More This and That

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It’s Sunday night and I’m sitting here craving a chocolate moon pie (;D).  Does anybody else like them, or is it just me?  In my younger years, I would stay with my grandmother during the summer in Bountiful, Utah, hang out at the pool, and after every swim session, I ate a chocolate moon pie. Maybe I just need to go swimming.  Or maybe the weather has been so nice here in the Pacific Northwest that it makes me think of summertime.  But the real answer is probably because I just read a post that mentioned them.

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Speaking of weather, it really has been gorgeous.  Today was 70 degrees and sunny.  That is indeed summer weather… for these parts anyway.  And I completed my long run right in the peak of it.  But funny enough, never once did I feel overheated.  Okay, well, I took a break after mile 5, ran back by the house, cooled myself down with a wet paper towel and got some ice water, but still, it wasn’t horrible to be out running in the middle of the day.

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James and I hit up the REI sale yesterday (it’s a sports store), and he bought me a sweet little FitBit (he got himself the Garmin 235 watch and a Nathan Fireball Race Vest, so he didn’t go without).   Just a new fun little toy with more charts, graphs, and apps!

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As you can see from above, I was loaded for bear when I went for my run today.  I had my Garmin Vivoactive to track and map my run, my FitBit to track every movement that I made including the steps, and my magnetic bracelet for balance that I don’t go on a run without.  Overkill? Haha, perhaps… but when you’re a numbers and stats geek, which a lot of runners are, then it’s “the more the merrier.”

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We also picked up a couple of Maple Bacon flavored GU gels from REI.  Fantastic!  Have you tried this flavor yet?  I had mine at about mile 5 when I was a touch hungry.  I found that after I ate some of the gel then licked my lips, I had added salt flavor!  Just like real bacon!  (I know some you may be quite grossed out by this… sorry!  #runnerslife)

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And above was my final long run before Salt Lake City on April 16.  See how I did that in the picture?  Map from the Garmin, stats from the FitBit.  There’s something appealing about seeing 22,000 as opposed to 10 (size matters?).  Calories burned were over 2000… I totally have room in my diet today for a moon pie.

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It’s almost Monday already so it’s time for Jamesy’s Motivational Music Monday!  His particular choice this week has prompted me to post this one… an oldie but a goodie!  It still puts a spring in my step! I find it kind of funny that a lot of videos don’t match the meaning of the song whatsoever… ever notice that?!

Hope you have a wonderful week!  The rain returns tomorrow for us, but I am so very thankful for the beautiful sunshine we have had just recently!!

 

 

38 thoughts on “More This and That

  1. wanderwolf

    I love moon pies! Haven’t had one since middle school, though.
    Also, I laughed when you wrote about the runner’s life in regards to the bacon flavored Gu.
    I love “Sexy Back.” It’s one of the first songs I heard when I “discovered” pop music in senior year (previously, I had been a parent-influenced classic rock fan, which was a very good thing).
    Great 10 mile run! The fitbit is really cool. My dad recently got one for his birthday.. and I’m intrigued by its sleep-logging function as well.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh yay! It’s not just me who loves moon pies then!! 🙂
      Your parents did well to influence you with classic rock! We’ve tried to do that with AJ too, and it worked for awhile, but now he’s off listening to that boom-boom rubbish. Actually, he’s keeping us up to date on who’s who these days, otherwise we’d be clueless!
      Speaking of which, LOVED your 2 cellos pick for MMM last week! Wow wow!
      Yes, I’m having fun figuring out all the fitbit’s bells and whistles! It had my first night’s sleep as over 8 hours… quite possible! I’ll be really interested to see if it logs naps, hehe!!

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  2. Chocolaterunsjudy

    Well, you could have our cold & snow so there’s that.

    I’m confused; I have the Garmin Vivoactive & I like it because it’s a GPS watch & fitness tracker all rolled into one. So why would you need a Fitbit too? Not that there’s anything wrong with more gadgets. The more, the merrier.

    After 10 miles, yes, you could afford at chocolate moon pie. Believe me, I retopped my glycogen stores quite well yesterday, and my 10 miles was split into 2 5 mile runs!

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh, I don’t need the fitbit, I just wanted it. 😀 I actually don’t like Garmin Connect for tracking anything. I went to go see my daily steps from last week, and even though I had run 3 different days, it didn’t log one single step for me. That sealed the deal for me.
      Did you have the rungry’s too? I couldn’t stop eating it seems, but no moon pie, lol!

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      1. Chocolaterunsjudy

        Ok, that’s very odd. I don’t have problems with Connect logging stuff. Synching . . . synching can be a pain, but eventually it gets done!

        I didn’t really have the rungries, but probably because I ate pretty well and made sure to snack between runs.

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      2. neveradullbling Post author

        Yes, it’s the syncing with the Garmin. Pain. But I just looked, and my steps are now there from last week, so I’ll take back what I said, :D, but only partially, because none of my runs were there on Saturday morning, lol.

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  3. lynne hoareau

    Haha loved this post 🙂 And…I know you are going to laugh…but I didn’t know what a chocolate moon pie was, so I googled it. Isn’t that hysterical? I almost feel deprived !!!!
    Have a lovely day and have a chocolate moon pie for me 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I’m not so sure my husband has a clue what it is either, lol. It’s probably a very American “delicacy,” hehe!! Trust me though, they’re to die for! 😀
      Hope you had a lovely day too!! Xoxo

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  4. Darlene

    We have had terrible weather – cold, windy and now snow. A chocolate moon pie sound scrumptuous,

    However, the verdict is out on bacon Gu. I love gu but I prefer coffee or salted caramel.

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Oh but you should try it, really and truly!! If you like bacon, you’ll like like the GU!! But don’t try it as pre-fuel first… you’ll enjoy it best when you really need it. 🙂

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  5. creativecritters77

    Love my Garmin Vivosmart HR (I’m a stats junkie too 😉 ) and I add my Polar heart rate monitor when I’m working out, just to be sure everything is properly tracked 🙂 Sounds like some lovely weather for running (we’re going to be in the 80’s here in AZ for the next few days). But maple bacon flavored Gu? I don’t think I could quite handle that one! LOL

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Yes, you get it, the more stats the better, lol!! It really has been beautiful here, but I fear you’re only going to be comfortable for just a couple more weeks, then it’s get up early for you, ;)!! And seriously, you just have to try the GU if you like bacon. You’ll be amazed! Just make sure you’ve worked up an appetite first, haha!! 🙂

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      We got rain today too, but thankfully no thunder. I hate thunder. I think we’re supposed to clear back up tomorrow or Wednesday, but I certainly don’t mind the rain!! Love this weather, 😀

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    1. Antonia

      And I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. Please don’t feel obligated to participate. If you are interested, the information is on my homepage 😀 Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Aishwarya

    Wandered my way here
    Nice blog.. I’m enjoying my reads here. I’m not too much of a runner… I practice yoga and swimming though! I wanted to buy myself a fitbit too though… I do go cycling often enough! As for Moon Pie, well who doesn’t love them! Though I don’t count my calories, if I feel stretched and my body aches a bit then I reason I’ve done enough and can eat anything I want 😀

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      I’m so glad you stumbled across my blog! Do you have a Garmin for your cycling and swimming? Those stats are fun to track too! But having a FitBit really is quite fun! It gives off little challenges… but then again, I guess so does the Garmin, lol. And I’m super happy to hear you like moon pies! They seem to be almost a thing of the past as I rarely see them anymore, but oh are they ever good! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! 😀

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