Saturday, February 25, 2017

#FitReader Weekly Update

I'll be sharing on...
Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin
and linking up with Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and Angela from Marathons & Motivation

Whatever I had it sucked, Sunday I was out of commission with a stomach bug. C caught it and was down most the week. Thankfully I am (knock on wood) feeling better.

I only managed to eat over 2000 calories 1 day this week and that's because we went to Burger King.

February Goals:
Keep up with Marathon training plan: 2/5 
Strength training once a week: 0/7 this week. 
Eat healthier: 6/7 
Hit at least 2000 calories everyday: 1/7
Walking to Mordor: 63.9 /1779 miles

Here's what I did this week...
2/18/17: Ran 3.13 miles in 35:22 mins
2/19/17: Sick
2/20/17: Work
2/21/17: Work
2/22/17: Ran 3.02 miles in 30:16 mins
2/23/17: Work
2/24/17: 1hr grocery shopping. 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

{Review} Rivalus Native Pro 100

Disclaimer: I received a sample as part of my JackedPack to review for free.  As always, all opinions are my own.

I received two samples of Rivalus Native Pro 100 one in Mixed Berry and one in Banana Cream. This is a whey protein. Rivalus' uses a lower-temp technology that extracts the pure whey protein directly from the milk of pasture-raised, grass-fed cows to preserve more of the naturally-occurring benefits that have been scientifically shown to support muscle performance. It contains 30 grams of Protein and less than 0.1 grams of Lactose.

I tried the mixed berry flavor mixed with water and it was ok, but tasted watered down. I wish I had used milk as I think it would have been alot better. 

The banana cream one was awesome! I mixed it with milk and it tasted just like banana cream pudding. Oh so good, I can't wait to get some more. 
So far the I have like all of the Rivalus Products I have tried. They offer a good amount of protein and taste great. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

{Book Review} Melancholy Ghost (Spirit Chasers #2) by Kat Mayor

Melancholy Ghost (Spirit Chasers #2)
by Kat Mayor
Publisher: Self
Release: February 14th 2017
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Paranormal Investigation
How I got it: Received a copy from author

From ghost hunter to ghost, haunted.

Barrett has a plan—help Austin regain his memory, surround him with his friends and loved ones, and lead him into the light. Unfortunately, the tragic investigation of a melancholy ghost derails everything.

As new lead investigator, Thai struggles to maintain the high ratings SCI has always enjoyed. After a few subpar investigations, the network execs demand results, even if it means the team must put their lives on the line for a house more deadly than its dead occupants.

There are worse things than being dead.

Austin knows something is wrong. Most people ignore him, time eludes him, and his hands are basically worthless. If only he could remember what happened, he would have the answers he so desperately seeks. He’s sick of Barrett’s lies and Casey’s deflections. Austin will have to figure this one out on his own. Will the truth set him free, or destroy his soul?

Review: This is the second book in the Spirit Chasers series, you will want to read book one first. This is not a stand alone. Having said that this is a much mellower book than the first. There is a lot less action than the first and I feel that is due to Austin's current state of being. The rest of the group are great characters, but they are way less reckless than Austin was. Also the plot focuses alot on Austin and his predicament. To me it seemed there was a bit less ghost hunting than in the previous book. Although I did like the kid ghosts that tormented the group in the antique shop. They were funny. I wasn't crazy about the self-aware house though it seemed a little to close to Rose Red for my tastes. I did like the imaginative way that Austin and Casey worked around the new development in their relationship.
Ms Mayor is a wonderful writer, and very creative building upon the paranormal foundation we know. She had done a great job with this book and I can't wait for the next one in the series.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

{Spotlight} The Girl at the Bar By Nicholas Nash

Girl at the Bar
Nicholas Nash
Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

a brilliant cancer researcher, disappears after a one-night stand
with a neurotic man with a questionable past.
sudden disappearance in the midst of a high-stakes quest to cure
cancer between two rival billionaires sets into motion an
inexplicable chain of events as the bodies start to pile up.
one knows why she disappeared. The race to find answers ensnares
everyone around her, one of whom is a deeply disturbed psychopath
lurking in the shadows.
Rebecca still alive? What happened to her? Who did it? And why?
Questions about her vex everyone looking for answers. No one can be
trusted and no one is above suspicion…

 Please join Quill & Ink
Book Tours in supporting Nicholas Nash's debut release, 

The Girl at
the Bar.

Nash is the exciting new author of The Girl At The Bar, a
psychological thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a
brilliant cancer researcher and the quest to find what happened to
her. Nicholas resides in the concrete jungle of Manhattan in New York
City with his wife and three children and enjoys every moment of it.
An accomplished finance professional, he has a passion for reading
fiction and non-fiction books which inspired him to write an
intriguing thriller. Nicholas hopes you enjoy his work.
can be reached at:

{Recipe} No Bake Energy Bites

No Bake Energy Bites: Little balls of energy
I found this recipe on the great and might Pinterest, then tweaked it. So far everyone who has tried these likes them, this includes the kidlets. Their super easy to make and a great little pick me up in the afternoon.

  • 1 cup quaker old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup trail mix (unsalted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • Put everything in a bowl and mix well.
  • Place in fridge for 30 mins
  • Remove from fridge and roll into small balls. Place in an airtight container, will keep for about a week.

Makes 19 balls/ servings at 99 calories a ball/serving.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Cup of...

Welcome to Sunday Cup of... grab your favorite beverage and visit with me for a bit.
Sunday Cup of... is a combination post featuring, 
The Sunday Post Hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?  Hosted by Book Date
and the Book Blog Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer.
I share my week, what's going on around the blog, and what books I'm reading or have finished.

I really got nothing this week, other than my cold, which I thought I'd gotten rid of is back with a vengeance. 

All links go to Goodread pages

So I re-bought most of the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series as audio books so I can listen to them at work. It's kinda weird as I'm reading the newest book in the series and listening to book 4 of the series. 

Watching Season 6

Started watching the new the season.

I'm also joining the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer. Every week they will pop a question that you answer. Post your answer to your blog, and enter your post to the linky provided. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.

This weeks question:

Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

Totally... er I can totally zone out all those things when I'm reading. I have a bad habit of multitasking, so yeah the tv or radio might be on when I've reading but I completely zone it out and usually anyone in the room. It's a bad habit I learned young. My parents had a lot of "friends" who came over all hours so I sort of learned how to zone out or maybe fall into my book. 

So that's it for this week, hope you'll stop by next Sunday. Have a great week!

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