Brrrrrrr. There’s a chill in the air today as I sit looking out the window and writing my first blog post. Can anyone believe that it’s already October? I celebrated by doing some clearing out of my closet. How is it possible that anyone could have so much STUFF? I always forget until I’m actually moving it all around. I went and sold some of it at the awesome thrift store in MD yesterday. Of course I came out with a couple new things as well… oh well, I tried 🙂
Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Cozy sweaters, warm soups, cute boots, and jeans are brought out of retirement after a long, hot summer, and the weather is perfect for running.
And, of course, there’s the return of hot tea! I thought I’d dedicate my first post to the most awesome thing I’ve bought in awhile: the Aladdin Tea Infuser Mug!
Seeing as I have a total addiction to Starbucks, when I saw this little gem at Target the other day I thought I might have finally found the solutions to throwing away hundreds of dollars a month. Before, my excuse was always, “I want tea… but I’m about to run out the door.” Or, “Even if I bring this mug of tea with me, I’ll have nowhere to put the tea bag and then it will get bitter and gross.” etc, etc.
Enter my new mug! If only I were smart enough to invent something like this. 😉 I don’t have a kettle, but the mug is microwave safe (and BPA free!), so I can heat my water right in the mug! Then, when you are ready to add your tea, it has a built in retractable mesh tea holder, which you can put loose leaf or bagged tea into. Once you’ve filled the mesh holder up with tea, put the lid on and extend the tea down into the hot water using a lever on the side of the mug, let it brew for a few minutes, and then retract it back up into the lid when you’re done brewing! No bitterness, no mess. What will they think of next??! My favorite kind of tea is Earl Grey, with a splash of milk. Mmmm… tastes like Europe 🙂 What’s your favorite kind of tea?
Have a lovely day, friends! I’m off to try a short run. I’ve been training all summer for the Army Ten Miler, which is on Sunday, and of course about two weeks ago my right knee started hating me. I ran in a 10k last weekend, and it’s been really sore and angry this whole week. I’m praying it will be okay for the race on Sunday after all my hard work – this will be my first 10 miler ever!