Successful 8-Miler & Hunger Games T-Shirts?

February 29, 2012 · 36 comments

Would you believe I stayed on my feet for yesterday’s 8 miler?

I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t watching my feet like a crazy person, though. I felt like I was taking a step back into childhood and playing the “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” game.

I fueled up with my favorite variety of Love Grown Foods.

Procured from my new bounty of LGF that arrived on my doorstep late last week.

Maddy and Laura at Love Grown Foods must have gotten sick of my desperate e-mails for more of the stuff. I’ve been out for weeks and was starting to get the shakes.

They even threw in a leather-bound LGF journal so I can hand write them love notes. Or keep a journal of how many times a day I take chocolate granola to the face.

Good move, ladies. Good move.

I downed a few handfuls and hit the pavement. With my feet instead of my face this time.

The smart thing would have been to avoid that one spot where I’ve fallen… twice. I, being the rocket scientist that I am, zoned out and took the same exact route and had a mini freak out I was going to end up splayed on the sidewalk again.

So I turned on my iPhone flashlight after it got dark. I tell ya, this guy’s a lifesaver. I probably looked like a bouncy lighthouse on the side of the road.

If you don’t already have it, go download Flashlight for your iPhone. It’s saved me more times than I can count.

I even took a picture of the dirty sidewalk for evidential purposes; however, of course, in picture form, it really doesn’t look that uneven nor daunting.

I am so stylish and good looking on cold run days it’s scary.

While we’re on the subject of how cool I am, wait till you see my latest project.

Oops, did I just make Hunger Games T-shirts?

Ashley asked me to make her a custom shirt so she could wave her Hunger Games freak flag, and my friends Jamie, Colleen, and Lisa-Marie and I had been joking that we’d sport shirts for the midnight showing… since we have tickets and all. So I went ahead with my bad self and cranked out a bunch.

I’m still deciding if I’ll order one for myself. I think I’m ready to take that plunge into creeper fan territory.

Whatever. It’s not like I have anything better to do.

By the way, if you have a specific T-shirt design you’d like me to make, I’d be more than happy to! E-mail me at

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1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat February 29, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I need a friend in Pittsburgh to go see the movie with! I don’t know hardly any of my friends who’ve read them!
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2 Kelly @ Running Kellometers February 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I got a Hunger Games shirt for my birthday (the “Love” one) and I absolutely LOVE IT! I cannot wait to wear it to the movie!

But then again, I also dressed up as a Harry Potter character for the midnight release of the 7th book…
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3 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts February 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

looove it.. my friend Erin and I are gonna get the Hunger games inspired nail polish colors πŸ™‚ woot!
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4 Chelsea February 29, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I already have my Hunger Games tickets as well haha =D!


5 Theresa February 29, 2012 at 5:02 pm

how did i never know about the flashlight app *just downloaded*

i look particularly good in my headlamp during nighttime running if i do say so myself πŸ˜‰
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6 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance February 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Haha love the Hunger Games t-shirts! I don’t know if I’m that much of a fan but maybe… πŸ™‚
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7 julie February 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm

buying my presale tickets you in?
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8 Janine @ThePurpleGiraffe February 29, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Soooo which is it? Are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?
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9 Tina @ Best Body Fitness February 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Oh, how I love you! You never fail to bring a smile to my day. Hunger Game t-shirts and witty humor. Sarcastic dorks unite!!! πŸ˜‰
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10 Amber K February 29, 2012 at 7:01 pm

I can’t wait until people have already seen The Hunger Games. I hate busy theaters. And I think I’m going to actually want to see this one in a theater, even though I almost always wait until it comes out on DVD.
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11 Kristen @ notsodomesticated February 29, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I can’t wait to see The Hunger Games. I just hope they do it right … I’m so often disappointed by the movie version of my favorite books!
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12 Heather @ Run Eat Play February 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Great job on the 8 miles! I love that flashlight app! It saves me at night when I go to the bathroom!
Awesome hunger games shirts! I can’t wait for the movie!!
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13 Kate February 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Oh my goodness. I need one of those Hunger Games shirts. Those are amazing.
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14 Kelsey @readysetfeast February 29, 2012 at 8:14 pm

TEAM PEETA! TEAM GALE! i still can’t pick…..

also, when are you bringing that granola to my house? i’ve been waiting all morning…


15 Lena @Fit on the Rocks February 29, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I’m glad you didn’t faceplant again. Oh and Team Peeta ftw!
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16 Jasper @ crunchylittlebites February 29, 2012 at 9:28 pm

cutest love grown journal ever! im going to the hunger games and using free tickets that work gave me last year! march 23rd! love your blog Alyssa
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17 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite February 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

ok I cannot WAIT for Hunger Games! Have you seen the China Glaze nail polish collection?! It’s not out yet, but I’m convinced that I will need each color…
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18 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness February 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I’m slightly embarassed I haven’t read Hunger Games yet. Also, my husband has the flashlight app on his phone and it’s been a miracle on more than one occassion!!!
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19 Talia @ Bite Size Wellness February 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I always love your customized pictures! The “you suck” one really got me laughing so thanks! I have used the flashlight app to save my life too…that and my super blind eyes.
I am Hunger Games obsessed too and can’t wait to see the movie! No shame in wearing a fan t-shirt…trust me, you will not be the worst fan out there!
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20 Chelsea Brown February 29, 2012 at 11:22 pm

The raisin almond crunch love grown is by far my faaave. Just something about it that’s awesome. I’m jumping on the Hunger Games train after reading all your obsessed posts! I begged someone (via facebook) to send me the books and my mom obliged hahaha i CAN NOT WAIT to see what all the fuss is about!
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21 Courtney March 1, 2012 at 12:24 am

Ah I love the raisin almond crunch! And hooray for a injury free run…I feel ya on getting hurt a lot, my family nick named me Crash!


22 christina March 1, 2012 at 4:14 am

your pictures are cracking me up. dirty sidewalks!! love the shirts….!


23 Kristen R. March 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Love the shirts!!! Don’t know if I could be that fully committed…but I still might get one πŸ™‚


24 Naomi March 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Loving your sense of humour πŸ˜€

Too bad I never saw Love Grown Foods in Australia.. I’m sticking to my weetabix + greek yoghurt in the morning:( trying not to add nutella to it..which is very tempting….


25 Ricole Runs March 6, 2012 at 12:19 am

I soooo need a Hunger Games tshirt! Did you decide to get one or no? What were your favorite ones? I can’t wait for that movie!
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