I am doing well with my food and fitness plans… eating whole, real foods and only having the odd indulgence… why yes, that grande Pumpkin Spice Skinny Frap at Starbuck’s on Saturday morning was one of them… and it was mighty tasty.
I have had some nice surprises in the mail over the past several days… let me share a few of them with you.
A box of goodies from the Canadian PR firm for CLIF bars. I do love Builder’s bars and CLIF SHOT BLOKS, and am looking forward to trying the CLIF SHOT gel. That will be new for me. The Captain claimed the cap and will also get the CLIF bar. The lip balm is chocolate mint. Awesome.
A pair of Pro Compression Marathon socks. I like these socks and really wanted a black on black pair so I could hide them under my black tights some days at work. I know they will be good for runs and recovery even if I can't wear them to work... perhaps hide them under slacks?
And a pair of pink compression capris from my beloved Tommie Copper. I won them in a giveaway hosted by Carrie who blogs at Family, Fitness, Food last Spring, and due to a variety of errors on the company’s part, I am just now getting them. And I am thrilled! The rep I work with there is so good at customer service and worked diligently to make sure I was happy. YAY!
I started the week on Sunday with a morning run in the sunshine along the waterfront. That always puts me in a great frame of mind. There were lots of boats on the Strait and lots of doggies playing in the off leash area that flanks part of my running path. I love seeing them run and chase each other.
My motivation to eat properly is always high at the beginning of a new week and I am feeling confidant and hopeful because I am doing more meal planning instead of winging it… I made a huge batch of a new Fall soup and will also be making some low carb flatbread, too. If I have good choices readily available, and put the nuts away in a cupboard where they are not, I will be fine.
And we just booked a week’s getaway in November so I have something a little extra to look forward to keeping me on the right track… we are headed to Las Vegas… I have never been before, and I want to be looking and feeling sleek and slinky in the new dresses I plan to take along.
I just found out that the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon/Half Marathon is being run the day we leave Vegas to come home so I am going to check out the 5 k race… the half of the half is already sold out, I see. At least we can enjoy the expo and get in on some of the fun whether or not we sign up for the 5k.
Have you ever been to Las Vegas? Have you run a R’N’R race there?
What are you smiling about these days?