Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

Made With Love [Indulgence Friday!]

Top o’ the mornin to ya, bloggy boos, and happy Indulgence Friday! How are you?

I am rockin because it is FRIDAY and I am currently munchity munching on some goodies :) Slash later on I will be at the gymsky doing my thang and then going out to dinner with my friend Mickey who I have not seen in forEVER. He is probs reading this right now, so hey, hey, hey  Mickey! (name that song!)

His Madre is going vegan for Lent, so you know how happy that makes me. What a wise woman.

Anywho, yesterday was THE most gorgeous day I have seen in the last million years of this nuclear winter. (The Day After Tomorrow, anyone?) So obviously with sunshine and 64 degree weather (say whaaaa?) I was basically jumping out of my seat in class waiting to go outside and run in the sunshine!!

It was gorg, I was sweaty, it was awesome.

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Here you go Janae babygirl!! My post-run picture for you:)

The Padre kicked my bootay. My total for the day: 8 miles. Feel the burn!

I was still majorly sore from the Kettlebells class that Lisa and I took Tuesday night (HOLY MUSCLES) so it was not exactly my fastest run. It’s aight though, I am pretty sure I got a tad less pale.

Oh and I may have gotten new kicks immediately afterwards. I was going to get the updated version of my Asics, but I decided to try on some new shoes as well because my arches/footstrike have changed over the last year.

I decided to go with the Nike Zoom Structures. I like them MUCH better because they are leveled off more towards the front of the foot, which makes it much easier to move my footstrike to near the middle and front of my foot rather than my heel.

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And I obviously had to try the Nike Free’s. The rock in case you wanted to know. I am most likely going to make these a birthday present to myself when July rolls around. I would be so super speedy in these!!

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It’s sideways, I can’t figs out how to fix it and I’m a tech whiz so that’s unusual. You’ll  probs have to turn your head.

Oh and since you all know about my obsession with Darren Criss (is he gay or is he not gay? That is the question), here is a song that will make you dancy wancy:

Feel free to swoon.

Oh snap.

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Okay so besides the fact that Darren was clearly made with love….I have something else for you that is as well. And even more delicious. Wait, Mrs. Hall did you hear that?! Double-entendre up in this jointtt!

Anywhos, a few weeks ago (yes, weeks…bad blogger, bad blogger) I got a hugh jass package of granola from Love Grown Foods.

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When Laura from Love Grown contacted me asking if I would be interested in trying some, I jumped right on that! We all know that I am about the crunch. (hello carrots)

So, I opened it right away and found a sweet note from Laura and the Love Grown Team. Awe:)

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You’re welcome, Laura!

Anyway, onto the flava flavs! I was sent Raisin Almond Crunch, Sweet Cranberry Pecan, and Cocoa Goodness. They obviously knew what they were getting at when they put “goodness” in the name. Hooked immediately.

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The best part about this granola is that it is made with no artificial sweeteners or sugar. It is made completely with Agave Nectar, which I love but do not use very often because, in my mind, sugar is sugar no matter where you find it. However, there was not an overpowering sweetness in any of them.

Gluten-free and vegan? Say no more.

I will start off with my personal favorite, which is a dead giveaway because it has raisins in it. You knew this was coming, people!

Raisin Almond Crunch:

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I absolutely loved this flavor. Cinnamon-y, crunchy, and filled with almonds, coconut, and RAISINS! The star of the show:)

I had a few issues keeping my hand out of the cookie jar bag. Give me da crunch!

Next up was the Sweet Cranberry Pecan.

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I am not a HUGE fan of cranberries, but I love pecans, so I loved this. I think I may be a cranberry lover now!:)

Next up was Cocoa Goodness.

Holy goodness.

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I am not going to lie, this did not disappoint. I love all things chocolate and this was no different. Let’s just say this one is the most empty bag in the house. Even though Raisin Almond Crunch will always have my heart:)

The coconut in all of them made me super happy, because as you know, lately I  have been addicted to coconut. I used to hate it because all I knew existed was the sugary, processed jank. But real coconut, I like:)

That’s all for today, loves!! See you tomorrow:)

On the sched:

  • Out to din din tonight, then going to a little shebang.
  • Lisa’s in the morning for a raw brunch and girl talk
  • Spending the afternoon and evening with a girlfriend of mine who I have not seen in way too long. There will be plenty of bonding, including Hot Tub Time Machine. Best movie ever, if you have not seen it go do it now, you can thank me later.

Disclaimer (stolen from Chels): Love Grown Granola was kind enough to send me these complimentary samples to review. I was not compensated for my review on their products, and all opinions expressed are purely my own.

Are you a Gleek?

I am Globsessed. <—I think I just made up a new word. I think I’m going to have to make up a CK dictionary.

FAVORITE RUNNING SNEAKER. Go!

Nike Free’s. I am going to get my hands on a pair, just you wait.

How are you celebrating Indulgence Friday?

Going out to din din and going to a get-together! Going out to dinner is definitely and indulgence..I am a broke student, it happens.

Favorite granola add-ins?

Raisins, unsweetened chocolate, almonds…crunchetize me, cap’n!

Edit: DARREN CRISS IS STRAIGHT. Praise the sweet baby Jesus, my day has been made.

xoxox,

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