Saturday night we had some friends over for dinner. The wife doesn’t drink beer, so I elected her as my co-guinea pig and made her drink XC2‘s POM/vodka concoction. We mixed equal parts POM and orange juice and added vanilla vodka to taste. The resultant drink was a bit too sweet, so we added some plain vodka and came up with a drink that tasted just like a creamsicle. YUM! I’m a lightweight when it comes to hard alcohol, so I switched back to beer after our experiment, but my friend told me that mixing POM, apple juice and plain vodka was even better than our first drink. I’m not sure POM had exactly this in mind when they sent me the juice to review LOL.
Since it’s been really hot out lately, I’ve been running with my new handheld water bottle, Amphipod Hydraform Light. I’ve been pretty pleased with it. I carry my cell phone and key in the pocket and that makes it a bit uncomfortable, but otherwise, it’s working out. Everything gets really sweaty, but it still stays comfortable after it’s soaking wet. It’ll probably be a summer only thing for me. In the winter, I’m comfortable doing 6 miles without a drink and if I’m going further, I just wear my fuel belt (which I don’t mind at all in the winter, but find really hot in the summer.) So, it’s a good addition to my running “arsenal”.
Yesterday, Jones decided he wanted to get on the treadmill. I wasn’t really keen on the idea but decided that he’d likely hate it and would never ask again. I was wrong. He ended up walking a mile at about a 4 mph pace! Today he insisted on trying again, but I only let him do it for about 5 minutes – he’d just eaten dinner and I was afraid it would end up on the floor. ;o)
I did a sweaty four mile run in 90+ degree weather this afternoon. I, of course, committed the rooky error of starting out too fast and failed horribly in the last mile (8:46, 8;51, 9:31, 10:08). I wonder if I’ll ever learn?