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It’s Official…

I’ve signed up for my first ULTRA!!!!!

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I will be doing the Freak 50K at Run! Woodstock on September 6th! I’m both excited and nervous! I ran 14 miles on Saturday on trails with some friends and it was GREAT! I honestly loved every step of every mile.. EVEN the steps that were walking instead of running!

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I think it’s safe to say that I LOVE trail running! (I think I’ve decided that when I buy a house one requirement is that it needs to be within 30 minutes of some trails!) So after enjoying the 14 miles on the trails I decided that it was time to fully commit to my training. As you know, I’ve been ‘excel committed’ for a few weeks, but now I’m officially committed!

SO it’s officially! I’ll officially be an ultra runner come September!! <3 <3

 

**** Don’t forget to enter to win some OuchWraps in my Giveaway! ****

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Ouch Wraps Review & Giveaway!

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Two months ago I was lucky enough to be allowed the opportunity to review Ouch Wraps! What are Ouch Wraps you ask? Well an ouch wrap is “hot/cold therapy wrap used to alleviate sore muscles, stiffness, and inflammation.”

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I was provided with a Wrecked Ouch Wrap which has been GLORIOUS for the times that I’m reading papers upon papers and my neck is KILLING ME!! I’ve been using it on my neck and I LOVE IT! Not to mention that THERE ARE CUPCAKES ON MY OUCH WRAP!!!! Oh, and it smells like vanilla sugar cookie!

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So how do you use an Ouch Wrap?! To use them like a heating pad, follow the directions on the tag for microwaving (different sizes need different times).  Be careful not to overheat. (once you burn an Ouch Wrap, it’s a goner) To use like an ice pack, freeze for a few hours (or overnight) in a zippered plastic bag.

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Personally I’ve only used it as heat.. It’s also been wonderful for when I’ve had a long day at work and I just want to relax. They could be called “Relax Wraps” and they would have the same effect. Whether they’re helping relax my muscles or just helping the day melt away.. My Ouch Wrap has DEFINITELY made my night more than once!

PLUS I should mention that I got that AWESOME headband as well!!!! There’s even felt on the inside so that it doesn’t move around! Boom. Awesome.

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AND GUESS WHAT?!?! Now it’s YOUR turn to get an Ouch Wrap! Follow the link below to enter!

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Five Things Fridayyyyyy

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Numero Uno:
I’M IN LOVE WITH QUEST BARS!! They have seriously been my go-to afternoon snack.. (well, along with a ton of other snacks that you saw on Wednesday…) I just love that one bar is 170 calories and has TWENTY grams of protein! I’m going to get some of the Cookies & Cream ones soon, but for the time being I’ve been enjoying the Apple Pie and Cinnamon Roll.

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Numero Dos:
I’ve been working on my seminar for my “second year talk” all week! It’s ALMOST finished (boss man wants them today.. so hopefully by the time you’re reading this it’s finished!).. I think this is why I’ve been eating more Quest Bars… I get midday Caffeine & Protein withdrawals and need a snack.

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Numero Tres:
I’m going on a TRAIL RUN TOMORROW!!!!!!!! So, I’m pretty ballsy because I’m going on a 14 mile trail run tomorrow (well, around 14.. on trails I’m sure that I’ll end up doing more) and then I’m doing a trail half the next weekend… AND this is my first trail run since.. ugh.. well.. I did a few dirt road halves this winter… but no trails… since…. honestly, I don’t even know.. I tried to find out the last time on my Instagram and couldn’t! It’s been THAT long!

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Numero Quatro:
I got a nifty hydration vest to try for my trail runs.. If I’m going to do an Ultra (and lets be honest, I’m already training for it so I’m “basically” signed up for one), I’m going to need to log a lot of miles on the trails.. or really just a lot of miles in general.. and since I REALLY hate hand-held water bottles it just made sense.. Especially since the Platypus hydration pack that I have rubs SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO badly! So hopefully since this is a vest AND made for running that it will be better! (Plus I youtubed the crap out of this one, and all the reviews are good!)

Shakeology as a Frappuccino!

Shakeology as a Frappuccino!

Numero Cinco:
I’m in LOVE with T25 and Shakeology!! I’ve been doing them together for two weeks now and I’m already seeing results that I didn’t see with just running, exercising, and eating healthy! It’s crazy, honestly! This video is what sold me to try Shakeology, and then the fact that I can get a good cardio workout in (that’s NOT the same as running) in just 25 minutes?! COUNT ME IN! PLUS I burn OVER 200 calories in just 25 minutes! AWESEOME!!

Have a great Friday everyone!


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