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10 Things on Tuesday

Some people argue that Tuesdays are worse than Mondays-- on Mondays, one might still be feeling great from the weekend, but by Tuesday, that has worn off.  I wouldn't say that Tuesday is my least favorite day of the week, but there are times when it definitely feels like my longest day of the week.  So I've decided to start a new series to focus on the good things about Tuesday-- each Tuesday I will post 10 things that I am loving that week, in no particular order.

1.  Flavor God
I recently started using Flavor God for cooking and I love it!  As someone who meal preps, somethings my meals get boring, especially later in the week.  Flavor God has changed that-- with a variety of flavors, I can turn boring into delicious.  I have tried five different flavors and so far, chipotle is my favorite.  I can't wait to try more.  Head over to Flavor God and check it out for yourself.  (and if you follow them on social media, they frequently post deals to save you some money)

2.  Trails

Hot Chocolate 15K Recap

I ran the Hot Chocolate 15K last year and swore I would never be back-- I wasn't a fan of the course or its hills.  That being said, when my friends were getting ready for the 2016 #HC15K and I saw the medal, I knew I would be there.  So I signed up and joined in on all the chocolate fun.

I was carpooling with Michelle, so I met her at her place at 5:30am.  The HC race has a 5K that starts at 6:45am vs the 15K's start of 7:45am-- more people run the 5K, so we wanted an early start to beat the traffic.  We got lucky and hit relatively no traffic and found parking right away.  After staying in the warm car for a while, we decided to head over to the starting area and see what was going on.  After a few pre-race pictures and a stop at the bathroom, we were ready to head to the corrals.  

I went into this year's race with a different perspective-- I knew about the hills and I wasn't going to worry about my time/pace this year.  I had a plan to enjoy all the sweet stations an…

San Diego Half Marathon Recap

My first experience with the San Diego Half Marathon series was in 2014, when I ran their 5K.  I hadn't been running for that long and I remember waiting in the starting corral thinking to myself, "I'm going to run the Half Marathon next year."  And I did.  I had so much fun in 2015 that I couldn't wait to come back in 2016.  

The expo/packet pick-up happens down by the Embarcadero in San Diego.  I love this part of the city and waited until Saturday to head down there.  (a storm hit San Diego on Friday and I wasn't going to go out in the rain if I didn't need to.)  I got down there about 15 minutes before the expo opened and got in line with all the other early birds-- once they let us into the expo, it was smooth sailing.  It seemed to be more organized this year than the past two years.  The expo itself isn't bad, but not anything that I really got excited about.  I did pick up a couple Momentum Jewelry bracelets, but didn't see anything else I …

Subscription Boxes. Yay or Nay?

In today's world, you can have almost anything delivered to your door.  A popular item in recent years? Subscription boxes. From running goods, to fruits to clothing and jewelry, for a fee you can have items show up on a regular basis.  I had a subscription to a running product box last year--after about 6 months, I decided to cancel it.  I found I was not using the products more than I was using them.

For the holidays, my friend gifted me a subscription to Runnerbox.  It was a pleasant surprise and I decided to revisit my thoughts about subscription boxes.  

The first box I received had some yummy goodies-- I was excited and tried everything.  I found a few awesome products I love.  A few weren't my jam, but it was still fun to try something new.

A month later, I was was once again pleasantly surprised when I received a second box.  Once again, I was excited to try some new goodies.  Runnerbox definitely knows what runners like and includes some really good products.  

I still ha…