6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Test Lab Tuesday

I still have not uploaded the pictures from Family Track day Sunday with Muscle Man and the Little Studs, I hope to do that tonight. Little Stud #2 was cheesing for the camera, too cute...he also filled his pants mid way through my 3 mile run.. Run 1.5, stop watch, sprint down stairs to get diaper and wipes, change poopy, toss away, clean hands, start watch, run 1.5.. RUNNER MOM!!

Welcome to Test Lab Tuesday The day I dedicate to all things I review...

Living, Eating & Running


  • LIVING:
Clearance Winter Gear:
Not sure if this is the case for other places but in the Seattle area the Clearance Racks are full of great deals on Winter wear. I have purchased many many pairs of black knit gloves for .25 cents and got some great hats for less than $1. Now is the time to grab boots, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens and thick socks....stash them away and save yourself some money next year. (FYI the photo above is of past season clearance)


  • EATING:
Garden Veggie Snacks:
Tall Grandma (my Mom) bought a big box of assorted Garden Veggie snacks from Costco. The kids love love these snacks, Little Stud #2 calls them "French fries," we will just let him believe that. With low calories and made with some all natural ingredients, these are a tasty mid-day treat at work or a perfect diaper bag emergency snack.

  • RUNNING:
Brooks Equilibrium LS (HERE):
I received this long Sleeve Running T-shirt in the "Happi" color to test from Brooks. Hello adorable Girly color!!

What Brooks has to say:
Function: Feel like a superhero in this super-soft, incredibly lightweight long-sleeved running top. It's an indispensable first layer for the run—and daily life.

Fabric: Silc Lite (92% soft polyester/8% spandex with a wicking finish)

Fit: Fitted

Features & Benefits:
Soft, lightweight stretch fabric
Fast moisture transfer for dry comfort
Flat-seam construction
Close-to-body fit


Tall Mom Thoughts:
I love that Brooks offers this shirt in 6 colors, think I need the Yellow to go with my Green Silence shoes. The sleeves and torso are long and the fit is amazing! The fabric is so soft it is a GREAT base layer. My only gripe is that my inner elbows got very sweaty and the fabric wicked away the sweat but felt very cold.


Brooks Adrenaline GTS 10 (HERE):
I purchased these shoes at Fleet Feet and was very excited about the pretty color pallet (Blackberry, Silver, White and Geranium). At $100 the shoes will not totally break the bank. These shoes also won the "Best Update" award from Runner's World.

What Brooks has to say:
Woo Hoo! Runner's World gave the GTS 10 its "Best Update" award in the Winter 2010 Shoe Guide in its December 2009 issue, on newsstands Nov. 4, 2009.Always the leader, the Adrenaline™ GTS 10 has left the pack even further behind. The fit? Never better. The support? Perfection. As the legend hits double digits with its tenth iteration, the shoe is more dialed-in than ever. Now with a plush Profile Sockliner to sweeten the feel.
Weight: 9.2 oz

Tall Mom Thoughts:
The shoes are not the pillows I am used to wearing, so it has been an adjustment. Light weight and airy my feet have felt great after every run. I wear Berry Insoles and for some reason the insoles squeak inside the Adrenaline, LOL!! Overall I am very happy with the purchase and LOVE LOVE that I am matchy matchy in my pink and Purple.

BATTLE TESTED
TALL MOM APPROVED

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HAPPY TUESDAY!

29 comments:

Marlene said...

FIRST!!!!!!!!

Marlene said...

I never get first on your posts, so I got really excited, then went back to read. :)

That Brooks top is gorgeous. Love the two-tone effect and purple is a fave of mine.

I better start finding some matching items or you are going to put me to shame in Seattle.....

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Thanks for the reviews! Winter clearance is awesome...I always get my boys new boots, hats, and gloves for next winter...it saves a lot of $$!

The veggie straws ROCK! My boys like them too.

Again, I love Brooks stuff. They just know how to make things that work-ya know?

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

My kids love the veggie straws too! They are "french fries" in our house as well.

Love that Brooks top. I really think the two tones the way they are would make me look like I have a chest ... or draw attention to my lack of a chest!

Jen said...

I feel cool that we have the same shoes! LOL! I have green superfeet though.

Molly said...

I just got back from Fleet Feet with some new kicks, and I'm breaking away from my Asciis and trying out Nike! also got some superfeet insoles so wish me luck!

teacherwoman said...

I wear Brooks too (Trance) and love 'em!

aron said...

my first running shoes were the adrenalines and i wasnt a HUGE fan... but now that my kayano update is not good i am going to have to find something new!

haha running with dogs i have to deal with the poo issue too :) lol, never thought about changing a diaper mid run ;)

Velma said...

I love me that purple shirt!! Time to stock up on winter gear because spring is coming!!

Lisa said...

My kids love the Veggie Straws too and I'm happy to buy them.

Love the Brooks long sleeve top. I don't have any purple running gear... think I need to go shopping :)

J said...

i will be clearance rack shopping this weekend! its the end of the month and the end of the season! There hopefully will be alot of great deals!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Hmm....love the Brooks shirt! It is funny I was just talking to AN the RB about inner elbow sweat. I don't really have it! She does and I told her she was weird. Maybe I am the weird one who does not have "elbow pit" sweat! =)

unathleticrunner said...

I love light shoes!

Janice {Run Far} said...

cute shoes... I gotta try those veggie crisps thingy's..yum

Stephanie said...

Love the Brooks shirt! I still have never tried Brooks gear, but there stuff looks amazing!
Thanks for the reviews!

Heather said...

I want to try some Brooks shoes . . . maybe time to use my Running Romm gift card from Christmas?

marathonmaiden said...

love that top. and winter clearance. i think i never buy anything "in season" anymore haha

Jill said...

Love the Brooks top...so cute. I might need to check that out. Did you know they have a distribution plant in Sumner? My dad knows someone who works there...sweet to have a local plant.

My brooks do the same thing with my insoles squeak too. I only notice is sometimes. Strange!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I hit the winter clearance for gloves too! Great to have lots of pairs. Cheap!

I love that top. The colors are amazing. At Christmas I asked for lots of color but hubbs (although he did an GREAT job) defined color as white and pink. I love pink but I need some purple, yellow, green....

I have never seen those snacks here. I am going to have to look tonight while middle one is at gymnastics! Little one would love them.

the tortise said...

ok, so what I want to know is how you get free products from companies? I would love to be a product tester...i would even blog about it...

Anne Marie said...

Wow. Holy Lucy sale. I read that Lucy is moving their headquarters from Portland to San Leandro, CA. I was thinking maybe that's why it's all on sale, but naw, that doesn't make sense...

looking forward to seeing your cool pics!

X-Country2 said...

You always find the cutest stuff. I need you as my personal shopper.

Aneta said...

those chips look delicious!!!

and i love sale winter stuff. or sale summer stuff. i just love sales! lol

ajh said...

How do you get to test and I assume keep such great stuff? It must have to do with what an awesome blogger you are and how you reach out to everyone! Gloves for $.25. Love it.

ajh said...

I just went and looked at those Brooks shirts. You got the best color!

Rio said...

I love how long brooks shirts are!
Yes, gloves are on clearance here in AZ too. Time to stock up!

H Love said...

Love the shirt! I so need real "running" clothes. Thinking of you in the next few weeks as you travel!

Zoƫ said...

Marlene's always "first!"
Hee hee!

Clearance IS where it's at. :) And that Brooks shirt looks amazing. Love my Adrenalines too!

Badgergirl said...

That purple top is cute! And I love clearance racks.