"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

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekly Round-Up 11/29

Great things going on in the Blogworld

(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)
Link
Race Reports

Diary of An Average Man

Raffles, Fundraisers, Virtual Races, Challenges, etc.


Visit Courtney at Third Time's A Charm Runner and join her Holiday Sock Swap. Sign up ends 12/2
Julie at ROJ Running is hosting a Holiday Ornament Exchange you have until Dec. 4th to sign up if your interested.

Heather over at Run Faster Mommy!! is hosting the TNT Lousy Medal Virtual 5k/10k to raise money for TNT December 17th.

Adam.. you know The Boring Runner is hosting his 2nd Annual Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k.

Jill over at Run With Jill is organizing her 2nd Annual Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange. Interested?? You have until Dec. 5th to sign up.

Zaneta over at Runner's Luck is hosting her 2nd Annual Christmas Card Swap. Who doesn't like a Christmas card?? Sign up open until 12/2
If you head over to (Just) Trying is for Little Girls there is still time to sign up for her blogger Holiday Card Exchange Signs end 11/27


Giveaways
Running To Health: Fuelbelt 12/3
Tall Mom on the Run: Gone for A Run 12/1
From FAT to FINISH LINE: Juicer 12/7
Running w/ Spatulas: Tommie Copper Sleeves 12/2
Journey in Running: Plain Clothes Runner 12/7



Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Weekly Round-Up 11/22

Great things going on in the Blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)
Link
Race Reports

JerBear Shares
Journey to Health & Happiness
Rust Belt Runner
Happiness...One Mile At A Time
Runner's Luck
Running With Attitiude
It's What Moves Me

Raffles, Fundraisers, Virtual Races, Challenges, etc.

Heather over at Run Faster Mommy!! is hosting the TNT Lousy Medal Virtual 5k/10k to raise money for TNT December 17th.

Adam.. you know The Boring Runner is hosting his 2nd Annual Freeze Your Thorns Off 5k.

Jill over at Run With Jill is organizing her 2nd Annual Holiday Blogger Gift Exchange. Interested?? You have until Dec. 5th to sign up.

Zaneta over at Runner's Luck is hosting her 2nd Annual Christmas Card Swap. Who doesn't like a Christmas card?? Sign up open until 12/2
If you head over to (Just) Trying is for Little Girls there is still time to sign up for her blogger Holiday Card Exchange Signs end 11/27


Giveaways

Run with Jess: Pearl Izumi 11/24
Life in the Twin Lane: Handful 11/??
Running Through Life: Handful 11/25
The Boring Running: 1000th Post Giveaway 11/27
Falon does Marathon: Favorite Things Giveaway 11/30
Jenn's Adventures: Running Divas 11/28
Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood: Fashletics 11/30



Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!




Saturday, November 19, 2011

Here's to Christmas Wishing

Last week I gave my two cents about products that have served me well this past year and so it is only fitting that with the Christmas quickly approaching I share with you my Christmas Wishlist (so I sure hope Santa blogs or at least reads blogs). And if you, happen to be out Black Friday or Cyber Monday shopping and come across one of the items on my list on sale and are in a giving mood feel free to add me to your Christmas list I will gladly email you my shipping address. :)

These to items non running related items are currently at the top of the list....













after those though I have a pretty full list of running gear I need want..

Like this Virawear tribal 13.1 running shirt


and these 110% Play Harder:Clutch Full-Length Tight

and this The Run Home wrap bracelet

also this Endorphin Warrior "Believe" training bracelet (it will go nicely with my "Focus" bracelet)and I can never have enough workout towels, preferably Inperspire
And I will finish up my list with a few Pearl Izumi pieces I would like to see in my winter running wardrobe.

Thermal Arm Warmers

Thermal Hat
Infinity Softshell Jacket

So what are you hoping Santa will leave under the tree this year??


Just a little sidebar but if you do any of your holiday shopping online I encourage you to check out iGive.com it is a charitable search engine. Choose your favorite charity, shop and the organization receives a contribution based on the amount of your purchase. I have my account set up with Soles4Souls as my charity I choice.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

An actual running related post, it's been awhile.

  • Let me start out with a little running news, despite how long it's been since I actually had any running to talk about this is still a "running" blog. Last weekend soccer ended and a two days later my husbands schedule at work changed so now he has Saturday mornings off and I was sitting in my room on Tuesday and it hit me Saturday mornings are open, I took it as a sign that I need to get on it and pencil myself in some races while I can so I have, I have signed on for a local Reindeer Run on Dec. 10th and my first 10k on Jan. 7th and of course I am signed on for Adam's FYTO Virtual 5k Jan. 28th.

  • This week I have gotten in 2 short runs 3 miles on Monday and 4 miles last night if I can squeeze in at least 1 more run and one class this week I will consider this week a success.


How is your week going? Are you planning on running a Thanksgiving or Holiday races?



Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

I am in charge of desserts at Thanksgiving and this is my first attempt at making a Rustic Apple pie recipe that I found in Woman's Day Magazine (you can see what it's supposed to look at here...) though my creation lacks in appearance it still tasted really good, so I figure a couple more test runs and I will have it perfected for Thanksgiving.
I am looking for a few more dessert ideas so if you have any good recipes please, please share??


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weekly Round-Up

Great things going on in the Blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)
Link
Race Reports

Balls in the Air
Absolut(ly) Fit
From FAT to FINISH LINE
Don't Drown, Don't Fall, Run Fast!
The Happy Runner
Age Groups Rock
Cows and Lasers and Everything in Between


Raffles, Fundraisers, Virtual Races, Challenges, etc.

Zaneta over at Runner's Luck is hosting her 2nd Annual Christmas Card Swap. Who doesn't like a Christmas card?? Sign up open until 12/2
If you head over to (Just) Trying is for Little Girls there is still time to sign up for her blogger Holiday Card Exchange Signs end 11/27



Amanda at Run to the Finish is once again hosting her Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.



Giveaways

Run On!: Spiband 11/17
Tara Burner: Go Sport ID 11/19
Long Legs on the Loose: Shutterfly 11/18
(Just) Trying if for Little Girls: Tommie Copper 11/23
Miss Zippy: BTB sunglasses 11/22
The Athletarian: Gel Bot 11/21
Cows and Lasers..: Fuelbelt 11/21
Hungry Runner Girl: $100 Lululemon Gift Card 11/21
Jenn's Adventure: Tommie Copper 11/??
Running Around my kitchen: Wrightsock 11/20



Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!




Friday, November 11, 2011

These are a few of my favorite things 2011

With the year coming to an end and the holidays fast approaching I felt a post about some of therunning products I love was appropriate. The following are some of products I have used pretty religiously over the last year for workouts & runs, in no particular order.They are my go to products. These are the things that have worked best for me. They are the products I found to be the best fitting, most comfortable, durable, most useful and some of my biggest running necessities, so in short...

These are few of my favorite things. :)

Hats
Headsweats Race Hat



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Endorphin Warrior Conquer




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Bags:

GoLite Travelite Tote: I have had this bag a little over a year and it has been through everything trips to the gym, beach, soccer games. I have used it as a diaper bag, gym bag and just an everyday use bag when I have all the kids, and it is still in perfect condition no tears or broken zippers and the material it's made of make it perfect for me to throw it in the wash and then I just air dry it when it gets dirty. So this bag is well worth the money.




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High Sierra Switch Blade Duffle: I originally wanted this bag for race day to carry all my stuff and though I was able to use it a couple times it has almost exclusively become my husbands bag for basketball and has made it through a year of basketball leagues and tournaments and survived.



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Bras: When it comes to the girls they need all the lift and support they can gets and both of these bras fit great and make the girls look good.
Kalyx Uplift Bra


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Handful Bra




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Shirts:
One More Mile Running: Since I wouldn't consider myself a competitive runner, this company make race day a little fun.


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Oiselle Long Run Tee: Great running shirt for those colder days.



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GU: Well this is a given, it is no secret I am a fan of GU and any given time you will find an assortment of gels and brew in my possesssion.


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Inperspire workout towels: I never make a trip to the gym or to a race day without my own workout towel and the Inperspire ones I own are my favorite. A little extra motivation never hurt.


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Road ID: Safety First.. this is one of those better to have it and not need it, than to not have it and need it type of items. I wear it out on all of my runs, it gives me peace of mind because you just never know.

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SpiBelt: Many belt have tried and failed to win my heart the way my Spibelt has.


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Recovery Socks: My calves say "thank you"





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Endorphin Warrior Training Bracelet:My favorite daily accessory and a quick reminder to stay focused on the bigger picture.



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Nalgene Multidrink Waterbottle: I would also recommend if you have little ones their Grip n'Gulp.



Align CenterFind them on:
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I am looking for ideas to add to my Christmas Wishlist so please let me know what products you loved in 2011???




Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Weekly Round-Up 11/8

Great things going on in the Blogworld
(If you posted a race report, have a giveaway going on and would like it linked let me please let me know)
Link
Race Reports

The Skinny Runner
Running with Attitude
Morning Runner
Runner's Rambles
Chasing Atalanta
Lazy Bones Running
Kristin Running
Running to Boston
Running: My Anti-Drug
Carrots 'N Cake
Racing with Babes
Make a run for it
Am I a runner...or just crazy


Raffles, Fundraisers, Virtual Races, Challenges, etc.

Karen over at ....Just Me and My Running Shoes is hosting a raffle to raise money for the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation team. Great prizes, great cause. :)

Amanda at Run to the Finish is once again hosting her Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.



Giveaways

The Studly Runner: YMX Tank and Leggings 11/17
Running Diva Mom: Traffic Talk 11/14
Running Diva Mom: I Like Book 11/12
My Dirt Road Anthem: ZippFizz 11/11

Happy Running and Have a Great Week!!!