May 1, 2012

Snacks, freebies, and why running is awesome

Still working on that race recap for the Nashville Marathon. I had to have a day of being spaced out from heat exhaustion, a day of crying about it and a day of not caring about it. So now I think I'm ready to write about it. I mean tomorrow of course.

So on to some random tidbits for the day.

Why was I wearing this the week before the marathon? How did it get from puffy jacket weather to heat stroke hot? Goodbye, traffic-cone orange jacket. I miss you already.


My new workout is filling this up over and over and over again. Still rehydrating three days later.


At least Trader Joe's provided delicious snacks for my pity party. It was worth the drive to Nashville.


My new favorite quote about running from Bill Rodgers (he won the Boston Marathon four times back in the day). It's so true! Even when I was walking during the race on Saturday, people were cheering me on. What other sport do they cheer for every single person no matter what they are doing?


I found these awesome pictures in the marathon photo mix. Planking and quadruple hugs while they waited for me to finish running. I love it.


 And some goodies I won came in the mail this week and last week!

Thanks, Diary of an Average Runner and Profoot!

Thanks, Neon Blonde Runner and Skin Sake!

Thanks, Designed to Be Fit and Chick Bands!

Cool, right!? So much awesome stuff to try out.

And speaking of free stuff, I have these window clings from my race, and I already have a set. Does anyone need some window clings? If you want some, email me at yomommaruns at gmail. The first person who emails me can have them. It's no Skin Sake, but maybe your ride really needs to be blinged out with a flame. Mine is.


15 comments:

  1. You've been on a roll winning some giveaways lately. I was so tired and hot that I completely forgot to go to Trader Joe's before we went home from Nashville!

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    1. We almost forgot too! Last minute stop on the way out.

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  2. I'm in Canada so I have to cross the border to get to trader joes! Those plantain chips and veggie/flaxseed chips are the best!

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    1. Unfortunately I can eat a whole bag of the plantain chips in five minutes. I tell myself they aren't as bad as regular chips, but I think I'm lying. I wish we had one here in Alabama too, but some days I'm glad we don't. Like the days I eat a whole slab of Joe Joes without breathing in between.

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  3. I can't believe how much stuff you win! How do you do it?

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    1. I do enter a million giveaways, but I think I just got on a lucky streak. It was kind of bizarre!

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  4. That is so true about always being cheered on! Even other runners cheer you on, its an amazing feeling!

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  5. Aw thanks for the shout-out friend!!

    You must be on a winning streak, buy some lottery tickets while you're at it :)

    I once had a bright orange jacket when I was at UVa, I found it at an awesome thrift shop. I think it was called the Wipette?! It was neon orange and stiff as a board, but it was oh so cool. I had almost forgotten about the darn thing until your photo reminded me of it. Must find a new one, I remember that old one didn't make it out of school, too many rough nights of being passed around and it ripped. :(

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  6. Oh I SO LOVE that running quote. That is awesome. That is the best!!! Go runers! Haha.

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  7. That quad hug is priceless!!!! I have been trying to drink lots of water too, and I haven't even been running ....very much.

    Love the chickband

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  8. Waiting for that recap...

    Cute pictures! I love every one of those items from Trader Joe's, and I have tried them all. :)

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  9. SUPER cute chick band! And, the picture of the group hug was awesome. LOVE me some JoJo's. ;-)

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  10. Love that quote, the pics of your hubby and kids are adorable and LOVE the headband. I have a few BIC bands and can't live without them:) Thanks for sharing your story with me:) xxooxxo Hanna

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    1. You are amazing with your energy! I'm going to check out the site right now.:)

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  11. I love that you run I run volleyball firld hockey and horseback ride and basketball and I am very busy

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