Bear with me because this post is quite random. . .nothing like a little randomness for a Monday.
The wait is finally over. . . .
I have waited ages to try Chobani’s pineapple Greek yogurt, and I finally found it at the Target in Anchorage!! I was stoked and pretty sure I was doing a happy dance in the store when I saw this.
I loved the flavor! I have grown tired of the standard blueberry, strawberry, and peach, so this was a welcomed new taste!
I just had to share with you the super cute and fun new water bottle I got while in Minnesota. (Craig thinks it looks like a kid’s cup, but I don’t care.)
I always have a water bottle on me. It helps me drink more water because if it is there, I will drink it. Plus with a new water bottle, I always find myself drinking more. Never a bad thing.
I am honestly convinced I drink more through a straw than when I just sip/drink something.
I love all the sayings on this bottle.
A while back, Swanson Health Products contacted me and asked me if I was interested in ordering $25 worth of products from their website with a coupon code from them.
I happily agreed and instantly picked out this container of Vita Coco because I have been wanting to try this for ages!
I don’t like drinking sports drinks because they are laden with high fructose corn syrup, so I like that Vita Coco used natural sugars to sweeten their beverages.
I really liked the flavor of this—especially the added pineapple. I’ve had plain coconut water before and wasn’t a fan, but the pineapple juice in this beverage made it way better!
I also purchased this container of Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with pomegranate oil.
I do use a fair amount of chapstick/lip balm, but I didn’t love this.
I liked it because it had a fun fruity flavor and it was smooth going on, but I guess it just didn’t blow me out of the water. Next time I would probably just stick with the regular flavor of Burt’s Bees chapstick.
I was very happy with my services through Swanson Health Products. I was also really excited to see that this company is based out of Fargo, ND, which is right across the river from where I went to college!!
And if you interested in getting some free Swanson Health Products goodies to review on your own blog? Then check out the Swanson Health Blog for all the details.
An update on my running. . . . . .
This morning I ran 6 miles at a comfortable pace of 50 minutes. I tried to throw in some fartleks (surges) every so often and really power up the hills in the neighborhood I ran in.
I also was very glad to complete 50 miles this last week. I think I’m on the road to recovery from my marathon!
Craig and I were finally able to enjoy a coffee date this morning!!
It has been ages since we last got coffee before work with my travels to Minnesota.
As always, we brought our breakfast along with us.
decaf drip coffee + overnight oats
overnight oats with banana slices + Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseed + a reused Yogurtland spoon
Afterwards I rode my bike home and got busy doing things around the apartment: catching up on e-mails, cleaning/organizing, and getting ready for the day.
For lunch, my aunt (who is here visiting for a couple of weeks) and I ate at Middle Way Cafe. This is my favorite place to grab lunch as evident by all this love.
I love the combo plates: 1/2 sandwich + salad or soup. I’d rather have several different things on my plate vs. one or two things.
Today’s combo plate:
Southwestern Turkey Sandwich + Squash Soup
The sandwich contained: turkey, tomatoes, lettuce, red onion, sprouts, and the southwestern spread on whole wheat sourdough bread.
I liked the sandwich, but I didn’t love it. I probably wouldn’t order it again, but I had no problem finishing it all.
I don’t remember what the name of the soup was, but let’s just call it awesome!
I know it primarily contained squash, but I don’t remember beyond that what else was in it.
I usually get a side salad, but I was feeling adventurous today, so I chose a side of soup instead, and I’m glad I did!
My aunt got a 1/2 Turkey Cranberry Sandwich and the Southwest Turkey Soup. She said both were very good.
This afternoon, my aunt and I have been busy running errands, getting ready for another Alaskan adventure tomorrow!! I am excited because I have never been to this place before. . . stay tuned to find out about it all!