Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday Favorites

1. Oiselle armwarmers: My latest obsession are my Oiselle armwarmers. I tested them out for as long as 26.2 miles at Big Sur and more recently during a rainy run.

Kept me warm in the rain and wind

First off, they fit me which is a HUGE win for armwarmers. Previously I had only found one brand of arm warmer that stayed up on me. The Oiselle armwarmers only come in one size, but they amazingly seem to fit all shapes and sizes.

The material is super soft and stretchy. One thing I am really amazed about them is that they seem to keep me warm when it is cold and cool when it is warm. Big Sur actually got sort of hot at the end but I never had the urge to pull the arm warmers down. It is was sort of freaky.

They have thumbholes which means they also keep your hands warm. Love love.

I received the arm warmers free from Oiselle as part of their running team but was not asked to do a review. I will definitely be buying more in the future with my own $. In fact, I'm hoping they'll make little rabbit-sized ones for Mario so we can match.

2. Zucchini quinoa lasagna: Whenever I need a quick opinion I turn to twitter. I asked my tweeps if they had any favorite quinoa recipes and was pointed to this recipe (scroll down for the recipe) from Sarah at Peas and Thank You. I made it the same day and it is delicious and healthy! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S. I'm already planning to make it again next week.

3. Bay to Breakers Salmon: Last but not least, I forgot to include the video of the salmon at Bay to Breakers in my race report. These people start at the finish and run against the flow of traffic to the start:

They passed us as we were going up the Hayes Street hill. By far I think they are the coolest "tradition" of the race.

Also, check out my friend A's awesome Gu giveaway!


rUntoNamAste said...

Yum, I'm going to try that recipe!
And I'm in complete agreement with you about the salmon. I passed them at the base of Hayes Hill too and they were encouraging people to join the school so as to avoid the hill. Hilarious.

bunnygirl said...

I'm so going to have to try that recipe. I even have quinoa and marinara sauce on my shelves right now! Tonight is grocery night, so I'll be in the market for zucchini.


Rabbits' Guy said...

Fighting their way upstream!!!

The lasagna looks great - it took forever for the web-site to open - I guess the whole world is going to try it!

Average A said...

OH MY GOSH, I hope Mario can wear arm warmers someday soon!!!

Those salmon are hilarious! I wish I had seen them at B2B. Maybe next year... when I'm happily spectating. :)

Mica said...

I have some Asics arm warmers, but they're cottony and can get a little damp. Do the Oiselle ones stay relatively moisture free?

naomi said...

love the salmon video! and my arm warmers just arrived! i'm hoping for an early morning run sometime this week so i can try them on! thanks for the rec!

XLMIC said...

Ha! They passed me on Hayes too! I scrambled for my camera and only got 2 secs of video…you did so much better than I did :P found you thru Alyssa :)