Friday, February 26, 2010

Finer things Friday, 50 followers and I won a giveaway!

  As I pulled the warm soft and sweet smelling blankets out of the dryer I thought that it was time to list some of the finer things in life.
  I ran 8 miles on the treadmill after a 3 day break and was thinking of the finer things and how those warm blankets were going to feel when the chilliness set in after my run. Often I find myself making a mental note about an experience or object and how it just can't get better than this and how I wouldn't want to be anywhere else at that moment.

  • Being engaged during a treadmill run while watching shows on and looking forward to a run because of said show.  Lost, oh Lost, you toy with my emotions and I am only on season 1. This may seem trivial to some but to a runner stuck inside by huge amounts of snow and cold a happy treadmill run is a blessed thing.

  • A beautiful sunset over the city skyline.

  • The feeling of the cool hard concrete on the soles of my feet.
  • A hug and a kiss from a lovely little one.
  • Hand made hats from a talented Sister in law.
  • A song that seems perfect at this particular moment in time like a soundtrack for life. This changes but sweet each time.
  • Going over the blogs I follower and seeing that I won a giveaway!!!

I entered a Nuun hydration giveaway at Momvs.Marathon and lo and behold I frakkin won!!!  I was looking for some hydration options for this season and the timing is awesome!
I will receive 3 tubes/flavors of Nuun, a Nuun waterbottle and a pair of Nuun socks for athletes.

Here is the link to their site.  I look forward to trying their product and letting you all know about it here!!

Speaking of you all, I have 50 followers!  How sweet is that!
Hello to Adam at I am Boring and thanks for being #50 and for the nice comments!

I have so many things I am working on and need to step it up a notch!  I am on track for my running goals. I plan to run 1000 miles in 2010 and just hit 200.25 miles. That puts me 40 miles safely ahead for those times when I just don't feel like it or the rest of life takes precedence!  To put those numbers into perspective, I ran 525 miles all of last year. I feel great with no injuries and lots of gumption! I am adding more speed work and hill work to keep things balanced.

I am working on a Kefir blog....still.  I am also working on coming up with a recipe for gluten free energy bars to take on my long runs or before or even just for breakfast!
  So far these are the ingredients that I purchased during a fun outing to the store with all four of my spawn tagging along.  I am also going to add Salt Balance, vanilla, cinnamon, ground ginger and ground cloves.  I tested my reaction to the gluten free Bobs Red Mill rolled oats and found it to be a success!  No crazy bitchy tendencies after eating and no foggy brain!   Today I tested the Crunchy Flax cereal and also found it to be a success!   Now its time to mix and press into bars. 
I will post a recipe when I have some finished bars!  Wish me luck!!!

***Just signed up for this lovely Giveaway over at Love Veggies and Yoga!!  I really want to win the Sunbutter!! ****


Marny said...

I hope your bars come out great! Where did you get the big jar of chia seeds?

Julie said...

Hi Angie,
Congrats on the giveaway!!! Woo hoo, for 50 followers:) Go you!! I love the pictures and I think your hats are cute:) Have a great weekend Angie!!

MCM Mama said...

Those bars sound interesting - can't wait to hear how it works out! Congrats on your 50 followers!

Unknown said...

I bought the big jar of Chia seeds at Hy-Vee in the Health Market section!

Thanks Julie and MCM Mama!

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

You are going to LOVE Lost! It is one of my Fav shows! Oh the wonderful treadmill runs you have in store for you.

I love that photos! Little kisses are the best!

Congrats on the winnings and on the followers. Yeah, I am one of them.


Cute picture! Congrats on the win! Have a nice weekend!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

Hey my friend...the kefir, intersting to hear you make it. I do too, ive posted about my vegan coconut milk kefir before.
And the vegan energy bar my contest entry form, there's a link to one of my vegan energy bars..I think you'd like it and seriously no bake and sooo easy :)
Thanks for your contest entries and the linkage!

Unknown said...

Hi there Averie! I have been meaning to ask you if you find the raw version of the energy bars harder to digest opposed to a baked one.
I used many aspects of your recipe and tweeked it for my needs. I added some salt to it and some ginger and cloves. They turned out tasty but I think a little heavy in my belly and a bit crumbly. They will be fine I think wrapped and put in the freezer. Any tips for the crumbly issue?
I have only tried the baked version so far and the other is still in the freezer since I am still too full to try it! Maybe that is a good thing though......I haven't had time to tell yet.

Erica said...

I popped over to your blog this afternoon and found it amazing that you run Barefoot! I just started running and blogging I think I was number 49 following you! looking forward to following it!


Tracey Kite said...

Yeah for winning the Nuun. I just tried some on a recommendation and am loving it, A little salty at first but works great.
Can’t wait to hear how the bars turn out!

AM! said...

Congrats on the giveaway. fun! and also the 50 followers1 I know, I'm at I think ~42 someday, someday...;-)
have a good wknd!

Teamarcia said...

Congrats on the 50 and the win! Can't wait to see how your bars come out!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the giveaway win! I'm so jealous of you being on series one of Lost, you have all the fun yet to come!

Also, I'm nominating you for a gorgeous blog award! Check mine for details :)

Lauren Wang said...

I just met got my 50th follower too :) I need a talented SIL to make me a cute knitted hat :)

Sherri said...

I'm excited to have 9 followers!
Congrats on the giveaway win too.
Can't wait to see how the bars turn out! =)

misszippy said...

How fun is winning a giveaway! Yahoo. Love the picture of you and your little one.

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