Thursday, June 30, 2011

How Cool Is That? 3 for Thursday

How cool is this ice tray? It makes teeny tiny ice cubes, perfect for water bottles.  Although this morning I ran out of ice for my iced coffee, so I had to use an entire tray.







Mike's Uncle who lives in Colorado sent me a donation this week for The Children's Tumor Foundation.  In his card he wrote that his city councilman is the Top High Altitude Runner in the world!  How cool is that?






Today I'm going to pull off two workouts, one run, then one swim.  I ran my first two miles since I hurt my foot on Tuesday, and it went well, although later on, oddly enough it was my knee that felt sore, not my foot.  I'm sure it's from the orthotics, but I woke up during the night and freaked out a bit about my body falling apart and not being able to do any of my races for the rest of the year.  On a better note, I'm more comfortable with my swimming.  I've worked out a deal with the kids so I can swim my laps when we got to the pool in the afternoon.  We get there 20 minutes before adult swim, then L&E sit on the chairs with books or their DS, and I swim for about 25 minutes.  It will have to do until the weekends, when I can swim for longer sessions.  How cool is that? 


Don't forget my Gotein giveaway!  You can find it HERE.



Happy Fourth of July Weekend!  Hope you get to see some of these.....


25 comments:

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Nice little deal you worked out with the kiddos!

Happy long weekend to you too!!!

Wells L said...

Girl, enough now - get better, stay better! My heart breaks when I hear you are hurting - you deserve to feel good and return to running. Good luck on your 2fer training today. Happy 4th. I won't be able to weigh in next week until Wednesday because I weigh in at work and I'm OFF - woot woot Take care of yourself!

Christi said...

Happy 4th!

SupermomE12 said...

My kids have a little ice cube try that makes little cubes like that shaped like Legos. They are perfect for water bottles!!

You are doing awesome with the swimming!! Happy Fourth!!

Johann said...

We have an ice tray just like that and a pink one that makes little ice hearts too. Sucking on ice during a warm ultra is always nice. Hope you can run without any pains soon. Well done with the swimming!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

happy 4th!!

i always think about little trays like that but i'm too lazy to use them, i just drink warm water

misszippy said...

Oh gosh--your fears are my life! I spend all too much time up at night reliving the nightmare that has been my 2011. Let's keep yours at bay!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I admit that is a cool ice tray, I bought one from bed bath and beyond that are rows of skinny ice that is 4 inches long and slide into a water bottle, love it

Midnite Skys said...

oh I need small ice cube trays my ice is to big for my blender to handle when I make smoothies. I have those long skinny ice cube trays for water bottles. Hear some where that room temp water better for you I don't like water real cold...

Julie said...

We have some of those little mini cube trays, too! My kids like to freeze fruit juice in them for little icy treats.

fancy nancy said...

Those are the cutest cubes ever!!

Happy 4th!

kristen said...

Small ice cubes. Genius idea for water bottles!

Dont freak out. I'm sure your body will be feeling lots of little aches and pains upon returning. I think that's to be expected after a layoff. Just don't push it too hard until your totally sure your good to go!

Teamarcia said...

Did you see the trays that make a long tube of ice? It was a 'why didn't I think of that?' moment.
Enjoy the festive weekend!

J said...

Have a great 4th!! Those ice cubes are so awesome! I always struggle to get the regular cubes into my running handheld.

Caratunk Girl said...

That ice cube tray rocks

Kelley said...

The ice cube tray is cool. Little ice cubes are fun to chew! Happy Fourth!

Jill said...

What town is that on the card?? Curious as to who the top altitude runner is...I have some thoughts. I'm off to see Marshall Ulrich on Saturday night, he lives in Idaho Springs...just curious if it's him.

But geez, you have an uncle here in Colorado AND Tara and I live here and you STILL haven't come out to visit? Hum, I think you a trip out west is in order, missy!!

Happy 4th!

Michael said...

Someone told me you had a weight loss group or something?? How do you participate? I just started trying to lose weight this week, so far so good.

Erika said...

that picture is AWESOME~ I love cool photography!

Black Knight said...

Happy 4th of July!
Great idea the ice cubes for the bottles of water.
Beautiful picture.

CHRISTINE said...

Happy 4th

Katie H said...

The ice cube tray is so simple, yet so genius!

Have a great holiday weekend!

Lisa said...

I saw your tweet earlier today that you did both workouts - great job!! Hope your foot and knee are feeling good. I know all about the panic attacks feeling your body is falling apart. Once I started running again after the stress fracture, my knee started to hurt! Not cool!! It's feeling better now, thank goodness! Have a fantastic 4th!!

ajh said...

Happy Fourth! Good job gettin the swimming in.

Colleen said...

I need that ice cube tray... I love little balls of ice in my drinks! :)