Friday, April 24, 2015

20 Running Facts That You May or May Not Know About Me. #YouOrderChineseFood

20 Facts Selfie. Yo.
I am constantly being tagged in the photos on Instagram like...."post 20 random facts about yourself", or "tag 20 beautiful women"...you get the idea.

I've never replied back with my 20.

I feel kinda silly to list out 20 things on Instagram and honestly, I don't even know if I could list out 20 things about myself that are not running related.

So.....of course, my brain just started thinking about it and I decided to list out 20 RANDOM and I mean RANDOM facts about me. Most are running related but I threw in a few just because they are things that make you go hmmmm. #SeeWhatIDidThere

Sit back, Grab a cup of coffee and please let me entertain you for a just a few moments. ;)

1. I run runDisney events. Duhhhhhhh. Not only do I run lots of these events but I occasionally receive a little grief from people saying that it's just Disney, these are not real races. Nope. Respect the Distance, people! I will have runDisney's back any day of the week. Period. The End. 48.6 Miles is a real race, I don't care how ya look at it!

2. I listen to music 24/7. It drives my family and kids crazy but it's how I let my mind go. But yet, I sing and get the words all mixed up and that drives them even crazier!

3.  My hair is too thick for cute little elastic headbands. I'm totally jealous when I see girls with a cute ponytail and no fly-aways. I go running down the road with my headbands poppin' off the back of my head. Not cute.

4.  My favorite low-rise running socks are Balega. No blisters, lots of cush and not alot of logo.
I do not own enough compression socks. I currently own one pair. What is my problem??

5. I always wear sunglasses when I run. My eyeballs can't handle the sun and wind! Plus...they hide my old-lady wrinkles. Just sayin'.

6.  My number one dream race is New York City Marathon.

7.  I have been working out a ton and have lost 8 pounds...I am now needing smaller running clothes. It's a good problem and my little shoulder muscles are cute but dannnnnnng, I can't afford new clothes. #BringOnTheProteinShakes

8.  My personality doesn't match "Pink" but "Pink" is one of my favorite colors to wear when I run.

9.  Speaking of wearing running clothes, I never wear race shirts to other races. That's like wearing Universal Studios character clothing to Walt Disney World Resort or wearing a Halloween shirt on Christmas Day. I just can't go there!

10.  I own a ton of running gadgets. And use them all.

11.  I'm a photo hoarder and can't delete. My phone is always full and I hate the phrase "Cannot Take A Photo". It makes being a #SelfieQueen kinda challenging.

12.  I drink the most water during my day right before I go to bed at night and have trained my bladder to hold it. Rarely do I have to stop during a race. #HorseBladder #TmiIKnow

13.  I own every bib from every race that I've ever ran with the date, location and my time written on the back. #Nerd

14.  I track all of my mileage. I try to Instagram each run but if I don't, I write it down. My calendar is a hot mess of miles logged.

15.  Was asked the other day..."Do you think in 10 years that you will still be running?" My answer? "I will be running more."

16.  If I could run a 5K race every weekend, I would. I love Saturday morning race days. Nothing better than seeing all of my friends and getting in a good run. Those are my favorite ways to kick off the weekend.

17. I answer the phone to my kiddos like they have just placed a Chinese food order. I have NO IDEA why we started that but they are like..."No Mom, we didn't order egg rolls." LOL.

18.  I'm on Blood Pressure Medication and sometimes need my inhaler when I run. Big Time Bummer.
My Cardiologist was not amused in the ER when I came in wearing a Marathon shirt.

19.  I drink a HOT cup of coffee before I run and after (even if it's 100 degrees outside). I freeze after I quit running.

20.  I'm a gypsy at heart and am always dreaming of running somewhere far far away.  One day, I'm going to cross off my Bucket List Races. It's going to take me a little while to do it but it WILL Happen!

21. Just Because I said I would list out 20. I'm stubborn and like to do my own thing! ;)

That was fun and not so painful....I'm SURE that I could think of 20 more Random facts if I sat here for a few more minutes because I just opened up my fridge and thought, "well that's just lovely. I didn't even talk about guacamole and banana bread on the list."

Happy Running and Happy Reading my Nonsense! :)))

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek: An Elegant Paradise For This Princess


Welcome to my Elegant Disney's Princess Half Marathon
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Review!
     I had the pleasure of staying at Hilton Bonnet Creek Resort during Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend and if I could use one word to sum up the weekend, it would be "ELEGANCE".

     Why "Elegance"?? I chose that word because from the moment that I walked into the resort to the moment that I had my Princess Half Marathon Medal draped around my neck, I was emmersed in "Elegance".  Everything about this Resort and Race is sparkly, pretty and all about channeling your inner Princess.

     Now over the course of my 42 year life span, I have visited Walt Disney World Resort more times than one should probably admit to. I know, I know. Most people don't come anywhere close to understanding this part of my life. And guess what?? That is OKAY by me. I'm a repeat offender.....check out my stay and more photos of pre-race festivities during runDisney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon here.

     However, there are many people who do understand why I keep returning to "my happy place" as most Disney-loving people like to call it but I would be willing to bet that those same people don't use the words "Disney" and "Elegance" in the same sentence.

     To most, a Walt Disney World Resort Vacation (or Run-cation in this case), will require a vacation from your vacation when you return home. To some degree, this is the truth. There is A LOT to see and do. There are many parks, restaurants, attractions and races to run!! Whew!! I'm tired just typing this. I'm super guilty, I try to pack in so much over such a small amount of time. But again, let me state the word that I chose. "Elegance". There is a valid reason.
Welcome to Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek!
#MarathonWeekends

     I have stayed on property at Walt Disney World Resort many many many times in conjunction with runDisney event weekends. I have always felt like that I'm always trying to navigate my way around. Always trying to figure things out. Where do I go? What time does the Expo open? What are the race procedures?? The races are popular, huge and overwhelming at times. So many things to do and figure out. So many people. So much hustle and bustle.

     The VERY LAST thing that I want to be worried about when I'm visiting Walt Disney World Resort during race weekend is the hustle and bustle. When I'm ready to unwind, I'm ready to unwind!! It's hard for me to unwind anyways.....I'm just not geared that way. For years, I would stress myself out over EVERYTHING when it came to runDisney run-cations.
Ready to have some fun with my running pal at Hilton Bonnet Creek Marathon Weekends!!
     Fast forward to February 2015. There's a new me and the new me is not stressed out. Thank you very much Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Runner's Resort Guide.  Everything that I need to know and do is right at my fingertips upon check-in. :)

If I can't figure out the answers, there is a Runner's Concierge on hand to answer all of my questions.  Located in the Hilton Lobby, the Runner's Concierge is dedicated to making your race weekend run smoothly. The Runner's Concierge can help you with:

  • Marathon Bus Transportation Sign-up:
  • Disney Expo Information
  • Race Information
  • Hotel Information
  • Running Supplies
I have actually found that relaxing during race weekend is a good thing. I am letting other people handle the details. I am sitting back and taking it all in. And believe it or not, I am having the time of my life during the race because I'm just relaxed going into it.
This girl is ready for fun #MarathonWeekends!
   Besides....WHO could be stressed out when you are sleeping on these comfy beds before a race??

....And WHO could be stressed with a room with THIS view!! Aaaaahhhhhh!!! So Beautiful!
The view from my room.
Large Bathrooms...check!
Several Princesses could adjust their tiaras in here. 
Relax in the Lazy River!
A Royal Photoshoot with my bling quickly followed by a dip in the pool. :)
A little more information about #MarathonWeekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando:

Marathon Transportation:
Special complimentary bus transportation is provided for the runDisney events. Pre-race celebration followed by loading the buses and then one BIG send-off to get the party started! (Bus sign-up is required).  Please see the Runners' Concierge to reserve your spot on the bus!

Return transportation post event will depart every 30 minutes from event location.

See the Runner's Resort Guide for information on Specatator Transportation as well. 

Get Fueled Race Day Morning!
Before the race, enjoy complimentary items in the Convention Center entrance foyer, adjacent to Zeta Bar.
  • Freshly Brewed Coffee
  • An Assortment of teas
  • Water
  • Energy Bars
  • Muffins
  • Bananas
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola Bars
  • Plain and Multi-Grain Bagels
  • An Assortment of cream cheese, peanut butter and jelly condiments
Relax and Unwind at Waldorf Astoria Spa:
The World-class Waldorf Astoria Spa is just steps away at the adjacent Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Reward yourself with a pampering treatment after the race. Same-day appointments may be available. To book your Spa Reservation, call 407-597-5360.

Join the Runner's Challenge:
Participants of runDisney events have a chance to WIN A WEEKEND STAY at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek by predicting their expected finish time.

Entry forms are located in your welcome bag. Only one entry per participant. The runner closest to his or her time will be named the winner. Drop off your completed form to the Runner's Concierge before your race.

Carb Load:
Carb Load at one these three great restaurants on property!
  • La Luce- Open 5-11pm. For "carb loading," our signature restaurant will feature a la carte pasta dishes.
  • Harvest Bistro- Dinner 4-10pm.  Featuring a "carb loading" dinner menu, for $16 per person.
  • Muse- Open 24 hours. Featuring gourmet coffee, pastries, garden fresh salads and sandwiches.
I had such a FABULOUS time running the Disney's Princess Half Marathon Weekend and staying at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort! I will definitely make plans to stay there again for my future runDisney events and family vacations.

Feel free to shoot me an email or find me on Twitter or Instagram at @Bamagirlruns if you'd like to have me answer any more questions about a future runDisney run-cation at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek or Waldorf Astoria Orlando!

For more information on #MarathonWeekends please visit Hilton Bonnet Creek.

Happy Running and Hope to see you soon at #MarathonWeekends!
We did it!!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary stay at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in exchange for my honest opinion regarding #MarathonWeekends. I cannot express how much I love this resort and plan to stay here for many future vacations at Walt Disney World Resort.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tuscaloosa Half Marathon: "PR" does NOT stand for "PRETTY ROTTEN"

2015 Tuscaloosa Half Marathon
Official Time 2:02:01
     Last Saturday was a pretty big day for me as I ran the 2015 Tuscaloosa Half Marathon in Tuscaloosa, Al. Tuscaloosa is home of my Crimson Tide Football and aside from Orlando, Florida, it's pretty much my favorite place on Earth. And oh yeah, I set a PR.

     I'm a HUGE Alabama Football fan so this race was a NO BRAINER for me. I ran it a couple of years ago and I gotta be honest, I was SO disappointed in the Inaugural medal and the course. Don't get me wrong, I didn't complain about the race at the time. I'm always happy to get out there and make the most of any experience so I definitely still "liked" the race but it just needed a little work.

     The Inaugural medal was a medal with a pic of a running shoe and Indian Feather?! I get it. There IS Indian history with "Tuscaloosa". But come on, I wanted my Crimson Tide represented!!!  The course. We didn't even come close to the stadium...I stopped by there on my way home to grab a pic with my medal. Boo.
The one and only pic that I took during the race.
Stadium Selfie. <3

     Since the Inaugural year, there have been BIG changes to this race! And changes that are for the better for sure. First, the course. We ran through the campus! Right past Bryant-Denney Stadium....I was a happy girl!  The medal....OMG. It's freaking BEAUTIFUL. It has Houndstooth. It has a Crimson Elephant. The lanyard was Crimson. Two Words: ROLL TIDE.
The Bling!!!!
     I started the race with my running buddies....these guys are the guys that I've been running with for years. I can honesty say that I think I have the best group of running friends out there!! Talk about keeping you knocked down a notch....these guys are fast. I try to keep up but most days I just can't. However, it's good that I can't because they push me and I need that.
Running with the #CoolChicksOldGuys
Me, Richard, Scott and Charlie!
     Although, we all started out together, I ended up running this race with my friend, Scott. We ran the Inaugural race together and I PR'd then. I had it in my mind that I was going to try to do it again this year. Im feeling strong right now. I've been working out like a beast and I felt like my endurance level is just there. I knew I had it in me. He could have ran alot faster than my PR but he stuck with me and pushed me to the end.

     Here's what went down:
     We started the race. 28 degrees. Okay that's a little bit chilly. It was going to warm up pretty quick so we made the decision to shed off all of our layers. Yiiiiiiiikes. The first couple of miles were just not fun. I couldn't feel my digits. He ran with his hands in his pants pockets. Somebody remind me why we do this to our bodies??

     By mile four or so, I started warming up and thawing out pretty good. But hey, I forgot to mention that there will some pretty big HILLS on those first few miles. Holy Tuscaloosa!!

     By mile 6, he asked me how I was doing. I really felt great. Keep going!!

     I had pace and distance on my watch set but I didn't want to look at the time.  The mile markers didn't have the time on them either so I was glad for that. I couldnt' handle the defeat until the end. I wanted to have a good race. He was tracking our time.

     Mile 7,8,9....uneventful. Keep running.

     Mile 10. I fell apart. NOOOOOOOO. Oh yes I did. I got to the point where I was wheezing. CRAP. I was mad. I kept telling him to go on. He kept saying No. He would hang with me. I was slowing down and I knew it. Bottom line. I'm stubborn as all get out and I don't want to admit that sometimes I just need my inhaler. I'm going to have to start running with it and I can't get that into my head.

     The same thing happened to me after Mercedes, Talladega and during Tower of Terror 10 Miler. I need to NOT be a crazy person and take care of myself. In my mind, I'm invincible and things like this aren't supposed to happen to me. UGH.  Just BREATHE already.

     Mile 11, 12, 13. I'm still just mad. Scott is telling me that I'm gonna smash my PR and I'm still mad.

     He's telling me that I'm doing great and I'm mad.

     We cross the Finish Line and I dont' even want to the see the time. I"m MAD.

WHY AM I MAD???
I set a PR. I did great. Holy crap. I've gotten faster. My hard work is paying off.

I'm still just mad.

I'm not proud. Dangit.

My watch said 2:01:58 and my official time was 2:02:01. I beat my PR by more than 6 minutes.
My watch time.


     So all day after the race was over, I just sat and looked at that medal. Cheesy I know. But it really bothered me. No one in my house has even seen my medal yet. No one asked to see it and I didn't show it to any of them. No one asked how my race was and I didn't tell them about it.

I felt PRETTY ROTTEN all day.

I sat and I thought. And I thought. And I thought.

     Here's what I know: I care so much about having a "good" race. I love that fact that I'm fast enough to set a PR. Really I do. But I'm so in love with running that I get mad when I don't have a "good" race.

     I felt like garbage from mile 10 on and it just hurt my feelings. The rest of my day, I was a mess. Yep. I admit it. I cried like a baby. I know that is just the craziest thing on earth to admit to but it's true. I hurt my own feelings and I'm sensitive to that.

     It has taken me a few days to get over it all. In the end, I'm super proud of my PR. I don't feel "Pretty Rotten" anymore. I'm more grateful than ever to have great friends and I love my bling!!

     I'm done beating myself up about it all. And good grief, now that I know I can run so close to 2 hours, I'll have to break that two hour mark one day!! I'm not sure if Scott will put up with my whiny-ness again for another PR and I don't blame him if he didn't but I'm thankful that he stayed with me today....definitely wouldn't have PR'd without him :)

So thankful to Scott for pushing me to the end!

Happy Running and Happy PR!


Friday, February 13, 2015

ZENSAH: #WhiteToBright Project


Welcome to my ZENSAH #WhiteToBright Project!

      I was asked to throw together a quick little outfit using ZENSAH "White" calf sleeves by my friend @redheadbabymama!.....I thought about this for a bit and realized that "white" pieces of running gear are just something that I don't purchase too much of.  I have two solid skirts and ZERO white shirts (unless they are race event shirts and then they are covered with logos.). Wonder why I don't buy any white?? Borrrrrrring. I like BRIGHT outfits!!!

     This might be just a little bit of a challenge for me!

     What I came up with was something cute and SIMPLE. I chose to pair my calf sleeves with solid Black shorts, a super cute red top, a houndstooth visor (because I'm from Alambama, ya'll) and my white running shoes.

     Most runners own a pair of black shorts....mine are LuLulemon. My visor is from my local Alabama College Football Spirit store. My shirt is a Champion/runDisney shirt that I purchased from the Health and Fitness Expo at Walt Disney World. My shoes are Brooks Adrenaline GTS15.


The completed look!
     Why did I choose these items??
I chose them because I like to color coordinate. The houndstooth visor gave me a little bit of playful pattern, the red shirt was BRIGHT and the I absolutely loved the White Block Font to match up with the calf sleeves. The Black Shorts?? Well. One can never go wrong with Black and most runners own a pair of solid black shorts.

     So there you have it. I would have probably never picked out White Calf Sleeves when given so many different options to purchase from ZENSAH. However, now that I have taken on the #WhiteToBright Challenge, I will totally be re-thinking my current wardrobe and how I can turn those whites into BRIGHTS!!!

How Do I like them??
     I have been wearing these calf sleeves alot since I received them!! I only own one other pair of socks from a different company (I like those too) but sleeves are just a little bit different. To me, they are not as tight and they are great to go for a quick run in! One thing that I do like about the sleeves vs. socks is that I can take these on and off when I need to without taking off my socks. I can now see why runners are believers in compression items....I am too. :)

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!
ZENSAH has given me a pair of White Calf Sleeves to give to you!! Leave a comment here and let me know that you want to win them!! It's THAT easy!!

I will pick a random winner by the end of next weekend, so hurry!

For more information on these Calf Sleeves and other great compression products from ZENSAH, please visit ZENSAH.com and be sure to follow the Hashtag #WhiteToBright to see other ways to use your white sleeves!!

Disclaimer: I was provided a pair of white calf sleeves to coordinate and outfit with and also one pair to give to you!! Thank you ZENSAH!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Try Not to Judge Please #ILoveMyBusy


What you might see me post online may seem like my life is simply beautiful and full of nothing but goodness.  And most days it is.....but when you have someone (who doesn't know you at all) say that "all you do is leave". 

HERE WE GO. Get to know me a little....you're a little bit on my nerves. 

There's a lot that goes on behind my scenes. 

You are right. I do make time for ME and I don't apologize for that. 

Here's an example: 

It's almost 3:30pm, I worked out hard today. One hour of CrossFit and 3.1 on the treadmill after I got my kiddos off to school and I'm JUST NOW making a quick sandwich with the end pieces because I forgot that we are out of bread. Terrible. Just terrible. 

Please don't follow my example on this one.... Most days I try to eat and recover after a good workout but today was not the case. I was headed home after my workout....got a text from my Mom. Had to run by and see her at work, I was supposed to stop by a printing company for a 5k that I'm working on. That didn't happen. The guy was gone to lunch. I missed him.  I'll go tomorrow.  I volunteered to bring dinner for a lady at church who is fighting cancer....I gotta get to the store. 

Meanwhile my hubs calls..."Hey Gramma wants you to take her to get her nails and hair done."

Detour. 

One of my kids left their track clothes at home. Go to the school. Detour again. 

Pick up my Gramma,  go grocery shopping for the church dinner. Keep in mind that I'm not cooking dinner for my own family....we will grab leftovers at home. Take her to hair appointment. I run over to the tanning bed. That's right. I laid there IN SILENCE for 15 minutes. Go back and pick her up. 

Get home and start cooking the church dinner...it needs to be delivered by 5pm. Inhale a sandwich, I'm jumping in the shower, gotta go run and pick up my girls by 5 too. Conflict of time! 

I have to hurry. My Gramma's Physical Therapist will be stopping by 4:00. 

My boy has a Basketball tournament tonight. We need to eat dinner and have homework done by 6:00. At the latest, 6:15. 

Hey, this is kinda my day everyday....BUSY. Family of 6. 

So when my hubs calls and says, "How could you forget to this? How could you forget to do that?" He's a crazy person so I tune him completely out. I mean like, I REALLY TUNE THAT NONSENSE OUT. 

Goooooood grief!!! I'm doing good to keep my head on straight and chug down as much coffee as I can. 

But guess who is not complaining?!?? Ummmm. That would be me.

I'm glad that I was home to get my kids off to school. I'm glad that I got to see my Mom. I was texting my sis while I waited for my Gramma. That nice lady at Church will have a home cooked meal....her life is terribly different than mine right now. I chatted with my Bestie on the phone on my way home from my workout. I listened to my girls go nuts about how sore they are after track practice. I have a good tan going on. I get to see my boy tear it up tonight on the Basketball court. My Gramma looks fabulous. And yeah, I'm still a little hungry but I'll throw a protein bar in my purse and will be just fine. I'm typing this while I'm drinking a cup of coffee and most likely will Instagram something ridiculous. 

Here's to being busy and yes, here's to getting ready to leave to go on another race trip. I am the most "here" person that I know...So please try not to judge and always try to make time for a good lunch. :) 


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tiux Compression Socks Totally ROCK!!


Welcome to my Tiux Compression Sock Review!
     One of the things in the world of running gadgets that I have never invested in has been....get ready to sit down for this one. COMPRESSION SOCKS!!!! I know. I know. Whhhhyyyy???

     I'll tell you why. BECAUSE COMPRESSION SOCKS ARE PRICEY!!!

     Look no more. I have found a pair that are reasonable and super cute too. Meet my new TIUX Compression Socks.

     It's been cold here in Birmingham, Alabama so I had originally wanted to test them out last weekend on my long run. Ummmm no way. It was in the 30's when I started running. I needed long pants, gloves, hats. I wanted to be able to show them off in my review, not just have them on underneath my long pants. Unfortunately, the complete review would have to wait. ugh.

     So I ran long and then I put them on while I was laying around on the couch. WOW. No wonder my running friends just rave about compression socks. I could feel the magic happening in my calves. They felt tight, yet very comfy. No soreness after my long run.
A little R&R with my new Tiux Compression Socks.
Long run....I love you now!

      Fast forward to Tuesday and I'm still dying to get out there and test out my new socks. I decided to go for a 3.1 mile run in them to test the waters. My opinion?? I LOVED THEM!! I was totally feeling like a ROCKSTAR zipping around my local park!!
I kicked butt on my run tonight!
My new socks are giving me attitude.....and I like it!
Fast 5K--I'm giving credit to my new socks!

     I felt fast. And my legs felt GREAT!!!! I'm a believer in my new Tiux Compression Socks.

A little more information on Tiux Compression Socks:


Design Features
Wide top band for comfort.
Calf support and stabilization.
Achilles tendon protection to prevent blistering and irritation.
“Y” heel for contoured perfect fit.
Padded footbed provides cushion and shock absorption.
Seamless toe for maximum comfort.
Breathable mesh instep to keep your feet cool and dry.

Graduated compression (20-25 mmHg) to increase blood circulation.
Constructed with premium technical fabrics for superior moisture management and breathability.
200 thread count for ultimate durability,comfort and fit.
Left and right anatomical design.
Benefits
Enhance performance by accelerating blood flow to provide more oxygen to your muscles, while flushing out metabolic wastes.
Reduce muscle fatique and damage by minimizing muscle vibration.
Recover faster and improve muscle repair with increased blood circulation.
Prevent blood pooling in the feet.

     Oh and did I mention that they are ONLY $35?!?! That in itself will make me want to buy another pair!!

     This may not be a big deal to alot of people, but I SO appreciated the socks being labeled with Left and Right. I know that I'm not the only person on earth who gets a little delirious after they run. I would never put them on the right feet if it were left up to me. ;)

Left and Right Labels. ;)
     Overall, I loved my new socks and I like that they are black. I can wear these with lots of different outfits! That's kind of important to me....the cute factor. ;)

     Feel free to visit Tiux.co to grab a pair for yourself!

Disclaimer: I was given a pair of  Tiux Compression socks in exchange for my honest review. I give them an extra dose of Bamagirlruns love because I think that they are just groovy baby!




Road Runner Sports Runner Of The Month---Hey! That's Me!


     Every once in a while, I'm totally caught off guard with a major surprise. I'm not really "good" at surprises. I never know how to react....I want to scream. And Shout. And Let it all Out! (See what I did there?)

     But seriously, I really was taken by total surprise a few weeks ago when I received an email from Road Runner Sports  asking me if I minded being featured as their February Runner of the Month. Would I mind?!?!? Are you kidding me??? I was SOOOOOOO flattered that they (one of the largest sports stores) wanted ME. WOAH. I have no words!!! I have been ordering my running shoes from them for years. They are lightning fast with their shipping and have an awesome VIP program. 

     To me, I'm just a girl who jumps on the treadmill most days, takes a few workout classes, cooks dinner every night and runs my kids around to ball games, practices etc. However, I do run a lot of races, I train hard and I'm a social media butterfly so I GET it. I want to inspire people. I want to encourage others to just get out there and do it. Whatever "iT" is for you. Running is totally my thing and I love it whether I run outside by myself, on the treadmill, or at an organized race. I love it all and can't get enough. 

     To say the words "Thank You", may not seem like enough but seriously, THANK YOU. I'm beyond excited to work with Road Runner Sports. I'm feeling like a true VIP!!! I even ordered a new Road Runner Hoodie and can't wait to sport that around after my workouts! 



     For the month of February, I will be featured on their Facebook Page and Instagram account. I hope that you will check it out and then go buy your new kicks from Road Runner Sports! :)