August 3, 2012

New Foot Rubz winner and myofascial massage

*Last day to enter to win an entry to Go Commando Half Marathon/5K. Go here to enter! You choose whether or not to throw out your unders before the start line.

Workout: One warm-up mile and six miles at 7:53 pace. Cool down was walking some track laps and stretching. This week has been full of nonexistent oomph for running because I've had a slight cold. So I was happy to be finished with that run, and I'm looking forward to taking an extra rest day today. My body just told me that I needed it, so like I do with the twins when they are whining, I'm giving in.

It probably doesn't help my body feel any better that when I went to Costco this week they were out of Costco natural peanut butter, so instead I bought Nutella. It totally made sense at the time, but now I have these two giant jars of Nutella staring me in the face every time I crack open the cabinet. Note to readers: never buy Nutella in bulk. That just means that you have to eat it in bulk, but y'all probably already figured that one out. Some of us (me) are slower.

Does it count as acceptable if you at least eat it with fruit?

Mostly I want to be doing this right now (it's the Nutella talking), so I'm gonna keep this post short.

This was my son in the middle of the gym playground. He finds it thrilling.

For the Foot Rubz giveaway, one of our winners didn't claim her prize, so I'm picking a new winner. I random numbered it, and this time #4 Ashley is the winner.

If you are Ashley from that cute picture by the ocean, email me at yomommaruns at with your shipping address, and I will send out a Foot Rubz to you.

In other news, I reached one of my goals for the year: volunteer for the local Birmingham Track Club. I make pretty much the worst volunteer ever because with momming, I can only volunteer from home or at 4 a.m. or midnight. Not the prime volunteer hours. So I was excited to be able to contribute to this month's BTC newsletter. Plus on Saturday I'm bringing drinks for a long run water stop (still counting it even though it's self-serving volunteerism). Bam, two volunteers in one week. I think it's the Olympic spirit.

Also, today I will have my first visit with a local physical therapist who practices myofascial release. A few months ago, I had a myofascial massage from a Groupon, and it was the best hour of my life. Well, best hour of my massage life. This physical therapist also accepts our insurance, so the outcome I am hoping for is just as great of a myofascial session for even cheaper (not including the cost of our policy) than a Groupon. Maybe I can sneak in some pictures.

Do you ever regret buying in bulk? 

What do you do to volunteer in your community? 

Have you tried myofascial massage/release? 


  1. Only thing I buy in bulk is toilet paper, lol. I used to volunteer at a nursing home in NY but I haven't volunteered since moving to NJ..something I should def change! I' haven't had a myofascial massage ...just hot stone and sports...which I need (and I have a gift card for!). Glad u were able to volunteer...and not have it be at midnight lol. ;) oh and nice pace on ur run....feel better soon!

  2. Mmmmmm do you warm up that Nutella before you dip the bananas? Love it.

    I've never heard of that massage. I'll have to look into it! I had an Indian head massage once. Heaven! Well except for the greasy hair that I left with.

    I have no time to volunteer. I used to help out at the school when my boys were younger. Now I'm the last person that they want to see in the halls!

  3. My husband is obsessed with bulk. Bad economy = no massage. Volunteer for Hope2Africa.

  4. I feel that eating nutella on fruit is healthier than eating it on vanilla ice cream which is what I like to do:). Way to volunteer that is so great!

  5. Never tried Nutella. I buy lots in bulk since I have 2 boys 10 and 12 and they eat like nobody's business! I hate going to Costco though, so when I do go, I can barely push my cart:0 Never tried myofascial release. Maybe I should. I know I need a massage desperately though:)

  6. You are on a roll volunteering! The boy I nanny for loves Nutella and thinks it is a "healthy" snack. I have to remind him that a Nutella sandwich is not the same as a piece of fruit.

    1. By the way you did a great job with the article for the BTC newsletter!

  7. We buy Bulk T.P and chicken. I feel I have said that before, lol. Also, never tried Nutella...I've heard amazing things about it including (UN-healthy). I am afraid that if I do try I'll be hooked. And by hooked I mean addicted :)

  8. Nutella is the best stuff on the planet but I NEVER buy it because it's impossible to resist and I eat the whole tub in one sitting. It's great in crepes. It's great anywhere, to be honest.

    I do a lot of volunteering at my church but do think I should do something out-of-church-and-in-the-community.

    My husband bulk-buys everything even though we have no storage. Slightly annoying.

  9. We are bilks purchasers with very little storage space, luckily your sister in law is super crafty. On the volunteering note, I think it is very important to be committed in the community. Vicky and I met for the first time when I was volunteering at a trail day in North Alabama. 2 bad it took me 2 years to get her to go out with me, we could have been way ahead of schedule:)


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