Friday, March 7, 2014

Fitness Friday- "Racecation"

Happy Friday Folks!
This post is a special one not only will I be running my 3rd half marathon tomorrow, but it happens to be in my hometown of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The race is the 2nd Annual Tuscaloosa Half "Celebrating the Past, Present, and Future of Tuscaloosa" since the horrible destruction of the April 15th tornado in 2011. At the time my family and I were still living in the area and witnessed first hand the impact of the tragedy. It took a lot from our community, but thanks to so many it has made our city even better. 

The great people behind the race have out done themselves by putting together a high speed video of the course. It seems a lot longer than 13.1 miles and showcases so much rebuilding in the area. I can't wait to run it and hopefully will run into my friend Cindy from "Newlywed Nutrition".

I read a lot about runners taking "Racecations" (destination race vacations) and hope to someday travel to California or Colorado for a race trip. For now Lola bug and I have packed our bags, foam roller, and gear to travel 4 hours to my see my family. We are going to be staying on parents farm which is sure to be a great time.

I can't wait to share with you guys the whole experiences and results.....Follow me on Instagram to see all the fun first.

Have you ever been on a "Racecation"?

Run Hard,

Monday, March 3, 2014

All you need is Love and Running

Like most girls I love when the wonderful folks from Gone For A Run asked me to review a product from their huge assortment of running gifts, apparel, and goodies of course I choose a cute top. 

I'm not a fashion guru by any means so I won't bore you with a ton of pictures of me trying to look! On a typical day when I'm not at the gym or running, you can find me wearing my favorite AE jeans and comfy tops. 

This Scoop Neck Tee is a great addition to my closet. Not only is it comfy and warm, but has a cute saying that every runner will love. I really like the vintage black color since I tend to wear a lot of black. 

If catchy tees are not your thing but you love your state. The folks at Gone For A Run have just released a whole collection of State related gifts and gear. Right now they are offering 10% OFF with code: STATERUN

Check out Gone For A Run and let me know what catches your eye.

Disclaimer: I was provided this Tee at no cost in exchange for a review.
 I was not compensated in any other way and the opinions expressed in this review are, as always, my own

Run Hard,

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fitness Friday- Half Marathon #2

Happy Friday Folks!
I'm excited to share with you guys that I finished my 2nd half marathon and first race of the year back on the 9th. I ran the Biggest Loser Run/Walk Half Marathon in my new city of Mobile, AL. The course was great and I had a blast adventuring  through the beautiful historical downtown Mobile area without the fear of getting ran I wish I had had the foresight to have taken pictures of all the old oak trees and southern style homes along the course. I'll be running in the area again in April for the Azalea Trail Run 10k and will make sure to snap a few pictures to share with you guys. 
The race organizers on the other hand had a ton of photo ops along the course and snapped a few very unflattering pictures of me that I will not be sharing (I need a course on how to run pretty if that is even possible). Crossing the finish line no matter how much I like a spaz I will share.

When it was all over I finished with an official time of 2:23:37, not my best but defiantly an accomplishment. 

This Weeks Goals:
1. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!....I've started adding Coconut Water to my smoothies for more hydration. I'm not a big fan of the taste, but mixed with fruit it's not so bad.

2. Stretching... I have jumped on the Foam Roller band wagon! If you don't know what I'm talking about Click Here or just Google "foam rollers for runners" for more info. I'll be posting about this amazing invention later.

3. Strength training...the hubs and I have set a 3 a day schedule to target muscle groups each week. Example: Day 1:Back & Biceps, Day 2:Chest & Triceps, Day 3:Shoulders, and a mix of abs and cardio each day. It has been such a great experience working out with my hubs. 

4. Food Prep for the week ahead 

5. Get in a steady 10-11 mile long run!

Half Marathon #3 is in only 14 days!

Run Hard,