Monday, May 6, 2013

Sweats, Straps and An Invite For You!

I spaced out from blogging and social media this weekend. It felt odd but wonderful at the same time. I slept late one morning. And had breakfast for dinner one night. I missed any and all celebrations for Cinco de Mayo unless you count this citrus and coconut smoothie. Yet my weekend was still of the best! Got in lots of cuddles with my L's and spent some much needed time with my sister.

Yes, my knee is still bum. I searched for info on the right band/strap to wear and tried it out Sunday. It's a single knee strap for under the cap. It applies pressure to the lateral. That's where my pain is, on the outer side. Most people have pain across the front of the knee and therefore you're used to seeing the double band, one above and one below. But that band wouldn't prove helpful for my "inflammation". (all IT Band related) I didn't run this weekend. seriously uncool. The weather was gorgeous but I knew rest from running was best. I tried out the strap on Sunday with weights and rowing. I did do squats. And since Lucas was with me, I tried more challenging squats than with just a weighted body bar. The row machine helped me knock out some miles without much pressure on the knees. Have you tried rowing?
Total count in 30milesand30days is now only 9.5 in 30. (3 1/2miles rowing counts!)

squat heavy, row far, mueller knee strap

One of my girlfriends has really gotten into running. She's knocking out 6+ miles almost daily at the gym, this is all new for her and she's doing grrrreat. Some mornings she's so excited about her accomplishments or new PR's that I get to hear all about it via text-o-mania. I'm pumped for her. She's determined to be fit and is consistently improving her time and strength. It's truly inspiring and one of my favorite things to watch a person go through. It's rad having a close friend that values time for fitness even with full time work, a daughter, and studies. And she'll meet for drinks and let me talk her face off. So when she asked me to run her first 5K with her I was pumped! It's this coming weekend at the Richmond Raceway....

glow run 5K, glow run RIR,

Got my Energy bits this weekend! I read tweet after blog post after IG tag about how wonderful these little "bits" are, I had to get my hands on them and try them for myself! The company was prompt to reply to my request and more than happy to send some my way. I'll let you know what I think about them, maybe I'll save them for this weekends Glow Run. If you want in on some let me know, I'll send you the contact!

energy bits, bits rock sample

Signed up for a Stride Box subscription! Super stoked about this. Stride box sends out goodies for runners and products that anyone into fitness would be interested in trying. I literally can not wait to get my hands on my first box, even Lucas is pumped about this subscription (unlike my stitchfix subscription). I've had stitchfix come twice now, and there's no doubt I need to redo my profile with them. I haven't been happy with the items, which is cray cray because all you stitchfixin' bloggers look fabulous in yours! But Stride Box will without a doubt hit the spot every month! I don't have to do a thing but sign up and pay a low monthly fee for access to the latest and greatest in nutrition, apparel, and accessories!

stridebox subscription, stride box

Soooooooo, I've got this idea. It's not my own, meaning it's been done many times before by other bloggers. I've participated in one before and just thought it was brilliant. I'd like to try and "run" something like this for myself, friends and family AND most definitely, all of you readers!

I could be in way over my head, but I think I can pull this off. I think.
I'm talking about.... hosting A VIRTUAL RACE!

I've emailed another blogger, who I think the world of, in hopes that she'll help me out with designing a bib. Race bibs make things legit, right? I figure with summer just a month away we'll call this race....

Summer Kickoff 5K.

yep, a 5K! It's called a race but there is no winner, no looser. You can walk it. You can run it. You can go solo or gather up friends and family.In the gym or on the streets. Jogging stroller and dogs are permitted :). We just all do it together during the week of June 1st - 7th and then link up all the fun we had doing it! So what do you say?

Are you in? Sign up is uber easy, just complete this form and I'll email you deets later in the week!
ehhh, might be more like next week when you see that email... 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!
And found time for a weekend workout, even if that just meant lifting the margarita glass repeatedly!

P.S. I have my massage at 4 today! WoooHooo!

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Five27Jones said...

I will have to look into stride box, never heard of it but sounds awesome. I'm running my first half on June 2nd in San Diego ( I'm an Illinois girl) and can't wait!

Kalyn V said...

I've never heard of stride box, but its something i'll definitely have to check out. I hope your knee gets to feeling better for your 5k this weekend. And a blogging 5k sounds awesome, I'd love to participate!

Julia Z said...

I'm not a runner, but I'll definitely walk the virtual 5k with my dog!

Rachel's Country Roots said...

Have fun at the run this weekend!!!!

Adrienne @ BlackWhiteColor said...

Breakfast for dinner is always a yes!
You are such a badass in the oh man if only I were like you!
Hope your knee gets 100% better! Will have to check out the 5k!

Lauren said...

Girl you motivate me to get off the couch and go work out!! I need it after all the food I ate this weekend! :) Have a great time at the run this weekend!


Jackie said...

I am not a runner (right now) but I have plans to walk that 5k!

Kelly said...

I love the idea of a "virtial" 5k, sounds awesome!! I submitted my info and can't wait to hear more!

Samantha Ciaccio said...

I am totes in!!!! Can't wait! Have a good massage!!!

Natalie and Lee said...

Blog hopping and came to yours. Thanks for the motivation to get my butt in gear and get these last few pounds of baby weight off!

Excited to catch up on your blog! :)

Annie One Can Cook! said...

YAY! What a great idea!! I have a question though--can I walk the 5K? I'm still not clear to run because of my back :S Enjoy your massage, you lucky duck!!

Another Clean Slate said...

Enjoy your massage! I LOVE breakfast for dinner :)

Kelsey Homolka said...

Seriously thrilled with the 5k idea! I'm all in and here to help PR it :)

ty said...

Definitely in :)

Jen said...

This is so cool! :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I wish I could run :( Nevermind the fact that I am so out of shape lol. In high school I played three sports and was super in shape but just couldn't ever run. I have asthma boo. Can I live vicariously through you?

Thanks for linking up for Monday Morning Gossip!

Heidi said...

I am SO in on this 5k!!

Courtney Hinds said...

The virtual race sounds like a great idea. It will get me out and doing something fun! I would definitely be willing to join! Sounds like you had a nice social media free weekend. I am considering doing the same next weekend. We will see how it goes!!

Autumn in July said...

Love stridebox.

Stupid it band issues. Always causing problems. The guy who rolled my leg before my second half of my double said to do active recovery and stretch lots. Maybe some fish oil and bio circumin will help?

Love a good virtual!

Breanna said...
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Breanna said...

Hi new blog friend! I discovered your blog through link up with northern belle diaries :) I am so happy to find another great fitness blogger. I am a runner as well..and def. need to check out this stride box!!

My Thrifty Chic said...

I'd love for you to link up to my weekly blog hop going on now :)

xoxo Tori

Julie-Becoming A Navy Wife said...

I'm definitely in! Sounds fun!!! Hope you enjoyed your massage!

Hanna said...

new follower from the friend connect hop!

Tish said...

not a runner but I do walk! great blog. new follower via friend connect hop! :)

Steph at {Halfway} a Grown-Up said...

I love rowing machines! I'm not sure how much proper form I remember from the one day I spent as a member of the crew team in high school before I decided it was not for me, but I still enjoy it. The gym I go to (er, or that I am at least a member of) doesn't have one, and I do miss it. I always liked to do 1000 meters as fast as I could at the end of my gym time, just to see if I could beat my previous times!

Alyson said...

Try rolling out your knee on a hard foam roller before and after runs. I experienced awful IT Band issues a few years ago but doesn't give me any trouble if I roll it out, especially before:)

Amanda aka Manda said...

I love the idea of the virtual run! I'm going to see if a few of my friends would be interested in doing it too! Also- silly question, but where do you buy your workout clothes? You always have the cutest stuff!

Helen said...

Love the idea! Is it too late to join?!


Ashley Markowski said...

I just had my baby and have been starting to get my body mentally ready to get back into shape. Now it's time to get my lazy butt up and work on the physical part haha. I'm thinking about walking this 5k (: Thank you for hosting.

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