Tuesday, December 20, 2011

iFitness belt, Secret Santa gift and other fun mail

Well it's day five or six (I'm losing track) since I've last run. Got hit with an awful cold that has really knocked me on my ass and even though my heart is saying, "suck it up, Frances and give me 4 miles" my head is saying. "Sit down and have some tea, stupid - The sneakers will still be there when you're feeling better."

I've decided to listen to my head for once.  And a few good friends on Twitter and wait this one out. I just have a feeling that pushing it would lead to disaster and prolonged illness.  Now that I'm finally starting to feel a little better I may do a very, very light jog/walk of 2 miles tonight for a little mental health if I can swing it.

In the midst of this illness, I did receive two fantastic things in the mail this week that definitely brought a smile to my face!

First, check out this beauty from iFitness:
iFitness belt - she's a beauty
Wow! I won this from Lesley blog Racing It Off and while I've always wanted one of these, this thing is even better than I imagined.  It's made super well and fits wonderfully. I can't wait to put this baby into action. It has room for my gels and tabs to hold my race bibs. SWEET!!! The pouch is big enough for money, ID, keys and my iPhone.  LOVING IT.

The next thing in the mail was a care package from my secret 'blogging' santa that was organized by blogger,  Run With Jill.

Holy crap.  This was such a great and fun box of goodies!  I felt like a little kid at Christmas:
blogger grab bag

It had a ton of cool stuff - a cool long sleeve race tee, a Lara Bar, chapstick, notecards, sticky pad and ornament with my initial on it and this piece de resistance:

Oh my God. Love. Happiest/luckiest grab bagger eva
My secret Santa sent me all that stuff and this cute ornament.  I love it so much. I'm a sucker for an ornament - every year, bringing out my ornaments reminds me of something special and this is my first "running" ornament. It makes me happy every time I see it and I'm sure it'll make me happy for many Christmases to come.

My "secret" Santa had a return address on it so I peeked and I'm outing her - here's her blog if you want to check it out: A so-called runner.  Thank you for the lovely gifts!

Have you received any fun mail lately?

Are you participating in any secret santa gift exchanges?

What's the best secret santa gift you've ever received?


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