Your regularly scheduled blog will return at some point this weekend….just as soon as we (as in the fam and I) finish doing fun things like holding 5 minute planks…
testing out new lululemon gear (ok, that’s just me, not a family activity, that would be weird and unusual)….cool racerback tank because you can never have enough of those little delights, and the sweatshirt. happy bday. stylin.
trying to avoid broken bones and skinned knees without proper safety gear while rollerblading…safety is overrated.
my girl. showing off her toddler six pack. is a 4 year old still a toddler? probably not. she’s more like a mini adult.
and not running. (I actually feel pretty good, but still not running. and it is TORTURE. complete and utter torture. to not run when it is 75 and sunny out. and can think of nothing more cruel, truly. but smart runner Katie is really shining through right now and we’re going with it)
But you can be sure I will fill you in on why I’m still not running. I can be sure you can guess why I’m not running. I’m like a broken record. something to do with shins and weird leg discomfort or something. I don’t know. but I will also fill you in on the good things I’ve learned and why I think injuries and little setbacks make us stronger runners. deep thoughts to come.
You can be sure I will fill you in on 30th bday shenanigans. which really weren’t shenanigans at all. because I am a 30 year old mother of three. I’m pretty sure I forgot what shenanigans are like. the last time I partook in shenanigans was in Boston and I swore that I would never do it again. holding firm. the only shenanigans I may have partaken in last night would have been something called a peach kicker. it was tasty. and it was singular. leading to zero shenanigans.
And the WINNER of the Sweaty Band giveaway is….randomly generated….
hey katie… it’s your bday, and i love the pink/brown band, so i had to enter! my fav accessory to run with is…. Lucy (she makes me feel fast but seriously, it’s actually a very old, very thin, very comfy, very broken in lululemon long sleeve shirt that keeps me warm or cool when needed. i swear this shirt has a brain and knows exactly what i need it to do.
Congrats, Marah!! I will get these to you asap so that you can enjoy the deliciousness that are Sweaty Bands!
Now everyone else go buy one from their website! and please still be my friend even though you didn’t win! There were a lot of comments and I promise I will come up with some more giveaways in the future. and I really wanted to comment on all of your comments about your favorite gear and how this is the greatest blog you have ever read running accessories, but I just couldn’t do it all. and thank you for all of your wonderful birthday wishes!! makes a girl feel special. not old at all.
I know some of you are racing this weekend, and some are running your first race, whether it be a marathon, or a 5k – GOOD LUCK to EVERYONE!!! whether it be your first race (good for you for getting out there!!) or you 100th race, speed and fantastically perfect weather be with you.
What are some of your fun weekend plans??
Do you like to rollerblade? I really dislike that tingly feeling that you get on the bottom of your feet when you rollerblade. just me? or anyone else experience that?
In honor of my Birthday week (yes it’s a capital Birthday because it’s important), I’m going to give you a gift! yay!!! I’m so excited to have a GREAT accessory to giveaway to YOU lovely people!
The lovely ladies over at Sweaty Bands sent me TWO bands to giveaway to one lucky reader. actually, they gave me permission to keep one and give one away, but being the oh so generous person that I am – I want you to have both of them! (I didn’t even try them out during my workout this morning, promise)
Here’s a little 411 about the brains and talent behind Sweaty Bands…
From the Sweaty Band website and creator, Donna –
Hello! My name is Donna. I’m a married mother of three. I have been teaching group fitness classes and personal training for 20 years. It is my passion and my hobby. I started making Sweaty Bands as a way to supplement my income. I have an obsession with having the freshest tunes to keep my students motivated. My entire paycheck was going to new music! Selling a few Sweaty Bands out of my gymbag was a way for me to keep buying music and pay for continuing education. Sweaty Bands have provided me the opportunity to do what I love and make a little money on the side. I hope you LOVE them as much as I do!
I wore my brand new sweaty band for my marathon. I love to wear headbands when I run. As I mentioned in my race recap – they don’t slip at all! I ran the whole marathon in it, drove home, chased kids, took and ice bath, blah blah blah – still in place. fantastic. and adorable. and a necessity for any active little lady. or for the little lady that doesn’t have the opportunity to shower immediately after every workout because three children are running around like banchi’s and she needs to cover the greasiness that is her hair. it works for that too.
They have a TON of patterns and styles, so go check it out. do it.
These are the ones I am giving away
*little disclaimer, Sweaty Bands did not pay me or bribe me with large amounts of chocolate or a lifetime supply of sweaty bands or lululemon gear to say nice and wonderful things about them. these are my own opinions based on my own experience with my pretty little sweaty band.
My Rules to Play the Game –
1. To enter giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite running accessory. It can’t be your sneakers. you obviously need sneakers to run.
2. Additional entry – follow (or subscribe, not sure what it actually says) my blog via email and leave a separate comment telling me that you did. you can’t just unsubscribe after. that’s not nice. it will probably hurt my feelings. I’m sensitive sometimes.
*edited to add – if you already follow my blog, leave a separate comment as well saying so- equal playing ground for you faithful followers.
3. Another additional entry – “like” Sweaty Bands on Facebook and leave another comment telling me that you did that as well.
That’s it. I’m giving you 3 opportunities to get these babies.
Your opportunity to enter ends on my birthday, Thursday 4/19 at 9pm. I will choose ONE winner (via random.org) (I have to make that clear because the last little giveaway I did my husband was concerned I was going to giveaway books to anyone that commented. not so my friends. one lucky winner. but go buy yourself one if you don’t win. easy peasy)
Make sense? Exciting. Have at it. Happy Tuesday. Happy Katie Birthday Week. to you.