January Jumpstart Day 31: Month in review

This is it! Did you hit your goals for the month. I think I did pretty good. I got my nutrition back on track, clothes are fitting a little better. I was able to add an extra day in the gym.

Today is normally my rest day, but I have a gym date with my hubby tonight. YAY! I will take it easy on my legs since I have 20 miles tomorrow!

January Jumpstart


Sara wrote four workouts for us this month. Did you add any of them to your routine?

If you missed them, here they are:

Then there’s the treadmill intervals I started doing. It has made the treadmill a little more bearable.

And of course, January Jumpstart was made possible by awesome giveaways from these supporters! Go show them some love!

We still have plenty of giveaways going on, check them out here, here, here, and here!

Did you workout today?

What’s one thing you changed or started this month?

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

January Jumpstart Day 28: Currently + a few giveaways

Welcome to Day 28 of January Jumpstart! We have almost made it. I hope you have set goals this month, started a new routine, maybe tried a new workout and found some accountability here. For me, today was a gym day. I did 2 miles on the treadmill, followed by leg weights and abs. I haven’t been doing much leg weights lately so I need to work those back in.

Breakfast was a wheat bagel with almond butter and banana.

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Let’s do another installment of currently….



I’m reading The Long Run by Matt Long. A friend loaned it to me a while ago and it’s taking me forever to read it. It’s a good book though!

I’m wearing Maurice’s Denim Flex Jeggings. They are so comfortable!

My new-to-me favorite show is Chicago Fire. I gotta find the 1st season on DVD. I got caught up on the 2nd season on Hulu and I’m hooked. My old faves are still Grey’s Anatomy, CSI, and Law & Order: SVU.

I’m drinking water…pretty much that’s it. No sodas, no alcohol, so sweet tea.

My bedtime is 9:30 PM 4 nights a week because my alarm is set for 4:30 AM.

Favorite lotion is Velvet Sugar from Bath and Body Works.


I’m excited about today’s giveaways!

The first one is from Allied Medal Display.

Allied Medal Displays banner link

Have you heard of them? They make awesome medal holders. I got mine for my birthday 2 years ago and it’s already full. I got a 2nd bar to add to it for Christmas. Ally was hanging her medals on mine too so it was really crowded. She got her own for Christmas (YAY!). I have dealt with them several times and the customer service there is great!

Allied makes custom hangers and have tons to choose from in stock. They are made of stainless steel and it comes with the hardware to hang it.  The giveaway is for a medal hanger of your choice, up to $75 value, excluding custom orders.

The giveaway runs from 8AM CST January 28, 2014 until 8PM CST February 2, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email. Must be a US resident to receive the prize. No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited by law. There are several ways to earn entries in the rafflecopter below.

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The second giveaway today comes from ProCompression! I know I’ve said it before, but I love their socks. They are so gracious to offer a second pair for January Jumpstart!

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You get to choose your color and size from the marathon collection of compression socks. They have some awesome ones to choose from. My favorite right now is the Black and Neon Pink Argyle! Their socks make my legs feel so much better after a long run. If you haven’t tried compression socks, you need to give these a shot. We also have a 40% off coupon good until February 15. So, if you don’t win these just use the code and grab you a pair! Use code BLG13 at checkout, includes free shipping too.

There are several ways to earn entries in the rafflecopter. The giveaway runs from 8AM CST January 28, 2014 until 8PM CST February 2, 2014. Winners will be contacted via email. Must be a US resident to receive the prize. No purchase necessary to win. Void where prohibited by law. 

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget about the other giveaways here, herehere and here!

Did you workout today?

What’s one thing on your “currently” list?

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

January Jumpstart Day 15: Fitness Survey + Pro Compression giveaway

Welcome to day 15! This morning I did 20 minutes of treadmill intervals, arms, wall crawls (you don’t want to know!) and the sauna.

I have been busy with January Jumpstart stuff and completely let this month’s Fitness Survey sneak up. We have just a few questions this month.

fitness survey

  1. What part of your body do you want to work on the most? Definitely the area that needs the most work is my core.  But I want arms with definition. 
  2. Favorite and least favorite part of your workout? Least favorite: core (see above). Most favorite: arms, I love how they are starting to look. 
  3. What is your favorite fitness class to attend? I’ve only attended a few classes. My favorite is probably Nike Training Club and 2nd would be Spin, even though it kicked my booty!
  4. Do you have a favorite smoothie recipe? Yes, at home I use chocolate protein powder with frozen bananas, strawberries, sometimes cherries and PB2. My favorite to buy is the Lean 1 Strawberry at Smoothie King….YUMMY!
  5. Favorite place to run? (trails, track, streets, treadmill, etc) Favorite place is the road. I’m starting to tolerate the treadmill. I really want to try trail running but I’m so scared I’ll get injured then can’t run at all. 🙁
  6. Share a picture of your race bling!

race bling

 Link up your Fitness Survey here!

I’m so excited Pro Compression is back on board with us this year. They have some great compression socks. I love them! I wear them during long runs but mostly for recovery. Either the day of and/or the day after. They really help my legs feel better. Compression gear is a great asset to your “workout closet”. They aren’t just for runners!


This giveaway runs from 8AM CST January 15, 2014 until 8Pm CST January 21, 2104. The winner will be notified January 22, 2014. The giveaway is for 1 pair of Pro Compression socks, winner’s choice of color and size. No purchase necessary. Must be a US resident to win. Void where prohibited by law.

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 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget about the 40% off code that runs until February 15. Use code BLG13 at checkout, includes free shipping on marathon socks and sleeves.

Did you work out today?

Do you wear compression socks or sleeves?

Have you tried a new workout this month?

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

Gifts for the Fitness Fanatics

Wondering what to get the person in your life that loves to workout? Here’s a few ideas and things I love or would love to get.

Check out Sara’s list at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs.


GPS Watch: I’ve only owned one watch and it’s the Nike + Sport Watch. There are a ton of choices out there and they all do different things. The Nike watch will track laps and do intervals. You can set the intervals on the computer for any time that you want. It will give you calorie burn but it’s most accurate with the added heart rate monitor strap. I wear the foot pod and the miles are also more accurately tracked and it works indoors on the treadmill as well.



Love my Yurbuds head phones. They really do stay in and they guarantee their products. You can find them at Target and probably Best Buy or a running store.


Foam Roller: I love, love, love my foam roller! It’s not just for runners. This would be a great gift and the one I have from Target is $20-25.


Bondi Bands: These make great stocking stuffers too! They keep hair back, can cover ears when it’s cold, machine washable and stay in place!

bondi band

Compression socks: Pro Compression and Swift Wick are my favorite!

Compression socks

This skirt from Lulu Lemon is on my list!

lulu lemon


Stocking Stuffers and small items:

  • Chews or Gu. Presonally I prefer the Honey Stingers chews.
  • Ponytail holders like these.
  • iTunes gift card
  • Hand weights
  • Socks. There are so many brands out there, try to find out which ones your loved one prefers.

What’s on your Fitness list?

What have you bought the Fitness Fanatic in your life?

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


ProCompression July sale!

*I own a pair of Pro Compression socks, all opinions are my own. I am receiving product in exchange for posting this sale.*

I am a firm believer in compression for recovery.

I got my first pair of Pro Compression socks in January.  I use them during long runs and post run for recovery. I don’t know if that’s what has kept me (mostly) off the injured list or not, but I’m going to keep using them.

Pro Compression has some awesome colors to choose from and they are on sale this month! Here are the details.


Huge Summer Savings from PRO Compression

Get 40% off ALL merchandise at procompression.com, including their brand NEW Neon Calf Sleeves and Team PC Gear such as hats and running visors!

Simply enter coupon code JULY at checkout. You’ll save 40% and get free US shipping. Click here to stock up today:


Hurry, coupon code JULY expires August 4, 2013.


Make sure you use the coupon code and get your pair before it expires.

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#30DayHomies Day 23

It’s Wednesday and Day 23 of our challenge. We are nearing the end of the month but don’t give up, we have some amazing prizes coming!

Did you enter the Photo contest yet?

Yesterday’s workout was cardio and weights at the gym. When I got there at 5AM is was a little busier than normal, no stair stepper available (oh, darn!) so I got 5 minutes on the elliptical and then 20 minutes on the stair stepper. I tried a new pull up machine, here’s a lovely 5AM, no makeup picture of me!


Today we have one pair of Pro Compression socks to give away! Pro Compression is offering the winner their choice of size and color in the Marathon graduated compression sock, depending on availability.  The giveaway is only open today until 10:00PM CST today. Sorry, it’s open to US Residents only. 

I got a pair of purple Pro Compression socks and I love them! I love anything purple these days but these socks are becoming my favorite. They come up high, don’t fall down and are just really comfortable. I’ve talked about the benefits of compression gear before so I won’t bore you with those details again.  I wear these to run and I wear them post run for recovery.  (don’t mind my knees!) And I love the extra layer running in the cold weather! Check out their line and let me know which socks and what color you’d like to try!


To enter to win the ProCompression socks just click the Rafflecopter link below.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Did you know these foods help boost metabolism?


What was your workout today?

Make it a great day!

*I was provided a complimentary pair of ProCompression socks. All opinions expressed are my own. 

#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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