October 12, 2012

Don't get in the way of my lower-back tattoo

Happy dance. My foot felt great the day after the 10-mile tempo run. My new injury prevention method is going to be to tell all of you e-peeps about my injuries so that somehow they magically disappear. It's like when I ask my husband to fix something, and as he walks into the room, it starts working. That is how he fixes 50% of the broken junk around the house. Pinky swear.

Or it could be the pixie dust some of you sent me. Not to be confused with anthrax, if sent through the post.

Since that worked out so well, I'm going to get your advice, and pixie dust, on another subject: my possibly ruined favorite shirt.

I accidentally left a sticker on it in the wash. Actually, I think I was sticker bombed by one of my kids because I don't normally wear stickers on my lower back. I save that area for tattoos.



Things I've tried to unstick it: packing tape (did not work at all) and duct tape (worked better, but there is still a sticky residue). What I am afraid to try but read will work: peanut butter. No one wants a grease splotch where a perfectly good lower-back tattoo could reside. It would be too distracting.

What would you recommend? Have you successfully removed sticker residue from your favorite running shirt?

Also, I need your advice on whether or not to share these delicious caramel apples that my friend gave me. I'm leaning towards definitely not. And caramel apples are the most nutritious dessert I will eat all month, so I better hoard them while I can. That white one is caramel on the inside and white chocolate dusted with cinnamon on the outside. Best thing that ever existed on the earth.


Here's my other latest obsession. Bacon bagel sandwiches. I use turkey bacon so that I don't have to spend more than I would on a new pair of running shoes on a pack of bacon. How to: toast a bagel and top it with everything that looks edible and not moldy in the fridge. On this one, I added goat cheese, avocado, grilled onion, tomato, and lettuce.


Here's another deep question. How many cups should it take four kids to get hydrated during one meal? The trick to answering this is to find out if you should count the ones that are smashed on the floor under the table.  


Maybe they were playing imaginary race water station.

Savannah just revealed their t-shirt design today. I'm really excited about the greenness of it! It's so fresh and springy. 


Also, if you are looking to sign up for any RNR race, they are having a special on the 13th of every month that you get $13 off a full or half marathon with the code LUCKY13.

Last, if you are a kind soul and want to do me a solid, vote for my picture here. I think they require you to like runningshoes.com before you can like my photo.

Again, tell me your best tips for getting sticker residue off my most favorite shirt ever!!! It's an emergency, sort of. 

What's the tastiest fall treat? Do you ever make caramel apples?

Which color do you like best for race shirts? My favorite race shirt ever is a white, long-sleeved Nike shirt that we got at the Oak Barrel Half. It actually fits!

23 comments:

  1. In my woke up by thunderstorm state goo be gone stuff or wd40 (never tried) finish with pine sol would remove sticker crud check for color fastness before beginning.

    Favorite fall treat popcorn balls.

    I love my 2011 Naked Foot 5k short sleeve ivory colored tech shirt, and my yellow Banana Split shirt.

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  2. I want that sandwich! I like anything with pumpkin in it in the fall. :) I have no idea about the sticker residue :(...I'd prolly whine about it but still wear it, lol.

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    1. I'm still wearing a shirt that I tried that method on. And it worked.:)

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  3. I voted for your snack. Looks yummy! I have nothing for your sticker problem. My kids ruined their soccer shirts doing the same thing. I solved the problem by not signing them up for soccer...I'm not completely mean, they decided to run cross country instead.

    Shirt color...not white. We have well water with high iron content so white things gradually become a pinky-orange color. I do like that springy, happy green though.

    Yay! on your pain free run.

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    1. Thanks! And that would stink for all of your whites.

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  4. I am going to say no to sharing the caramel apples unless you would like to ship me one, then yes you should share. They look amazing. The things I think of for removing sticky stuff are goo gone and PB (wait is that for gum in hair, am I confused) which may be a bit greasy for your shirt. So maybe try goo gone and eat some peanut butter.

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    1. I read somewhere that it's acceptable for shirts, but it does seem too greasy. I'm nervous to try it.

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  5. THOSE APPLES LOOK AMAZING! Have you tried ice? Goo Gone? A purple magic marker to colour in the stain? One of those will work for sure on your sticker sitch! Maybe you could afford real bacon if you didn't waste money on Dixie cups. LOL I find that 'fixing' trick also works for good hair days. As soon as I make a hair appointment my hair looks amazing. WUWT?

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    1. Seriously on the cups. I was not happy when I came home to that mess last night. I left my husband (bless him) in charge for an hour while I ran errands, and that is what I came home to.

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  6. Are you running in Savannah Nov 3rd?

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  7. Hmm...I agree with the Goo Gone (I love that stuff), but since it's orange oil, it will leave an oily spot on the shirt. So then use baby powder to soak up the oil and then wash it again.

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    1. Baby powder -- bingo! I think you just saved my shirt. Thanks!

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  8. NO sharing the apples:) My favorite race shirt ever is the one I got in June at the NODM. It is a long sleeve red half zip shirt with Thumb holes!!! So awesome! And super soft:) Good luck with your shirt. No advice here.

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    1. Wow, that makes me want to do that race. Thumb holes are my favorite.

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  9. That sandwich looks amazing. The apples look delicious. I voted for your photo. I have no idea how to get the the residue off the shirt. Maybe vinegar?

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  10. ahhhhh I love your blog so much, you always make me laugh :)

    I wish I could help you with the sticker dilemma, but alas I am far, far better at staining up everything I own (albeit usually with my lunch and my coffee, not with stickers!!). I hope you find a way to fix it, I hate ruining my running themed tees!!

    And thanks a lot... hehe now all I can think about is a candy apple!! Mmmmm!

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  11. I have a feeling my mom would have a remedy for the sticker substance. I'm not sure about doing this on fabric but on glass I use 409 and let it sit and then wipe it off. I'd try soaking the spot in 409 and try getting the sticky part off with ice cubes. The ice cubes always work for gum on clothes so maybe combining these two techniques will work.

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  12. Hahaha... you crack me up!! I bought some of those mini pumpkin candy corns.... love them!!

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