Thursday, August 11, 2011

Three Things Thursday

1. We have build-your-own froyo!!! After drooling over this concept all over the blogosphere for months, a local chain finally opened a bunch of stores nearby and we had our first taste on Sunday.

I may have gotten a little bit carried away... but I think I earned it after covering 110 run, bike and swim miles last week.



2. After the duathlon last weekend, all competitors were sent a coupon code from the race photographer. Anyone who placed in their age group received a code good enough for one high-res digital download including stats. I thought this was a great perk and here's what I ordered:

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3. Aneta of My Running Bucket recently asked me to write a guest post for her blog on "how I got here." Aneta is a dedicated runner and fitness enthusiast with big goals and a lot of spirit! I love reading about all of her antics and following along on her training. I hope you'll drop by to say hello and check it out:


Thanks to everyone who has already read & commented! 



Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

30 comments:

Lisa said...

yay for build your own froyo!

you've had an AMAZING transformation. :-)

Laura said...

You look amazing!!
...I wish I had not discovered Yogurtys....the big bowls are the bomb though..
as is vanilla/choc froyo, blueberries, marshmallows and oreo cookies...

Lisa said...

I think all race photographers should give a digital download for free. I ran a race once where the race directors provided that to every entrant. I bet sales would actually increase.

Your transformation is amazing!

kristen said...

We have several self-serve froyo places here. Luckily, none are within walking distance!

That was a great guest post!

Allie @ The Constant Pursuit said...

I wish we had self-serve froyo near by! I always eat a ton whenever I go back home to NYC.

fancy nancy said...

Oh I love the build your own froyo places! I would love one here!!

What an amazing transformation!!! You are such an inspiration!

Lauren @ The Running Cook said...

I TOTALLY overdid it when I went to a selve-serve fro-yo place for the first time...at least it was just fro-yo and not ice cream, right? I told myself I would know better next time ;)

J said...

Your guest post was awesome! I still cannot believe how far you have come in 5 years! I am so jealous of your froyo! I have been slacking on the ice cream this summer for sure!

Rene' said...

I would love to have a fro-yo place here. I had to get one at Pinkberry last week when I was in MA. If I had one in town I would be there everyday.
Your transformation is amazing.....how inspiring.

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I'm pretty sure there is no such thing as going overboard with fro-yo. It's yogurt, that makes it healthy ;)

MCM Mama said...

You are so amazing! You've come so far.

Love the picture from the duathlon.

Jill said...

That is so cool about the picture...those things are so stupidly expensive, glad you got a freebie, and you got an excellent one.

Your transformation is nothing but inspiring. LOVE IT!! YOU ROCK!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I think you got most of the food groups in your fro yo, right?

Read your story at Aneta's blog. Love it, I didn't realize how far you had come. What a success!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Finally, my Froyo soul sister... Someone else that stacks it with candy and goodies instead of fruit. LOL. We can indulge once in awhile, can't we?

Joanna said...

LOL, sadly, I would not call that "getting carried away." We have a creamery that I can walk to that has local ice cream and now build-your-own froyo. It's gorgeous and dangerous! You totally earned it!

Runners Fuel said...

We have a build your own froyo here, too. It's my favorite place to go.

Johann said...

I wish we had froyo her in my valley but no luck:( The photo is really great! I love that concept as well. They are so expensive to order. Your "How I Got Here" story is fantastic! Yay, my Thursday is already over!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ohhh a free photo that might be one of the best winnings ever! i have found a few photos I kinda like, but just can't pay like $40 for them

mmm froyo...yes I should have some for my birthday this weekend!!

lindsay said...

You just got BYO froyo? I didn't know Toronto was third-world...

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

That's a whol-latta sweetness!

Great read on Aneta's blog.

Another sweet, is the sweet photo! Nice bonus from the great performance at the DU!

I loved your wordless on wheels yesterday.

Emz said...

That. Photo. Is. Amazing.
You
Freaking
Go
Girl.

Love froyo. My wallet...not so much. Can't get put of there for under $6.50. ;]

Char said...

I can see why you chose that photo - looking good! And on the topic of good looking, that froyo looks wickedly delicious.

ajh said...

That race pic is a great perk!

Don't eat too much of that fro yo and go backwards! Love the fro yo!

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

I read your guest post--amazing!
That fro-yo looks incredible, you definitely earned it after that week!
:)

Nicole said...

fro-yo amazing
marlene amazing
=
LOVE

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

MUST GO TO GET FRO-YO WHEN I VISIT!! Off to get caught up on your blog, I am fully behind on the life of my favorite Canadian..

What a cool perk! Love the photo

destination262 said...

Oh yes! Fro-yo was definitely deserved!! :) Love the du-pic!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Goes without saying that I'm beyond excited that you finally got to try some Fro-Yo building ;)

Fran said...

I love your race photo of last weekend, you look so great on it.

Read your post on Aneta's blog: it's a great one.

As for the froyo: yummie!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Great Photo, how you got where???? HA