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Testing the Product

Posted Jan 13 2011 12:00am

Hello again!

I’ve emerged from the snow and I am finally back at my apartment.

My day started…yesterday morning. I decided to finally try out my cold weather running gear that I got for Christmas and headed out on a 2 1/2 mile run. Nothing long because it was cooold. My top layers were an Under Armour compression shirt, Nike Thermo-Fit half zip fleece top (with a hood and thumb holes!) and a North Face windbreaker. I had ear muffs and new gloves on as well. For the bottoms, I had my compression shorts, long-john pants from Patagonia and Fila wind pants. My brother in law and his fiancée got me some new socks (along with the gloves) so I tried those out as well. I was toasty! I even had to take off my gloves about half way through.

I ran the 2.5 miles in just over 24 minutes. I’m slowly getting back to it. At the end of this month, I’ll be starting my training for the 5k in March (hoping to PR!) and after that, half marathon training! I found out that a bunch of Boston bloggers that I follow will be running the Run to Remember half marathon too! I certainly hope to meet Tina and Ali .

After my run I had my breakfast: oatmeal and coffee.

For this batch, I added something different: figs! :-P In the mix was honey, raisins, figs, granola and Teddie peanut butter.

I had to go into work early for a meeting so I had some of the leftover mac ‘n cheese with broccoli and tamale from Target.

Well, the 1pm meeting turned into a 30 hour marathon at the Fairmont! I was scheduled to work the 2-10 shift and because I was coming back at 7 the next morning, the hotel let me stay for the night because there was NO way I was going to be able to drive back to work in the morning.

They gave me the cutest room, which also happened to be the farthest from the elevator. Ah well, the walk was good for me.

Having fun with PJ’s that my mom gave me for Christmas.

These products from Miller Harris smelled yummy. But I am partial to citrus smells. ;-)

My morning shift was scheduled from 7a to 3p but the evening concierge called out because of the weather. I was on the desk till about 6:30 and luckily when I left, the roads were better. Definitely not GREAT, but they were better. The highway just outside of Boston was fine but the closer I got to 95, the worse it got. I just took it slow and I was able to get home with no problem. It was also nice to pull into the lot at the apartment and be the only car not covered in snow (thank you parking garage!).

I was really happy to see David, too because with our schedules, we kept missing each other. We took a little nap before he went to work.

For dinner I reheated some leftovers into a delicious “soup.” It contained low sodium vegetable broth (that I had cooked the chicken in .), quinoa, kidney beans, broccoli and carrots. I added some pepper for flavor and it was really delicious and flavorful. And it definitely warmed me up.

I enjoyed with a side of British muffin topped with Teddie peanut butter and honey.

And of course, right now, I’m watching my late night TBS shows, Conan and George Lopez. And I just booked our trip to…

LAS VEGAS! David and I are leaving in a few weeks for 5 days as a vacation before he leaves. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Gary Loveman who is the President of Harrah’s Entertainment and after e-mailing him (a shot in the dark!) he offered us a comp room at the Paris hotel! Score! We’ll probably stay on the strip for the first 2 days and then take day trips to National Parks and the Hoover Dam. I’m so excited!

Are you a fan of Las Vegas? Anything that’s a MUST see?

Right now I have to break away from the TV because I still have to put together my outfit for my company’s holiday party tomorrow! Night!

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