Today is the day I dedicate to all things I review...
Living, Eating and Running
The wonderful folks at Little Looster contacted me to have the Little Studs test their product. As an extension of the toilet, the Little Looster never needs to be shuffled around the bathroom. All grown-ups can use the toilet while standing or sitting without needing to move it out of the way. The inventor is a mom of 3 based in Portland, OR and the product is created in Oregon!!
Tall Mom Thoughts:Little Stud #2 is getting VERY close to potty training. I am excited to use the Little Looster for his comfort. Little Stud #1 also likes to have the Little Losster around the toilet for his comfort. My only gripe is that we only have one guest bathroom, and while it is very easy for adult to use the toilet with the Little Looster there, I do move it when we have company. Once we have a guest bath this will not be an issue. We have also used the Little Looster as a step stool for tooth Brushing.
Have you checked out Kerrie at Mom vs. Marathon and her Summer of Weight Loss of SOWL HERE. You can still join the club focussed on healthy eating and exercise. Kerrie posted about being HUNGRY the other day. I have to admit that when I was in major weight loss mode HUNGER was the worst part. I never felt full, I wanted to stuff my face all day. My tricks? Baby Carrots, Water, Hot Tea and mints/gum. Instead of grabbing the chips bag or chocolate there are low calorie alternatives. I am not saying it will CURE your hunger but it will ease the urge to stuff your face :)
Last year Muscle Man surprised me with the frame above for our anniversary. I love that he took the time to take care of my medal and race number. I REALLY REALLY want to do this same thing for my Eugene and Rock N roll Marathons... BUT wow would that take up a lot of wall space. Since I have been running for only about 2 years I don't have too many medals (they don't give many medals in WA). Eventually I would like to come up with a GREAT way to present race bibs, medals, pictures, etc.. for now, above is my Muscle Man's idea. Your first Marathon or race? Why not make something special to commemorate the event? You can do it yourself for not too much $$$ and it will be a treasured for years to come.
It is HOT!! Well not really, it was in the 90's last week which is HOT to us in WA. I have some great T-shirts from Brooks but I am in desperate need of Tank Tops. What running Tank Tops do you wear? Any favorites? I have tanks from Brooks, Sugoi, Lucy and others...and have recently purchased a couple at Marshalls. I want long waisted, versatile colors and preferable bra included. Any thoughts?
I am in the middle of "Born To Run" that my buddy Jill bought for my birthday. Much of the book is focused on trail running. Reading makes it seem so serene and almost easy. However, when Muscle Man and I went hiking a while back I was huffing and puffing, good thing there were no houses around.. LOL.. I cannot imagine running up and down that kind of steep terrain. Folks like Steph HERE and Shelly HERE conquer these events. I may do a Road Ultra someday, or possibly a SHORT trail race SLOW and trying not to fall on my face. But I am not sure this 6'o oaf is ready for Trail racing. Thoughts on Trail Ultras?
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- My porch and mailbox are going to explode with some fun fun new products to TEST, so stay tuned in the next few weeks.