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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tall Mom Test Lab Tuesday

I realized I have been a bit of a SLACKER on Test Lab Tuesday. I have plenty of things in the Tall Mom Test Lab, they need to be RUN through the ringer before I give a review...

Welcome to the day for all the things I review..

Living, Eating and Running...

Alpha and Omega:
Muscle Man was out of town for a night, to get a much needed SAHD break.. This meant I had the Little Studs Solo...we were upstairs watching "Over the Hedge" when I thought up an idea..it would be FUN to get a NEW movie.. We went to Great Wolf Lodge over the Christmas Break and they had clips for "Alpha and Omega," so off to Target we went.

LOVE LOVE! The character development and mix of kid and adult friendly dialogue is great. The Little Studs were entertained (well LS #2 departed about 3/4 of the way through but he is 3). I highly recommend this movie as a rental or purchase. Our kids have already watched it several times..
TLC Extreme Couponing:
Tall Sister came over and we happened upon this show. The premise is Shopaholics who have mastered the art of Coupons getting item upon item for pennies. I got hooked. The first lady gave me ANXIETY, she appeared to have no reason for her purchases and no place to store them. She stacked 200 boxes of pasta on her futon. The lady pictured above was uber-organized and had a supply for 3 months, which is the coupon cycle. Then there was a guy who bought a crate of Total cereal and donated to Charity..

-TLC totally staged this, no store has that much inventory on hand.

-I feel bad for the general public who could use a good deal, get to the store and cannot buy 10 for $10 because they were after these food hoarders.

-Wow these people have too much time on their hands, 7 hours in a store, and countless hours researching deals.

-I wish that our grocery bill could be $6 :)

Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches:
At Target the Little Studs wanted Ice Cream, well I am trying to get down to my best Running weight so I had to pass...but I did pick up a pack of my old 140 calorie FRIENDS the Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches. I made the mistake of giving LS#2 a bite and ended up sharing most of my sandwich with the kiddos, so I probably only had 100 calories. Tastes so GOOD you will feel like you are cheating on your diet.


Smart Wool Socks HERE:
This time of year proper gear is so important and to me that starts with socks. Running socks are $$$$...but for good socks it may be worth the coin. Although it does not get too chilly in Washington when the chill comes I make sure to have my Smart Wool socks on for running. I even wear them around the house. These socks are AWESOME keeping my feet toasty and blister free.

Drymax socks HERE:
What I do know being a Washington runner is RAIN. I am constantly trying to avoid puddles, soggy socks are not fun. The solution I have found is Drymax socks, these are MAGIC! In the wettest conditions the water is pulled away from the skin leaving my toes dry. I have 3 pairs and this time of year one pair is always in my running bag.

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Chelsea said...

YAY Smartwool. I LIVE in those socks now - I got three pairs for Christmas and almost started to cry because I was so happy. :)

I watched Extreme Couponing & got very anxious. The guy who donated the cereal? Also said he had enough toothpaste & deodorant to last his life, yet bought 50+ more. Did he donate that too? Ackkkk.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

If you want socks to keep warm, my husband SWEARS by wigwam socks. He wears them ALL THE TIME when it gets cold here. Okay, ti doesn't get cold, it gets "cold" but still.

Unknown said...

I LOVE the smartwool socks. I've run in -25c (-13f) and my feet are never cold.

I use occasional coupons, but I could never go that far. There's also the fact that time is worth money too, and I'm not willing to put that much time into it.

Anonymous said...

extreme couponing haha. i use coupons but only when i'm going to buy the product anyway.

Carly said...

I saw part of that show and had to change the channel because the lady I saw had enough stuff for 2 years and would still go and buy stuff. Ridiculous! Use some of your crap up or donate it!

And I love, love, love Drymax socks!

fancy nancy said...

I caught an episode of extreme couponing with my mom one day...all we kept saying was, "oh my goodness!" Those people are a little off but yes a $6 bill would be great! Did you see the guy that bought a million boxes of cereal? Also just because it's free doesn't mean you need to buy 200...like just because the candy bars are free doesn't mean you need 200!

Velma said...

I watched the coupon show - very interesting. I think that coupons are great, but they aren't always for the best quality food.

The socks look great - never tried them!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the movie review. LittleMan was wanting to get that movie.

Unknown said...

You know... I use coupons when I shop, but I have met people who have it down to an art. :) It's crazy!

And I love me some skinny cows! YUMMO!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

SKINNY COW!! LOVE them! too bad I eat more than 1!!

Kerrie said...

I keep hearing about that couponing show. I need to TiVo it so I can see what everyone's talking about.

PS: Left you a bloggy award at MvM.

judy said...

I love my smart wool and I love my skinny cow. Two very goof things:)

EricaH said...

i love skinny cow ice cream and i am addinh alpha and omega to my netflix que right now thanks for the recommendation :)

Unknown said...

Skinny Cow Rocks!

(Can you tell where my mind is?)

Winks & Smiles,

Marlene said...

I need to get my hands on some smart wool!