Friday, April 17, 2009

More Reviews (aka I haven't been running this week)

With the exception of last Sunday's awesome 15 miles with Kristin, I have not touched my running shoes this week. We are going back home to Arkansas again this weekend, then my next formal training plan (which I'm still working on) for July's Napa to Sonoma HM starts up so I'm taking this week off. We will be spending the weekend in south Arkansas, about 15 minutes from the Louisiana state line, with Richard's family, including his brother and his fiance who live in Dallas. We are super excited for a weekend of crawfish, beer, margaritas and lots of laughs. I dropped and broke my camera, but hopefully someone will take some pics this weekend so I can share with ya'll.

Review Time:

1. Firefly Mint Tea vodka. If you have been reading for awhile, you may remember that I LOVE the orginal Firefly Sweet Tea flavored vodka. A few other companies have started making their own versions, but Firefly is by far the best. Well a few weeks ago Rich and I were at the Charleston Food and Wine Festival and some people from Firefly had a booth set up, with samples of their new flavors. In addition to plain old unflavored vodka and Sweet Tea, they now are selling Peach Tea, Lemon Tea, Mint Tea and Raspberry Tea. We tried them all, and bought a bottle of the mint. It is good, but Rich and I both prefer the orginal Sweet Tea. If you get a chance, they are all definitely worth trying out though. The pic is of the company's first distillary here in South Carolina. I tried the mint mixed with some regular unsweet tea, and it was ok but I bet it would be delicious in some sort of mojito.

Granny and Memaw- if you're reading this you may want to skip down to number 3. Love you!

2. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell by Tucker Max. This is hands down the most disgusting, revolting, enraging, yet hysterically funny book I have ever read. If you are a woman, it will offend you. I guarantee it. It is a collection of supposedly true stores written by this guy who is a self-described asshole about things such as getting insanely drunk and arrested and sleeping with multiple random girls in the same day. There is lots of cursing, lots of drinking, lots of sex, lots of vomit and poo. It is slightly reminiscent of Dane Cook/Borat kind of humor. I don't want to encourage you to read it, then you get offended and think I'm a terrible person for recommending it...so don't read it! Unless you think you can handle it....and if you can't, don't say you weren't warned. If you are intrigued, you can check out his website and read some of the stories there. Just be careful reading them at work, they are NOT work appropriate. There is also a movie in the works, although I'm not sure how they could ever show it in theaters.

3. P90X- I stink at P90X. P90X is a fantastic program, and the workouts that I have done have been really tough, good workouts that leave you sore for a few days afterwards. The problem is I don't like to work that hard in my living room. I love to work out hard, to sweat, to grunt, to earn that soreness. But I love to do that at the gym, then come home and relax in my home. Now if I didn't have a gym membership, P90X would be perfect because it truly will give you a workout as good or better than any you could do in a gym. Rich has actually been doing a good job of doing several P90X workouts a week for the last couple weeks, and you can already see a difference. I find myself trying to do pushups, then jumping up and running for the swiffer because I see the dog hair under the couch, or trying to skip the stretching to run upstairs and fold some laundry. So I think I may cut myself some slack, stop trying to force it on myself (you paid for it, you better do it) which just results in me not working out at all and go back to my regular classes at the gym.



4. Ok, ok so this is not a review...I just wanted to show you all my new shoes. They were a Spring/Easter gift from my parents and I love them! They are flats with shiny turquoise, cream and blue, and brown beading.

Have a great weekend everyone!

17 comments:

Lacey Nicole said...

the sandals are beautiful!!!! hilarious about that book,... and telling your granny to skip to #3, LOL. tgif!!!

Kristen H said...

You are getting to be quite the blogger! It is great! I miss you. We need to get together soon. When do you get back in town?

lindsay said...

haha about p90x and noticing things you have to clean! i'm like that when i do yoga - standing there in a pose, noticing a pile of laundry or clutter that needs to be put away... good luck trying to figure out something that works for you.

MCM Mama said...

Love the shoes! One of these days I want to try the p90x, but I just can't find the time right now. LOL at the book - don't think I'll be reading it, but laughing at the warning to your grandma.

Melanie said...

LOL about the dog hair... too funny. Looking forward to starting the P90X *after* my marathon :) have a great weekend!

Alisa said...

I love those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!


I hope you post your new training plan.

Carolina John said...

that book looks great, i'm going to have to find a copy. and i love me some firefly. good stuff!

Brian said...

Those are some Classy shoes! Not a big hard alcohol fan but that vodka sounds as classy as the shoes, haha

D10 said...

What a great mix of products in the review. I too have problems working out in my living room. I never seem to put as much effort in as I should. Hope you had a great weekend.

Kim said...

Cute shoes!

I Run for Fun said...

Love the sandals! I must get that book.

Kristin said...

Yes, I foresee some beach trips in our future! (and long runs, unfortch)

Since we will both be doing marathons in the fall (hopefully) we will def have to get in some long ones together!

Hope you're having a good week and had a fun time away :)

Caitlin said...

Just had to comment on the Tucker Max book....I listened to the audio version on a road trip once and he was the narrator. Every time I slowed down at a traffic light I got embarrassed and had to turn down the volume in fear that someone would hear what I was listening too. One of those books you know is terrible and yet you keep going back for more....:)

Marlene said...

Cute shoes! I don't know how some runners keep such pretty toes. Mine are awful! :\

Lacey Nicole said...

i'll post the plan tomorrow fo' sho'!!!! ;)

Jeri said...

Thanks for leaving me a comment! Ya the short thing is out of control, but it could be worse, I'm sure. :) I'm totally going to look into reading that book. Sounds like something I'd enjoy. Ha.

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