Scenes from the Week

by tinareale on December 7, 2012

I’m currently en route to South Carolina for a little weekend getaway with Peter and to participate in a race. I am feeling loads better. Crossing my finger and saying prayers that I reach 100% as the day progresses and can race feeling somewhat okay tomorrow. Not going to lie. I’m pretty nervous about tomorrow’s race since I feel fairly under prepared for it and don’t quite know how my ankle will feel. Keep me in your thoughts, okay?

Since it’s Friday, you all know what the means. Scenes from the Week!

I had quite a few neat surprises arrive on my doorstep this week. I love fun mail!

First to arrive was a package from NuNaturals with some new flavored stevia drops, as well as a couple new products. I haven’t had a chance to try it all yet, so there will be a full review (and giveaway!) in the coming weeks. For now, though, I will say the peppermint drops are miiiiighty good added to coffee.

Next up, the package of my dreams! Literally.

A new Technogel anatomic pillow.

It’s been just a few short days and I don’t want to sleep without it. You better believe it is en route to South Carolina with me so I can #SleeptoPerform.

Although neither of these great things arriving on my doorstep compared to the special surprises I received from dear blog friends this past week!

Laura, from Mommy Run Fast, sent over a very thoughtful card that brought the biggest smile to my face. She also included some homemade granola. I consider myself a very lucky woman to have had the chance to enjoy that goodness. Laura, you make a mean granola!

Then, the lovely Clare from the blog Fitting It All In heard my plea over Justin’s Vanilla Almond Butter. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere in the Atlanta area, so she kindly sent me some packets to try, along with a very sweet message. Verdict?

Get your vanilla booty to Atlanta, Justin!

Other scenes from the week? Mostly sick stuff.

Snuggling with Braedon to help myself feel a little better.

Drinking Emergen-C daily.

And early bed times as often as possible. To snuggle up with a mug of hot tea, a bit of dark chocolate, and some FRIENDS on DVD? Nothing better to this sick chick.

Despite all the sick, I did get out for a couple blessed not busy moments. On Tuesday night, Makenzie’s school had their Christmas program. In other words, singing, dancing, and overall cuteness overload.


Then, Wednesday night included a more adult evening to balance things out. I hit up a sushi date with Lee and Laura. I always love the chance to catch up with these ladies! Even if I could hardly taste the food because I was still so congested.

So despite being sick, it wasn’t too bad a week at all. I hope the weekend only gets better! And to send you off to the weekend on a motivated note, here’s this week’s #theweekendcounts thought:

Have a great weekend!!! Any fun plans? Or places to recommend in Charleston?


1 Amanda @ Romancing the Unusual December 7, 2012 at 9:13 am

I live in Memphis and couldn’t find Justin’s anywhere either until a couple of weeks ago– I randomly came across it in Target! I was kind of shocked. Good luck on your race!

2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 7, 2012 at 9:15 am

You just reminded me I haven’t taken my Emergen-C yet today! MUST.GET.ON.IT! ;)

3 Amy Lauren December 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

That Justin’s nut butter looks delicious, I need to check Earth Fare for that. Good job at taking your Emergen-C before the race too. Hopefully you’ll have a good race and enjoy the beauty of the lowcountry… it really is beautiful here :) .

I live near Kiawah and it’s been pretty warm here lately, so dress appropriately! Also be glad you’re not doing the full, I heard the course was really weird with part of it on some sort of dirt/trail path that no one could find on Google. My friend is doing the full and pretty nervous about that.

4 Sarah @ Blonde Bostonian December 7, 2012 at 9:36 am

Have fun and good luck!

5 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 7, 2012 at 10:14 am

So good to see you!!! Good luck this weekend!

6 Stacy @ Stacy Eats December 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

Have tons of fun in Charleston and at your race!! I’ll be thinking about you. :)

7 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions December 7, 2012 at 10:19 am

Little kid Christmas programs are the greatest! I love it when the Sunday Schoolers at my home church put on their program — they’re all just way too cute.

Good luck with your race! I’ll be thinking about ya!

8 Molly @ Just Your Average Athlete December 7, 2012 at 10:20 am

Sending positive thoughts to you for the race tomorrow! Good luck :) – I’m sure you’ll do great.

9 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

Good luck on your race!

10 Angie @ Losing It and Loving It December 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

Safe travels! I’m praying that you’ll fell better for the race.

Love that picture of Makenzie. So adorable.

11 Alex @ therunwithin December 7, 2012 at 10:58 am

I hope you are feeling better for your race this weekend! I just got the peppermint nunaturals to try, can’t wait!

12 Haley @ The Saucy Apple December 7, 2012 at 11:13 am

I SO want to visit Charleston. I’ve never been, but all my friends say it’s one of their favorite places to visit. :)

My weekend plans include relaxing, having dinner with friends, swimming, and upping the mileage on my Sunday run!

13 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 7, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Good luck this weekend! I’m agonizing over the fact that my container of Justin’s Vanilla is almost gone – I picked it up while travelling, can’t get it around here either!

14 Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 7, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Good luck on your race, I know you will do amazing!
I am from Atlanta as well, and cannot find that stuff anywhere! Justin seriously needs to send some our way!

15 [email protected] Palate December 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Are you back in tip top form now!? REALLY want to try the Vanilla Justin’s! Is it better than Maple???

16 [email protected] December 7, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Have a fun trip! And GOOD luck!!

17 Laura @ Mommy Run Fast December 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Glad you enjoyed it! Definitely thinking of you this weekend… hope your body cooperates with you. I have a half Sunday, too, and they’re calling for a record high of 80 degrees. Seriously?! Should be interesting!

18 Steph December 7, 2012 at 8:39 pm

Good luck tomorrow! Maybe I’ll see you out there!

19 Bek @ Crave December 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Goodluck Tina! You’re an amazing runner so I know you’ll do great :) Oh I’ve seen a lot of talk about NuNaturals lately, I wonder if they are in Australia!

20 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf December 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Good luck tomorrow and feel better!

21 Rachel B - Busy Mama December 8, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Good luck with your race! You’re gonna crush it – sickness be damned!

22 Heather December 8, 2012 at 7:11 pm

i’ve been wanting to try the new stevia flavors – good to hear they’re winners! glad to hear you’re feeling better, good luck with the race!!

23 Julia H. @ Live Young & Prosper December 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I just so happen to be eating sushi as I read this! Granted, it’s just sushi I bought from Trader Joe’s earlier to satisfy my craving, but yummy sushi nonetheless!

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