I came this close (imagine me holding my thumb and index finger about 2 cm apart) to not running today. It was pouring rain and 44 degrees. Wah, Wah. FWP. I was cozy in my house in my PJs, cup of steaming coffee in hand, doing some work. Why go out into the moist (<-hate that word) and chilly universe?
Then I told myself, “Self, you do not have a blog called Shut Up and Be a Pussy When It Is Raining.” (SUABAPWIIR).
I then played that little game where you tell yourself, “Self, if you get out there and after 10 minutes are too miserable to go another step, then come home.” That game always works because with running, once you get going you are only .00001% likely to stop before you meet your goal. Todays goal was 5 miles. Nailed it. And, looked like a movie start while doing it.
Well, maybe a movie star who is perpetually out of work and old with no sense of style. And a very large thumb.
Did you plan to run today? If you did, did you? DID YOU? If not, WHY NOT? If I can run in cold and rain, well…you can get your ass out there too.
Today’s blog post is brought you by new products I am trying/reviewing.
First up. Perfect Bars. I have seen these in the refrigerated section at Costco. I had never experienced a refrigerated protein bar before. The reason they are refrigerated is that they are made with organic honey (as a preservative) and that needs to be refrigerated. They can last for two weeks without being in the fridge, though.
They are gluten free and organic. And, seriously, they are DELICIOUS. The almond butter one is my favorite. I would absolutely consider buying them now…except that they are more than I typically spend per protein bar (they are $2.50 to $3/bar). Given the ingredients, however, I just might consider the splurge. Try ‘em, see what you think.
Second. Louva Shorties!! You know I love my Louva arms sleeves (review here). Well, they sent me these cute shorties. At first I was like, what the hell are these things? A sock with a hole? But then I realized that they are kind of a fingerless glove. If you want them to be a full glove, you can just tuck in your fingers. Then they can turn into a wrist band that you can wipe snot on. I have worn these several times on the chilly mornings, like today. And, MSRP is only $8!
Third…coming up soon, a review of the Mizuno Wave Rider 19s with a giveaway of the same shoe. I think these are completely gorgeous shoe porn. Can’t wait to try them. They smell good too.
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