"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or gazelle - when the sun comes up, you'd better be running."
- Anonymous

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday 6/30

So my husband upgraded my child bike seat...

to this bike trailer, yay!! (and yes I'm rolling a huffy)
And I was excited. Excited that I could transport two children around (more convenient with everyone home for summer) excited that my butt was no longer the focal point of my young passenger but my excitement was very short lived once I realized that I was supposed to pull the 70+ pounds of children riding comfortably along urging me to go faster. :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 6/28

" If you are serious about your goals, drop the conditions. Go directly to your goal. Be your goal! Conditions often disguise strategies for escaping accountability. Why not just take charge and create the experience you are looking for?"
~Eric Allenbaugh


This Weeks Workout 6/21-6/27
Monday: Class & 1 mile walk
Tuesday: 5.6 miles (elliptical)
Friday: 3 miles (run)
Sunday: 7 miles (elliptical)

Total Miles:
weekly(run, elliptical): 16.6
monthly: 47.8 miles
year: 285.74

Next Weeks Workouts 6/28-7/4
Monday: class
Tuesday: 7 mile elliptical
Wednesday: class
Thursday: 5 mile bike
Sunday: 5k Run

Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on or an upcoming birthday and would like it linked let me please let me know)

Giveaways!!!

misszippy1: GU Giveaway 7/1
RunToTheFinish: UV Skinz 7/6
Gathering My Roses: New Balance Multi-Sport 851 shoes 7/5
Eat Always, Sleep Seldomly, Run Whenevers: Teaposy 6/28
Sticky Fingerprints: Sof Sole 7/9
Secrets of a Running Mom: RoadID 7/3
Racing With Babes: Run U Mother 7/5
My Journey to Fit: Nike+ Sportsband 7/1
Midwest Multisport Life: Golite Cap (ends today so hurry up and enter)
Barefoot Angie Bee: Nuu Muu exercise dress

Companies with Summer Promotions going on...

Golite is having a Golite Up Your Day Giveaway (93 days, 93 chances to bag free gear) all you have to do is visit there site input 3 pieces of information (email, bday, and zip code) and your entered to win simple as that and if you follow on facebook they announce the winners daily.

RoadID has a July Giveaway going on now, with the grand prize worth over 11,000.

Dailymile is giving away over 100 prizes this month all you have to do is log your miles check it out here..

Skirt Sports is doing a Skirts Sports and SOLE Sweepstakes you can enter until July 15th.

Newman's Own Organics Giveaway Winner is...

#11 Mary from See Mommy Run!

Congratulations!! email me at erica_haggins@hotmail.com your shipping info and I will get your prize out to ya.


Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Feature Friday ProWash Review

"ProWash™ Activewear Detergent thoroughly cleans without sacrificing the performance of the garment. The exclusive formula gives you the confidence to clean and remove sweat and odors from your activewear. Independent laboratory tests show that ProWash™ kills odors better than your ordinary detergent on day wear and your activewear garments."

I don't iron, I don't buy clothes that aren't wash and wear, I don't hand wash my bras, I do however separate darks and lights but that is about the extent of my laundry care...except when it comes to my running clothes you would think they were made of gold (at the price of some of the pieces I am not to sure they shouldn't be). My running apparel gets it own separate basket I wash workout clothes about twice a week and make sure I wash and dry according to the care instructions and I have been looking to find a good detergent made for my activewear, so I gladly took to trying out ProWash Activewear Detergent.
I used Prowash for a few weeks during which time I put it to the ultimate test, my 1/2 marathon wardrobe and let me tell you that after running in the warm humid San Diego weather I smelled bad and I was pretty proud of it, that was 13.1 miles of earned funkyness I was so impressed with it I forced my husband to smell it (I bet he misses the days when I was to shy to eat in front of him and he was convinced I never used the bathroom) and tried to talk my mom into to taking a whiff with the line "You may never again get to see what 13.1 smells like" and she wasn't buying what I was selling, so I think you get the point. I have washed quite a few loads and found my own system that works (wash on delicate cycle, soak for 30 mins. during and hang dry) and found that of the two activewear detergents I have tried thus far ProWash is the one I prefer and currently my go to detergent. It does a great job removing odor and has a very nice but not overpowering scent which earns ProWash a thumbs up from me.

Prowash also comes with a Performance guarantee so if you try it and don't like it all you have to do is send in your receipt and retail package for a replacement or refund. So it can't hurt to try it.:)

To learn more about ProWash or to find a retailer near you visit them online at www.prowashdetergent.com

Which detergent do you currently use to wash your activewear?


I was provided with a 24oz package of Prowash to facilitate this review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Taste Test Tuesday (Blueberry Crumb Cake) & Giveaway

Blueberry Crumb Cake

Ingredients
FOR THE STREUSEL TOPPING
1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
FOR THE CAKE
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled) , plus more for pan
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk, well shaken
1 1/2 cups blueberries
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make streusel topping: In a medium bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in the butter using your hands or a pastry blender until large, moist crumbs form. Chill.
2. Butter and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and allspice. In a large bowl, beat the butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately until just combined. (Batter will be very stiff.) In a large bowl, toss the blueberries with remaining teaspoon flour. Fold blueberries into the batter; spoon into prepared
pan.3. Sprinkle cake with streusel topping. Bake until golden brown and a tester comes out clean, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar before cutting into squares.










Tasty Tip #9

"Don't have buttermilk by adding acid in the form of either one tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice to a cup of milk, you can create buttermilk. Unfortunately, the rich tang that is found in true authentic buttermilk will not be present. Vinegar works best, but lemon juice will work in a pinch, so never discount it."


Tasty Review and Giveaway!!

Newman's Own Organics

"Great tasting food that happens to be organic.' (That's what we kept in mind when we created our products.) We focus on the kinds of products we loved as kids, but take them one step further by using the highest quality of available organic ingredients.
We find that people really want to know how the ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocer's shelf. When people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged 'health' foods, we hope they'll try other organic food products."


I had the chance to try a bunch of Newman's Own Organics products so many in fact we are still going through them. Overall with the products that my family and I have tasted they are receiving good reviews for me I am a big fan of their Pretzels, Ginger-O's and their Mocha Milk and Orange Dark Chocolate and even though they weren't included in my package am sure that I would quite enjoy the Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups (as soon as I track some down I will let you know). There were a couple products that didn't really suit my taste buds but my husband had no problem finishing off for me like the Hermits they had a pretty strong molasses taste which was just a bit to overpowering for me. So in my opinion Newman's Own Organics makes something for every palate. Now I have decided to share a bit of my bounty in a Giveaway.

WIN IT!!!
Up for grabs is 3 Chocolate Bars, 1 pack of each (Chocolate Newman-O's, Dried Apricots, Dried Apples, Peppermints, Gingermints and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies).

Mandatory Entry:
Visit the Newman's Own Organics site and let me know one product you would be interested in trying.

Extra Entries:
~Become a follower or let me know you already are
~Become a fan of Newman's Own Organics on facebook

To receive these extra entries, you must do the MANDATORY entry. Please leave your email in your comment if it isn't visible in your profile.
Contest open to U.S only. Ends 6pm (PST) on 05/27/10. Winner will be chosen using random.org and will be announced in my Sunday Weekend Report post and emailed.


Other Tasty Giveaways!!!

Marathon Val: Vega Smoothie
I Am Boring: EFS (Electrolyte Fuel System) 6/27
Leslie Loves Veggies: Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw 7/9



GU Winner is #33 Julie from Running with Julie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 6/20

Happy Father's Day!!!!
"Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half - especially if he has a teenage daughter."
~Guy Lombardo

This Weeks Workout 6/14-6/20

Monday: Cardio Kickboxing class (60 mins)
Tuesday: 7.2 miles elliptical
Wednesday: 1 mile run while waiting for class to start & Weight training class (60 mins)
Thursday: 3 mile bike ride was supposed to be 8 but I didn't realize how hard it would be pulling 50+ lbs of kids in my new bike trailer would be. :)
Sunday: 6 miles bike

Total Miles:
weekly(run, elliptical): 8.2 miles
weekly (bike): 9 miles
monthly: 31.2 miles
year: 269.14

Next Weeks Workouts 6/22-6/28
Monday: class & 4 mile run
Tuesday: 7 mile elliptical
Wednesday: class
Thursday: 5 mile bike
Sunday: 3.2 mile run

Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on or an upcoming birthday and would like it linked let me please let me know)

*Race Reports (I love 'em how about you?? )

Puddles of Run
Julie's Running Blog
Running...
Setting You Free
Run to the Border
Dawnie
It's Just One Foot in Front of the Other
A Catholic Domestic Engineer
Cupcake Runner
Running Adventures
Morning Runner
Becoming a Runner
Tr-y-athlete
The Fire Runner
Blissful Runner
The Running Moron
JerBear Shares

2010 Journey in Running
Runner's Rambles

Good Stuff Going On

Raffles/Fundraisers


Tall Mom is a Marathon for the Cure Giveaway as a final fundraising push for her upcoming TNT Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon this weekend. There is a NB visor, ifitness belt, Marathon for the cure T-shirt and more up for grabs. Ends 6/26


Giveaways!!!

Barefoot Angie Bee: Nuun and Spibelt 6/22
Somewhere in the Sun: Hydrapouch 6/25
Running Off at The Mouth: Scape Sunblock 6/25
Whitarican: Canon Powershot camera 6/23
Endurance Isn't Only Physical: Ryders Eyewear Sunglasses 6/25

GU Giveaway!!!

In my attempt to find my favorite GU products I have ended up with a nice collection of GU products and so I have decided to do a little giveaway. Up for grabs:

2 Cranberry Apple Chomps, 2 Blueberry Pomegranate Chomps, 1 Strawberry Chomps, 3 Lemon Sublime Gels, 3 Strawberry Banana Gels, 2 Vanilla Bean Gels, 1 Tri-Berry Gel, 1 Jetblackberry Gel, 1 Orange Burst Gel, 1 Pineapple Gel

To Enter:
All you got to do is leave a comment on this post and your in. :)

Contest open until noon on 6/22. I will choose and announce the winner Tuesday 6/22. Contest Open to U.S and Canada only!!


Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Feature Friday SofSole Review

"Sof Sole® performance products are designed to offer high-performance cushioning and comfort for all sports and athletic shoes. All styles have been re-engineered to offer improved moisture transport for a drier, less abrasive footwear environment."

Awhile back I had the opportunity to review SofSoles Coolmax Socks, AIRR Insoles and Athlete Insoles. I received them a couple weeks before my 1/2 marathon which was perfect because I was having some minor knee issues and I was all about anything that could possibly help with that so I tried out the Athlete insole in my running shoes and the AIRR insoles in my workout shoes, I was a little worried about the insole being to thick for my shoes but after trimming the toe to fit I taking them each out a few times I can say that they worked out and felt really good, I appreciate having the extra cushion and shock absorption.

Sorry about the picture quality but my camera flash is on the fritz's :(
Their Coolmax socks are really soft and for lack of a better word "pillowy". I don't know they are just really comfortable I would wear them all day that's how soft they are. And even though the bottom isn't terribly thick it it feels really well padded, and I really like how it is thinner on top part of the foot with "mesh venting for breathability" All of my outdoor runs are usually done in the morning on uneven side streets and roads which is not so good on the knees so I welcome the added comfort and support the Sof Sole products provide.

To learn more about Sof Sole and their products visit them online at www.sofsole.com. You can also find on facebook and twitter

Also Sof Sole is the official insole of the Rock n Roll Marathon Series so if you are running any RnR events this year you can check them out at the expos.


I received products to facilitate my review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Three Things Thursday 6/17

Okay so in all actuality this post is going to be 9 things but I will do 3 list of 3 things so I can pass it off as 3.

1. Three Things I am glad I had on race day
  • Chocolate Outrage GU: These were truly the highlight of miles 4, 8 and 12.
  • Wristband: I would wet it at water stations and use it to wipe my face down in between stations, life saver.
  • MP3 Player: I was debating on depending on course entertainment or bringing my own and I am glad I opted to bring my own because there were some pretty big gaps between the provided course entertainment.
2. Three things I want to have for future races
  • Garmin: Now that I have my first 1/2 marathon out of the way and have a starting # the goal is to do better than the next time and a Garmin would really help with that, so husband or mom if your reading this a Forerunner 110 would be greatly appreciated.
  • Travel hand sanitizer: don't think this one needs explanation
  • Handheld water bottle: I realized from running without my own water that even if I don't necessarily need to use it I would like to have the option. Like insurance better to have it and not need it than to not have it and need it.
3. Now what?? Now that the I've made it through my 1/2 marathon (check that off the list) I need some new goals to focus on the rest of the year so here is what I am thinking

Plan A:
  • Run a 5k under 30 mins.
  • Run an official 10k
  • Run my 2nd 1/2 marathon in under 2:40
Plan B: I sign up for every RnR 1/2 Marathon within driving distance


Question:

What goals are you working to accomplish this year or what goals have you already completed?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday 6/16 Cabin Fever

My girls are getting so stir crazy in the house all day they have resorted to tying each other to chairs for entertainment.

They very sweetly offered to give me a turn but I'm not falling for that one, it's the cute ones you have to watch out for. I'm off to the gym before they come up with a way to lock me in a closet and raid the snack cabinet :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 6/14

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
~William James

Last Weeks Workout 6/7-6/13
Wednesday: Mini Boot Camp (class 60 mins)
Thursday: 3.1 mile run; 3.6 mile elliptical

Total Miles:
week: 6.7 miles
June: 23.0
year: 260.94

This Weeks Workouts 6/14-6/19
Monday: class
Tuesday: 7 mile eliptical
Wednesday: class
Thursday: 8 mile bike
Sunday: 3.2 mile run

Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on or an upcoming birthday and would like it linked let me please let me know)


Marcia over at Running off at the Mouth is having a 10 of My Favorite Things raffle (which include products from Golite, RoadID, One More Mile...and more) for the Lupus Foundation so stop by and check it out. Ends 6/20

Giveaways!!!

Tall Mom on The Run: Scape Sunscreen 6/14
RunToTheFinish: Mix1
It's Trickey: Starbucks Giftcard 6/15
Team Giles: Running Chics 6/17
Misszippy1: SCAPE sunscreen 6/18
Sticky Fingerprints: Skirt Sports 6/25
2010 Journey to Running: Bondi Bands 6/23
Racing with Babes: Whooha Gear 6/18
Tall Mom on the Run: Nathan Handheld 6/17
Healthy Stride: XBalm
Long Legs on the Loose: Autographed Kara Groucher Towel 6/17
My Reason to Run: RoadID 6/21


Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

First 1/2 Marathon Recap

So I did it, I ran my first 1/2 marathon and the actual race,which I was worried about ended up being the least stressful part of the weekend. Which started with packing up clothing, snacks & driving entertainment for the girls and getting them ready to go (4 girls=lots of hair to brush) on Saturday morning right before we left, I had planned on doing all this Friday but I was at the hospital all day Friday waiting for my newest cousin to be born.
As soon as we got in to San Diego at about 2 pm we headed over to the expo which was as to be expected very crowded add in 4 hungry worn out kids and an equally hungry cranky husband and what you get is packet pickup with a quick circle around the expo and no shopping time, oh well.
So let's recap rushed morning, rushed expo visit, moving on to race day I will do this report in bullet points to keep it simple and short as possible.


Race Morning I...
  • Woke up late and instead of my husband being able to drop me off at the start due to hwy 163 being closed he had to drop me off at Qualcom Stadium to catch the shuttle which worked out fine.
  • I packed my normal breakfast banana, Odwalla bar, peanut butter and water but was so nervous I only ended up eating a few bites of my bar and half the banana
  • I was amazed an still am at the amount of porta potties there were. After the race one of the first things I told my husband was "You should have seen all the Porta Potties at the start there were so many who ever has the job of collecting those bad boys has the worst job ever today"

During the Race I...
  • ..decided I need to volunteer at a race, I was really impressed by the sheer amount of volunteers.
  • ...got through miles 1-4 reading the backs of Team In Training shirts very inspiring.
  • ..wanted to run at least until mile 8 before taking walking breaks I made it almost until mile 10 before taking my first walk break which wasn't that great of an idea because starting back after walking was torture on the knees.
  • ...met a very nice woman who informed me that it was 90 degrees at 8 am in Texas where she's from so the weather we were running in was a cool run for her..umm yea well at the time I didn't make me feel any cooler it was HOT!!
  • ...stuck to the plan of a GU gel every 4 miles ( I didn't get my hands on any Chocolate Mint but my mom picked me up some Chocolate Outrage which was just as yummy) and opted to use the provide water stations, next time I think I will carry my own water also.
  • ..wondered about mile 11 what possessed me to sign up to run 13.1 miles, those last couple miles were never ending.
After the race I..
  • ..was so happy that I actually finished it and wasn't even worried about my time I had finished and that was the main objective
  • ..felt my calves and knees as soon as I stopped moving and not in a good way and knew that it wasn't gonna be a fun 3 hr ride home.
  • ..was a little disappointed that there wasn't a comfortable place to sit and stretch.
  • ..had a heck of a time trying to locate my family



Finishing Time 2:46:43 (12:43 pace)


When we finally got to the car I..

  • ...put on my recovery socks and put in my request for a burger and a shower.
  • ..wished I had gotten the opportunity to meet up some of the other amazing bloggers that were running, hopefully next time

Today I..

  • .. am thinking about signing up for the Las Vegas RnR 1/2 Marathon and that the San Diego RnR 1/2 Marathon is definitely going on the schedule for next year, the husband even said he "might" do it with me so fingers crossed on that.
  • ...can really appreciate what I good time and experience I had, now that I can actually bend my legs without cussing again.
  • ..am thankful for every piece of advice, tip, suggestion, word of encouragement I received from you all ,trust me it was put to good use..


I am so glad I had the opportunity to run my first 1/2 marathon in San Diego I had my mom and family there. The other runners and volunteers were amazing. My only complaint like that of other runners would be the hot parking lot family reunion area and lack of places to sit down rest and stretch after the event. I don't know if I would want to run a small local 1/2 marathon the amount of people running, cheering and performing throughout the race were really motivating and helped keep the miles moving quickly.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Taste Test Tuesday 6/8

Grilled Salmon

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds salmon fillets
lemon pepper to taste
garlic powder to taste
salt to taste
1/3 cup soy sauce1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

1. Season salmon fillets with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and salt.
2. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, water, and vegetable oil until sugar is dissolved. Place fish in a large resealable plastic bag with the soy sauce mixture, seal, and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
3. Preheat grill for medium heat.
4. Lightly oil grill grate. Place salmon on the preheated grill, and discard marinade. Cook salmon for 6 to 8 minutes per side, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


TOMATO, CUCUMBER AND ONION SALAD

Ingredients
1 cup cucumber pieces, cut into half circles
1 cup tomatoes, cut into eighths
3/4 cup onions, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tbs. balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper to taste


Directions
1.Put the cucumbers, onions and tomatoes into a medium sized bowl.
2.Add the oil, vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Mix and serve immediately for freshest taste.


Tasty Reviews:

I received a ton of loot from Newman's Own Organics to try out (I will be sharing the wealth in a giveaway very soon) and so I will review them as we try 'em. The fam and myself tried the Alphabet Cookies, Double Chocolate Mint and their Creme Filled Ginger Cookies. They were all really good my husband practically inhaled the Chocolate Mint cookies, I was able to get two before he finished the bag. I am a big fan of the Ginger cookies they are like a creme filled ginger snap, yum. The girls liked them all I gave them one of each and asked for favorites and it was a mixed group 2 said the Chocolate Mint was their favorite and 2 liked the Alphabet Cookie the best (all four at all the cookies they were given).

I came across this Famous Dave's Pork Marinade at a demo booth at Costco I am already a fan of the Famous Dave's BBQ sauces so I picked up a couple bottles of marinade. Best marinade everrrrrr. I used it on some ribs my husband grilled up and I am hooked.




I won some 10:10 Monkey Shake from The Princess Runner and I was excited to try it out I have been looking for a protein shake that I actually like and this one fit the bill. You can really taste the oats which to me is a good thing cause I love me some oatmeal. I mixed it up with a banana and some strawberries and ice, perfect on a hot day after a hard workout.



Tasty Giveaways

It's Trickey: Starbucks Giftcard 6/15
Vegging Out: Coconut Water 6/14
Rad Runner: Alternative Baking Company 6/10


Monday, June 7, 2010

WeekEnd Round-Up 6/7

Since I got back so late last night and I am working on my race report I didn't get to put this post together like I wanted but I still wanted to post it if you have something going on that I missed let me know and I will get you linked in ASAP. :)

This weeks workouts

Wednesday: 3.2 miles & 2 x10 biceps curls, tricep kickbacks, hip abductors, glute raises, chest flies
Sunday: 13.1 miles

Total
Miles:
week: 16.3 miles
June: 16.3
year: 250.24


Great things going on in the blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on or an upcoming birthday and would like it linked let me please let me know)

*Race Reports (I love 'em how about you?? )

I Am Boring
Marathon Maritza
Shut Up and Run!
And Her Little Dog Too
fANNEtastic food
Running to Keep up with a Toddler
Run Momma, Run!
Tall Mom on the Run
HefferBlog
Run, Mommy, Run
Magazine Smiles
Eat Persimmons
Loving Me
Julie's Running Blog
Dr. TriRunner
Adventures of a Running Mom
A Catholic Domestic Engineer
Her Name is Rio & She Runs

Good Stuff Going On

Challenges

Karma over at Inperspire has put together a Virtual Boot Camp Challenge, each weekend for four weeks, looking for a great way to challenge yourself stop by and check it out here...

Raffles/Fundraisers

Marcia over at Running off at the Mouth is having a 10 of My Favorite Things raffle (which include products from Golite, RoadID, One More Mile...and more) for the Lupus Foundation so stop by and check it out. Ends 6/20

Giveaways!!!

Sticky Fingerprints: Road ID 6/16
From Fat to Fab: One More Mile $20 Gift Certificate 6/14
Run, Momma, Run!: Runningskirts & Stuffits 6/12
Barefoot Angie Bee: Tropical Traditions Coconut oil 6/12
I'm a Sleeper Baker: Drymax Socks 6/13
Jog for Joubert Syndrome: Sweaty Band 6/9
2010 Journey in Running: Running Chic Tote 6/12
Tri-ing My Hardest: Summer Favorites Giveaway 6/12
Endurance Isn't Only Physical: RoadID 6/11

Have a Wonderful Week and Happy Running!!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday Me & My IT Band

I got lots of great advice in regards to my knee pain so over the last week I stretched & rolled daily, I must add I would not be surprised if it came out that foam rolling was once used as an ancient form of torture.








Every other day did some exercises to strengthen










...and my favorite tip, after my runs and workouts I R.I.C.E'd (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
I really appreciate all the tips and advice and my knees thank you :) Just 4 days until San Diego, yay!!! (I think)
Happy National Running Day!!!
In celebration of I am going to try to fit 4 miles in this morning what are your running plans for the day??