Check out that BEAUTIFUL sunrise! Not a cloud in the sky and nothin’ but blue as far as the eye can see. Welcome to paradise. 🙂
I was up with the sun – in the hope of beating the heat – and savored my first run in almost a week.
The run was absolutely gorgeous. There’s nothing quite like running on a quiet beach before the rest of the island has even had their first cup of coffee. I did a 4 mile loop around the island; zigging and zagging down this road or that as I went. The 4 miles went faster than I was expecting and I ended up keeping a sub-9:00 minute pace – not bad for running on sandy roads in the crazy humidity. 😉
Maddie was really sad she couldn’t run, but it’s a bit too hot and humid for her.
I wore my new Brooks #RunHappy apparel on the run.
I received the Women’s Epiphany Support Tank II and Women’s Versatile 3.5″ Low Rise Woven from Brooks just over three weeks ago and this was my 4th or 5th time wearing the combo. Love them! I’m so obsessed that I can hardly wait until they’re out of the wash before wearing them again. 🙂
The Epiphany Support Tank was actually recommended by my Brooks’ contact. I was a little wary at first – since it’s a form-fitting tank and I’m not a fan of how form-fitting tanks hug the belly area – but this top sucked everything in and was flattering right off the bat. I think the choice of black helped. 😉
I also love the racerback straps, the fact that it doesn’t ride up, and how supportive it is. Something I learned in NYC the other week is that the Brooks’ Support Tanks are built for high impact support for A and B cups. The outer layer acts as compression, while the support underneath has the same “divide and conquer” seamless cup construction as the tank’s counterpart the Women’s Epiphany Bra II. It’s more than just a shelf bra – it’s a whole support system.
The girls didn’t budge, which made a very comfortable, enjoyable run.
The only con with the tank was that it isn’t as breathable as I would like it to be (especially in the tough Florida humidity). There are strategically placed mesh ventilation areas in the tank, but the tank’s compression material is very thick and the mesh vents don’t do much to help that fact. I still love the tank, but I’ll just be saving it for days that aren’t crazy high on the heat or humidity. 😉
On the bottom I had the Women’s Versatile 3.5″ Low Rise Woven shorts.
These shorts aren’t for everyone, but I am a fan. I like the wide band and pockets, but mainly I like the fit. They’re low rise, with a short inseam and are perfect for my short legs and torso. I prefer to run in short-shorts over long ones and these babies fit the bill. 🙂
My new favorite running outfit. 🙂
Ashley had started prepping this morning’s breakfast (her family’s famous french toast) sometime last night. She basically coated two cake pans with butter then sprinkled a heavy mix of brown sugar and cinnamon on top before adding slices of stale french bread that had been soaking in eggs. The whole combo went in the fridge overnight then baked for 15 minutes at 350 with a foil cover and then 15 more minutes uncovered.
The dish was sticky, gooey, and the world’s perfect french toast. It was so rich, it didn’t even need syrup. 😉
I paired my serving with some vanilla Chobani and fresh blueberries.
I also had an egg.
The crew is packing up and heading out to the beach. I think I’ll join them. 😉
Have a great Thursday!!