Turn 2 girls loose in a nursery with cameras and this is what you get

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a fantastic 4th of July weekend and are ready for a brand new week.

This girl is excited to get back in the saddle!! Booya! It’s already a great day.

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Oh how I’ve missed you and riding along the gorgeous Pacific.

Lu & I have big plans to cruise around Fisherman’s Wharf and check out the rec trail. There will also be lots of pool running + swimming involved as well.

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This also means I am another step closer to lacing these gems up. The Mizuno Wave Sayonara 2 are coming out soon! I know there are a lot of WS fans out there who are really stoked about these kicks.

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Since I haven’t been able to take them for a test spin yet, here is some information from the folks at Mizuno. 

  • New refined fit includes a more harmonious midfoot wrap with softer, more breathable mesh materials throughout the upper, while still providing support in all the right places.
  • Ultra-responsive, lightweight U4ic midsole and Parallel Wave in the heel deliver a smooth, cushioned ride.
  • A wide forefoot, full-ground midsole and 10mm ramp give the Wave Sayonara 2 a stable, fast ride that’s incredibly light, yet durable, at 8.0 oz. (6.6 oz)
  • New sockliner provides increased resiliency and responsiveness.

You can bet they {and the Wave Kazan} will get the full SCB review as soon as I hit the trail running again. Pinky promise.


Yesterday Mike deemed it yard work day, so he took his two girls to the nursery and turned them loose with cameras. As you can tell, we got a lot of shopping done. Winking smile

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Lu has a dream of becoming a photographer, so we encouraged her to open an Instagram account to collect her favorites. Feel free to follow her if you like landscape/flower pics. Smile

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We picked up a couple of mint plants because of our current obsession with mojitos and we can’t seem to keep it from wilting longer than a day in the fridge. Oh and he planted one of my favorite plants, bougainvillea’s.

I see them all around Monterey so that’s a good sign they love the year round climate and lessens the chance of us non-green thumbs killing them. I’ll have to snap a pic for you later since I am currently in my pj’s, sipping coffee on the couch talking to my virtual friends. Wow, that makes me sound like I need help.

I’m working on the injury update post. Since I’m writing it from the beginning, it’s a long one. Do you prefer one long post or should I break it up into 2 posts?

Current favorite running shoes? Brand, model and why?

I love love love the Wave Hitogami’s but when I start running again, I’m thinking about starting back with my trusty Wave Riders.

What is your favorite flower, plant or tree?

Along with bougainvillea’s, I love oak trees. We have 2 of them and they were a big selling point when we bought our house.

What’s on your fitness plan this week?


8 Comments on “Turn 2 girls loose in a nursery with cameras and this is what you get

  1. Love me some Wave Riders. Probably buying a new pair this month… But I’ve heard mixed reviews about the 17s. Would love to hear your take on them.

  2. I only wear Brooks but I’m looking to branch out to something lighter and prettier. Not that looks have anything to do with it…
    One long post!
    I’m going to work my butt off running and at the gym for 3 days then it’s off to Laguna Seca for 4 days in the sun and a lot of walking.

  3. One long post, please! I love wave riders…I stocked up on the 16s because I love them so much. I have several boxes stacked in my closet 🙂

  4. I’m a newly converted Mizuno wearer. I have the Wave Rider 17s and love them!! Oak trees remind me of home so I love those too. My yard needs some more color so feel free to come to south GA when you are finished with yours! 🙂

  5. love that you encouraged Lu to pursue her photo passion- great thing to do!!

    I am a Saucony girl through and through, I was strictly using the Kinvara’s for a few years but now I pretty much own every model of shoe they make and rotate based on the type of run I am doing. Addicted.

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