The Friday Report

Finally Friday! I don’t know why, but I really felt like this week took forever.

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Besides today being Friday, there are few exciting things I have to report:


The Hershey Park Half Marathon is officially on my race calendar! I finally registered yesterday after opening the page several times in the last few weeks only to be distracted and never complete the registration.


Who is coming with me? I am sure I can entice you with the massive amounts of chocolate.

Speaking of chocolate, my friend called me yesterday to inform me that she bought the UNREAL version of the Snickers bar. She said that it was out of this world and ten times better than an actual Snickers.

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UNREAL, yes? We all must try one.


While shopping at Trader Joes yesterday I picked up the new Fearless Flyer. I really didn’t see very much worth reporting except for one new thing that caught my eye.


Pizza Veggie Burgers. Can’t be bad. We have yet to try them but as soon as we do, I will let you know if they are worth stocking your freezer with.

You may notice the Reduced-Guilt Mac and Cheese in the above picture as well. I figured one should have a box in the freezer should the need for a quick mac and cheese arise.


Besides being informed of the new spin bike delivery that occurred yesterday, my friend called me to report a delivery of new cardio equipment.

In addition to new elliptical machines (I forget the exact name for them) that allow you to go in multiple directions as well as do the motions while in a squat position,, new treadmills were delivered.

TREADMILLS THAT DECLINE. At first I did not understand.


As in, you can INCLINE as if you are going uphill and then, DECLINE as if you are running downhill.

I cannot wait to try this out!

I do not know if I will make it there this morning though. Not to mention, I ran Monday, Wednesday and Thursday this week in addition to Spinning on Tuesday so I am thinking that today should be an off day/easy day/maybe just 30 minutes on the elliptical day.


OK, confession: The main reason I cannot make it over to Lifetime this morning is because I intend to get a manicure and pedicure.


Have a great weekend!


I need to know:

Have you ever experienced the treadmills that offer a declining hill?

Any chance you will consider the Hershey Park Half Marathon?

What color is on your toes right now?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

11 thoughts on “The Friday Report”

  1. I’ve never heard of declining treadmills before, how cool! Let us know your thoughts 🙂 and a mani/pedi is a legit excuse not to workout. My toes are currently teal/turquoise. Have a great weekend! 🙂

  2. I’ve never heard of decline on a treadmill either! Interesting. Yay for signing up for the half! Essie’s Bachelorette Bash is on my toes right now– it’s a great color!

  3. I have a bright blue on my toes right now. I almost never paint my fingernails or get manicures (especially during rock climbing season) I am constantly jamming my hands into rock cracks and it wouldn’t even last 5 minutes! haha. A declining treadmill sounds crazy! Can’t wait to hear if you try it out!

  4. OMG I wish I could run that half with you! I did a chocolate themed race once (the hot chocolate 15K) and it was worth every penny to have hot chocolate fondue as we crossed the finish line. I imagine this will be similar, but with more solid forms of chocolate? totally excited for you, yay for putting one on your calendar!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!
    Again, unreal candy is so good, I’m 100% on board and I’m glad you’re spreading the word! Declining treadmill? Let us know how that works out for you! HA! Have a great weekend!

  5. okay, i wanna run that race just BECUZ of the name…hehe. 🙂
    dang, someone went and pimped ur gym! hehe…no but seriously, that’s AWESOME! and decline treadmills ROCK…they are great for practicing downhill, but there are certain injuries that don’t hurt running downhill, so u can still get ur miles fix on. 🙂
    happy friday for sure!

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