Sunday, September 4, 2011

Some of My Favorite Things

Here are some things that I'm really into right now. I haven't done this for a while, so I thought I'd update you.

I love to snack. Snacks get me through my day. I eat about every 2-4 hours. I do get in my fruits and veggies, but I also have a huge sweet tooth. Somethings got to fill those shoes.

Clif crunch bar

My gym bag is a nothing special gym back. Jason bought it for me a few years back for a Christmas present (it was the prefect bag that I picked out). I love that it has a separate compartment for shoes. It's so I don't have to get everything else all nasty that is inside my bag.

I've learned that the stairs and I are best friends. There is a love hate relationship at times, but it loves me just as I much as I love it. I love the progress I'm seeing when I spend quality time with it and it does treat me well!

My other favorite snack are these bars. I love all the seeds inside and it has a sweet but savory taste to it. It's all natural and it tastes great. There is only 150 calories per bar and it fills me up. It looks like bird seed, but sure doesn't taste like it!
Raw crunch bars

My "go to" race day shorts are now these. They are so comfy and they don't ride up, at all! I love all the pockets and the millions of things I can hold during my runs and not feel dragged down.
Race ready shorts

I need water on all my runs, now matter how short. I bring my water bottle with me at all times (even during classes at the gym). It has gotten me through many, many runs (long and short). It's very comfy to hold and I most of the time forget that I'm carrying something. It also has a pocket that I put my key, chapstick and directions (running route) in.

Nathan hand held water bottle

These are must have after a long run. I can tell a difference if I don't wear them afterwards. My legs will ache and feel tired all day. When I wear these bad boys, I am comfy and ready for my day to begin (I always run in the early am, plus they're really cute!). Also, chocolate milk is a prefect recovery drink for all runners. I tastes good and reminds me of when I was a kid.
Compression socks

This ice pack has gotten me through many, many hurt body parts (my knee, hip and now ankle). I love that I can walk around while I'm icing, it saves me so much time. I don't have time to sit in one spot right when I get home to ice for 15 minutes. I have things I need to do. It is so soft, it doesn't even feel like I'm icing (it is cold, though).
Paradice ice pack

Jason just hung this this weekend. I am so proud of my (only) 2 medals. I will be getting my 3rd on Oct. 2!! This hanger will be filled in no time! I love all the designs they have to choose from. It hangs a little away from the wall, so it has a shadow on it and looks so cool. It's made from stainless steel material and holds about 20 medals. I can't wait to shows these off! I am proud of my medals and love showing them!
Allied medal hanger

Socks are a very important part of running. If you have crappy socks, there's a chance that you may get blisters. A few months ago, I use to run in cheap, Target brand socks and could never figure out why I was always getting blisters. The good people at my local running store talked me out of buying new shoes and into buying new, good socks. Now that is my mission, to find the prefect running sock.

I love these socks because they are very light weight and really form to your feet. I still have runners feet, but they look better than they have in a really long time (I'm hiding my black toe nail with really dark nail polish).
Fit Sock running socks

***Fitsok, Allied Medals and Raw Crunch generously sent me these products and these are my honest opinions and I am not receiving any compensation for it***

What are some of your favorite things?


  1. I love this list. I am so new to the fitness scene that I don't have a ton of favorite things. One thing I will say is my favorite breakfast is a body for life recipe. It's a whole wheat muffin split, topped with tomatoes, low fat cheeses and turkey bacon!! I also love my cross trainers, mostly because they have fluorescent pink shoe laces :)

  2. I just got my first pair of compression socks and I love them!! I also have never seen the crunch Clif bar! Looks amazing :)