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MIMM #15 A Lesson Learned and Bolgiversary Give-a-way!



Happy Marvelous Monday!

My weekend started with an early training run on the trail near my home, early to beat the heat. The first half of my run was Marvelous, but about two miles from home it was absolutely terrible, I felt as if I would pass out. What did I do wrong? The answer is, I didn’t fuel properly, a lesson in what not to do.  I usually eat a small bowl of oatmeal or a banana 35 to 40 minutes before heading out. I didn’t take the time to eat, I just wanted to run before the day got hot. Never again will I do this especially in this summer heat, fuel and hydration are so important.  Not everyone eats before running and that’s what training is all about, finding what works best for you and your body, so it doesn’t happen on race day. Lesson learned!


After my run I downed a large protein shake and ate two bananas. Later I had a Whole Foods Field Roast burger on a wheat bun and a side of fries. It was Marvelous, Marvelous, Marvelous!

Field Roast Burger and Fries

While at Whole Foods I found some good stuff!  Pineapple Ginger Lemonade, it was sweet and tart, oh so good, and Cindy’s Kitchen Power Dressing, it has just the right amount of kick, it’s more like a dip than a dressing, it’s very thick.  Made a Marvelous Sunday afternoon snack with pretzel sticks and sliced veggies.


Dinner was a big bowl of Pesto Zucchini noodles. So pretty and Marvelous!

Zucchini Pesto Noodles

I got crafty this weekend with Dr. Bronner’s soap.  I recycled an empty foaming soap dispenser, just poured a small amount of Dr. Bronner’s soap in the bottle filled with water within an inch of top, to leave room for pump and I had a new bottle of foaming soap.

Lately I have been having trouble with my skin feeling really dry and my normal facial cleansers just haven’t been working. Solution, make my own oil cleanser! I tried with just the oils at first and I didn’t like it, I’m one of those who needs to feel suds, so I added just a little Dr. Bronner’s to an olive oil, castor oil and lavender oil mixture. I’ll let you know in a few weeks how it works.


I got this neat water bottle, when you’re not using it just fold and store. I’ve decided to include this in a cool give-a-way. Sunday, July 7th this blog will be 1-year-old, can you believe it? As a thank you to my readers who have supported me I have a Give-a-way!


I’ve been giving Yoga a try ,this is a Marvelous workout! While doing this Marvelous workout, sip  water from this vapur bottle during and a after your workout and shower, smooth on some creamy chocolate body butter.  Enter for a chance to win, winner will be selected Monday, July 8th.

Blogiversary Give-a-way

I was not compensated and did not receive product to host this give-a-way, I’m doing it simply because I appreciate you, my readers.

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Be Wonderful and  Marvelous in Your Monday!  Congratulations  and Marvelousiness to Katie and her family, she had a very special delivery Saturday, a beautiful 7 lbs. 9 ozs. baby boy!  Join the Marvelous fun at Healthy Diva Eats.