Living, Eating and Running...
Lift Your Sole Jewelry HERE:
Jill at Lift Your Sole is AWESOME!! She sent me a charm with the words "Aspire to Inspire" on a plastic black cord, I LOVE IT!! I tried to take a picture and failed. You too can have a customized charm or anything at Lift Your Sole. Today only from 8am to 11pm Jill has kindly offered the coupon code TMOTR15 for 15% off for 15 hours. Go check out her website and SHOP!!! Mother's Day is quickly approaching, help your loved ones out and direct them to the site today!!
Dean Karnazes 50 in 50 HERE:
Imagine running 50 Marathons in 50 Days in all 50 states!!! That is what Dean Karnazes did. He and his team recreated Marathons often mid-week in all 50 states. I read his book "50 in 50" which is entertaining, easy to read and has some great training tips. This weekend, on the few free minutes I had, muscle man and I sat to enjoy the documentary style film rendition of the journey. I love to watch running movies the night before a long run, so this totally hit the spot. INSPIRING!! How did he do it? I still have no clue, but WOW!!!
Clif Shot Roks HERE:
This is more eating for running :) I went to Fleet Feet yesterday to find some nutrition options for race day. I can't seem to take down the Gu and I am worried. I was talking to the sales staff and she asked about my "Protein intake" during races.. Hmmmmm?? Guess I never thought about it. She said after 2 hours of running that I should have a way to replenish my protein and offered a packet of peanut butter Shot Roks.
What Clif says:
CLIF SHOT ROKS™ are bite-size pieces enabling you to take in exactly the protein you need, when you need it, to maximize your recovery. Plus the protein centers are wrapped in a protective shell that won’t melt in the package or in your hands.
Tall Mom Thoughts:
I just bought these last night so I have not tested them on the run yet. But YUM YUM YUMMY!! Wow do these things taste amazing! I wanted to eat the entire package. I plan to test them on the run this weekend, will let you know how that goes..
Races2Remember Pace Bands HERE:
I don't know about you but I have a HARD TIME with math on the run. After about mile 6 easy multiplication becomes impossible. I have always wanted to try a pace band. So I googled pace bands and found Races2Remember. This company has many many fun products for runners including back bibs and signs.
What they say:
You don't run an even pace, why should your pace bands? Is your first mile really the same as your last? What about hills? Our unique bands will account for the hills and your pacing strategy. We'll customize a set of bands to fit any course and any plan. Start slow, build a cushion, hit the wall. Plan your pace mile by mile. Our Smart Pace Calculator lets you see different pacing strategies for your goal time! Each set of waterproof bands is made to fit the course you are running - whether it is Boston, or a small race in Kansas.
Tall Mom Thoughts:
For $7 you can order 3 customized pace bands. I ordered a 4:00 pace band for my training run and 2 BQ pace bands for Eugene. I wore the pace band over my arm sleeves and next to my Garmin and LOVED it!! I did not stare at it, I just rotated it and checked in on occasion. I was able to put the words "Aspire to Inspire" and "BQ" on my band to personalize. They will make the band based on the RACE, how cool is that?? I highly recommend this product for anyone going for a PR!!!
- For those of you who asked the arm sleeves I wore in my long run HERE, they are made by Smart Wool HERE. I will have a post up soon with reviews of a few different types of Arm Sleeves so look for that in the weeks to come..
Now I need your help!!! Does anyone have a Vacuum or Refrigerator that you LOVE?? If so email me. We are going to be in the market soon and I would love recommendations :)
- If you have something you would like Tall Mom to put through the Test Lab please email HERE