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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?

The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.

(And if you are l…

Wordless Wednesday But With Words On A Monday

I thought about posting this on Wordless Wednesday, then I realized I am not really one to be 'wordless' since I was born with the Gift of Gab ;)

But this picture pretty much sums up my week so far.

Yeah, this was one of our pumpkins. I came out to the car this morning and found it like this, all caved in... the first words that popped into my head were defeated and deflated. Man, was that a perfect analogy for these last few days, and well this last year of running.  Lil Man has been a smaller cuter version of me with being strong willed, defiant, and determined to control all things possible. :) He did not fall far from the tree. But it's been trying to say the least. And this pumpkin summed up exactly how I felt. 

Funny, how something like this can make me stop and think. But it did. Look at it? I mean it just looks so sad and dejected. Well that's definitely not how I want to be.. with running or with life! 

With that in mind... I was determined... today's food has been on track. I ran 1.5 miles with some inclines, but there was lots of track. And truthfully, my mind wasn't totally on what I was doing, and I almost ran into 2 different oncoming cars. So I ran back to my car, drove to the gym where there wasn't any traffic. And I ran 2 more miles there. I wanted to see if I could 'push the pace' - my first time to run faster outside with some inclines thrown in. 

It wasn't easy - breathing was the hardest - but I was  pleased to see I could pull a high 8 (barely, but still an 8). 

I felt my hamstring, but mainly after the run and not during (probably cause I couldn't breathe and I was focusing on that). But no real 'pain' at the moment. Tomorrow will be a better indicator. 

And after this, I went inside the gym and did strength training (chest).

The pumpkin is going out with the trash tomorrow.. hopefully with the defeated state of mind that I've had this week. 

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