Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Sentiments... Back from the DFW, Random Stuff, and Chocolate/ PB Mug Cake (Oh Mylanta)




Hey cats!

Back from Dallas and ready to roll!


The highlights-

Having all of Six Flags over Texas to ourselves.    Yes.    Advo rented out the entire park for leasdership team.   

Right?   



So yes, imagine just rolling up to an awesome coaster that would otherwise have a 2 hour wait....   Basically the most stressful decision involved was "hmmm....which seat do I want?"


Full on Spark/ Rehydrate bar/ OTG bar.    Yes, please.  





Meeting these two... whom I've "known" for two plus years.   But we've never met in real life.





We connected over this here world wide web.   All three of us love the Advo and all three of us do the bloggy thing.   It was only natural that we became internet BFF's. 

Lauren  and Niki, you guys are awesome.




Becoming even more obsessed with Rich Froning.


He basically walked on stage on his hands...



And then proceeded to complete  "heavy" Isbabel.  Which means he did 30 snatches at 225 lbs in 4 minutes and change.    Fellow Crossfit kool aid drinkers... you know how crazy this is.





Spent some time with some amazing ladies.



And learned a whole lotta new stuff.







Absolutely amazing.   


Pss-   Wanna have your mind blown?




Mix a packet of this with 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk, spray coffee mug with cooking spray, microwave for 2 minutes, flip onto plate, top with 1 tbsp natural nut butter.  

Oh Lordy.    350 ish calories and a truck load of protein.


What else?


Weekend Workouts?

Running.

A whole bunch.  
Yes.   

Oh and look who's back?

#RunnerDog back in action.  (what, what?)



Speaking of Running...

WHEN are Rehydrate Gels coming back?   Anyone?  Anyone?  


Next group challenge starts the Tuesday after Labor Day.    Yes.  Yes.   

Come play with us.   


I'll leave you with this.   


Don't you love?



Talk soon,

-AR







Thursday, August 6, 2015

10 Things. From 20,000+ Feet Above




1.   I miss you guys profusely.   

Like hard core.    Turns out July is the busiest month in the history of the world.   I feel like I've barely had time to pee.    Basically.    But it's kinda my own fault.
   Wanna know what I've been up to?   The Insta will fill ya in.      Not on the Insta?  Ride your prehistoric dinosaur on over there and get yourself an account asap. 
 It's basically the new blog.  And the new Facebook.  
  Find me-   Advorunner.  
 And let's be best friends.





2.      Who else is joining us in Dallas/ Ft Worth, y'all!?  



An amazing event.  Always.    I'm pretty much DYING to hear the new product release.   Oh and to see my Crossfit boyfriend, Rich Froning.   

     If you're there,  I wanna hear all about it and I'll probably be stalking you on the Insta.    Don't be scared.




3.    Who else is in the heart of summer marathon training?   

  Eeek.    My training has been Slim Shady at best.   Still fitting in the miles, so don't cry for me Argentina.    But still.      Remember how I bite off more than I can chew sometimes?   I think I did that.      Just now.    And my whole life.   But we knew that.



4.   Speaking of marathon training.... WHEN is my  Rehydrate  Gel gonna be back in stock? 
   I can't live like this and am legit openly hoarding the little stash that I have left.

Part of me thinks it's actually discontinued and those Advo peeps are gonna announce some kind of new life-changing replacement tomorrow night.      Anyone else have this theory?  





5.    You guys, this combo is Off the #ChizzaneDoe.





No idea why it's the best thing ever.  It just is.

Iced green tea.   Green apple Spark.

The End.



6.       WHO is up for a mini cleanse????    

 Going down on Monday.   I'm due.    Haven't done a mini cleanse yet???  It's all the rage.


Go check out my Insta page for the specific deets.


  3 days.   No big deal.     You can do anything for 3 days.   

From the product graveyard....

You need:

 6 Probiotic Restore
3 Fiber Drinks
6 Omegapex (I usually take more when I'm feeling haggard)
6 Herbal Cleanse tablets (3 packs)
Spark


It's going down on Monday.     And like Flo Rida said... It's Going Down for Real...





7.    Speaking of the Flo Rida...

What songs are you guys loving these days?   

Speaking of songs, a little birdie keeps telling me I need Apple Music.  

Is this true?   

And does the thought of not having your ITunes library on your phone at all times give you a heart attack?  

Cuz it does me.



8.    I've had a handful of requests for some #Runnerdog action lately.  

He's still here, folks.  




And he misses you too.  Stay tuned for more pics and shenanigans of that goofball.   Just like the olden days.
ps-- He's had a wig busting since this pic.  Unfortunately, they've turned him into a poodle temporarily.   
   I pretty much thought they gave me the wrong dog.  
Not even really kidding.



9.  Ummm... KEEP's fall line went live today.  

 I'm way pumped about the anti-bullying KIND campaign.  Seriously.  Love everything about this.



And this...

Oh and this...


And this...


This whole initiative makes me happy.     As much as I love the movie....real life mean girls terrify me.   One ring leader and an impressionable group of followers, no matter how big or small, and your sweet baby's life can be a living hell in the blink of an eye.  
     Luckily we haven't had to deal with this and I pray we never do.    As I hope you don't either.    
But as a mama bear of two girls, it's a scary thought.     Mama bear's, I know you relate.


10.      I know this is a super short post but I just felt the need to say hi.

 And tell you that I miss you and that life is gonna settle down here in a hot second and I'll be back to more regular posting.   Just like the good old days.   
In the meantime,  I hope your summer has been magical and funderful. 
   Even though these kiddos go back to school next week, I refuse to let summer go.       8 more weeks of solid sunshine would be fabulous.





Love you, miss you, mean it!





























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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5.  SUMMERTIME!!!


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...

Boating...



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.  




Festival-ing...



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?!?   


#CleanseBeGone!

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  (advocarerunner1@gmail.com) 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!

xoxo
-AR















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.  
Afterall...

 Sharing is Caring.



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

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgHbPw5Fz6U


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.     


MORE PERSONAL TIPS

  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!

-AR

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.  

Anyway, 

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
Brother- NEEDTOBREATHE



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.  

Anyway, 


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.

xoxo