Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Runner Stuff I'm Loving and My Birthday!



Since today is my birthday I thought I'd share with you some of the goodies I received this week.

Medal Hanger- I was pretty excited about this one in particular because it is the J&A logo. If you live in the Virginia area and ever ran any of their races, then you will recognize this. I completed all the J&A races in 2013. In additional to one in 2012 and one in 2014. Now I have a place to display them all.
 

Also I got a mini foam roller to take when I travel to races. This will come in handy this weekend for Vegas.


I got this piece of Bling in the mail this week. It's for completing 2 Rock n Roll series races.  I'm looking forward to getting my third one after Vegas.
 
 
 
I was sent a box of Protein Chox to try. I worked some long hours this week and thought it was the perfect time to try them since they have 22 grams of protein. After eating one of these bars I can honestly say they were quite filling and it held me off until my next meal, unlike many protein bars I have tried in the past. A few things I enjoyed about these bars is they don't have hardly any dietary fiber in them. Now you may think that is a bad thing, but when you are working long hours and always on the go you don't have time for additional bathroom breaks. And with that much protein in them, they are filling enough.  Speaking about protein. It did not taste like most protein bars that you may have tried. I hate when you can actually taste the whey protein in it and the thick consistency it may come with. This almost takes like it could pass as a candy bar. The flavor I tried was maple and pecan, which was delicious. But they also have many other tasty flavors to try.
 I was given a complementary box of Protein Chox to enjoy.
 
And although not running related, I came home from work and this was set up in the dining room.
 
And this Burt's Bees Gift Basket was delivered to me.
 

Since I had off from work this past weekend, the Melting Pot was the restaurant of choice for my celebration. Of course it looked better after it was cooked, but who has time for pictures after it's cooked:)

And then there was dessert....delicious!    ~L
 
 
Have you tried Protein Chox?  Do you like the Melting Pot?
 
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47 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Lacey! Great gifts and a great couple of days for you! Enjoy! and I have yet to go to a Melting Pot but I hear it is tons of fun!

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  2. Thanks! You must try it out sometime. Definitely a place for a special occasion.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I love the melting pot :) I hope you guys have a great time in Vegas.

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  4. Happy Birthday Lacey! Looks like you got lots of fabulous goodies for your birthday! And good choice on the Melting Pot. :)

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  5. Happy birthday! I have not heard of Protein Chox before but that maple and pecan sounds really good.

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    1. Thanks.They were quite tasty and do not taste like the usual protein bars.

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday! Love that medal hanger and its significance to you. I've always wanted to eat at a Melting Pot; they aren't in my town, so I have to plan better next time I'm near one.

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    1. Thanks! Yes definitely look where there is one at next time you are traveling.

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  7. I heart the Melting Pot. I went there for the first time for my birthday this year and probably will be a regular celebration restaurant for me. Happy Birthday and good luck in Vegas!
    @heatherlas

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    1. Thanks! It is a great place for a birthday celebration!

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  8. A mini foam roller is a great idea! Gotta get on that. I'd also love to eventually get a metal hangar, but I suppose I need to collect more than three medals first ;) also way to just slip in there that's it's your bday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :) have an awesome day!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! The mini foam roller came just in time before Vegas. Nothing wrong with getting a medal hanger now. It'll give you an incentive to sign up for races so it doesn't look so bare:)

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  9. So many fun things:) Happy Happy Birthday, hope the rest if your day is just as fun!!!

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  10. Never been to the Melting Pot - I hear its wonderful
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks! It is a great place for special occasions.

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  11. Happy Birthday!! That's some very nice Birthday haul. LOVE the medal hanger!

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    1. Thanks! So glad to have gotten a new medal hanger to display the rest of the ones I have.

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  12. Happy birthday, Lacey! I may ask for a mini foam roller for Christmas and keep it at work. Then I don't have to lug mine around!

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    1. Thanks! Great idea. That would've been on my list had I not gotten it for my bday.

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  13. Happy Birthday Lacey. You had a great celebration dinner and hopefully you will enjoy a birthday run today. Great idea to buy a small foam roller for trips, especially since you are on an airplane alot! Enjoy RnR Vegas....that is on our list for 2015!

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    1. Thanks. No run today, just a birthday walk. Saving my energy for Vegas. Should be a great time! Can't wait to to report back on it.

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  14. Happy birthday!! RnR Vegas is really fun!

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    1. Thanks Jaime. We are all looking forward to a great weekend.

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  15. I have a few runner friends that would LOVE the ribbon holder!

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    1. They are perfect for displaying all your race medals!

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  16. I love the medal hanger! Will you be trying out the Harbor Lights 5K or Half coming up?

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    1. Thanks. Not this year. Hope to do it sometime. I'm bummed since it is the inaugural one.

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  17. Happy birthday! Looks like you were spoiled this year! :)

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  18. Yay! Happy birthday! I have the Rock Encore medal, too -- not a bad piece of bling! Sooo jealous you're running RnR Vegas, I'm dying to do that one! Can't wait to read your recap!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I am pretty excited to run Vegas and get my 3rd Encore medal.

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  19. Happy birthday! I've never been to the Melting Pot - maybe someday! Looking forward to reading your race recap!

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    1. Thanks! It is a great place! Hope you get to try it out sometime.

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  20. Happy Birthday! I've always wanted to go to a Melting Pot, I need to get to one soon! :)
    Karen @karenlovestorun

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  21. Happy Birthday!! The Melting Poet looks great, I have never been there. I love the bling for the Rock N Roll series. I really want tot try ther Protein Chox now, i don't like that overly protein flavor either, it's hard to find something that is good like that :)

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  22. Happy Birthday! Mine is tomorrow-buddies! I'd like a medal rack as well I think they are great. Hope you had a great day!

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  23. Happiest of birthdays!! I love the Melting Pot, such a good, interactive way to eat with friends! I hope you had a great day!

    I've never tried Protein Chox but I will be on the looking for it now and if I see one in the area, I'll give it a try! And your BB basket was awesome, I love their products, both Ashton and I use them a lot! Happy Friday!

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  24. I love the Melting Pot but haven't been in years! Happy Birthday!

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