I was supposed to go to a happy hour fundraiser last night for our local Michigan State alumni association scholarship fund. Sparty was there. Woody was there. I was at my desk at work, neck deep in a budget mess (one that I didn't create but have to clean up). I got home pretty late and have to be back at work early today for a 2.5 hr creative meeting. Fun stuff! At least I have the Michigan State basketball game tonight at Madison Square Garden (part of the Jimmy V Classic) to look forward too! It'll be a really late night, but hopefully it'll be a great game!
I found something at Trader Joe's the last time I was there that I'm now in love with! It was love at first sip!
Yes, that's Candy Cane Green Tea! Because it's decaffeinated it's the perfect night time treat so I can still enjoy a little sweet treat without the calories. It's great and exactly what I was hoping it would be. If you go to Trader Joe's or have one nearby, I definitely recommend giving this a try.
Have you received your January issue of Runner's World yet? If you have, no doubt you've seen the fold out Vibram FiveFingers "You Are The Technology" ad. At first I was a little shocked. (I guess that's the best word) Most runners are fairly used to seeing people in little clothing, but this is pretty cutting edge and risky for a running shoe ad; running shoe companies tend to show people racing through beautiful meadows or on urban streets in ads. This one does make total sense for the product and they're clearly illustrating that Vibrams are different from other running shoes. Go to the website and after it "removes the technology" you can either choose the man or the woman to read the Vibram manifesto. The company has taken pretty interesting approach to their first print ad campaign, but the microsite really isn't very interesting. I feel like they're trying to capitalize on shock appeal, but after the first look, it's not really shocking. According to Ad Age, in 2006 Vibram FiveFingers sold 10,000 pairs, this year they sold 1.5 million and they expect to double their sales next year. Not to bad considering they haven't done any traditional advertising. I just hope that all those 1.5million people are being careful and not rushing into using them - they're supposed to help, not injure! We don't need a fad hurting our running partners! I'm not sure this print ad and site will do much more for their sales than the word of mouth that has spurred on the trend so far.
Do you wear Vibram FiveFingers? Have you seen this ad? What do you think?
today's workout -
3x10 weighted side bends