Holy long day yesterday.
It started a little something like this.
That sandwich just doesn’t get old. My manicure, however, is another story. Don’t look closely.
So, yeah, I know I wrote in my last post that I wasn’t going to write my daily workouts. Well, I’m a liar. I don’t think I can not write about them. Yes, they may be a little excessive, but it’s my job, my therapy and well, STUFT Daddy says I better start winning some money soon in some of my races, so I have no choice but to train and try to compete. Ha ha.
So…. thank you to those of you who left comments saying you like reading about it. You all made me smile. If you don’t want to read about my workouts you can skip down to all the other crazy chat. I’ll put some extra pictures of Kitty or goo in so you’ll still be my friend. Ha.
7 mile run on the treadmill at the gym
I attempted to do a little reading, but it wasn’t that easy. I don’t know how people do that on the treadmill. I managed to fumble through a few pages of Self Magazine and saved a bunch of things I wanted to share with you all, but I’m too lazy to get up and get my magazine at the moment. Isn’t that nice of me.
I do know that I was inspired by this little blurb on Dara Torres. She gives me hope for figuring out my love for racing so late in life. I would like to be her, but with running.
After the gym yesterday we made a little pit stop.
Oh yes we did. I read about the whole soft drink deal on Skinny Runner’s blog the other day. I’ve been craving a ginormous diet soda since.
So yeah, I took the boys through the drive thru for the first time. I got them each their first Happy Meal. I got myself a large Diet Dr. Pepper.
How’s that for a health and fitness blogger? I’m not proud, but one stop for a Happy Meal isn’t going to make or break our life long health. We had an expo to get to and well, I just really wanted a huge diet drink.
Some cute toddler conversation on the way (in case you care):
Judah, “Mom, we’re going to get your race packet?”
Judah, “That is going to be so fun.”
Me, “Yes, I know baby.”
Judah, “Are you really excited Mom?”
Me, “Yes, yes I am Judah.”
Judah, “I’m really happy Mom.”
Me, “Me too.”
Love that guy.
Love Joaquin too, but he was too busy shoveling a plain cheeseburger in his mouth for any car conversation.
America’s Finest City Expo.
I’m so glad we went yesterday. It’s hotter than dump here right now so it would not be very pleasant in that circus tent of a thing.
It wasn’t crowded at all. Thank goodness because I do not do well maneuvering my double wide stroller these days.
These guys were not as thrilled as usual about the whole packet pickup thing.
So after picking up my race number and cool goodie bag,
we went searching for some samples.
Thank you Rise Bar for being there.
And thank you for not only letting me come back for multiple samples for the boys, but for pretty much feeding me lunch while I tested every single bar. I would like some more of those please.
After we took one too many samples we made a quick stop at the cute Running Skirts booth.
I have one of their shirts. I wore it to my very first date with “my boyfriend”. Their stuff is so so cute. Not to mention the lovely ladies behind the brand are so nice and stylish (and they’re super fast).
Oh hey look, it’s my opposite twin mannequin.
She’s got way more than a Handful. Ha ha.
Our favorite Halo hats were there too.
Friends, that sweat block technology they’ve got going on in their hats is no joke. It’s hard for me to run in any other hats now.
Naturally, I professed my love for their hats and how they do such an amazing job of keeping sweat off my face for the umpteenth time.
Even these guys know what’s up.
These guys also know what’s up with Bic Bands, which just happen to be the coolest headbands around.
I’m wearing one right now in fact. See.
I know you were just dying to see my sweaty mess right now. It’s hot here, I taught two classes this morning and now am pigging out on some fudgy STUFT protein cookie dough with an almond milk café Americano on the side. So classy.
So the Bic Bands. So so cute. Love them.
Pretty much want one to match every outfit I have. And Sandy, the amazing lady behind these bands is a runner herself and such an inspiration.
They’ll be more on the bands coming up this week because I’ve got a little something for you.
So the expo was fun.
My only purchase was a few Bic Bands.
We also went to Trader Joe’s on the way home yesterday and I’m pretty sure you don’t care, but I’m still upset about the fact that they were out of broccoli slaw. Why does that happen?
Oh I know, because I freaking forgot my bags.
Why can’t I remember those?
We bought a bunch of other veggies instead. Last night while the boys ate leftovers
we roasted a big mix of portabellas,
I actually didn’t burn it for a change.
It came together marvelously with some marinara, crushed red pepper and fresh basil.
It also went well with this Cupcake Red Velvet wine.
Something that didn’t come together so well last night was my poor sign from the Carlsbad Marathon 2012 I found laying around.
The only remnants I could find of Flat Kitty that used to be on there were these manboobs of his.
Speaking of Flat Kitty, his very first debut was last year at this same expo. Pretty funny. Check it out here- A Debut.
I’m feeling really bad about not getting that Flat Kitty roast post up. I don’t have a good excuse except that it’s been a rough week emotionally and physically and I just haven’t gotten around to it. And now I have a really early morning tomorrow with the race and all.
All I have for you is this picture of Flat Kitty with my ghost chilies from last Saturday (Flatterday).
And a picture of my chilies from today.
I think they’re almost ready. I will not be messing with them tonight though. Not a good idea before a race and goodness knows I already have my share of issues.
So I’m sorry about the Flat Kitty roast thing. I’ll get to it sooner or later.
In the meantime I’m hoping a giveaway will help.
I kept a little something from you. I got something else at the expo yesterday- a pink Halo sports hat from the wonderful Halo people.
And….. I didn’t get just one super cute pink Halo Sports Hat, I got two.
One for me.
One for you.
You know, so we can be twinsies.
(And yes, the Halo people are just that awesome.)
All you have to do to enter this giveaway is leave me a comment here telling me where you’d wear this Halo hat or something fun you’re doing this weekend.
Also, feel free to give our nice Halo friends a “like” on their Facebook page here just because they’re awesome and their hats rock.
I’ll pick a winner Tuesday morning. Open to U.S. residents only.
Okay, I’m off.
Time to make my outfit is clean for tomorrow’s race. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend.