shorter than the other. Hopefully now though I will be knee pain free!

3. Yesterday afternoon,  I was beyond jealous of Tina.

4. One of my best friends just got a part time job as a baker. I am jealous.

5. I am officially OFF on my training plan until Monday morning! That means 72 HRS of rest! I am going to soak up this glorious non training weekend!

6. The blogging world made me drool this week. I wanted a few of THESE. But only after eating a main course of THIS with a side of THATand probably more than one of THESE. And oh yeah, THESE BABIES would be an awesome breakfast to make this weekend.

7.The hot weather was a hot topic on blogs this week. A lot of people complained…I actually don’t mind it. I would much rather sweat and eat ice cream than be cold and have my fingers turn white and then purple because of this annoying disease. Although lets be honest…I eat ice cream 365.

8. I forgot my lunch yesterday and my wallet today and was late to work both days. I really like the lunches/snackes, etc. that I bring to work and HATE HATE HATE spending $10+ on lunch, not to mention the extra for snacks throughout the day.

9. This is not my first blog. In 2008 I went backpacking in New Zealand and decided to blog as the easiest way to keep my friends and family from forgetting about me in the loop. I forgot about my blog, “Adventures with the Kiwis” until about a week ago. Its pretty amusing…you should check it out.

10. I am one of those superstitious people who doesn’t like to end lists on odd numbers. Hence this 10th fact 🙂

Question of the Day: Do you have any funny superstitions/odd tendencies? Its OK to share…no judging on this blog!

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