|Ok, I'm not THAT bad...|
The fall race season is winding down, but there were still a lot of races this past weekend! It was really exciting to see all that bling and those PRs hit my FB feed. I'm thrilled for everyone who crossed a finish line this weekend. I won't lie though...I've got race envy like crazy! As if my turn at Chicago wasn't enough. It's taken a ton of self-control, but I've been behaving myself. As tempting as it has been, I haven't signed up for any races. I'm trying to feel satisfied living vicariously through all my running friends. I keep begging Becky to start CrossFit again, but she's timing everything around my races next spring and trying to give me a break. Sigh. In the meantime, I'm keeping my mileage low and doing yoga. Thank goodness for this amazing fall weather we are having--my runs have been a treat!
Meanwhile, to keep my competitive urges at bay, I'm participating in a plank challenge and have shared some of those planks on my IG feed! The plank challenge is sponsored by my friend Kim at Running on the Fly--you can head over to her blog to learn more. It's not too late to jump in! It's been fun to challenge myself with doing different variations of plank. It's not just the top of a pushup, you know...
On a completely different subject, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm tweaking the blog a little bit. A lot of my blogger friends are doing blog makeovers and I felt the need to do a little renovating over here on the old TTLWH. Trying to keep up with the big bloggers, right? I'd love feedback and suggestions on the changes. I'm trying to clean it up a bit and declutter. Blogger makes it a little tough to customize, and I'd love to move the title of the blog off the header. So far, I can't find any information on how to do that. Stay tuned. And yes, I know that WP is an option....
Have you ever participated in a holiday fitness challenge? SweatPink and Run to the Finish are sponsoring the Holiday Sweat Challenge. It starts tomorrow, November 8th and runs through January 2nd. Every day, there will be a prompt to do an activity and post it on one of the many social media channels! This is going to be a great way to stay accountable and active through the busy season. I don't usually need motivation to stay active, but I'm hoping this holiday challenge will also keep me from doing something stupid, like signing up for another race!
See what I did there? Just signed myself up for something...
Anyways, there will be weekly prizes and plenty of support from other Holiday Sweaters. That doesn't sound right, does it? Anyhoo, check it out! I think this will be fun. Sadly, this challenge won't help me with my other challenge--Christmas shopping...
Click here to join the challenge! And remember to hashtag: #HolidaySweat so we can all find each other!
|I said tweaking...not twerking!|
Speaking of the blog, I've got the book club coming up in a week. We're reading Bart Yasso's autobiography, My Life on the Run: The Wit, Wisdom, and Insights of a Road Racing Icon. You won't want to miss it! FOMO? It's not too late to join in. I heard back from him this week, and I am thrilled that he provided me with answers to my interview questions! That post will go live on Friday and the book review and link up next Monday. To show what a great guy Bart is, I asked for and received a ton of pictures from runners who have met Bart. I could not be more thrilled about this and can't wait to feature all of them in my upcoming blog posts. Thanks to all who contributed!!!
Finally, I wanted to share my review of a new bar that I recently was able to try. I was contacted a few weeks ago by the people at FLYJOY. I had never heard of these bars, and was anxious to try them, especially when I learned more about them. FLYJOY bars are made of quinoa, chia, and flax. They are gluten free, vegan, and non-GMO. They also contain protein, fiber, carbs, and omega-3s. There are 7 different flavors. Most of them contain nuts.
I do love me some snack bars. I especially like to eat them at work, when I have that mid-morning slump. Does that ever happen to you? Anyways, the people at FLYJOY sent me a case of their bars, 6 different flavors. I gave 6 to my Clif bar loving husband to try and I took 6 for myself. Both of us tried a different bar every day. My husband liked the bars a lot, but he thought they were too sweet. I also liked the bars a lot, and for me, the sweetness wasn't an issue. Which is interesting, considering that I don't have much of a sweet tooth. It was hard for me to choose a favorite flavor, but I think I liked the Cherry Coconut Macaroon the best--anything with coconut is a win in my book. The bars are really chewy, which was probably my only complaint. I've had a lot of dental work done, and I was worried about dislodging something. No fear, my teeth are intact.
Would I buy FLYJOY bars? YES! I really liked them a lot. Since I tasted them, FLYJOY has reformulated their bars with less sugar. Guess my husband wasn't the only one who thought they were too sweet!
Any more fall races on your schedule? A Turkey Trot, perhaps? Are you going to be a Holiday Sweater? What are your favorite snack bars?