Friday, June 20, 2014

7 Things That Caught My Attention This Week (including a couple of new products)

1. This morning’s sunrise:

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I got to the reservoir at 5:45 a.m. for an open water swim. Note the outside temperature in June (yes, I am aware my car is dusty):

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2. This video (maybe you have to have a teen girl to totally appreciate this, but this had me laughing my ass off. GLITTER! Pin the tale on the period! Vagina cake!):

3. These shoes: Asics sent me these shoes that they have recently released. They are the ASICS Gel Electro 33s.  Joie calls them my Easter shoes because of the colors (they also come in a really pretty pink color).  These are a lightweight (7.1 oz)  neutral shoe with a low heel to toe drop of 10 mm (MSRP = $110. I was sent these by Asics, but all opinions are my own).

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I have put about 30 miles on these shoes so far. I like the fact that they are not bulky and that they encourage a mid foot strike for me. I find that Asics shoes run big, so even though I sized down a half size, they are still a bit too large (keep that in mind if you order them!).

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Even if it is not really true, I find that a lighter weight shoe that has more of a slipper-like fit, makes me feel faster and lighter. However, there is still ample cushioning.

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4. These Greek frozen yogurt bars:

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Yasso sent me a coupon to try some of their bars. We indulged in the chocolate fudge ones. I know Greek yogurt is all the rage now…so to me, these were kind of a trendy item that did not justify the price tag (about $4.99 for a six pack). Honestly, our family did not love them, and I would prefer your average, cheap fudgesicle. However, they are only 100 calories per bar, with 7 grams of protein, so if you are looking for a refreshing recovery ice cream bar after your run, try these. Other flavors are mint chip, sea salt caramel and peanut butter (a pack of these were sent to me for free, but all opinions are my own).

5. This generator:

Photo: I'm Penny ProteinBar.

I don’t know if you can beat mine, which was “Heidi Hot Tamale.” I knew I should have been a hooker instead of a social worker.

6. This recurring dream: I am asleep in the dream, and wake up in the dream. I am driving a car and cannot keep my eyes open. I am having conversations and cannot keep my eyes open. I am worried that I cannot keep my eyes open. I asked Ken what he thought this meant. His reply? “Ummm..I’m not dream interpretation expert, but maybe you are tired?”

7. This article:

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I was very glad to hear that my upcoming race would be even more brutal than I had imagined. I mean, it isn’t enough that any Ironman is brutal, but the pros have to designate this one as especially brutal. Heat, wind, altitude, tough course…plus, it will be the largest IM to date (3,000 people). That means I’ll get kicked in the face a few extra times on the swim.

Wow. I had a lot going on this week from prostitutes to fudgesicles to teenage menstrual cycles. Never a dull moment.

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What is your hooker name?

Tell me one random thing that caught your attention this week.

SUAR

PS: I keep forgetting to give the name of the winner of the “best confessions contest.” It was Christina with this gem (girl after my own heart):

“I cant believe that I am writing this on the internet. because i never told a single soul except my best friend who also did the same thing as me (that's the only reason I told her). so I had a track workout to do. and I needed to...poop. really really. and the feeling didn't wax and wane. it just stayed. and it was urgent. of course it was at the ass crack of dawn and the bathrooms were locked. I couldn't go home. i had a plastic shoprite bag in my car and did what i had to do. omg. don't judge me. hahaha had a great workout though! haha”

Email me at beth@shutupandrun.net with your address and I’ll send out your prize!

70 comments:

  1. MySize Uncrustable!!

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  2. Cindy Chicken in a Biscuit Cracker. Lol!

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  3. Andre Sugar Cookie... And that video had me rolling yesterday. Funny how all we can think of at that age is to have a period, then you spend the rest of your days wishing it would go away. :-)

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  4. "Jimmie Joe Sushi". Hmm, odd mixture of southern machismo and asian sexiness? Or maybe just plain weird.

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  5. Tiger Cucumber.

    I love that video too!

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  6. Casey General Tso = terrible hooker name, HAHAHA!

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  8. I laughed so hard at that video, it's funny because when you see that and read things like "Are You There God It's Me Margaret" I'm like WTF is wrong with me that I never looked forward to that crap? Maybe just common sense from a young age ;)
    My name would be Cecil Hummus... that's a prostitute you KNOW doesn't shave her legs. Or shower.

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  9. Amber Yogurt

    Last random thing to catch my attention is the mug shot of the super hot criminal (just Google Jeremy Meeks if you don't know what I'm talking about). I'm not normally into felons, but I could be convinced to post his bail ;)

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  10. Nally Pickles :)

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  11. Annie Guacamole !

    I love the First Moon video!

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  12. Haha I'd be Prince Ghiradelli Chocolate. Love it. That video of the teenage girl was hilarious!

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  13. Fuzzy Bison Burger. I kid you not.
    I looked at doing the Boulder half iron, back in the day. It didn't take much research to realize a front of the pack time here, is a back of the pack time there. I didn't want to think about what a back of the pack time here translates to. You'll notice I haven't visited.

    Sorry Ken, but you're full of it on dream interpretation. What it really means is that you're afraid of losing control of life. You're struggling along, afraid you'll miss something, afraid you're not really living.

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  14. Pepe le pew pistachio. Wow!

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  15. Tater Bug Pork Chop, I just can't even...lol, that's crazy.

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  16. I dare you to beat Whisper Snickerdoodle.

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  17. Janine Pretzel. That one is pretty darn good!

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  18. OMG that video was hilarious! Even the husband was smiling. :)

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  19. Taffy Honeycombs

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  20. Red Oatmeal.
    With a name like that, I bet I would have people linin' up the block! ;)

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  21. Lady protein shake,ha!
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    i was roflmao at the full moon video---grandpa being a champ at bobbing for uterus???!!!! I am SO going to throw this type of party for my girls if they decide to fake their period,lol!!!!

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  22. Francois Peanut Butter & Jelly. Hm.

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  23. Funniest commercial ever! (Yes, that's a word!) and I want to be that mom's best friend--she is awesome! :)

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  24. Archimedes ( Arky for short- my dad was a math teacher) Smoothie

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  25. Peanut Frosty. With a name like that I might have trouble making a living. The video was hilarious!

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  26. Dinah Cupcake. More cutesy than hooker, I suppose

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  27. Disa (which stands for Dumb Ignorant Stupid Animal- my dad called all our dogs this so the abbreviation name just made it easier) Cracker.
    Last random thing tbat caught my attention: Label comparisons of peanut butter (which my family seems to consume by the truckload) today in the grocery store revealed to my that the "reduced fat" version has more sugar and the "all natural" version has more saturated fat. So YAY for regular peanut butter!

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  28. Templeton Tootsie Pop

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  29. I love this porn name thing! Mine is Sassi Strawberries. And I have red hair, so maybe that's a career path that I should be giving more consideration.

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    1. Hooker name thing! Still, I'm so happy with my name that I won't cross this career path off my list just yet.... ;)

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  30. Patches Oatmeal. Pretty terrible!

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  31. Pepper Cucumbers here ...
    Wow, that is cold for a swim. Kudos, Beth!
    I have some Merrell shoes in that exact same color. VERY BRIGHT! Though I've dragged them through some serious puddles now they are just slightly yellow.

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  32. Sniffy granola... I don't know how many clients I would have with that name.

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  33. Cuddles Starburst.....I kind of like it....

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  34. HAHA! ChitCat Chocolate. Classic.

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  35. Friendly Peanut Butter!

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  36. Travis Go Lean Crunch. Sounds more like a personal trainer.

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