Living, Eating and Running....
Tall Mom is a Coffee Addict. With 2 kids, full time job and a hour commute each way, my daily jolt is my savior. Thankfully I have found a barista who only charges $2.50 for my morning non-fat Vanilla Latte. This year one of my goals is to reduce my environmental footprint. I bought a pretty pink travel mug and have used it nearly every day this month. That is over 20 paper cups and plastic lids saved!!! Yes, I do miss the warmth of the cup in my hands. And Yes, it can be a pain to remember to clean the cup, and take it in and out of my car. But it has become a habit and one that can make a big impact. Some baristas will even offer a discount for using a travel mug. If you love your daily java try supping it from a Travel mug :)
- EATING (Drinking):
I am not sure what is up with my immune system, but I seem to catch EVERYTHING!! This week I have a plugged nose and scratchy throat. Tall Grandma (my mom) taught me about Emergen-C. The small packet sold at most stores packs a Vitamin punch!! You can add it to a water bottle for an energy boost, be sure to take a few sips first because it is fizzy!! Yesterday I tried the cranberry flavor in a mug of hot water and YUM!! This may not help me kick this cold any faster, but it cant hurt.
Brooks Motion Jacket HERE:
The wonderful people at Brooks sent me a purple motion jacket for free to test. I was soooo excited to open the package from Brooks, there will be more items in Test Lab Tuesdays in the weeks to come.
What Brooks says:
Updated this season, this popular quilted-look jacket remains a moisture-moving must-have for fall fun and fitness. A hit with active women on the run, it moves moisture away from skin, offers great range of motion, and has a new ribbed collar and waistband for added comfort.
- Fabric: Body: Quilted Motion (Top: 86% polyester/14% spandex with DWR; Fill: 100% polyester; Back: 100% polyester); Side Panels: Vapor-Dry² (93% moisture transfer polyester/7% spandex)
- Fit: Semi-fittedFeatures &
Weather-resistant, moisture-transfer fabric
Vapor-Dry² stretch side panels
Secure side pockets for key/I.D.
Moisture-proof inner pocket for MP3 or cell phone
Full front zip with inner storm guard and zipper garage
I wore this jacket on an 11 mile training run HERE. I don't usually test gear on long runs, but I know with Brooks the quality is good!! It was drizzly raining and this jacket kept me dry and comfortable. You could see the water wicking away from the fabric. I wore a tank under the jacket because it is WARM. For those of you in colder climates wear this jacket paired with a base layer, you would be toasty. This jacket is true to size, my only gripe is I was sent a medium and could have used a large.
- Large Zipper Pockets
- Vapor- Dry side panels and arms
- Over sized inner pocket
- Feminine quilt pattern
***If there is a product you would like to see reviewed on Test Lab Tuesday please email me at tallmomontherun (@) hotmail.
PS. Have any guesses the significance of today?? Come back tonight to find out and for a GIVEAWAY!!!