Tuesday, July 27, 2010

What I'm liking this week

You know what makes a mess?  When your kid dumps a whole bottle of shampoo in the tub when you're not looking.  So I didn't really like that.

But.....I finally broke 500 miles today, halfway to my 1,000 miles in 2010 goal!  I did it while wearing my latest running acquisition, a Nuu-Muu exercise dress in olive green and pink, that I won in a giveaway at Laura's blog, My Reason to Run.  I have to say it's really comfy to run in, I like how the arm holes are cut small, so there is little room for chafing.  Because I'm tall, I did pair it up with some boy-cut bathing suit bottoms, otherwise I'd be flashing a bit too much skin!   It also makes for a cute bathing suit cover up, which mixes things up nicely because we've been hitting the pool practically every afternoon.


As I've mentioned before, although my name says otherwise, I'm not a very good sleeper.  I'll be tired when I get in bed, but then my mind kicks in, Mike starts snoring, and the next thing I know, it's two a.m.  I've been a fan of Badger Balm for years, especially their lip balm tins, so I was excited for the chance to try out their Badger Sleep Balm.  It's made with organic lavender and bergamot, and at bedtime you rub a bit on your temples or face, or wherever you want to smell its lovely scent.  Which, by the way, is not overpowering at all, otherwise Mike would complain.  I've been using it for almost 3 weeks now, I put a bit on the back of my neck, and on my temples.  I didn't realize how well it's been helping me to settle down until I forgot to pack it when we went to the Adirondacks. It took me forever to fall asleep, and then it was like a light bulb went off, and I thought "I forgot the BALM!"  I haven't forgotten it since, it has a permanent spot on my bedside table.

I'm almost on giveaway overload, I still have two more to post.....in the meantime don't forget my iRun Like A Girl Giveaway!

Disclaimer: I received a tin of Badger Balm for the purpose of this review, the opinions stated here are entirely my own. 

26 comments:

misszippy said...

I must check into that balm! I've never been a good sleeper so I'm always game for something like that. You look great in the dress!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Something we have in common ... the mind running at night and a snoring husband keeping us up till 2am. That's me too! I'm putting the Badger Sleep Balm on the top of my must-try list. Thanks, Molly!

Love that cute running dress. You look fantastic!

mommaof3ontherun said...

I love that dress! Very cool! Great job on 500!

Cynthia O'H said...

The dress is great on you!
I'll have to put Badger Sleep Balm on a list of stocking stuffers for my husband. He gets home from work at 2 in the morning and is wired; this may help both of us.

Laura B. Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

im glad you like the dress.....very cute on you!!!!

ajh said...

I"ll have to try that. Sleep is certainly a problem for me.

Teamarcia said...

Love the dress--congrats on the win! THe balm sounds REALLLLY nice!

Katie H said...

You look really awesome in that dress! I would probably wear booty shorts underneath too. I love the scent of lavender- it is so soothing! Thankfully I haven't had any really issues with sleeping (except that I want more of it, haha) but the balm still sounds awesome!

Erika said...

Way to go of 500!! Sleep is hard to come by sometimes...hoping you get some rest soon. And shampoo in the bathtub! SIGH! Almost as bad as a whole roll of toilet paper in the toilet!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Hmmm. Badger sleep balm.

Barbara said...

You look great in the dress! No doubt you'll make 1000 easily! The pic of you & your mom is great. Have you ever tried valerian root? I take it every night- maybe I can find some Badger Balm...

Johann said...

Well done with the 500 miles! I sleep very well, but I only sleep 4.5 to 5 hours on average per night.

Suzy said...

You look great with the running dress on! Congrats on the win. Kudos to you for making it to 500 miles this year! Marathon training is adding miles and miles right now.

Laura said...

Dress looks great. I have to check in on that balm. My sleep is the worst....

abbi said...

Great job on the 500 mark...the running dress looks great!

Peggy said...

congrats on the 500 mark! Never could imagine running in a dress, but I'll definitely check into it!

Iron Mike said...

That's why it never pays to buy the kids a bottle of "cool" shampoo.
$5 bottle can disappear in seconds.

It's great you've found something to help you sleep.

Colleen said...

That dress is super cute! :) And congrats on hitting 500 miles! WOO HOO!

Xenia said...

Is there a balm that will keep my mind from waking me up at 6:30 to start thinking about pointless things? I could use one of those.

Also, can you please hear the there-goes-a-hot-chick whistle sound in your head right now? Cause look at you in that dress! Dang!

(By the way, I don't know where the heck I've been, but I love your new header and the new look!)

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oo la la! Looking good! I love the new header picture and the dress picture. What a cute little dress!

And I need to find some of that balm. I've been an insomniac lately. My brain just won't shut down...

J said...

Love the dress! I am glad the balm has been working for you! Not being able to fall is asleep is the worst!

Kelley said...

Like the dress, you make me want one too! I am training for my first marathon too - Disney in Jan.

Angie Bishop said...

You look awesome in your dress!!!
Thanks for the tip about the balm. I could really use some of that stuff :)

Mighty M said...

Great job passing 500 miles! It is all downhill now! :)

Janie B said...

Cute dress! I never thought of a dress made for running. That's cool. I hate feeling my shorts hit my thighs. Love the idea of the balm, too. Thanks for sharing.

Lois B said...

Congrats on your milestone! I just passed 500 too; we CAN do this!