Happy Friday! Happy first day of May! I've got a day trip to Des Moines today for a client meeting so it will be a long day. Here's hoping the 7+ hours I'll spend in the car with a sales rep go by fast...
Lay Me Down by Sam Smith - This song is sad but I think Sam Smith's voice is so beautiful.
April was another strong month of reading for me as I read 6 books. I didn't really love anything I read this month and instead finished every book thing, 'hmm, that was ok.'
Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller - 3 stars
Euphoria by Lily King - 3 stars
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green - 3 stars
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay - 3 stars
Birds of a Lesser Paradise by Megan Mayhew Bergman - 2 stars
Scaling Down: Living Large in a Smaller Space by Judi Culbertson - 3 stars
My mileage was high in April as I ended up running 100 miles! I increased my long runs last month in preparation for the half marathon that I ran last weekend so I am not too surprised that my mileage was as high as it was. In the months of May and June I will probably back off on the miles as I don't want to get burned out before I go into marathon training in July... Although I won't be surprised if I ended up running higher mileage again because it's easy to get swept away in what others in my running club are doing. My next race is my triathlon in August so I will start to train for that now. I'm taking a tri swim class that starts in May which I am excited about!
April was a weird weather month. We had some nice weeks, but we also had some extremely windy weeks and some extremely cold weeks. I actually wore less springy clothes in April than I did in March. I could only come up with one outfit worth sharing for the month of April. As usual, I'm dressed in Banana from head to toe.
I feel kind of meh about my wardrobe right now but am hoping to find some new outfits at a Cabi party I'll be attending at a co-worker's house next week. Cabi is a company with "looks" that have pieces that are interchangeable. Each season they release a new collection and the new pieces coordinate with looks from previous seasons. It sounds like a great way to build multiple outfits off of a few interchangeable pieces. A couple of my co-workers wear a lot of Cabi outfits and they always look so pulled together so I am hoping to find a few new things for my closet. I got rid of about 3 garbage bags of clothes last month so I figure I have earned a few new outfits!