Some New, Random Things and a Winner


Wednesday: 4 miles @ 8:35 pace on treadmill

Thursday: 4 miles @ 9:11 pace outside/ Body Pump

Friday: 4 miles @ 8:32 pace on treadmill

Saturday: Rest


Working at a running store gives me the opportunity to try on a plethora of shoes, try several products and taste all kinds of nutrition. Last year, GU came out with their infamous Salted Caramel flavor that stole taste buds from the first drop. This years new flavors are Salted Watermelon and Root Beer!

IMG_20140831_163810785_HDRThe Watermelon was like a Jolly Rancher, with the salt part more in the background. Like the WAY back. If you don’t like super sweet during your run/bike/whatever, you won’t like this, but I think it would be perfect at the beginning of a race when your stomach can handle more. The Root Beer was kind of like a slightly watered down flat root beer. The flavor was definitely there, but I would have liked it a bit stronger. Not one of my faves, but OK. Gives these a try for your next race!

Oooorrrrr you could just use these…

IMG_20140904_095418158_HDRSooooo much sugar! I can’t believe that Candy Corn is already out. Actually, I can believe it. I don’t know why, but I really like CC. Β I tried the CC M&Ms last year and loved them! I even had a bag full with me during my bachelorette party. So random, I know. Want ore random? Check out this plant from my mom’s garden…

IMG_20140905_144211644_HDRThe picture didn’t come out as well as I had hoped, but how cool is that plant?! So colorful and unique! And to take things back to my favorite subject… can you guess what my newest magnet is?


In case you are a new-ish reader, check out my post on Todd and I’s magnet collecting HERE. Yup, you guess it. The 26.2 is my new addition. The post card is actually a birthday card from Todd last year when he was in Taiwan for three months. Isn’t the toilet paper Ragnar one funny? Speaking of Ragnar and hard races… are you ready to find out the winner of the Spartan Race giveaway? Let me just remind you that MY giveaway is for a free race entry to one of the Spartan Races and the cruise is a sweepstakes that you can enter in HERE.

The winner is SETH! I’ll be sending you an e-mail! Congrats!

I should be a talk show host with all those smooth transitions in this post, haha. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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  1. Ohhh my gosh, candy corn m&ms!! WHAT??!!! Oh wow, 2 favorites things combined!! Gotta try!! Funny, I was just tossing candy corn in my mouth while reading!! Hehe!! Love it SO much!! Great job on your workouts and you’re the best!! You’re sooo funny!!

  2. Uhhh….either I am TOTALLY out of the loop or I am a terrible blog friend. When did you start working at a running store!?!?! OR have you always and I’ve never realized it???!! SO AWESOME. I know you love cake as much as me, run like a boss, and have ties to a company that works with/for people with special needs (or something like that) butttt this is didn’t know. AH!

  3. I heard about the salted watermelon but I didn’t know they were doing root beer. I need to try both of them!!! So funny about the candy corn! When I first started running I used to use candy corn before I knew what a “Gu” was!! πŸ™‚

  4. Thanks for the taste test on the salted watermelon GU chica! I was considering pairing that with watermelon Nuun. Thanks for being the guinea pig haha! Looks like you got in some solid runs over the last number of days. Annnnd candy corn M&M’s lol! πŸ™‚

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