Monday, May 25, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend..aka 6 days away from Dopey Challenge

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1GLKrjLqof1b-skGCkttopstgtqvmFACy
Memorial Day weekend. Ahhhh the long weekend. The good food from the grill. Hanging out with friends and fam. The nutritious diet... what?!!? 

Yep.

Nutritious diet is Out the window. 

So THAT’S why I’m looking forward to marathon training. I have a purpose. I have a vision of the “skinny” me. I know I will feel better. Buh-bye junk food. Running will be so much easier minus a few pounds.

However, tonight,,,,, I indulge in the fried pork chops, the Mexican food after church, the popcorn during Netflix. Lord help us during the Netflix! ;)

Healthier days are coming. Did you hear me??! HEALTHIER DAYS ARE COMING.... SIX MORE DAYS UNTIL DOPEY CHALLENGE TRAINING!!! Until then, I’m up wayyyyy past my bedtime. I’m not drinking and eating the healthiest of things. But. In my mind, I’m a disciplined soul and there’s a finish line to cross. I’ll get there.👊🏼

See ya in a few days I’ll check back in when my training starts! 

Happy training and NO MORE JUNK FOOD. or Netflix;)))

Friday, May 22, 2020

My 2021 Dopey Challenge Training Plan!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1TubvpGs2vfT3Qg02c0v79ydDwJ5mwzNU
Running through Cinderella Castle makes every mile worth it!

I seriously CANNOT believe that I'm about to embark on my 8th Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge event in 2021!! This year, I'm doing things a little bit differently!

1. I'm running SOLO. (I'll find lots of my runDisney pals once I get to the races and all around Walt Disney World but as far as the running, training, races....I'm solo.) I'm a little bit excited about that. It's great to have company but I also like to run alone and get lost in my own thoughts so I'm totally cool with it!

2. My training starts on June 1st and I'm giving myself a few extra weeks to run the mileage (not too different than my previous years training) and am also only wanting to run 3 days a week. Crazy I know, when you are training for a big race. But hey, I'm getting older and I'm babying my body. I've learned over the years that PR's and fast running is way overrated (for me) and I care nothing about trying to bust out race times that in the long term, I won't even remember. (insert the "I'm getting older line again here. LOL)

3. I'm raising money for an awesome charity!!! I posted it on Instagram and Facebook already but I'll include it here in my training blog post as well! I'm raising money for Team Hemophilia Federation of America! I have wanted to run for charity for a few years now and was just always a little bit worried as to whether or not I could actually raise the money. I don't want to let my team down. My son has Von Willebrands Disease so this is very near and dear to my heart. I decided to bite the bullet this year and just DO IT. So, I'm asking all of my friends and family to donate $4.86 to help me meet my $1600 goal.

Why $4.86??! Dopey Challenge consists of running 48.6 miles over the course of 4 days so I thought that was an easy amount to raise per person and it correlates with the race mileage!

Here is my link if you would like to donate! (My name is Kristin Long or Team Bamagirlruns)

Okay. So now what???

It's time to put my money where my mouth is and get my butt into high gear!!!
IT'S TIME TO TRAIN!!!!!

I will be using the Dopey Challenge training plan  that is listed on the runDisney website. As usual, I will be tweaking the mileage to fit into my personal schedule and most likely will not exceed 20 mile long runs. I may be Dopey enough to take on this challenge but I'm not Dopey enough to run longer than 20 miles during training! I know some may disagree but after 7 years of running this race, 20 mile runs are enough for me!!

So when am I starting my training plan????
JUNE 1ST!!!!!

It's so crazy to think that a race that I will run in January, I will start training for it in June. It sounds insane to me too! However, the training plan that I am using is a 29 week plan and as of June 1, we are 31 weeks out. Like I said, I give myself a little wiggle room and tweaking time to pack it all in!

Each week, I plan on running 45 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Long runs will be on Saturdays and will throw in a few extra runs on Fridays and Sundays towards the end of my training.

Here is my schedule:

Week 1 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 2 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 4 miles

Week 3 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 4 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 5.5 miles

Week 5 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 6 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 7 miles

Week 7 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 8 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 9 miles

Week 9 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 10 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 11 miles

Week 11 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 12 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 4 miles, Sunday 13 miles

Week 13 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 14 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 5.5 miles, Sunday 15 miles

Week 15 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

Week 16 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 7 miles, Sunday 17 miles

Week 17 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 5 miles

Week 18 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 6 miles

Week 19 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 8.5 miles, Sunday 20 miles

Week 20 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 6 miles

Week 21 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 7 miles

Week 22 Tues/Th 45 min---Friday 4 miles, Saturday 10 miles, Sunday 20 miles

Week 23 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 6 miles

Week 24 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 7 miles

Week 25 Tues/Th 45 min---Friday 5 miles, Saturday 12 miles, Sunday 20 miles

Week 26 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 6 miles

Week 27 Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 7 miles

Week 28 Race Week! Thursday 3.1, Friday 6.2, Saturday 13.1, Sunday 26.2!

Week 29 Recovery Week! Tues/Th 45 min---Saturday 3 miles

I hope you will either join me in my training or follow along. I will continue to post training run, accomplishments, failures, and just overall updates on how I'm doing. Oh! And cute clothes ;)

Thank you in advance to all of those who have donated or will donate to my fundraising efforts. I cannot wait to cross the Happiest Finish Line on Earth representing Team Hemophilia Federation of America!

Happy Training, Donating and Crossing the Finish Line!!
xoxo, Bamagirlruns

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Go Goli ACV Gummies! Your Heart Will Thank You!!




Over the last month, I have been trying out Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies!! Have you heard of them??!
Just two gummies is the equivalent to one shot of Apple Cider Vinegar. If you've EVER drank apple cider vinegar before, then you know that's not the most pleasant taste. Now sure, there are so many benefits to apple cider vinegar for your health. But why drink it when you can eat a few yummy gummies and receive even more health benefits!
These taste like apple and NOT vinegar!!


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1DiKEo2jZc93qqlb-hzhb1K5rtBYGuewk
I'm a total believer in these gummies now and will never go back to drinking apple cider vinegar!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1OBchVGpiaUbsNscfoqzcN3HQpPen0TIR
So what's the BIG DEAL with these little gummies?

*2 Gummies = 1 Apple Cider Vinegar Shot
*They are packed with powerful anti-oxidants and infused with superfoods.
*Gluten Free
*Vegan
*Organic
*Non-GMO
*Unfiltered
*Gelatin Free


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1aEOS0VeGsMP-jKPtOhNHphCV_Y9KeCHb

These Awesome Gummies are good for your enamel on your teeth,
they support healthy digestion, they restore complexion, help reduce weight, enhance energy, they help your body detoxify and they promote a healthy heart!

I know for me personally, I started taking Goli Gummies a couple of weeks before I ran the 2020 Walt Disney World Marathon in January and I felt GREAT!!! I had so much energy and could really tell a difference in my overall performance and health. 

FUN FACT:  THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE MORE YOU HELP!!
(AND i'LL HELP YOU DO THAT! HERE IS MY LINK TO TAKE YOU TO THE RIGHT PLACE!!!)

 Via Goli website: "For every purchase made, provides a 1-for-1 Vitamin grant through our partnership with Vitamin Angels to provide  a child in need with a  6-month supply of vitamins. Visit goli.com/vitaminangels to learn more."


Don't forget to use Code Bamagirlruns2020 to save 5% off of your purchase of Goli Gummies!!
I hope you all give Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies a try.....your heart will thank you!! Mine is loving them!!

Happy Running, Happy Goli and Happy Heart!
XOXO, Bamagirlruns




Monday, December 30, 2019

FitFones for the WIN!


I
FitFones in Glacier Grey.
      I am super excited to try out my new FitFones!!  This is a "smart headband" that is completely waterproof, blue tooth compatible and are very user friendly.  As of right now, this headband comes in two colors, Optic Yellow and Glacier Grey. I chose the grey because I felt like it would match more of my running clothes. However, since I have tried them out and logged a few miles wearing them, I'm realizing that I want the Optic Yellow as well!

     





 Each headband comes with a wireless charging pad and a USB cord.  At first, I tried to figure out how to charge the headband on the headband and then I realized just how simple it was! Lay it on the charging pad and go! FitFones are designed to be simple and to let the user connect and control the headphones from their Bluetooth device. I used my iPhone....

     On my first trial run, I adjusted my headband with the speakers directly over my ears. I covered my ears and ran for a bit that way. Then, I raised the headband above my ears and could still hear the music clearly!



https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1cVY6oOQHqpzeKE37jhxS9JxnDhk34K1A


From the FitFones website:
"One size fits all, fully adjustable headphones; simply slide over your ears and go. 

With over 12 hours of play time FitFones will keep you moving through your workout.


FitFones are completely wireless incorporating Bluetooth® 4.2 connectivity. Sync up to any Bluetooth enabled device including iPhone, Android, Samsung, Peloton, Apple Watch, and more.

FitFones inductive charging technology allows you to quickly and easily get charged up. Simply rest your FitFones on the included charge pad at the indicated area.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1e9oKCbiyQXkOVempYiWRGR1TBmQeWj2n
I tested out FitFones wearing my reading glasses on my treadmill in my garage. It gave me a good idea of what running with sunglasses and my headband would feel like!!
Our patented technology is completely waterproof. Sweat as much as you need and our wicking material will pull sweat away from your skin. 

Keep it fresh and wash your FitFones just like a regular headband. 


https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1xtvDhqOREbAk5YDOGyqO8sg7zG-XqcV4



Overall, I'm completely in love with my new FitFones! I think these are going to be a staple in my gym bag from now on! Stay tuned here and to my Instagram account for a giveaway coming soon! Grab yours at GetFitFones.com


Rain or shine, run with freedom! Thank you FitFones for allowing my review your headphones and making them a part of my daily running routine!

Happy Running and Happy FitFones!!