Thursday Things

1. As I was ellipticalling (ellipting? ellipticizing?) this morning, I started thinking about how much I hate not running. I know what you’re thinking–bitter! Party of one!

Saving cry for help ecard someecards

So what. Not running? Totally and completely blows. I really am trying to stay positive, but I need injury season to be over. Even though I’ve had to give up my April marathon, I’ve got my eye on one in June. I’m starting to get a little concerned that if this situation doesn’t resolve itself soon, a June marathon won’t be in the cards, either. Which is unacceptable.

From you, I need this: whatever you believe in or don’t believe in, will you say a prayer or if you don’t do that send out some freakishly positive thoughts into the universe on my behalf? I need this injury to heal. I need run. I need to regain my sanity.

Thank you. 🙂

2. Early spring continues here in Michigan, which means I post annoying things on Facebook about the weather.

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It also means I get to have a beer and a snack out on my deck while my puppy plays in the yard.


Life doesn’t get much better than that.


(Oh, and you need to try the cauliflower chicken nuggets. For reals.)

3. The Clairisonic is life-changing.

Clarisonic mia pastels

Here’s where I sound like an infomercial: My pores are noticeably smaller, my skin noticeably smoother, my fine lines noticeably diminished. If you’ve been considering getting a Clairisonic but weren’t sure if it’s worth the money, I’m here to tell you: it is. Don’t walk–run to the store and pick one up. I’ve been using mine for 2 months, and it’s like I have a different face. Wait, that sounds weird. But you get what I mean, right?

4. Even better than the Healthy PB Banana Cookie is STUFT Mama’s No Bake Protein Cookie.


You’ll have to tolerate a slightly blurry photo, as I was too busy cramming this sucker in my mouth to bother with things like proper lighting. This is off the hook! (And I don’t say things like off the hook, so you know I mean it.)

5. I ordered a bunch of stuff from (where I got the amazinginess that is PB2).


Now I have to figure out what to do with it all. I find my choices somewhat odd, too. Well, really only the nutritional yeast.


I’ve had this exactly one time in my life. I was in 4th grade and went to my friend Alana’s house, where her hippy-ish parents were already on the vegan bandwagon way back in the late 80s. Nutritional yeast on our popcorn? Oh sure, I’ll try that! Aaaaand I hated it. Why would you ruin popcorn like that??? my 9 year old self wondered. So it makes perfect sense that I would mail order it in my adult life, right?

I also got a free sample of ginger tea, which was quite tasty!


And this thing:


It appears to be some kind of miniature shammy. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do with it. Polish my PB2 jars??? If anyone knows this item’s proper usage, feel free to share it with me.

(Oh, and if you’re ordering anyway, treat yourself to a discount for $10 off your iHerb order $40 order with my code! AWO351)

Stick a fork in me.

Whatcha got?


17 thoughts on “Thursday Things

  1. Girl, reading your blog and following you are going to put a strain on my wallet 🙂 I have wanted a Clarisonic for a while but I didn’t know anyone that had one. You just upped my desire to get one. I have such annoying adult skin that I’m always interested in any newish product. (And how cute is the teal one?!?)

      • hhrunner says:

        bahahaha Tara. You need to just break down and go on a spending spree with us.

        And Mel, (can I call you that? I imagine I would call you that if we were friends IRL… do you hate it? tell me the truth) hopefully your injury and my injury (non-injury?!) will resolve themselves at the same time. I hope you polish all of your jars now. I would love that.

  2. Oh- i want one of those clarisonic thingys! Do you use it in the shower? I am praying for you!! Please, pray for me too!!! Being injured SUCKS!

  3. Sending lots of prayers your way friend! I want SO bad for you to be running again!!!!

    And I REALLY want a Clairisonic. I am sending the link to my husband now and adding a pretty please after it. Birthday gift. So what if it five months away?!

  4. That is not PB2!!!!!! Haha just a warning, I have tried that brand and PB2, which is made by bell plantation, and PB2 tastes so much sweeter! I prefer it a million times over! Try ordering it from amazon or their website, you can also see what stores carry it from the bell plantation website as well.

    • No, I am planning to use it more for baking, not as a PB substitute. PB2 has added sugar, so it’s definitely sweeter! 🙂


  5. I wish I had seen this earlier! I just ordered stuff from iHerb… damn, could have used the discount 🙂
    And I ordered that peanut flour and PB2! i cannot wait to try both
    P.s. you have great taste in beer 😀

  6. Miranda says:

    Haha. Let me know if you like the nutritional yeast. It took me a minute to get into it. Oh She Glows has some AMAZING fake cheese recipes that use it.

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