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    Marcia

    I'm a stay-at-home-mom who, as part of a mid-life challenge, decided to run a marathon for kicks. I didn't plan on it becoming a hobby, but it did. I QUALIFIED FOR BOSTON at my second marathon and slipped into the vortex. Join me as I fulfill my dream of running the five marathon majors.

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Yoplait Greek 100 Taste-Off

Categories: Yogurt, Yoplait, Yoplait Greek 100 Taste-Off

If you’ve hung out with me here for any length of time, you know I love me some yogurt. I love the creamy fruitiness before and after workouts, as a snack, dipping apples in it, making parfaits with berries, nuts, granola, even cooking and baking with it, you get the picture.

When I was invited to participate in a mission that involved taste testing Greek Yogurt, I grabbed my spoon. I am all about Greek Yogurt.

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So the mission: Conduct a blind taste test of Yoplait Greek 100 Strawberry and Chobani Simply 100 Strawberry. Game on!

Step 1: Find stylish blindfolds to eliminate any urge to peek. Check.

Step 2: Acquire said yogurt at local grocery store. Check.

Step 3: Administer blind taste test among friends. These particular friends are die-hard Chobani fans. They went into this fully expecting to choose Chobani as the favorite.

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Meet Jen. A die-hard Chobani fan. She was convinced she’d prefer Chobani…until she picked Yoplait. Hands-down, Yoplait.

Here’s what Jen had to say after her taste test.

Step 4: Have an unbiased and cooperative loved one (AKA Thing 1) administer blind taste test to me.

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My impression? First let me out myself: I enjoy Chobani. I love other Yoplait varieties like Fruitful but I wasn’t familiar with their Greek Yogurt going into the taste test. The verdict? Yoplait tasted sweeter, thicker, creamier. Chobani tasted sour by comparison and the texture was on the runny side. Did I just say that? In my opinion, Yoplait Greek is the clear winner. There are 12 flavors in all, 100 calories per cup. I can’t wait to try the rest!

The score at halftime: 4 preferred Yoplait, 1 preferred Chobani.

Step 5: Because this is actually a lot of fun, I’m going to gather more opinions by dragging the dog and pony show, er I mean the yogurt to tomorrow’s race. Because runners have the best taste right? Stay tuned!

In the meantime, don’t take my word for it, click here to find out how to take the Yoplait Greek 100 Taste-Off and see for yourself which you prefer.

This post is sponsored by Yoplait.

Are you a Greek Yogurt fan? Do you have a favorite brand? Have you ever done a blind taste test?

 

My Running Story

Categories: Running, TribeSports

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Like many kids, I started running young. Around the neighborhood with my friends. Nothing serious or organized, just spirited games of tag and the like. I enjoyed being on the track team in middle school then pushed running to the back burner while I focused on ice skating and dance. After college, life and career got in the way. Although I hit up the gym in fits and starts, nothing stuck and for me my 20′s were an era of overall out-of-shapeness. I didn’t lace up to run again until I was in my 30′s.
I never met my paternal grandmother and only one of my dad’s 3 sisters because they died of heart disease long before I could remember them. My dad was an obese, quite sedentary Type II diabetic. I knew that I’d end up just like him, or even worse, meet an early death like his mom and sisters. So I started running away from the health issues that ran in my family. Literally.
I started on the treadmill at the gym. It was hard. The display creeped so slowly I kept a towel over it. But 10 minutes turned to 20. I got up to a few miles. I’d mess with the speed and incline to combat boredom.
I ran my first 5k with my sister in 1999. It wasn’t until after my kids were born that I attempted distances beyond 10k. I ran my first 10 miler when Thing 2 was 8 months old. In 2007 I got up the nerve to try my first half marathon and sign up for a full as well. Since then running has become a way of life. A way to decompress, socialize and challenge myself all in one. It has strengthened me mentally, physically and spiritually and taken me  places I’d never dreamed possible (hello Boston). I plan to enjoy running well into old age. I can’t imagine life without it.

TribeSports wants to know your running story as well. They’ll create an animated GIF for you and feature it on their RunWithMe story page.  TribeSports is also developing a range of workout clothing based on the input of athletes like you. I’m trying out some of it right now so stay tuned for a full review. Be sure to share your running gear preferences on the survey here.

What’s your Running Story?

 
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