6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Test Lab Tuesday

Welcome new Tall Mom Bloggy Pack Members!! Little Stud #2 who is nearly 2 1/2 was up at 4:15 this morning....playing, talking... UGH!! I have reached the bottom of my first cup of Java and am still dragging. It is going to be one of those days. Hopefully my lunch run will help bring me out of my Zombie state..

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

Living, Eating and Running...

Series Finale of LOST:
Muscle Man and I settled in to watch LOST last night via DVR. I was unsure how the writers would wrap up YEARS of twist and turns, black smoke monster, pirate ships, time travel, little boys with special powers, people surviving plane crashes, men who don't age, etc.... With each episode I was LOST!!
I continued to watch over the years and was entertained. So when the series ended with a "Dead End" (LOL) I was not surprised. I was pleased that they reconnected the love stories, but I do wish that they would have taken the time to explain things a little better. Why were there Polar Bears on the island? Just answer that please!! I am sure if I sit and analyze the series , religious undertones, etc., it would all make sense....in the mean time I am hoping that there is a new series on the horizon with the vim and vigor to keep me guessing for the new few years..

Mrs. May's Tropical Trio Bar HERE:
The table at my work is often filled with tasty treats.. Last week I was able to snack on a Mrs. May's Tropical Trio bar and YUM!! I almost did not eat it, at 230 calories and 140 from fat I hesitated. Then I saw the natural ingredients....check this out:
From Mrs. May's Website:
Description : Vegan, No Trans Fat, No Additives, No Preservatives, No Cholesterol, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Wheat Free, Non-GMO, Kosher.
Ingredient : Cashew, Almonds, Pistachios, Tropical Fruits(Pineapple, Mango, Papaya), Sesame Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Dates, Raisins, Rice Malt, Natural Flavors, Evaporated Cane Juice and Sea Salt
Tall Mom Thoughts: Thank you may I have another. YUMMERS!!! So worth the 2.5 miles to burn it off..
CEP All Sport Compression Sleeves HERE:
Have you gone to the "Give your Legs a Hug Giveaway" HERE?? If so you know that CEP caries some great compression socks....but what if you have a favorite pair of socks but would like some calf support while you run or after a run??
What CEP has to say:
Give yourself an edge with CEP All Sports Compression Sleeves. Used by professional athletes and triathletes around the world, CEP compression sleeves are the first scientifically proven compression sleeves to maximize power, boost energy, and speed recovery time. See what all the buzz is about and try CEP All Sports Compression Sleeves today. With a 30-day money back guarantee, you have nothing to lose. Available for men and women in white or black. Sold per pair.CEP All Sports Compression Sleeves maximize muscle oxygenation and boost energy with CEP's unparalleled scientifically optimized ultimate compression technology for all-day benefits. You’ll run with less effort, increased speed, decreased recovery time, reduced fatigue and optimized performance. CEP compression sleeves are the first truly functional compression sport sleeve with a patented pressure flow technology that provide a scientifically proven increase in blood circulation and a consequent increase in performance. CEP sleeves provide more oxygen, more energy, an improved metabolization of lactic acid, and faster recovery so you can return to training quicker than ever. Sizing - To determine your size, measure the circumference of the fullest part of your calf.
  • Advantages & Features:
    Pre-exercise - muscle activation and reduction of injury risk
    During Exercise - optimized performance and stabilization, reduced muscle strain
    Post-Exercise - quicker and shorter recovery phase
    CellTex ® Fiber finishing - a new refinement of thread (without chemical additives) facilitates the biological activation of skin cells and provides a comfortable, skin sympathetic and climate-regulating wear.
    iPS® Integrated power system - a defined compression with scientifically patented pressure profile improves blood circulation and enhances performance.
    Shin protection
    Material - 79% Polyamid, 21% Elasthan

Tall Mom Thoughts:

I once had a BAD experience with someone wearing calf compression sleeves, read about it HERE.. I put my bias aside and finally tested the small white sleeves. I sent my calf circumference to CEP and the sleeves fit PERFECT! I had pain in my left calf on my 13.1 mile run on Sunday, once I put on the sleeves I felt relief. I have not run in the sleeves yet, but I look forward to trying them out. I like that I can still wear my favorite socks and have the calf support I need.

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X-Country2 said...

I half love my compression socks for their effectiveness and half because they are HOT PINK! I'm an easy sell like that. :o)

Suzy said...

Fancy that, this is the product was confused about when I looked at the CEP site. I like that I would be able to wear my favorite socks. Think they would help the almost-cramp in my right calf that has been bugging me the last couple days? I may need to check these out.

teacherwoman said...

I never watched a single episode of LOST. I guess since I missed the first so many, I decided not to jump in... feeling that I would be lost. lol.

Marlene said...

I have mixed feelings about thge Lost finale. Like you, I liked that the relationshipos came full circle and of course I am a softie for romance so I was all over that!

HOWEVER all the the questions left unanswered is very frustrating.

This site explains some things. I skimmed over it, but I'm still confused. :p

No Longer Using said...

happy tuesday!!!!

oh, LOST. i watched the first season twice, then started the second season and just couldn't stick with it. i am almost glad b/c after reading all the responses to the big FINALE, it seems most people were left completely dissatisfied. so i'm a little thankful i watch a million other tv shows and not that one. it stinks to not have closure. it's done for good, right???

anywho... you are already back to running like you didn't just BQ! how are your legs feeling these days? thanks for the sweet comments re: the knee. i'll know more on thursday...

The CilleyGirl said...

The Dharma Initiative brought the polar bears to the island. When Sawyer and Kate were put into those cages with the fish biscuits, those were the bear cages. On the sub with Jack (before the operation on Ben), Juliet and various other folks mentioned experiments on various wildlife.

Aimee said...

I loved LOST and will miss it dearly! :) I actually liked the finale. I think they ended it the best they could considering all the craziness!

Unknown said...

I don't understand Lost at all. I followed for the first season but, after that, it was hit and miss and I was totally LOST. Perhaps if I watched it from beginning to end I would have liked it better.

Badgergirl said...

I watched Lost for the first couple of seasons. Then one season they took a HUGE mid-season break. They lost me there.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I loved Lost even though it left us all still alittle lost in the end.

With my BIG calves I need custom made compression! I just can't wait to win them. heehee

Anonymous said...

i feel the same way with lost. i think it's the best way for them to wrap up the show but i want soooooo many answers! i heard that on the dvd there will be lots of them buttt i wanted to have it wrapped up on the actual show rather than lay down the $$ on it

Mary said...

The polar bear was left over from Dharma. At least this how I justified the polar bear. The Dharma people had cages (that Sawyer and Kate were trapped in) and were doing learning experiments with bears.

How the Dharma people found the island is a whole other story