Wednesday Wonderfulz #3, the running edition

This week’s Wednesday Wonderfulz has a theme: Running Gear. Fitnessmomwinecountry and I are sharing our favorites!

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These are a few of my favorites, but the only thing you really have to have are running shoes!

First off: shirts and shorts. I recommend sweat wicking. I got this Nike top at TJ Maxx for a great price. I prefer compression shorts over wind type shorts. The compression shorts keep my legs from rubbing together. Some brands even have zipper pockets in them. My favorite right now are the Under Armour ones, I get them from Sports Authority. I also have a pair from JC Penney in their Xersion brand.

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Next up is shoes and socks. Everyone has their favorite shoe and you should get fitted for the shoe that’s right for you. I personally wear Asics and have been for about 1.5 years. My current favorite socks are the Feetures brand.

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Headbands. Some people wear hats, I mostly prefer a headband. Bondi Band is my favorite year round. In the winter it can cover my ears to help keep them warm. But in the summer when I don’t need that I like the thin head bands, there are several companies that make them.

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Sports bras: My current favorite is one from Champion at Target. Next favorite is Handful, and actually I’ve been wearing that more as a “weekend” bra instead of for running. They are so comfortable. That’s something you really can’t skimp on either. :-)

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There are a few other accessories I use. Since I run in the dark unless I’m racing I carry a Knuckle Light, I highly recommend it. I also use a Nathan hand held water bottle a lot these days and a SpiBelt to put my phone, ID and car key in. As long as I have it tight enough it doesn’t bounce. I wear it a lot and sometimes it gets loose.

So, those are my favorites these days. There are lots of extras like GPS watches, iPods, headphones, but none of those are really necessary in order to run.

What are your favorite running items?

One thing you can’t live without?

Did you workout today?

You can link up your Wednesday Wonderfulz posts until Sunday evening, May 11! Don’t forget to head over and check out Lynda’s favorites at Fitnessmomwinecountry.

 

Have a great day!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Are You A Handful?

This cartoon is so funny, I had to share it! (sorry guys)

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But seriously….don’t you hate the uni-boob effect from most sports bras? Handful isn’t just a sports bra, it can be your every day bra too. Right now I only own 2 and they are strictly for running since I can’t keep them clean long enough to wear them for anything else!

For those of you around in January during 30DayHomies we had a giveaway from Handful bras. I ordered my first one then and now own two. They are the only bras I workout in now. Love, love, love them! They have a campaign going on now to raise money to bring their manufacturing to the USA!

If you aren’t familiar with Handful, check out this awesome video!

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ABOUT THE BRA  

The Handful Bra gives you options no matter what life throws your way. A uniquely versatile garment, the Handful offers fashion, function, and feel as an everyday bra while also providing excellent support for the smaller-chested fitness enthusiasts among us.

The Handful is also an approved mastectomy bra with generously cut pockets that can accommodate extra pads or prosthetics.  Most insurance plans will cover the cost of a bra for survivors. For more information, contact Survivor Relations at cgoldberg@handful.com. (source)

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Handful is working with Crowd Supply to get the funding to move manufacturing to the USA. If you want to support them there are several options to choose from. You can donate a few dollars all the way up to pledging $250 which gets you a week full of Handful!

If you pre-order a bra but the minimum goal isn’t met you aren’t charged. They are at 53% and the campaign ends June 30! Just visit the Crowd Supply link here to find out how you can get involved.

You can find Handful on:

We are also very excited to offer a 20% discount on all Handful orders through June 30! Just use the code SSSbloggers at checkout. The discount is only good on the existing stock, not pre-orders for the new stock.

My hope is you will love Handful as much as I do! Let me know if you give them a try or decide to support their campaign!

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

Rest day, Book Club and I’m a Handful!

It’s Monday again. It’s my rest day, I’d say 99% of the time I rest on Monday, it works out since most of what I’m involved in happens to fall on a Monday night. One of those things is Book Club! It’s a great group of friends, we actually do talk about the book, some more than others but it’s a great time for us girls to get together and socialize too!

This year we’ve read some great books, some I liked more than others. Here are a few of my favorites. Have you read any of these?

  • Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
  • The Paris Wife, Paula McClain
  • Before I Go to Sleep, S.J. Watson
  • These Things Hidden, Heather Gudenkauf

Some of my faves from the years are:

  • Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
  • The Book Thief, Marcus Zusak
  • The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horse, Jeanette Walls

And that’s just a few of them!

It’s a good thing Monday is a rest day since I am so sore from my weekend workouts. Last night I did 60 sit ups, 1 minute of Russian Twists, 1:30 Plank and various leg and arm weights and ran 2 miles on the treadmill. Tried some new weights as well since it was a light crowd there.

I took advantage of the 15% coupon that Handful bra provided during the giveaway. I ordered the adjustable bra in black. I never really could figure out the hype around this bra until I got mine! Mine came in Friday and I’ve worn it twice this weekend, once to run and once to the gym. Don’t worry I did wash it in between! I am in love. (Guys reading this, just skip this part!) Seriously what woman wouldn’t love a bra that doesn’t flatten, no more uni-boob! You can wear this as a daily bra but it will be primarily for my workouts and now I need one in every color!

The packaging is nice, it comes in a black mesh bag that goes in the washing machine with your bra, then hang it up to dry.

I was unsure on the sizing, whether to order larger or go with the sizing chart. I ordered just as they suggested and it fits perfect. Doesn’t dig in my shoulders or sides. I had to pay for my bra, so this is not a thumbs up on a free product I got, I really like it!

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Hopefully they will give me the opportunity to have a coupon code again and I highly recommend you take advantage of it!

I had to share the picture of my dinner from last night. It was so good! I’ll even share the recipes with you.

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The marinated tomato salad is from Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman)

The open Caprese sandwich was from Pinterest, but the link isn’t good anymore. So, basically marinate your chicken however you want and grill it or oven bake it. Any kind of bread, we used Sourdough, cut the bread open, I drizzle a little olive oil on the bread and toast it a few minutes. Then place the chicken and mozzarella cheese on the bread, toast it again to melt the cheese. Then add the basil, tomatoes and drizzle a little balsamic and/or olive oil on the top.  Enjoy!

What was your workout today? Are you participating in the Too Hot to Handle challenge?

A new book, new socks, and a winner!

I am a little sore today after yesterday’s run. I will be stretching and going for a short recovery run today. I got an awesome package in the mail from ProCompression! Shout out to Healthy Running Mom for hosting the giveaway, I won a pair of socks!

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We ran into Half Price Books and I found a book to read. Maybe I will learn something and pass on my newfound information to you guys!  Anyone read this one yet?

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And we also have another winner!! The Handful giveaway ended last night, the winner is….Sarah Gabriel! Watch for an email from me. Congratulations!!

We still have several more giveaways going on, don’t miss out!

Who is participating in Too Hot to Handle? Did you do your V-ups today?

#30DayHomies Day 31!!

This is it! Did you stick with us the whole month? I hope you are seeing the results of your hard work.

So, now what? Well, hopefully you started something you are ready to continue! I love that I tried new stuff I tried this month!

  • Yoga
  • Pull up machine at the gym
  • Stair master
  • Spin class
  • Yogurt (baby steps!)

If you weighed and measured at the beginning of January you should weigh and measure in the next few days. Feel free to share your progress! I measured this morning and I think everything was the same. But that’s just a guess since I deleted an email account from my phone it deleted the notes attached to it. I will weigh in the morning.

Yesterday I didn’t make it to the gym, had to take little Molly to the vet and it was early release from school. I did however do some spring cleaning, vacuuming, dusting, laundry, dishes and scrubbing bath tubs is a work out, right? I got over 5,000 steps on my Fitbug.

We still have Swiftwick socks to give away, 6 more pair size small (shoe size 5-7.5). Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter to win a pair! Ends Monday night at 11:59PM.

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THANK YOU!

Please remember to visit our sponsor’s page and support them whenever you can. We had a great month and their generosity made it even better!

Today’s workout was a 5 mile run, it was 30 degrees colder but a much better run than Tuesday’s was! I will try and squeeze in weights tonight after dinner.

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Are you wondering what to do now? Let’s keep the momentum going with a new challenge starting tomorrow!

What was your workout today? Tried anything new lately?

Don’t forget all the giveaways this week! Check the daily blog post for details!

#30dayHomies Day 29!

It’s Day 29! My first day back to 5@5 (5 miles at 5AM). Haven’t been in so long, it was great to be back! It was a lovely 68 degrees and humid this morning (I think 200% humidity!) It made for a tough run but it’s done!

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Monday was most definitely a rest day for me, my legs were so tired. But after burning 1800 calories this weekend I think a rest day was in order.

Are you excited to hear what our next grand prize is?

It comes from Handful! Never heard of them?  I just found them a few months ago and I’m so glad they decided to support our challenge. They make bras and tanks for working out or every day wear. Their tag line, ” Flatter, not Flatten!”

They have a great video on their website that will give you all the details about their company, they are founded by women and run by women. Go check out their site here!

They are giving the winner their choice of one item, bra or tank, any size or color. Find them on Facebook too! Handful is offering my readers 15% off any product when you use the code WORLDRUNS, good through Tuesday, February 5 at 11:59PM.

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To enter the giveaway, click the Rafflecopter link below.

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Have you tried Handful before? What was your workout today?

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#30DayHomies January Challenge

Happy New Year and welcome to the #30DayHomies Challenge. The month of January will consist of 30 days of workouts, eating right and being held accountable. Oh and LOTS OF PRIZES!

Your 30 days can be anything that gets you moving, even if it’s 15 minutes of ab work or a walk around the block. The goal is to start something or keep your routine going and to be held accountable. I have teamed up with Sara at She Cooks She Crafts She Runs for this awesome challenge! We have many sponsors who have given us great prizes to give away. All you have to do is enter and participate!

The challenge will start on January 1 and end January 31. Make sure you get our blog updates, follow along on Facebook or Twitter. If you use Twitter make sure you use the hash tag #30DayHomies and tag @howmyworldruns in your post. (Example, I did 30 minutes on the treadmill today! #30dayhomies @howmyworldruns). Don’t worry, if you don’t use Twitter there will be Facebook and Blog posts to participate in.

We will ask you each day to tell us what you did to get moving. Go for a walk, run, swim, bike, go to the gym, start a #plankaday challenge, Nike Training, Jillian Michaels, anything that gets you off the couch!  Then you just need to enter the drawing for the fabulous prizes we have lined up. There will be drawings each week!

To kick it off on January 1 we will give away one 3M Reflective Happy Band from Running-Happy. All you have to do is enter the contest on January 1. It will only be up for one day!

Look for giveaways from:

We have some great Grand Prizes lined up as well, they are TOP secret for now! But trust me, you will be excited!

If you grab this button and share it on Twitter, Facebook or your own blog, send an email with the link to aggie06sara@gmail.com and she will mail you Sweat Pink Shoe Laces. You also get an extra entry in the Grand Prize.

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