I love it when I go to the mail box and get fun mail instead of a pile of bills or junk mail. Yesterday’s fun mail was a cute little box of 4 über Bars from Larabar. The über Bars are a newer product from Larabar. They are sweet and salty and have larger chunks of fruits and nuts, bound together by honey. They were super yummy—we received and tried one of each of the flavors: Apple Turnover, Bananas Foster, Roasted Nut Roll, and Cherry Cobbler. If you are a fan of Larabars, I would definitely check them out. I have seen them on sale at Whole Foods recently, and there was a coupon in the Whole Foods flyer.
I was also eagerly anticipating the arrival of my new Nathan Thermal Quickdraw. After getting increasingly disgruntled with my Fuel Belt handheld, I finally broke down and decided to order a different one. My Fuel Belt handheld constantly leaks all over my hands when I run. I have heard nothing but great things about Nathan handhelds, so I am super excited to try this bad boy out on my 8 miler this weekend! I will post a full review after I test it out.
This afternoon will also mark the return of a speed workout (or something resembling it) to my training plan. I will be doing a 1 mile warm up and then 3 minutes at 7:55 with 2 minute jog x 6 and then a 1 mile cool down. I am excited to get the legs turning over a little quicker again.
Most importantly, today is my oldest son’s fourth birthday. I can’t believe my baby is going to be four already, though he is very excited about it. I get to be the helping parent in school today, so it should be a fun day complete with cupcakes. Our big party will be this Saturday, and we are having a picnic-themed party in a local park. I am so glad that the weather seems to be cooperating with our plans—you never know this time of year!
Happy Birthday James! I love you more than the world!