You guys. I finally did it.
Yep, Jax was groomed with the lion cut. Surprisingly, he was pretty good — the groomer shaved him for about 45 minutes and he never got super mad (when he starts biting and growling) so I think he could tell that it was making him feel better. Poor guy has so many knots and mats, that I think it was necessary. So that was the after, here is what the before looked like from a few weeks ago:
He also looks MUCH smaller than Apollo, which is kinda funny because he’s always been such a big fluffy beast. They said that it’ll take about 6 months for him to get his hair back to his old length, and I hope that I can keep up so we don’t get in this mess again.
#crazycatlady update complete, on to the fun part of today’s post!
After sharing my ultimate holiday gift guide yesterday, I wanted to share some of my favorite stocking stuffer ideas to link up with the Friday Five with Rachel… and to top it off? A great giveaway. So here you have it: 5 winter gear running essentials, perfect for the stocking.
1. HotHands Hand Warmers
No matter how much you bundle up, sometimes your fingers just can’t stay warm… enter HotHands Hand Warmers! These are a perfect stocking stuff for runners (or anyone who loves the outdoors).
2. Facial Moisturizer
The cold and wind does a number on your skin, and your face often takes the brunt of the damage. Facial moisturizer, like this stuff from Olay (my go to), is a lifesaver!
3. Greenlight Running Headband
Sometimes a hat is just a little too much (generally if it’s warmer than 20*, I prefer to wear headbands) and I love the fit of the Greenlight Running Headband — it lets me have a ponytail, gives me full coverage of my ears and looks pretty good still too.
4. Pacesetter Crew Running Socks
I live in the Pacesetter Crew Running Socks when it comes to casual and non-compression runs (I usually wear compression on race day and during tough runs)! I love wearing them under long pants because they give my calfs/shins a little bit more warmth. P.S. I have no shame, I have Halloween/St. Patrick’s Day/Christmas ones that I wear year round. 😉
5. Drift Running Gloves
These are perhaps the best running gloves that I’ve ever tried. I love that you can convert the Drift Running Gloves to a mitten when you need a little extra coverage, or you can just wear them as gloves. Win win!
And now, I want to kick off a fun Stocking Stuffer Giveaway! One winner will receive the last three items on my list — headband, running socks and running gloves. Good luck! 🙂
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