Except for when I’m sick, you’ve never seen me take so many rest days. That just proves it was a huge week for me!
A 1/2 marathon not only requires months of training but it requires rest before AND after and that was exactly what this week was about. But I have to admit, I got the itch to start running Sunday but knew I needed rest so I forced that rest Sunday and Monday, knowing I’d be better off for it!
Some would probably also say I should have rested LONGER or eased back into running this weekend, versus Wednesday, but I assure you I listened to my body, kept the run short and sweet and didn’t over-exert myself. Honestly, it just felt so good getting back into it!
Besides, with Wednesday being my birthday and that whole I-can-do-what-I-want mentality, I did what I wanted and I ran. But I should also admit that I’m continuing that mentality today as I have another birthday giveaway for you!
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!
The celebration just won’t end. And I don’t know about you, but I’m not complaining!
A couple weeks ago I got an email asking if I wanted to try LockLaces…y’know, because I’m a runner. (Yes, they said that!) I hadn’t heard of them but after some quick research, I was in! Not having to worry about tying your shoes while running? Yeah, I’m in.
I was so lucky to be sent a variety of LockLaces in all sorts of colors – one in every color imaginable. Okay, maybe not imaginable but seriously they hooked a girl up!
Well I put these things to the test. I first wore them on my 10 mile long run and a few shorter runs leading up to my 1/2 marathon week, but the real test was Saturdays race. As I watched runners navigate the crowds to the side of the road to tie their shoes, I looked down at mine and couldn’t help but smile. I didn’t have to worry about that. I didn’t have to worry about one more thing to get in between me and that finish line. That was a huge relief. And if I wasn’t already, in that moment I was sold.
In fact, I love them so much and am so thankful to have the opportunity to try them, I want to make sure one of you get the chance to try them too! So, to all of you athletes out there (whether that be professional or self-titled, like myself), now’s your chance to win a 3-pack!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
(*US residents only!*)