I’m so glad to hear there is some interest from my Cali readers on coming out to a Murphy-Goode tasting on Sunday, July 19th! I don’t have all the information right now but I do know that if you come on my behalf it is FREE (heck yeah) and it should be a really goode time. If any readers planning on attending could drop me an email, I will create a group so I can update you all on more information as I get it. Please come if you can; I need all the support I can get!! 🙂
Back to my morning. The alarm went off at 6:30 and I made a quick pre-run snack—
Standard. A piece of Ezekiel toast with raw almond butter + 1/2 naner. Fills me up without weighing me down!
I was SO excited this morning because it was my first run outside in months and my first long run since April. I wore my favorite outfit of Target running skirt, Adidas tank top, camel bak and ipod and was ready to run!
First thing I noticed when I got outside was how HOT and HUMID it already was at 7:00!!!!! Since I haven’t run outside since the spring I had sort of put Florida summer heat out of my mind but woah, it came back fast. I’m going to have to get up even earlier during the next few months to beat it, that’s for sure. Today I kept splashing cold water on my face and taking liberal sips, so that helped a lot.
I ended up doing 4 miles in 42 minutes, which was perfect for my long run pace. I put my pride aside and took a few walk breaks because I was nervous since I was running on asphalt for the first time (the grass was flooded). I’d rather save my legs and go slow than kill myself my first time back out. Gone are the days where I used to crank out 5 miles in 45 minutes. No sir. I’m not in this race to win, I’m in it to finish strong!
When I got back it was already 8:00 and I threw together a super Green Monster to refuel!
This bad boy had 2 pieces frozen cantaloupe in it, the other half of my banana, tons of fresh spinach, 1 scoop Pom Mango Amazing Meal, about 1/3 cup blueberries, 1 cup vanilla soymilk, 1 scoop raw almond butter and ice. It tasted amazing!
This morning I am getting my hair highlighted!!!!! I am SO EXCITED! Is it just me or does getting your hair done totally improve your look and mood? I haven’t gotten full highlights for two years and I thought it was definitely time. No cut or anything, just the highlights. I’m going to bring a book and just veg out!
And now, for a product review!!!
It seems like I haven’t done a product review in FOREVER!
For awhile I was doing so many of them but then when John died I sort of took a break for awhile. I’ve actually never done a skincare product review before so I was very, very excited to receive generous samples of Avocate Skincare
in the mail for me to review on the blog.
Avocate Skincare uses the active benefits of organic avocado to help rebuild lost collagen and add luminous qualities to the skin. It works with your skin’s natural chemistry to actually reverse the first signs of aging and add lost volume. Pretty cool, huh?
Today after my shower I tried the Avocate Skin Perfecting Body Lotion. My first thought was, wow this smells amazing! It smells like you are in a garden or something with a light perfumed fragrance of ylang ylang, jasmine and frankincense. The lotion hydrates your skin for 24 hours with aloe vera and avocado oil, which was huge for me because I have very dry skin (excluding my face). I used the lotion on my legs after shaving and they instantly felt quenched….not itchy or dry at all. Also, the lotion instantly absorbs into your skin, which is great because who wants white streaks on their legs as they walk into work? Not I.
I look forward to testing and reviewing the eye repair, body polish and skin glow next! Thanks, Avocate!