Monday, August 5, 2013

What makes a runner, well, a runner

I am NOT a runner. I go for runs fairly regularly, and occasionally I even crave the stress busting power of a run. That's not to say I won't eventually become a runner. Like so many things, time changes circumstances and preferences. But as of last nights' 3 mile run, I am pretty sure I still don't like it. I just like the results of the cardio workout it provides. But I can say that I am not a runner with certainty because I have figured out what it is that makes a runner a runner.

As I sweet talked myself up a steep hill yesterday, I couldn't help notice there were two types of drivers passing me on the road. There were the kind, smiling faces behind the wheel that moved over for me. And there were the frowning, speed demons that flew by me and left a gust of dirt swirling against me. And it got me thinking about the kind of driver I had converted to since April when I began running for health reasons. Beforehand, I moved over for the runners but I felt guilty, annoyed, and like every runner was rubbing their health and commitment in my face. Now that I run too, I wave and smile at every runner I see, or cheer them on if they pass me when I am pushing my girls at the park or along the road.

At the end of the day, runners run because they love it or they are super committed to their goals. If you drive by them and feel like they are showing off, maybe its time you became a runner.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Do you peel your mushrooms?

I consider my mother in law to be a really good cook. She has taught me a lot of recipes and methods on top of the skills my mom installed in me growing up, especially when we stayed with them while Nolan was deployed, or those random months of living with them mid-move from one duty station to another. So I like the fact that I was able to teach this culinary woman a trick she never knew about in all her years of experience. And several woman in my life know about peeling their mushrooms, while others look at me like a bug when I mention it.

Do you know that mushrooms can be peeled, removing the dirty, outer skin? Do you peel your mushrooms?

To peel a mushroom: Use you thumb to gently rub the tip of the "bowl" of the mushroom head (by the stem) up and over the cap. The skin should be thin and roll right off!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Announcement and New Product Review

If you have been chatting with me about becoming a member, now might be the time to do it! For the next 20 days, annual memberships are only $1 again. That is a $30 yearly savings on products you already use and a small investment to start working from home! Email me for more details!

At convention, a plethora of new products were introduced. I want to tell you the product I am most excited about and am in love with, the new deodorant. As most of you know, I am a runner and work out pretty regularly. The old version was okay, but I am not going to lie, I sweat a lot and I stink! The old deodorant worked for ordinary days, but when I was getting active, I stank and broke out in under my arms! The new herbal deodorant not only works, is aluminum free, and doesn't cause breakouts, but it smells wonderful and when I wear it so do I! It holds up to its claims!