Treat Yourself Tuesday 8

Time for a Treat Yourself Tuesday!!! #TYT I love sharing my little treats from the past week!


If you are interested in hearing about how #treatyourselftuesday began check it out here. Becky is a firm supporter of treating ourselves even in the smallest ways. It can be with shopping, working out, sweet treats…. anything that is for you!


As you know I am now a distributor of Advocare and I love it so much!!! I treated myself by ordering a bunch of stuff!


Fruit Punch Spark


O2 Gold: Great for taking before radio workouts


Nighttime Recovery: Great way to prevent those morning muscle aches!



I am really loving my advocate products and so far I am having great results!!

Just so you guys know I will be starting another 24 Day Challenge on May 1st!!! I’d love to have some people do it with me! It is so much easier to do it with other people. You can read about my thoughts after my first Advocare Challenge here! If you have any questions about the challenge please email me at alexrunsforfood (at) gmail (dot) com.

Workout Gear

Have I mentioned how much I love Victoria Secrets workout gear?!?


I got myself 3 new headbands!


And 2 new sports bras!!


I know I have shared my love of Title Boxing on here before but I just had to mention it again! Their classes are amazing and I love it so much!! I feel so amazing after and I know they are helping me with my weight loss journey!

Post Workout Protein Shake


Oh how I LOVE post workout protein shakes!!! To be honest I love protein shakes any time of the day but they are always extra refreshing after a workout! So simple to make too!!!

For this shake I combined 1 scoop white chocolate designer whey protein powder, 2 tbsp natural peanut butter, 1 frozen banana and about 8 ounces cold water. I blend it all up and ENJOY!!

Bacon Chase 5K


I found out about this amazing 5K at work and had to sign up! Who wouldn’t want bacon and a bloody mary at the end of a 5K!!! I’m so excited for this race! It is on July 19th so if anyone is in the Twin Cities area you should sign up and run with me!!! Let me know if you sign up!!

These are a few of my fun treats from this past week!

How have you treated yourself recently?

Are you signed up for any fun runs this summer?


Weekend Update 8/26/13

August has been so busy!! It took me a lot longer to post about all the fun of Ragnar. Last week was busy…. I worked almost everyday and then my day off I watched my cousin Samantha. We went to the zoo 🙂



On Saturday Scott and I headed to Lake City, MN to go sailing. My parents have a weekend/second house in Lake City. It is where they grew up and it is right on a really large lake, Lake Pepin. The Mississippi runs right through Lake Pepin.

Saturday was a perfect day for sailing. There was lots of wind. Sailing is not as fun when there isn’t much wind especially if it is hot.

Our sailing group

Our sailing group

Our group was a really fun one. Everyone gets along great. We had lots of yummy food and drinks.

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Chris was loving the water!!! He is a fish.

The water definitely felt great, it was a hot day out. We have been under a heat advisory since saturday or sunday. The humidity has been very intense lately.

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After sailing we headed back home to Woodbury. My mom, dad, Scott and I all met at my parents house to eat some pizza for dinner. Then it was an early bed time.

Sunday was a VERY early morning. I woke up at 5:30am to get ready to head to the Woodbury SAMS club for a 5K run. My mom was signed up to run the half marathon. We arrives at SAMS club around 6am and found out the half marathon was shortened to a 10K (which was actually 7 miles, not 6.4). People were upset about the shortened race at the beginning but my mom was very happy it was shortened when she finished. It was very hot and humid by the time people were finishing the 10K. I was glad I was only running the 5K



I finished with plenty of time to snap a picture of mom finishing her run.



Mom was speedy enough to get first in her age group…. and she was the 4th female to finish.

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After the morning race I headed home to relax and enjoy the air conditioning.

Sunday evening we headed to our friends Mark and Sarah’s apartment to cook dinner and watch the VMAs. I was even able to talk Sarah into running the Monster Dash 5K with me!!!! WOOHOO

Monday I headed to my Aunt Vicki’s house to go to a water park with her and Samantha. We went to Bunker Hill Water Park in Anoka. It was really fun. Vicki and I spent most of our time on the lazy river. It was very relaxing and we got lots of sun. The water felt so good because it was so hot and humid.

Today, Tuesday, I am trying to clean and then heading to work for the evening shift (3-1130pm)

Did you guys have great weekend?

Are you staying cool in this intense heat?