Cool Running

Cool Running
I am not a runner.  I have always had a hatred for it and couldn’t bring myself to run more than a mile at a time without gasping for air.  Well recently that has changed, when my boyfriend tricked me into running a 5k (don’t ask).  Once I discovered I could actually complete 3.1 miles without dying, I was hooked!  I felt so incredibly proud of myself and loved the satisfaction it gave me.  That being said, I incorporate 3-4 mile runs a few times a week.  I never thought I would see the day where I would be ok with running. Mind boggling, let me tell ya!
Side note, I just bought a pair of Nike running shoes at Marshalls for $39.99 and am totally in love with them!  Next time your in the market for new running kicks, check out Marshalls or TJ Maxx, they usually have a decent selection under $50!
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The Perfect Cookie

Happy Tuesday friends!  Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  We partied hard this weekend for a friend’s wedding (post to come soon), and let’s just say fireball is no longer in my repertoire of go to liquor.

That being said, I stumbled across the Perfect Cookie at Whole Foods yesterday and snagged a few since they were buy 1 get 1.  I was impressed with the amount of protein packed in these individually wrapped cookies.  On their website, they are described as “gluten-free, soft-baked, cookies that contain 100% natural ingredients and are antioxidant-rich. They are packed with protein and fiber, and are low in sugar and sodium”.  That’s great and all, but how do they taste?  To my surprise, they actually tasted pretty decent.  Good size chocolate chips, soft texture, and with 10g of protein, this will certainly be a go to snack after my weight days at the gym.

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Right now these babies are buy one get one free at Whole Foods, so it’s the perfect time to check them out!

Bruce Barnes Memorial Run

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Oh isn’t that the truth!  I really am not a fan of running, I just do it because I demolish any food that is put in front of me.  But in terms of races, hell to the no. Do not do it.

Well looks like today was the exception.  The boyfriend convinced me to run a 1 mile race (go ahead, laugh), but honestly I was so nervous!  I can run on a treadmill no problem, but when it comes to running outside, I just don’t do it.  Mainly because I look like this.

Well long story short, I completed it and even got a decent time for my standards (7:25).   What really helped the mile go by, was the scenery of the race.  It was held in Crozet, VA, which is one of the most beautiful landscapes in central VA.  Check out some snaps below.  Hope ya’ll had fanfreakintastic weekend!