Friday, November 30, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Today was a great day. I spent the first four hours of work at a kick-off meeting for the Special Olympics Torch Run. Those of you who know me, know that I have run it for the past few years, and love doing it. This year, I am actually a part of the organizing of our local event, and I am so excited. It is such a great organization that gives hope to many people with intellectual disabilities. I will still be doing the run in April, and I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday

Today's inspiration is for me as much as for you!! As I get closer to my marathon, I am getting nervous, so I need this reminder. Also in my professional life. Most of you know I am now a Beachbody coach, and I really want to make it work so that some day I can work from home and be home for my kids.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mamavation Monday

I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving last week, I know I did. I kind of slacked a little bit with the workouts, but I didn't want to chance my knee. I've also started my taper for my marathon, so I've decided to keep my XT workouts on the mild side, too. I don't want to risk any injuries, so I'm just basically doing core workouts. When my marathon is done, I will hit Turbo Fire back hard. I can't wait!!!! So here's the recap of the week.

Monday - Les Mills Core, WOW HBBC 2012
Tuesday - Turbo Fire ab ignitor
Wednesday - Turbo Fire Core 20, bowling
Thursday - 5k Virtual Turkey Trot
Friday - bowling
Saturday - rest
Sunday - 16 miles

So not too bad, but it wasn't very intense workouts. I'm also starting a 3 day cleanse today. Let's hope I don't starve :) Here's my goal for the week:

Monday - Turbo Fire Core 20 (Cleanse Day 1)
Tuesday - 3 mile easy run, Les Mills Core (Cleanse Day 2)
Wednesday - Turbo Fire Core 20 (Cleanse Day 3), bowling
Thursday - 3 mile easy run, Turbo Fire ab ignitor
Friday - Turbo Fire Core 20
Saturday/Sunday - rest one day/ 12 mile run the other

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Vitacost 15% Cyber Sale

Vitacost is having a huge Cyber sale starting Saturday, 11/24/12 at 9 am and ending Monday, 11/26/12 at 11:59 pm. Everything in the store is 15% off.With, you don't have to choose between stores that sell products you don't really want at super-low prices, and stores that sell the better health and wellness products you want at crazy-high prices. We offer over 2,000 of the top, most-trusted natural brands, diet foods and healthy living essentials-the very best nutritional supplements, whole foods and sports nutrition-at discount prices, up to 50% off. And we'll deliver them right to your door for FREE if your order totals $49 or more. Otherwise, shipping is just a small, flat-rate fee of $4.99, no matter how big the box.

When I went to check out the site, I was amazed at all the healthy items they have, even baking goods and items for your pets. I know I am going to be making some purchases from them this weekend. So head on over to Vitacost, and stock up. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday

Today, it's short and sweet. Be the best person that you can be. Don't compare yourself to anyone, because they aren't you....only you are you, and you are awesome!!!!

And. on another note, Happy Thanksgiving to all my wonderful peeps!!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Monkey Do Project

I ran across this project a few weeks ago, and I am so glad I did. I believe that we should help people, especially people here in the United States. The Monkey Do Project helps people in Appalachian region. Here's their mission directly from their Monkey Do Project:

The Monkey Do Project works to assist the most distressed areas of the Appalachian region by feeding the entire being: physical, spiritual and emotional.  We are a nonprofit project that will donate the time and items needed to meet those basic physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We strive to be an ongoing “outreach” for the Appalachian community,  and help plant seeds of growth and change within the community—homes, schools, churches and businesses.

Here's a list of their ongoing donation needs, and you can ship them to Monkey Do Project, P.O. Box 78335, Indianapolis, IN 46278 :

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Trial size shampoo and conditioner
  • Bandaids
  • Individually-wrapped bar soap
  • Wash clothes
  • Small Brush
  • Roll-on (solid) deodorant
  • Socks (adult and children’s sizes)
  • Hair clips
  • Knit stocking caps (men, women, boys and girls)
  • Knit gloves (the one-size, fits all, stretchy ones from your local discount store works well)
  • Feminine hygiene products (tampons, pads-individually wrapped)
  • Diapers
  • Incontinence products
  • Gallon-size Ziploc bags
  • Pens, pencils, crayons
  • Small notebooks (sized to fit into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag)
  • Small toys for boys and girls (that will fit into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag)
  • Suckers or hard candies
  • Individually-wrapped chewy granola bars
  • Small flashlight with batteries

    Of course, they can always use monetary donations, too. Please click here to help support them. So during this time of giving, please consider extending your family presents to include the people of the Appalachian region. 

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mamavation Monday

This week was a pretty good week. I got in some form of exercise every day, and I think I did pretty well with my portion control, but I know I can do better. :) Here's my wrap up of the week:

Monday - 21 mile run (was my weekend long run, just switched the days)
Tuesday - Les Mills Core, bowling
Wednesday - bowling
Thursday - 3 mile run, Turbo Fire Ab Ignitor
Friday - bowling
Saturday - Turbo Fire 45 EZ
Sunday - 20.26 miles ( was supposed to be 23 miles, but my knee started to hurt  :()

This week is going to depend on my knee. I don't want to mess it up before my marathon, so I'm going to take it a bit easy.

Monday - Les Mills core
Tuesday - 3 mile easy run
Wednesday - if my knee feels good, Turbo Fire Low HIIT 25, if not just going to do Turbo Fire Core 20
Thursday - 3 mile easy run (depends on knee), Turbo Fire Ab Ignitor
Friday - if knee feels good, HIIT 20, otherwise, Turbo Fire Core 20
Saturday/Sunday - 16-18 mile run one day, rest the other..... praying for a good knee

I also want to get back to my plank a day. I've been slacking on that. I'm also participating the Holiday Booty Buster Challenge with Run to the Finish. I did it last year, and it's a lot of fun with some great prizes. Anybody up for joining me? Holiday Booty Buster Challenge

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fabulous Friday

I don't have any special to feel fabulous going on in my life, other than I have wonderful, supportive family and friends and I love them all!!! Next week is Thanksgiving, and I will get to spend some quality time with some of my family and friends.... I do miss my up north ones :( Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

5K Foam Fest giveaway

I have always wanted to do an obstacle race, I just couldn't decide which one. I also wanted to wait until my marathon was over. Well when Round house racing contacted me, and asked if I was interested in doing the 5K Foam Fest, I jumped on it. Then they offered me 2 extra tickets, I was stoked, now I could bring my best running buddy along with me. We run almost all our races together, and I was glad I was able to share it with her. But that still leaves me with one more ticket, and that's where you guys come in. I am giving away one free registration to the 5k Foam fest in Kissimmee, FL on February 16th. 

Body Washer

Here's why you want to enter 

Doesn't that look like a blast. 

Electric Crawl
Tube Crossing
But that's not all, you will be getting so much more than the already rad 5K Foam Fest race T-shirt and all the sweet swag in your race bag. You get the chance to win prizes like our MOJO Prize—so dress up and strut your stuff. A nearly endless supply of FREE (temporary) tattoos—so you can get all tatted up for the day. Ace in the hole, and then a GOOOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!!!!!! ! Not to mention you are officially invited to join the pre-race and post race festivities! While partying with us, you get FREE access to Games and Activities like: Foam Pit, Pull-Up Bar, Mud, Limbo, Minute to Win It games, etc. etc. And to top it all off you get a free cold one on them if you are over 21.

So, how can you not want to join me at this race? The winner will be drawn on December 15th.  Now, your next step entering to win. 

One entry for each.  Leave me a comment letting me know which ones you did.

  • Become a follower of my blog.  To do that, just click "join this site" on the right hand side of my page.
  • Like 5k Foam Fest on Facebook. 
  • Follow 5K Foam Fest on Twitter.
  • Like Pamdemonium2 on Facebook
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  • Blog, facebook or tweet about my giveaway.  
Happy entering and I look forward to running with you. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday

Goals are very important to have in not only your professional life, but in your athletic life. The problem comes when you have only a very large goal that will take a long time to achieve. Yes, definitely set that goal, but also set a bunch of smaller goals so that you have success throughout your journey.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mamavation Monday

Sorry this is a day late, but hubby and I had date day yesterday at the range :) It was a pretty good week for me. Still working on the eating, but getting there :) Here's a recap

Monday - Turbo Fire 45 EZ
Tuesday - Turbo Fire ab ignitor, 3.5 mile run, 1 mile walk, bowling
Wednesday - Turbo Fire Core 20, Stretch 10, bowling
Thursday - Les Mills Core
Friday - Turbo Fire Ab ignitor
Saturday - bowling
Sunday - Turbo Fire 55EZ (was supposed to be my long run, but I switched that until the next day)

Here's my schedule for this week -

Monday - 21 mile run
Tuesday - 3 mile run, Les Mills Core
Wednesday - Turbo Fire 45 Class, Turbo Fire ab ignitor
Thursday - 3 mile run, Les Mills Core
Friday - Low HIIT 25, Stretch 10, Turbo Fire ab ignitor
Saturday or Sunday - 23 mile run, the other day will be a rest day

I'm also trying to do the plankaday challenge, but I keep forgetting to do it :)

How did your week shape up?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Inspiration Wednesday

Alright, yesterday got away from me and I forgot to post this. So here's my inspiration for today.

You need to have big dreams to strive for. They keep you motivated!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Mamavation Monday

So, I slacked a little last week, but I still got in 4 good workouts, so I'm happy about that. My eating, I've decided I have got to work on, so back to myfitnesspal I go :) I don't usually make really bad choices, I just don't do well on portion control. So here's the recap of my week -

Monday - Turbo Fire HIIT 15 and Tone 30
Tuesday - 3 mile run, bowling
Wednesday - 2 mile walk, bowling
Thursday - 1.5 mile walk
Friday - nothing
Saturday - rest day, bowling
Sunday - 12.8 mile run

On the schedule for this week -

Monday - Turbo Fire 45EZ
Tuesday - 3 mile run
Wednesday - Turbo Fire Core 20, stretch 40
Thursday - 3 mile run
Friday - Turbo Fire Low HIIT 20, stretch 10
Sat or Sun - 21 mile run, the other day will be a rest day

Goals - keep working on my water intake, drinking shakeology every day for breakfast, and watching my portion control.

On a side note, we are hosting a virtual run/walk to benefit the girl who died last week, Amy's family. She left behind a small daughter and a husband. So I would love if you would think about participating, and please share this link with your friends. Just go to this site, Amy's Awareness Run - it has all the details. Thanks!!!!

Amy's Awareness Run - Virtual Run/Walk

Last week, I told you all about my friend Sandra, and how her friend, Amy was hit and killed during their morning 4 mile run. Well, Amy left behind a husband and a beautiful little girl. Knowing how awesome the running community is, we decided that we would host a virtual run/walk to raise money for Amy's family.

So that said, here are the details. The run will need to be completed some time between November 26th and December 2nd. You will have an option of running/walking 1 mile, 4 miles or 5+miles with different fees attached to the length. Also, if you are not interested in running, there is an option to just make a donation. We will be providing race bibs to all participants. 

Next step, how do we sign up?

First, go this link, put in your pertinent information and choose which distance you will be completing, Amy's Awareness Run

Next, complete your donation through Paypal and use the address of to send the money to. 

Let's make this run a success!!!!