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January 31, 2012

Drink Chia! Giveaway

Who thinks a Giveaway is a great way to launch my new site?  I do, and so does Drink Chia!

I did a post about chia seeds about a month ago, and have been enjoying the nutritious and refreshing taste of the drink ever since.  I’ve formed a great relationship with the company and they have generously supplied me with Drink Chia product and swag to train for and race in my upcoming half-marathon.

In no way am I being compensated for writing about the product, but instead I’ve partnered up and am offering this to you guys as a thank you for following my blog.

The Goods. {valued at $20 per winner}

Drink Chia Giveaway 1

I will award 2 randomly selected followers of Housewife Glamour.

Each winner will receive a bottle of Drink Chia! in each flavor:

Drink Chia Giveaway 2

(Did you notice the brand-new “B Meyer” Lemon flavor on the right?)

and a Drink Chia! visor:

Drink Chia Giveaway 3

Both the drink and hat are great for a run outside.

Run outside with Drink Chia

2 Easy Steps to Enter:

1. Subscribe to my blog.

Simply enter your e-mail address into the E-mail Subscribe box on the right sidebar.

You could also do this by checking the box at the upper right corner of the page.

2. Comment below and tell me something about chia seeds or Drink Chia:

Why you want to try the product, if you use chia seeds in your diet, what you think your favorite flavor will be, etc.

That’s it! The number of your comment will be your Entry Number.


Want Additional Entries?

Do any/all of the following, and tell me how you earned it.

Follow me on twitter: @hbshesington

Re-tweet (RT) my giveaway announcements on twitter

Follow my Facebook Fan Page.

Follow me on Pinterest.

Subscribe to my Youtube Channel.

Follow me on Google+.

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Examples:

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The Drink Chia! Giveaway will end at midnight this (Superbowl) Sunday, February 5th and 2 winners will be selected from Random.org.

Do all of these things and you could have over 10 entries!

I’m liking those odds…

Drink Chia Shake it Baby

Shake it Baby!

January 31, 2012

Everyday 5-Minute Makeup

For the past few years I’ve had a go-to everyday makeup routine that seems to go with any outfit or profession. I certainly spice my makeup routine up for nights out, special occasions or just for the fun of it, but nine times out of ten this is the makeup you will see me wearing day after day.

It may seem like more steps (to a few of you) than you’re used to doing in the morning, but I promise with enough practice this routine should eventually take you no longer than five minutes!

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Products mentioned in the video:

MAC brushes

Face Primer: bareVitamins Prime Time Foundation Primer

Eyeshadow Primer: MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

Eyeshadows: MAC in Woodwinked, *Ground Brown* (I said just Brown in the video), and Mylar

Eyeliner:MAC Eye Kohl in Smolder & Almay liquid liner in Black

Mascara: Maybeline Great Lash in Clear & MAC Haute & Naughty in Black

Concealer: Almay Smart Shade Anti-Aging in Medium

Foudation/Powder: bareMinerals Matte Foudation in Medium & Mineral Veil Finishing Powder

Bronzer: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Powder

Blush: MAC Sheertone Blush in Peaches

Gloss: MAC Tinted Lipglass in Cultured

MAC Lipstick and gloss for everyday

Questions:

• Do you use a mix & match of product lines?

• How long does your Everyday Makeup Routine take?

I love me some MAC eyeshadows and liners, but prefer bareMinerals foundation & powder for every day.

January 30, 2012

Training Week 5 Playlist

I discovered a new running path (with the help of Scott) in Training Week 5, which lasted just over 10 miles for my long Saturday run.

It was a bit of a challenge putting together a Playlist to last me at least an hour and a half, but by George, I’ve done it.

Week 5 Day 20 Outside
I hope you like the random throwbacks every now and then.  Let’s kick it!

Enjoy! :)

January 29, 2012

13.1 Miles: Training Week 5

Week 5 is D.O.N.E. and I can’t believe we are already half-way through training for our half-marathon!

*What I’ve learned most from this experience so far:

Running long distances really is mind over matter. 

If you would have told me a few months ago I could run 10 miles in one day, I would have looked at you like you had 3 heads.  Every week I surprise myself tackling 6, then 8, now 10 mile runs.  Next week is 12, which means we’re almost in the home stretch.

I showed some progress in Training Week 4, but let’s talk about how Week 5 went.

Day 17

Monday: January 23, 2012

Week 5 Day 17 Outside

Miles: 3

Time: 25:34

Speed: 7.0 mil/hour

Pace: 8:32min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

A big ‘ol cup of coffee (mentioned first for importance), sided with a bowl of hot Grape Nuts topped with fresh strawberries, bananas and chia seeds.  Have you ever tried hot cereal? It leaves cold cereal in the dust for me.  Simply add 1/3 cup of milk (preferably skim) to 2 cups of Grape Nuts and heat in the microwave for 5 minutes.  Heaven.

Day 18

Wednesday: January 25, 2012

I was feeling Wednesday’s run before it even started!

I tried Dance Trance for the first time Tuesday night (post coming soon), then went to Pilates Wednesday morning.  I guess you could say this was one of those runs I was not excited for since my legs felt like a mix between jello and rocks.  I don’t know what that is…but that’s what they felt like: weak and heavy.

For 5 miles, I wanted a 2.5 mile pick-me-up, so I took a Mango-Tangerine Drink Chia! with me.

Week 5 Day 18 Outside

Miles: 5

Time: 45:29

Speed: 6.6mi/h

Pace: 9:08min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

Week 5 Day 18 Meal

Since I ran later on in the day, it was time for dinner.  Scott made a loaded baked potato, and I was on my own to find something quick and healthy.  This included a sweet potato sprinkled with cinnamon, a Morning Star Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger and a side of peas & carrots.

Day 19

Thursday: January 26, 2012

I spent most of Thursday morning at the barre, and no my legs were not happy with me at this point.  I gave them a few hours to rest and waited to run in the sunset.

*TIP (and note to self): Cut back on work-out classes during training days.

I’ll allow myself a barre class on Thursday mornings, but that’s it from here on out while I’m training.

Week 5 Day 19 Outside

Miles: 3

Time: 26:57

Speed: 6.6mi/h

Pace: 9:02min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

Week 5 Day 19 Meal

Call me crazy, but all I really wanted for dinner was a bagel.  I toasted a whole wheat one, spread all-natural peanut butter on it and drizzled it with a fresh, organic Mango flavored honey straight from the Orlando Farmer’s Market.  Paired with a perfectly ripe banana, it sure hit the spot. 

Day 20

Saturday: January 28, 2012

Holy toledo, I ran 10 consecutive miles.  It was certainly a challenge, but it wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be.  Scott ran right in front of me the whole time, took me on a new route around the neighborhood and the new scenery seemed to make the run go by quickly.

I mentioned last week that I wanted to try some GU products for my long distance runs.  Since then, I picked up a few packets of GU Gels from Vitamin Shoppe and took a Strawberry Banana pack at the 5 mile mark.  That little packet gave me the burst of energy I needed, and I won’t be doing anything over 6 miles without some kind of mid-run energy source.

By the way, did you notice my “water bottle”?  My Drink Chia! proves to be the perfect bottle size to fill with water and carry through my runs.

Week 5 Day 20 Outside

Miles: 10

Time: 1:29:42

Speed: 6.7mi/h

Pace: 8:58min/mi

Post-Run Meal:

Week 5 Day 20 Meal

Since I had been standing on my feet for 7 hours – in heels – working a booth at the PGA Merchandise Show, my feet were already barking before the 10 mile run.  After a hot bath, cozy pajamas and a plop down on the couch there was no hope of me moving to make dinner, or do anything for that matter.

Scott got +50 brownie points for running to Chick-fil-A to bring home two Chicken Tortilla soups for us.  It’s times like these where I ignore all of the ridiculously embarrassing things he does and just adore him.  By the way…the soup, even without the tortilla strips – phenomenal.

What I’ve learned this week:

  • GU Gels or some type of mid-run pick me up is a huge help for my long run days.
  • Running with Scott forces me to pick up my pace by at least :30.  Apparently he’s Forrest Gump.

Forrest Gump

  • Week 5 of training for a half-marathon may not be the best time to try out a series of new workout classes.  I’ll be looking forward to going back and trying more once the race is over.

Goals for next week:

By some GU Chomps for next weekend’s run.

Get through 12 miles at 1:45:00.  My goal for the entire half is to finish in 2 hours.  My 10 mile run hit right around 1:30:00 (thanks to Scott pushing me).  If I get this goal of 12 in 1:45 I should be right on track to finish the race under 2 hours.

Training Week 5 Playlist coming soon:)

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