Wednesday, March 31, 2010
We visited Orlando this month and I took a few days off while we were there, but also got in a 4 mile run around the resort and then my half marathon. I had hoped to run more while we were on vacation, but Disney is an exhausting place and we are just go-go-go. But, I figure we walked 6-10 miles a day around the parks each day. Way to work off those Mickey ice cream bars, huh?!
I transitioned from half marathon training to Marathon training this month. My longest run this month was 18 miles. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the amount of miles I got in during the month of March.
Total miles for 2010: 365.1
Total rest days in March: 11 days (5 at home, 6 on vacation at Disney World).
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
This is why I try to get Little Diva involved in all sorts of activities. Despite what some people may think, I have never pushed her into anything ... especially running. She gets a thrill out of participating in activities ... and making new friends at each stop along the way. We've tried running, piano, hip-hop, swimming, karate, gymnastics, mommy-and-me yoga, t-ball and drama class (just off the top of my head). I figure if I can get a cheap rate for a 6-8 week program, she can give it a try. We aren't committed to anything and if she doesn't like it, we can try something else.
To educate and prepare girls for a life time of self-respect and healthy living.
Girls on the Run® is a life-changing, experiential learning programs for girls age eight to thirteen years old. The programs combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.
This is why I have decided to run as a Sole Mate for the 2010 Madison Marathon on May 30th. If you are interested in making a donation to the GOTR program, you can do so here. THANK YOU!!!! Still, thinking about it?!?! Well, you may be serious after you see what's in store for you below.
From my little diva to yours ... you could win all of this ................. PLUS MORE (yes, keep scrolling ..........)
Book - We are Girls Who Love to Run by Brianna Grant
T-Shirt, Polo Shirt, Pen, Memo Pad, Bracelet, Cup, Bag, Deoderant from Secret
THREE REQUIRED ENTRIES:
3 -- You MUST Donate to the Girls on the Run organization. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS! You will receive one entry for every single dollar you donate to my journey as a sole mate for the 2010 Madison Marathon on May 30th! Thanks for your help supporting this fabulous organization that I adore so much!!! ... LEAVE ME A COMMENT
Little Diva is the best lil photographer these days!!They were great for my long outdoor run, because the weather was somewhat cool, and the socks kept my legs warm. When the sun came out and things heated up over the next three hours, I didn't overheat, as I feared I would with these socks. They kept me at the right temperature. I was worried that they may shift or fall down, but they didn't. I also have "thicker" legs then other long distance runners and they seem to fit me just fine. They may not look as sleek as they would on some of you, but they fit just fine and didn't need adjusting as I ran. Now that I look back to last weekend, I didn't feel sore the next day after running 18 miles, didn't have trouble walking down stairs or anything. I'm not sure if this was due to the Recovery Socks or not. But, they sure didn't hurt the training run.
The first time I wore them was on a 5K treadmill run and I felt the biggest effect during that wear. My legs felt a bit tingly which kept my mind entertained during my workout.
They are also super cute, as some of you are really getting into the knee-high socks craze right now while running. As much as I love being matchy-matchy and sporting cute running outfits, I wonder if others out walking during my long run just thought I was trying to be "cute" rather than testing out some "compression socks". Oh well, I guess that's multi-tasking!!
Check out what other athletes are saying about Recovery Socks here.
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You can pick up your pair of fucshia recovery socks and two Recovery Socks headbands here in my huge giveaway. If you haven't entered already, why not?!?! Check it out, you can sponsor me in my marathon for the Girls on the Run Program and you can try out a lot of great products!!!! Check it out, check it out, check it out ...... (If you're daughter watches Sonny with a Chance on the Disney Channel, you'll get that one -- We love Demi Lovato!!). Entries are being accepted until midnight on Thursday, April 1st!
First of all ... Everything on their website is super affordable. All items are pretty much listed for under $10 a pop. You can't beat that! Start shopping now at http://www.mytriathlonjewelry.com/index.htm.
I love the Girls on the Run Organization and I have signed up to be a Sole Mate for the 2010 Madison Marathon ad needed to raise $262 (yes, resembling 26.2!!) by the race on May 30th.
YOU ALL HAVE ALREADY HELPED ME RAISE $270 AND I HAVE ALREADY EXCEEDED MY INITIAL GOAL!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!
You can visit my donation page here to donate and receive extra entries. Your contribution will benefit the Girls on the Run's Dane County (Madison, Wisconsin) Chapter.
*** Another giveaway will be posted this weekend, featuring other amazing products from other amazing sponsors.
After breakfast, we all headed downstairs for a 4 mile treadmill run. The kids actually love coming downstairs and spending time together. I loaded them up with some goldfish and pretzels and we watched Super Nanny. Little Dude was very concerned about the little 2 year old boy that wouldn't go to bed. I asked him if he reminded him of anyone.
Little Diva and Little Dude always have fun with the exercise ball and yoga mat.
I had made my own version of G2 (low-calorie Gatorade). I've gotten sick of sticker-shock from the individual G2 bottles they sell and even the packets they now sell similar to Crystal Lite. Hubby buys the huge powder packets that last us a long time. Now, they last us even longer because I do about 1/2 Gatorade and 1/2 water. I consumed both bottles, a Crank Sports e-Gel (which I love!) in Cherry Bomb flavor (like a chocolate covered cherry!) and a pack of the new powerBary Energy Gel Blasts in Raspberry flavor.
One pack of Action Wipes
One Organic Lip Balm from Eco Lips
I Run Like a Girl
from Races 2 Remember
Marathon Mom Charm from Lift Your Sole
I Love Running Necklace from My Triathlon Jewelry
DID I GET YOUR ATTENTION???!!! There are so many ways you can win and one required entry. SEVERAL PRODUCT REVIEWS COMING SOON!!!
1 - You must be a FOLLOWER of RUNNING DIVA MOM; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
2 - Post this giveaway on your blog, facebook or twitter account; LEAVE ME A COMMENT FOR EACH
3 - Tell me wear you would wear sport this awesome shorts from Running Runky; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
4 - Become a fan of Recovery Sock on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
5 - Become a fan of Bondi Band on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
6 - Become a fan of Lift Your Sole on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
7 - Become a fan of Beyond Coastal Suncare on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
8 - Become a fan of Eco Lips on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
9 - Become a fan of Action Wipes on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
10 - Visit My Triathlon Jewelry website and let me know which item interests you most; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
11 - Visit Races 2 Remember website and tell me if you're intrested in a pace band or grace band and where you will sport it; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
12 - Become a fan of Gu Energy on Facebook; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
13 - Visit I Run Like a Girl website and let me know which ladies top you would be interested in; LEAVE ME A COMMENT
14 - DONATE TO THE GIRLS ON THE RUN ORGANIZATION (that I love so much). I have signed up to be a Sole Mate for the 2010 Madison Marathon. I need to raise $262 by May 30th. You can visit my donation page here. Contributions will benefit the Girls on the Run Dane County (Madison, Wisconsin) Chapter. Every $5 donation will receive 5 entries into the giveaway. If you donate $10 you will receive 10 entries; and so on. If you do decide to donate, please LEAVE ME A COMMENT (and include your "real" name, so that I can match it up with a donation listed on my donation page.
** There will be a separate giveaway next week aimed at little running divas that is sponsored by the GOTR organization. Much more on that SOON. **
So, post away and donate until your little heart's content!! The giveaway will end at midnight on Thursday, April 1. The winner will be announced on Friday April 2. GOOD LUCK!!!!