You’ve got mail! And other stuff, too.

4 Apr

Getting mail is on the short list for my favorite things in life. Whenever I get a package, card, or something fun in the mail, I immediately start singing this song in my head:

(What can I say? I used to spend a lot of time with my younger cousins who were really into Blue’s Clues back in the day.)

So when I got home last night to this beautiful sight on the back porch, I wagged my tail jumped for joy.



I was very excited to see that my long-awaited package of Chobani Bite had arrived! This was sent courtesy of the awesome Chobanians who read my post a few weeks ago (where I mentioned not being able to find it anywhere local) and graciously offered to send me a complimentary box. I’m really digging the pineapple/caramel combo. There are also fig/orange and raspberry/dark chocolate flavors to try.


Thanks, Chobani!

(Don’t tell, but I did end up finding the Bites hidden away at Target. I only tried one flavor, I swear.)

In the other package was my recent order from Running Warehouse. I used leftover money from a giftcard to get an add-on bottle for my new Nathan hydration belt and a tube of the NEW Cherry Limeade nuun. I’m really looking forward to trying out this nuun flavor because 1) it’s caffeine enhanced and 2) it’s not Kona Cola (ehhhh).


Gotta stay hydrated!

I added the Cherry Limeade to my existing nuun collection:


Kona Cola, Fruit Punch, Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade

What was waiting for me in the mailbox today? The new issue of Runner’s World with the inspirational Kara Goucher gracing the cover! I’m so jazzed to read the article featuring her and Shalane Flanagan that I’m not even going to finish April’s issue before diving in! I know, I’m such a badass nerd, I might as well have bragged about an overdue library book.


Required weekend reading.

This didn’t arrive this week but since I’m talking about mail, I didn’t want to leave these guys out. Because I am so awesome and did this, Dave at #RunChat mailed me some cool swag.


Shipping confirmations for a couple of other running-related items have also hit my inbox, so I’ll be singing the mail song again very soon!

Oh yeah, that other stuff…

I tried the Berry Veggie Naked juice with lunch. Not my favorite. But that tuna salad on German marble rye was pretty delicious.


Berry weird.

My feet have gotten used to my Brooks Pure Cadence and I am loving the way they feel on my runs.


Yesterday we spent 3 beautiful miles together. This run wasn’t intended to be a tempo run, but it kind of accidentally became a progressively speedy session. So I just sort of sprinted to the end…


While I was writing this post, Adele decided to start hug-attacking my foot. She was really into my fuzzy socks. She’s so weird sometimes…


And lastly, I gave my blog a new look for Spring. Did you notice? Hopefully the bright colors and sunny header photo tricks the weather into being warm soon.


4 Responses to “You’ve got mail! And other stuff, too.”

  1. Jennifer {Healthy Wifestyles} April 5, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Love the new look!! Perfect for Spring!

    Now that Kris and I are all moved in, we should FINALLY try together together for coffee or a run or something since we have been talking about it for nearly a year 😃

    • Nikki April 5, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      I like that idea! Haha, we’re really great at planning things. Now we just have to DO them!

  2. Amanda April 5, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    I love getting running stuff in the mail! Over the past few days, I’ve gotten new headbands and compression socks. Still waiting for my Runner’s World!

    • Nikki April 5, 2013 at 10:27 am #

      Mail is the best! I’m reading the RW now, I won’t give anything anyway 😉

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