What is it about spring that makes me want to be a runner again?
That year I ran two marathons (the Walt Disney World Marathon and the NYC marathon <– click though for recaps, if you’d like to read about very mediocre running, but above average emotional expression) seems like ancient history, but give me a new pair of kicks and a 60 degree day and you’d think I was heading for the starting line (more likely: I’m heading to Target because I forgot to buy hand soap… but remembered to buy chocolate chips…).
Regardless, I’m looking forward to several spring races (the Marine Corps Honor Run in Southie and the Corrib 5k in West Roxbury for starts) and sort of feel my running mojo coming back. Whatever that means. If you’re getting back outside to train, I’ve got a great giveaway below that might make your (running) life a little better.
Last week’s workouts
Monday: Mama Beasts — I’m always a little giddy when the deck of cards comes out (and I’m impressed at how many ways Antoinette puts those cards to use!).
Tuesday: Mama Beasts spring challenge workout (at home) and a long walk with the little people. Grace went on a two week nap strike (and attempted to eat a crayon while I changed Nick’s diaper), so
escaping getting out of the house felt very necessary. It’s amazing what a little fresh air (and ocean views) can do.
Wednesday: Mama Beasts and BeFit abs + arms
Thursday: Push-up playdate with my sister-in-law, Colleen– we earned a point for our MB team for every push-up we completed in an hour. I’m still working on being able to do regular push-ups on my toes (hello, two children… and a temporary goodbye to core/back strength), but got 163 good form push-ups done on my knees. I rounded out the day with a gentle flow from OneOEight yoga.
Friday: Mama Beasts (followed by an adorable egg hunt for the little ones!)
Saturday: Mileage day for the MB challenge — a morning walk and an afternoon trip to the track for a total of 5 miles.
Sunday: Rest. Any by rest, I mean… Easter candy.
SLS3 Dual Pocket Run Belt Giveaway
I recently received a dual pocket run belt from SLS3 and have used it on several outdoor runs and walks, and loaned it to Nick for a rowing workout. I’ve used other running belts in the past, and this one is far more comfortable (it doesn’t bounce around and has a wide, fully adjustable belt) and it can hold an iPhone 6+ (and comparably giant phones), keys, IDs, gels, snacks, and heavens knows what else. I look forward to continuing to use it for spring runs and races and am thrilled to host a giveaway today.
The giveaway is open for a week, and a random winner will be chosen and contacted by SLS3. Please enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below.
The dual pocket run belt is currently on sale at Amazon for $16.90 (more than 40% off the retail price). Additionally, you can receive 40% off the entire SLSTRI website using the code BLOG40.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary running belt in exchange for my review and hosting this giveaway.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Looking ahead to our next holiday… Clark’s 7th birthday!
- Here’s Why I Make the Same Recipes for Dinner Every Week via The Kitchn
- Not eating candy… I swear
Upcoming races? Or belated Easter egg hunts?