5 New Things I’m Excited About
This book by Marie Kondo was amazing. I read it last spring and it got my mind thinking about the things in our home, and making life simpler. I’ve been increasingly interested in moving towards a more minimalist lifestyle. To make a more simplified life; which includes the “stuff” we have as well as the “stuff” we do. Kondo’s book was amazing. She teaches how to go through your home & belongings “all in one go” (meaning about 6 months time) to get rid of the things that do not “spark joy”. As you move through the different categories, you evaluate each item based on whether it sparks joy or not. This is a change from many organizational methods out there that ask “Have I used this in the last 6 months?” or “Will I use it?” I highly recommend the book!
For the past year I’ve been dealing with pain in my posterior tibial tendon (or in regular words, the inside of my ankle). I would have pain throughout my whole run, and for at least 2 days after; pain that could make me kind of limp. I avoided longer runs, because the pain would intensify enough that I would change my gait…which any runner knows is a bad thing! I mentioned the pain to my chiropractor and he immediately told me about the Graston Technique. Another chiropractor in his practice had been certified in it, and had been using the technique on runners with great results. I won’t lie…its a bit painful at times, however the results I’ve been seeing so far are tremendous! Within a week I had significantly less pain during runs, and the lingering pain was much less. Now after a month of treatments, I barely have any pain during running, and nothing the next day (or if there is, its very, very minimal). I’m so excited about this! I recommend looking into this if you experience unresolved pain during runs or any working out. Check out the website for more info on the details of what it is and how it works.
I’ve always loved neat running gadgets. Now, I’m not one to go frivolously buying anything new or pretty, but I really love things that make my workouts easier & simpler. Enter the HipZIPP! The HipZIPP is a running/exercise belt that stays in place, is made of a breathable fabric, and offers a variety of pockets to hold your essentials while you run. How can you not need this? 🙂 They are doing a Kickstarter to help get this project off the ground and on the market. And right now you can get in on it and snag one for only $15, shipped. I think that’s a pretty sweet deal. I am excited to try this product. Check out their Kickstarter video and see what you think!
I love a good Paleo based book, and I have been hearing a LOT of talk about this one. And how can you not want to check this out with the most amazing looking CHOCOLATE donuts on the cover? This book is written by Vanessa Barajas, who runs a blog by the same name. Her blog is already filled with delicious things I want to make and eat – I can’t wait to try out this cook book!
5. Lego Molds
I hope September is starting off well for you! Tell me what new products or things you’re excited about!
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