Wednesday, July 8, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

'Sup, Buttercups!?

Wanna know what I'm loving this Wednesday?

Let's Chat

1.   THIS top from Fabletics!    

The Taylor Tank II.    Now, don't be alarmed but this model clearly doesn't have a sports bra on.    I swear in real life with a sports bra, it looks way more cool ( and appropriate) and not nearly as "I'm about to hang on a pole" ish...

I currently only own black but am about to order myself another color in about 3 seconds.   

Don't have Fabletics yet?    Oh dear.   Get yourself some.

2.   The fact that so many of y'all are hanging out with me for our current 10 Day Cleanse / 24 Day Challenge on My Fitness Pal!  

Isn't this fun?????    It's gratifying!    It's kind of like making a list and crossing off the items... only better.   

Speaking of lists... did you guys know I'm obsessed with creeping on people's "to do" lists???   Isn't that weird?  (don't answer that...).    But seriously, I think it's so telling and kind of gives you a secret glimpse into their personal world.    What can I say?    I love human behavior.

3.   Training for Chicago!

Truth be told, I was kinda dreading training all summer...yet again.    Now granted, I know we're only a few weeks in and our long runs are currently 12 miles but training is going well and I'm feeling GOOD.    And having fun.      Talk to me in September when I have a 22 miler hanging over my head and my feet look like I'm ready for the tomb.     But for now.... AdvoRunner is a happy runner!  

4.  Participating in #JulyFitPhotos!  

Thanks to my online Advo friend, Lauren, for drumming up this plan.   It's WAY fun and we take a fitness related Insta pic every day for the month of July.    Want in???  Not to late?   Find us on the Insta... hashtag is JulyFitPhotos.   Yesterday.... we had the #SweatySelfie.  
On deck today... come on over to the Insta and find out.

Wanna know my thoughts on the workout selfie???   Let 'em be happy!! 
Read all about it from my Insta page right here..  

You guys...There's all kindsa stuff going on up in here. Day 7 of #JulyFitPhotos and we've got a #sweatyselfie on the agenda for today. Long run in serious humidity = one happy, relaxed, depleted #runnergirl. Sooo.... Let's talk about the workout selfie. Everybody loves to hate on the workout selfie takers but here's my thought... They've worked their butt off, they feel sweaty, happy, amazing.... for the love of the land...they just feel GOOD and as far as we're concerned, everyone needs to know! The workout selfie means you're proud of what you're doing and liking how you're feeling, and boooyah... liking how you're looking! ����. To the workout selfie judgers/ playa haters.... maybe you're looking at someone who used to be 100 lbs overweight and a workout of any type, let alone a workout selfie, was a pipe dream that was not even remotely imaginable. SOOOO.....Let those workout selfie people be happy. Celebrate their victories. It's kinda contagious and inspirational, ya know???? And to the workout selfie takers... Keep doing your thing. Keep loving yourself and keep posting those workout selfies like a boss. And ps- I'll always give ya a like. ������ Ummm, lastly...see that box behind me? Yeah I got the mail as I was coming in from my run and those fabulous people at #p28foods are prolly gonna be my best friends soon solely for sending me a box of goodies that I'm pretty sure are gonna change my life in 3 minutes. #runonsentence High protein #peanutbutter and high protein flatbreads???? Surrrrrsly??? Ripping this box open stat and you guys will be the first to know the deets. #advobody #advocare #advolife #advogirls #peanutbutterhoarder #p28 #fitspo #fitfam #julyfitness #chicagomarathon #marathontraining #AdvoStrong
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Right!?    The most wonderful, funderful time of year.  

Summertime...why you leave us so fast?  Summertime....Why you do us like this??? 

Summertime...we've gotta soak it up like a biscuit.  And then some.

We've been...


Water Park-ing....

Lemonade-ing....  And stalking the Advo summer product limited release stuff in general...

Can you believe mine still isn't here????  Pretty sure it's on that Fed Ex truck for today.  Stand by for deets.  I know you'll be on pins and needles.  


Who else loves a good summertime festival???    

More Festival-ing On deck here....

My old stomping grounds!...

And who doesn't love the Dublin Irish Festival?

Ahhh...and Columbus Summer Beerfest?!?   


And I love me some Greek Fest!

I mean...Greek comes in a close second when it comes to my chosen cuisine.   My love affair with Mexican isn't up for debate.

Another fave...  Ohio Hot Air Balloon Festival..     Such a pretty scene.

Okay, clearly I've gotten off track.

Back to Summering...

Yes,  soak it up and tell me all about it.

6.  Mint Keepers Being Back!

You guys, the mint is truly my favorite.  And never in stock.   Get yourself one stat.

You know what else I love???   The coral branch.  That too is gonna be gone in a hot second.   

Still confused about how KEEP works?  

1.  Pick your keeper... this is basically your bracelet or necklace.
2.  Pick your keys...  This is basically your charms.
3.  Combine and tell your story.
4.   Continue to add or build when you want to change things up.

I seriously love this loot.

Wanna keep up on the latest?  Email me  ( and I'll add you to my FB group. 

Want some free loot?   Email about that too.

Wanna know what else I'm loving???

7.   YOU

I really do.    The readership on the bloggy continues to grow and  I just love you guys for reading my shenans, relating to me, playing along, and sticking around.
   Some of you have been with me since the very beginning and some of you even read my very first blog a zillion years ago.    Some of you are brand new and no matter who is who... we're all friends    I  also love your emails and participation on the  Advo Runner FB page.   
So thanks... I love you guys.

Out for now but #BRB in a hot second.

Cleansers and Challengers...keep on keeping on!    Day 3!  Eye on the prize!


Sunday, July 5, 2015

July 6th! A Pep Talk!

Just a quick Sunday check in as things are about to get  all kindsa crunk  up in here.

I posted this on the private Facebook board but love you guys too so feel the need to make it a double post.  

 Sharing is Caring.

Remember the last time I did a full explanation of the challenge?   

Booyah!   So smooth......and stuff....

A real YouTube video is coming soon explaining all kindsa goodies.     Get comfy cuz it's gonna be entertainment for all of us.  

Let's get down to bizz....

July 6th 10 Day Cleanse/ 24 Day Challenge peeps!!!   Tomorrow is go day. Set aside some time today to get your affairs in order.     


  1.     Have a plan.     Seriously.  Plan your dinners.    Have social obligations this week?    Check out the restaurant menu in advance.  What is cleanse friendly?    I know I've said it 5 zillion times but... FAILING TO PLAN is PLANNING TO FAIL.

2.   Cut veggies, measure out your snacks (especially almonds if you're a nut lunatic like me), prep those snacks.    

3.  Bake/ grill a decent amount of chicken.     So easy and convenient to pull out for salads and emergency meals when you're starving and have zero time.    

4.   Get a My Fitness Pal account.   Not on MFP?  It's easy.    And free.   You can check out what other cleansers are eating.    Plus it's a great way to hold yourself accountable.  I'm Advorunner.  Find me and friend me.   If I'm coaching you, definitely friend me so I can spy on you and make sure you're compliant.    You're welcome.  

5.   If you are questioning if something is legal during the cleanse phase... it's probably not.    Stay as close to food the way  it was intended.    Lean meats, things that grow from the earth, very minimally processed, real food.    You'll feel better eating this way in no time.   Promise. 

6.  Remember-  No booze, no dairy, no coffee.    #pleasedonthatemeiloveyou.   It's just the way it is.    You can do anything for 10 days.

7.   Eye on the prize.    You made the financial investment for a reason.  You need energy, need to drop a few el bees, feel sluggish, or just want to take control of your health in general.    Don't waste the investment.   Think of how you want to feel when you're done.         The taste of cheating will last for a blissful minute or two.  The guilt and set back will last a whole lot longer.  You'll beating yourself up and wondering why you didn't lose 10 lbs like everyone else.    Promise.  Don't do it.   Eye on the prize.   It won't taste nearly as good as you think.   

8.  When you're on the verge of going off track, post on my FB board!    There are almost 900 of us.   Someone can talk you off the ledge.  That's why we're there.    Strength in numbers.

9.    Weigh yourself on day one, take measurements, take a picture if you can.       Important...... do not weigh again until day 11.   Your weight will likely fluctuate a lot during the first 10 days as your body adapts to the fiber drink, probiotic, and increased water.     Seriously... do not weigh.     Resist the scale.  

10.   Enjoy the process!    The fact that you're taking control and "In charge" is gratifying and confidence- boosting.   So enjoy.    Take the bull by the horns.  Own  your cleanse/ challenge like a boss!   

  Haven't ordered your loot yet but feel like crap from the weekend?   Order today and start with us on Wed or Thursday.  We'll have people rolling in all week.      

Not on my team but also cleansing/ challenging and have questions??   Get with your coach.    That is why they are there.   Your coach wants success for you.    You are not bothering them.   Promise.  Do not hesitate to reach out to the person that got you on product.        

Good luck, friends!  I have a feeling this is gonna be a good one!

See you guys this week!


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What I'm Loving Wednesday

It's practically Wednesday so that counts for something, yes?

What' I'm loving???     Here it is.

This sweet pic of my big girl

 Suddenly she's at that random, adorable, awkward, "I'm growing into my body but still a kid" phase.     I knew this but this picture somehow caught me off guard.   And then.... the panic sets in.    Am I soaking it all in enough?  Am I enjoying the little things?   Am I enjoying them enough while they're kids???    

 And then.... the people post those sad poems and articles on the Facebook about how their childhood is gonna be gone in the blink of an eye so quit your job, neglect the dishes till they go to college,  put down the phone forever,  cookies on the table after school, and read them 12 books at bedtime and yes, "lay with me" till I'm asleep.     And then... the panic sets in again. 
 They're gonna be gone and not want to hang out with me at all in the blink of an eye.  Yes, the panic.  

Anyone else?  

Please say yes.  

Not sure how or why I'm doing this but I am.      Basically a lesser caliber of the Crossfit Open.   But still... enter 5 weeks of crazy town.    In my defense, I think it was actually peer pressure that made me do it.   Kids, there's nothing to see here.    We just finished week two and I had a pretty decent workout and guess what?? I didn't even get my score submitted on time.     My own fault.   Truly.   For packing too much crap into one day.  I simply forgot to submit my score.   I know.  

Beg, borrowed, and stole  innocent small children to get that score submitted and still got the smack  down.    But ya know what??? Even though I can't technically compete now, I'm still doing the workouts.     So... #dontcryforme,argentina.    

And yes, I'm still gonna love this.   

Tonight's dinner... 

Yes, take another moment to admire my exquisite photog skillz, then we'll get down to biz....

This was kinda majorly bootleg.   But you guys... it may be better than the previous best recipe ever.    ps- Remember that?  The thai peanut chicken dish?  Oh em gee.    It's making a comeback, friends.  Mark my words.  


Recipe screen shotted straight from my Insta account.

I realize this makes me super lazy but you guys know I would rather spend my time running, trying to find new lipgloss for all of us, talking about Crossfit to people that will listen, and basically shooting the shiznit with you guys versus re-typing recipes.   Right?

Our next team wide 24 Day Challenge/ 10 Day Cleanse!

Check out our girl Danielle and her sweet hubby.   

It all started with a 24 Day Challenge.   2 years on product.    As a result, they've built an amazing business and ummm... look better than ever.   Plus, I'm pretty sure their hearts are made of pure gold which basically makes it impossible to hate them based on that fact that they look like supermodels.    However, that's a different story.    Seriously.   They're amazing.   And again, it all started with a challenge.  

Super pumped for our next group.  July 6th.   Get there.   Want in?  Still time.

Spending a million dollars on iTunes

OMG, clearly I'm gonna need to cash out the retirement here in a hot second in order to continue to fund this obsession.

Yes, I know we've talked about Spotify and several other various options to make me not poor.  However, there's something about iTunes I love.   Don't be mad.

Within the last few days....  As usual... no consistency to the playlist..  None.

 Cut the Cord- Shinedown
Buy Me a Boat-   Chris Janson
Can't Feel My Face-  The Weekend
Nothin' Like You- Dan + Shay
Get Low-  Dillon Francis & DJ Snake

If there is anything I need to download asap that is questionable to my current playlist, please message me yesterday.

Again, it's basically Wednesday!   Let's give it hell.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

10 Days? We Can't Be Having That.

I swear this summer is progressing at Mach speed.    Even more so than normal.     What are we gonna do?       Summer makes me so legit happy. And so dang legit sad at the same time.  Mainly because it FLIES by before we even have  a chance to fully appreciate it's fabulousness.  Know what I mean, jelly beans?       Yes. You do.

Where've we been?

Oh ya know....

Just Summering...

So my kiddos have each spent some time with the grandparents this summer.   This has allowed us time to spend with each kiddo alone.   Meaning one kid goes to the grandparents, the other stays with a parent.  Rinse, reverse, repeat.    
 OMG.    People with one kid... this is pretty fabulous.  And easy.    Don't be mad.      But seriously.   It's like having a little friend with you versus two fighting kids.   Is this how it always is or are we just in the honeymoon stage???    I'm serious.   It's amazing.  


We've been Mexican dining...


And splash padding....

And selfy-ing in cars.

As always.. please feel free to stand by and admire our exquisite photography skillzzz.

What else?

Obsessing about Mean Moms...

Reportedly the below poster was a fabrication.  I can't live like this. 

 I still can't get a concrete answer.   I need to know.... WHEN is this dumb, fabulous, most ridiculous, amazing movie ever coming out??? There are rumors that it's not happening at all.  Ever.  Then there are rumors that it's just gonna bounce up in the theater when we least expect it.  We need answers, Mean Moms people. And we need em now.

Celebrating Father's Day with some pretty cool padre's....

You guys, my dad is a straight up giant goofball.  He has no qualms about his theories, what he's pretty sure everyone is thinking or doing...   just his observations in general. High-Lair.  
    He may crack me up because they are just as ridiculous as mine.   Only,  more quirky and ridiculous.  Or maybe it's the other way around....
 Aww snaps.  So yes, FD was fun.

A big shout out to the girls papa too who also joined us for some fun and games.

Ohio people, if you've never been to Mon Ami Winery, you need to get there asap.  The cutest winery with live music, seriously delicious food, and awesome wine.    Go there on a sunny day, sit your bad self in the garden and soak it all in.     Oh and don't forget to eat your weight in peel and eat shrimp like I did.  Legit. Pretty sure I ate at least 17 lbs.   I'm pretty sure  "the people" were even talking about me as I went back for more.   No shame, I tell ya.

What else?

OMG, the Buckeye Country Music SuperFest!?

Two nights of amazing performances in the horseshoe.   Ridic.  

And now an annual tradition.   Apparently next year's line up is gonna be announced in a  hot second and I kinda can't wait.   

So this year....

Have y'all seen my BF, Keith Urban?  Pretty sure he keeps getting better with time.   His performance may have been my fave of the weekend.  

So much fun.     And a zillion and one laughs.    It ended up being perfect weather with some of my favorite people. 

What else?

You guys this KEEP thing is kinda fun.  

In retrospect, no idea how I even got involved in this but all I know is that I'm making money and getting free loot for doing something involving zero stress and on my own time.   California friends, this is clearly all your fault.   I seem to follow your lead.  Because you know things and stuff before us midwest common folk.  
  KEEP is the baby sister of Stella and Dot and just launched a hot second ago.   
  Want to know more about KEEP or earn your own free goods?   Shoot me a message and we'll get you the hook up.        There are basically NO designers in the midwest.  I had zero choice.  Plus, I pretty much love this loot.

What else???

Our next group 24 Day Challenge/ 10 Day Cleanse starts on July 6th. 

 Me personally?  Put me down for a 10 day cleanse.    I haven't been horrible lately but I also haven't been up to snuff.  Tis the season.   
   If you've never done a challenge or cleanse, join us.   Best decision ever.
  My Advo FB board will be hopping with questions, weight loss, bitching/ bargaining,  and happiness.   That's the thing.  It's a safe place.   Come in.

What else???

I don't know but I do know that I miss you guys and I've got a couple posts already typed up so that we don't have to be away from each other for this long again.   Right?  I'm kinda attached.

Here's the thing.   Instagram is kinda the new blog.  I know.    It's just so easy and errrbody doing it.   If you're not on Instagram, get there.  I'm serious.   It's on your phone.  It's right there.   Right. There. You have no excuses.  I'm Advorunner.  Find me.

Love you, miss you, mean it.



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Good Stuff

Let's talk about the GOOD stuff.

Speaking of the good stuff,  who else is going to see Kenny Chesney here in the 614 this weekend right in our beautiful horseshoe?    Speaking of the good stuff...who else loves that song???

Right???    This whole line up makes me super duper happy.   

More good stuff....

How about my mom being on day 14 of the 24 Day Challenge  and already being down TEN El-bee's???    

More importantly, she's feeling more energetic, which is the best part if ya ask me.   The energy pours into better choices and it becomes a vicious, positive cycle.     She kinda broke the rules and weighed herself early but I aintmadatcha.   Ten pounds is legit.   

More good stuff....

StitchFix #12 just arrived and I can't wait to tear into that baby. 

    Stay tuned for a post with what's in that box on the Insta soon.       Every time I rip that beautiful box open, it's basically Christmas morning... AND... I'm 7 years old.    It really doesn't get any better.    It also pretty much never gets old.   Still haven't created your free style profile?   Ummm... do you that now.  

More good stuff....

Speaking of the Insta, did y'all  know that I'm giving away a free canister of the brand new formula of our delicious Spark on the Insta???     Don't know about the new Spark?  Less calories, less carbs, same energy boost with a side of mental focus.   We're all winning here.  

Easiest contest ever.    Tag 3 friends who do or would love the delicious goodness.  That's it.  You're entered.    Random drawing goes down on Wednesday so you've got two more days.      If you don't already follow me on the Insta,  find me at Advorunner.   

More good stuff....

LOVE that the big monkey is running her next 5k with me.  

  Yes, this will be more of a walk/ run but guess what..?    I'm breeding happy runners and a run/ walk together is awesome in my book.   

More good stuff.....

Speaking of quality family time...   Is anyone else straight up addicted to American Ninja Warriors?

We pretty much can't get enough.   Plus, I secretly wanna be Kacy Catanzaro.    Is she off the hook amazing or what?    Seriously.   I could watch her dominate all day.  

More good stuff....

Remember how I told you guys a mere two weeks ago that you need a discount on your products?  

The most amazing deal went live on our Advo sites today and I had no idea it was coming until a couple days ago.  It was meant to be.  

Brand new distributor/ wholesale customer kits.   

What's in it?  THREE boxes of Spark. 

Here's the deal.

$69 worth of Spark
20% off anything you order from here on out

All for $79.  

Pretend you never, ever order a product in your life... (we all know this is impossible... but let's pretend...)

IF that happens, you're out $10.  
  IF you order more Spark, a 10 day cleanse, Catalyst, running products, Crossfit products...the options are endless.... I mean?   20% off anything forevs.  

It requires zero thought.

Do it today before the Advo boss people change their minds.   Just kidding....kinda.  

But seriously... hit up and my site will walk you right on through.  

More good stuff....

I've been sleeping like a somewhat normal person and getting approximately 6-7 hours of sleep.   You guys, it's kinda been amazing.  

I'm trying real hard not to get too excited about this newfound lifestyle.  Don't pay attention to the fact that it's currently 1 a.m.   Still....   I'll take it.

More good stuff where that came from.    Hope your week is starting off with a bang.    
  Got some good stuff too?   Hit me on the Columbus Advocare Runner wall.    The good stuff is contagious and we all want a piece of that pie.   

Let's get to sleep, fellow night owls!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

My Latest AdvoCare Running Regime

I've missed you kitty cats!

After I posted my last Crossfit product post, I got a slew of requests for the latest running lineup.  I've been meaning to post this for 40 days and nights.   But lo and behold..... Finally....
It's Going Down For Real....
  #FloRida #MyHouse 
Anyone else?  
Me-   Obsessed with that song.  

Here's the deal.   I play around with products like it's my jizzzob.   Well, it kinda is.  But I LOVE this game of product tweaking based on goals and the overall situation at hand.    

My life basically consists of 3 different types of runs.

1.   The casual, no big deal, don't care about pace, short run.

2.   The long run.

3. The balls to the wall/ I'm in a race / doing speed work / planning to break my legs / run.

Let's elaborate.

1.  The Casual Run

This would likely be less than 5 miles, I just want to zone out, chill out, run alone, and play the tunes.   

Groundhog day.   Yes.   However, my go to products are  always Spark and Catalyst.    These two products are the bread and butter of everything that I do.   Whether it's Crossfit, boxing, running.... it doesn't matter.  Spark and Catalyst are always involved.      Wanna know why I love Spark?   Read all about it here.

And Catalyst.....  Here is a post from what feels like 29 years ago.  And guess what?  I'm still obsessed with Catalyst.     Catalyst rocks.  And with regular workouts, it  makes you look lean.    And mean.   Beautiful, glorious branched chained amino acids.  
   Catalyst protects and fuels our muscle mass during weight loss and physical activity.  Honestly, if someone made me choose between Spark and Catalyst or I would die.... 
I would choose Catalyst.    Gasp. 
 I know. 
That's how much I love it.   

2.  The Long Run

It probably goes without saying that the morning of every long run starts with the above combo.  Spark and Catalyst.   This is also how I start every single day, so no bigs.   I can't even tell you the last time I didn't start a day with these two products.   Seriously.  

What constitutes a long run?   For me, I'm gearing back up for Chicago Marathon training so a long run  at this point is 10 miles or so.

As the training season progresses and our mileage increases, things will change slightly in terms of products.

So, yes.  Back to my original story.

Spark/ Catalyst for starters.  

About 30 minutes before I head out, I have 

This picture is from the Cap City Half Marathon last month.  

The 02 Gold, I've talked about 14 million times and I'm sure you're all sick of me.    But... I can't help myself....

This product is designed to enhance the bodies ability to utilize oxygen and and enhance physical activity.   It contains adaptogens,  which are designed to assist your body in resisting physical stress (aka...exercise!)   These adaptogens have been shown to help facilitate oxygen transport, which in turn increases your  physical ability and more importantly, your tolerance for physical exertion.   For me, this means I can run farther and for a greater amount of time without feeling a whole lot of cardiovascular stress.   My breathing is less labored and I just feel more comfortable in general.

Skeptical?   I was too.   However, for me, the products that I love, specifically 02 Gold,  speak for themselves.     I have been using this product for four years now and can truly say, aside from Spark and Catalyst, this is the one product that I'm calling every person in a 90 mile radius who I suspect may have a stash, if/when I run out.    And if I can't locate it that way...I basically call 911.

  The V02 Prime bar was just released a couple years ago and I recently rediscovered it about 6 months ago.  For me, it's THE PERFECT pre long run bar.     

140 calories, a great ratio of carbs/protein/fat, and it tastes amazing.     BUT, more importantly, it contains beetroot juice, which has been shown to contribute to the body's nitric oxide production.  What does this mean?     Exercise and physical beatings in general are going to feel slightly less painful and slightly easier.       

So yes, these two together are my jams.

The other thing I LOVE for longer runs is Arginine Extreme.  

I feel like I've talked about this one a zillion times too but I swear by it for extra cardio support.    This is another product that I use for Crossfit as well.  

And lastly...

If I'm running longer than 8 or 9 miles, this is a given.  

First off, this is cheaper than any other type of gel you would find at a running store, Dicks, etc.    But  that's not why I love it.....

This is not your typical gel.  The majority of the other gels are THICK and 100-120  calories.   This is a very thin, watery consistency and only 80 calories.   May not seem like a huge deal but if I'm busting my hump running, I don't want to waste 120 calories on gel.     I just don't.   But that's really not my favorite part.   This gel contains sequential carbs,  which means your body is going to utilize them in 3 different ways, at 3 different times.  You are going to get an immediate boost,  you are also going to get your typical hydration via electrolytes and carbs,  but you are going to get a recovery component as well.     This will carry you.   I took one of these at mile 9 of my 14 miler on Saturday and when I look at my splits, it's obvious when I took Rehydrate.    I've tried every gel on the planet and this is hands down my favorite. 

3.   The Balls to the Wall Training Run/ Race/ Speed Work

Obviously we've got Spark/ 02 Gold, per usual.

Aside from the other products above, depending on the running sitch at hand, I have somehow gotten roped  into Muscle Fuel.  

You guys.   This stuff is the real deal.   However....   I can't even begin to tell you how terrible this tastes.  

You guys know I'm real.     And I'm probably not supposed to complain about the taste.  But seriously.  

However, the punch this packs is off the chain.   The taste is off the chain too.     Basically rocket fuel.     But you want running wings?     Here you go, yo.  

   It contains everything crazy town from creatine, to caffeine, to bcaa's, to green tea extract.       I reserve it for serious situations for two reasons.  
A) I can't handle the taste, as discussed above.  
B)   It's so potent for me that I would hate for my body to even remotely get used to it.   

Clearly, that's not gonna happen but the mind is a powerful thing so I reserve it for serious running.    

So yes.   

That's a ton of info. but that's my current/  getting ready to start training for Chicago line up.

This will change over the next couple of months and I'll update accordingly.     But for now, these are the goodies.

Night Night, friends.

Tomorrow is Wednesday.   Let's do it up.