TALL MOM TEST LAB:
Brooks Trance 9's(HERE):
What Brooks Says:
In 2008, our flagship Support shoe introduced BioMoGo to the world. In 2009, the Trance™ 9 unveils the new-and-improved Progressive Diagonal Rollbar (PDRB®), delivering unsurpassed cushioning and effortless, but supportive, heel-to-toe transition. Did we mention plush? You’ll feel so much premium plushness in these puppies, you may never want to take them off! Weight: 9.7 oz
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I love the coloring of this shoe because it matches with everything!! I am between sizes on the Trance 9's so I have a pair that is a little too big. This works well for days when my feet are swollen after a long run. I also find that I wear these nearly every day just because they feel so good. Light, airy and very well made.
*Battle Tested. Tall Mom Approved
Chips Ahoy 100 Calorie Bars:
I eat one of these every morning with a cheese stick. YUM!! It is like having a candy bar for breakfast. I know these probably don't have the highest nutritional value..but when I was trying to lose weight, these were my snack of choice not to break the calorie bank.
Muscle Man and I were VERY LATE to jump on the Twilight bandwagon. My speed reader hubby has read the Harry Potter series from cover to cover several times and needed something new. So we borrowed the Vampire inspired series from Tall Grandma. He read the THICK first book in a matter of days (I envy those who can consume books quickly, I am a book nibbler, AKA Slow reader). We then rented the movie which I LOVED!! Mind you I am a teeny bopper movie fan.
Watching Oprah, while taking care of sick Muscle Man, I discovered that the books are the brain child of a 35 year old stay at home mother of 3!! WHAT? Inspiring! This week is a BIG WEEK for fans (fanatics) as the new movie comes out.. I have yet to read a book, but I am sure I will be sucked in soon. And I can't wait to see New Moon.
Drymax Extreme Running (HERE):
What Drymax says:
While distance running, feet get hot and perspire, causing socks to become wet. Moisture significantly increases friction (stickiness) between socks and skin. The higher the friction, the greater the chance of getting blisters. Higher friction limits skin surface movement, yet still allows inner tissue movement causing a shearing effect. This physically separates the two layers which fill with fluid, forming a blister
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I won these socks from a Giveaway on Run Like a Girl. AND they could not have come at a better time. The RAINY season has hit the Seattle area. I wore these socks on my LONG run this weekend, as I hopped through puddles my toes stayed dry. The technology WORKS!! It is like Magic.
My Office Mom, the lady who brings me food and Gossip Magazines, had a bag of carrots on her desk. When you think carrots you think Orange, Right? WRONG!! She had a bag with Orange, Yellow and (GASP) Purple Carrots. Baffled I did a quick Google search and on Carrot museum I learned "It is considered that purple carrots were then taken westwards where it is thought yellow mutants and wild forms crossed to produce orange." I had to try the oddly colored veggie. Verdict...tasted like a carrot crossed with a beet, or maybe I was just projecting the flavor on it. Either way very yummy and very weird!
- I hope you enjoyed this segment of Tall Mom Test Lab Tuesday. If you are counting this is post #299.. What will #300 bring?? Stay tuned to find out..