We are headed out to Galveston tomorrow afternoon for a weekend with Kelly and Chuck. I can't wait - we'll be doing Beach Palooza on Saturday morning, which is a crazy 5K fun run with beach-themed obstacles. Me? I'm looking forward to jumping over fire the most. Of course that is right now, while I'm sitting in the comfort and safety of my home. Might be another story on Saturday. Eek! Look for Picture Palooza on Monday, providing we survive the race!
Speaking of running, I'm going to go ahead and have my ankle "cleaned out" via surgery on October 4th. Get rid of those bone chips. Not gonna lie, I'm a little afraid of this, but I'm more tired of always having it ache and hurt, and it's obviously not getting better. So this will be an outpatient procedure, and although I'll be going under general anesthesia, I'll be home in just a few hours after the surgery. Then, the hard part. Ice and elevation for ten days to two weeks. No weight-bearing on that foot. Crutches. Somehow I had it in my head that I'd be back in the pool the next week, but I guess not. However, if this will get me able to run again, and live without pain, then it will be worth the inactivity. Y'all remind me of this when I start complaining, ok?
Last week, Paco got a package in the mail from my mom. Yes, the dog got mail. Homemade peanut butter dog cookies! I have to say that they smell really good, and Paco loves them. Proof:
Still waiting...Paco waits for the "OK" before he gets his cookie. His ears were back because at this point he was pretty much OVER the waiting!
Recently, I was sent some Nugo Slim protein bars for review. The big selling point on these is that they are very low in sugar AND covered in real dark chocolate - no maltitol or artificial sweeteners. Sounded good to me! While I don't eat bars on a regular basis, I do like having them to throw in my purse in case I'm going to be running errands during the day and won't be home for lunch.
Brownie Crunch and Roasted Peanut flavors
Nutrition stats - I like the colorful "fast facts for slim" on the bottom - easy on the eyes!
I guess I was hoping for something really dessert-like, considering the bars are covered in dark chocolate. Honestly, neither bar had much flavor beyond the chocolate. I ate a few bites of the brownie bar and then thought "Why am I eating this? It doesn't taste like anything" so I tossed it. Then I tried a bite of the roasted peanut bar - again, not much of a flavor. I set the bar on the kitchen counter, and later in the evening noticed that it had disappeared, so I tracked down Jeff and asked him what he thought of it. "Kind of bland" was his response, which confirmed what I'd been thinking. The best part of these bars was the dark chocolate coating, and let's face it, that's not where the protein is. I could picture me treating these bars like I used to with a Twix bar - gnawing off all of the chocolate and caramel, and tossing the boring cookie center. (please tell me I'm not the only one who did that...)
Anyway, nice as my contact from Nugo was, I wouldn't recommend these bars. Sorry! (FCC, these bars were sent to me for free; review is quite obviously all my own opinion.)
I am so happy we are heading out of town for the weekend - it's Homecoming for two of the three high schools here, as well as a home football game for Texas A&M. Can you say crowds? The roads are going to be insane - glad we get to avoid the madness. Hope you all have a peaceful weekend!