Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Do you love obstacle races or have been dying to try one? The Spartan Race may be the one for you!!! Spartan Race™, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, was designed by seven insane ultra athletes and a Royal Marine. If you have tried trail races, mud runs, tough mudder runs, or a warrior dash, it's time to step up to a brutal Spartan Race obstacle course. You can tackle a Spartan Sprint, a Super Spartan, maybe even attempt a brutal Spartan Beast, but only a few of you will have the heart to graduate up to our Death Race; the world championship of obstacle racing, and an endurance race like NO other. And with plenty of locations throughout the US and Canada, you have no excuses not to sign up!!! Check out their website to see all the locations!!
What is a Spartan race? So now, that I've piqued your interest.... you want to run it right? Well here's the good news, I have been asked to host a giveaway for an entry to any Spartan Race location in the continental U.S.! Awesome, right? Just complete the bottom tasks, and you are on your way!!! Don't want to wait to register, or want to register some of your friends, I have a 15% discount for you - just click on this link and it will take you right to the price savings. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Monday, May 20, 2013
My office had the great pleasure of being honored with a Frush spoonless yogurt party last week. We were given four different flavors to try - strawberry, strawberry banana, blueberry and peach. The peach flew off the refrigerator shelf. I have to say that everyone who tried it, loved it. The only negative comment that I got (on the blueberry) was that it was a tiny bit chalky, but it still tasted really good. Everybody else was in love with them, and the yogurt was pretty much gone by the end of the day. I think we have had a couple bottles left over and they didn't last through the next morning. A major plus was not needing to have a spoon available.... much more convenient!!!
Here are the girls in the office after they had their first sip.... as you can tell by the smiles, they loved it!!!!
Here I am just before, and then a pic of my bottle when it was done :(
I tried the peach flavor, because I peach is my absolute favorite. The yogurt was creamy, rich in flavor and very tasty. My only complaint was it wasn't quite big enough for me, I wanted more :) Everyone else who tried the other flavors had similar comments about the creamyness and rich flavor, and were all ready to go out and buy more. Luckily, I was provided with some coupons to hand out to everyone.
Along with the yummy yogurt and coupons, I was given a sticky note pad and car charger to give out to everyone who sampled Frush.
I have say even though I could only get pics of me and the office staff, everyone was very excited to try the yogurt!!! I highly recommend going out and getting some to try if you are a yogurt lover. It tastes awesome and it's very convenient!! A+ all around!!!!
I was provided Frush yogurt, notepads and Frush car chargers in compensation for this post. The thoughts expressed are my own and my coworkers.
Tonight's Mamavation TV is going to be so awesome. Tracey and Charley Vega will be talking about self defense, which is something that is essential for all of us women to learn. I cannot wait for it!!!
Okay, so now to wrap up last week. It was a pretty darn good week, if I say so myself. :) Which I'm even more proud of, because it was a very busy week in our household. We had something going on every night.
Monday - Turbo Fire Low HIIT 25
Tuesday - Turbo Fire 30, 30 min walk, bootcamp
Wednesday - Turbo Fire HIIT 15, 30 min walk, bowling
Thursday - Turbo Fire Core 20, 30 min walk
Friday - lots of walking, and swimming at the water park with my youngest
Saturday - 20 laps in the pool, and a hour of playing volleyball in the pool with my son, 30 min walk, bowling
Sunday - rest
Still struggling a bit with portion control and water intake, but I'm working on it.. Here's next week's schedule:
Monday - Turbo Fire Low HIIT 25, 30 min walk
Tuesday - Turbo Fire Tone 30, 30 min walk, boot camp
Wednesday - Turbo Fire HIIT 15, 30 min walk
Thursday - Turbo Fire Core 20, 30 min walk
Friday - Turbo Fire Low HIIT 20
Saturday/Sunday - 3-4 mile run/rest
How was everyone's week? Do you have plans for this upcoming week?
This post is sponsored by Simple Self Defense for Women and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway
Friday, May 17, 2013
Well it was an awesome, but busy week here in my world. Mostly centering around my oldest son and his band stuff.
Monday was his band concert, Tuesday was my boot camp, Wednesday was family bowling night, Thursday is his band banquet, Friday I am chaperoning my youngest's field trip to Typhoon Lagoon, and oldest playing in the stands at a football game, and Saturday my oldest is performing at the Bluezberry Festival. Oh, and I forgot to mention what an awesome Mother's Day I had. My family took me out for lunch, and then took me bowling. After all that we went and spent time with my hubby's grandmother and his family for dinner. It was an awesome day, especially because my kids behaved magnificently.
So how was your week? Any plans for the weekend?
Don't forget, National Women's Health week is wrapping up and our giveaway ends May 18th.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
We all know that runners go through tons of shoes during their lifetime, and while they are not good for running in anymore, the shoes still have some life in them. Well guess what, there is a great new program starting up very soon, called Kindrunner that is going to help us with this issue and from what they've told me, there is no one else in the industry offering this.
Kindrunner will be the only place on the web where us runners can trade in our old running shoes for new shoes and we'll receive ‘Kindness Cash Rewards’ for every shoe we send to them. What do they do with our shoes, you ask? Well they give those old shoes to their shoe donation partners, including Soles 4 Souls and the More Foundation, to benefit people in need. Another benefit.... it's saving room in our landfills and closets and giving them to someone who would greatly value them. A great line from them is "Your old shoes may not last another long run, but they would go the distance in changing someone else's life for the better!"
A little background on the group running this. They are a group of passionate runners who have a combined 40+ years working in the industry, that know that there are millions of running shoes that go into the trash yearly, and think they can do something better with those shoes. Their goal is to also bring the knowledge of a local-running shop to your fingertips online. There are tens of millions of people around the world who would get years of use from these shoes that most of us consider to be trashed... and they want to reward us for helping others, hence the kindness cash idea!
To launch their site the right way, they are hosting a giveaway as soon as they receive 500 likes on their facebook page. They are going to give away a selected pair of running shoes to one winner and a running partner of their choosing—provided that friend also ‘likes’ us on Facebook.
Okay, so here's your part. Go like them on facebook, follow them on twitter and instagram, and check out their youtube videos, so that are ready and in the know when they launch!!
I'm excited... How about you???