Thursday, September 4, 2014

What happens when you hate a product you're supposed to review

Today was the publish date for a product review. And here I am, not reviewing it.


Because it just wasn't a hit. Like, I nearly vomited, and even though my family physician wanted me to eat small amounts of nuts, I had an allergic reaction. So yeah. I learned that my allergies are not as controlled as my doctor had hoped, and the texture of puréed coconut and almonds makes me want to retch.

Thankfully, I contacted the necessary people, explained it was, um, less than stellar, and was let off the hook. Phew.

So instead of a product review, let me tell you this!

(Why do I look so sallow??? I swear I have a functioning liver... at least, I think I do!)

Today is day 102 of my run streak!!!!

(Why do I look so sallow??? I swear I have a functioning liver... at least, I think I do!)

I gave myself permission to end it after 100, but it's still going. We shall see how long it lasts!

Ever receive a product for review that was just awful? Worse, ever buy something and hate it? Besides the unpublished review, I once bought a Kind bar and took one nibble before tossing it in the trash. Some of you might call that blasphemy, but I can't stand them. I also tried to like SoyJoy a few years ago, and failed, so I was kind of happy to hear too much soy can be bad for you.

What is your favorite bar- protein or granola? 

Ever do a run streak?

Monday, September 1, 2014

A story about sucking it up.

Today was the Blueberry Stomp 15k.

I had not trained for this beyond a single 7 mile run since May.

It was hot. Humid. And definitely not flat.

And all I wanted to do was stay in bed at 5:30 am. Or choose 5k instead of 15k once I was signing up this morning. Or turn with the 5k runners when they split off during the race. Or ask the volunteer for a ride back to the start when I was halfway through. 

But I did none of that. 

I sucked it up and ran. I walked when I was too dizzy, but still managed a 9:40 pace overall with my 1:30:58 finish.

I finished. 

That's all that mattered today.

And then we changed out of our wringable, sweat-soaked shirts and walked around the blueberry festival. Friends make sucky runs much more bearable (she smoked it today with her new PR of 1:23:xx!).

Best run lately?

Worst run? Hey, humidity, I'm over it.