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!
(*US residents only!*)
And THIS is why I shouldn’t wait so long to catch up on your posts! [OK, that sounded incredibly selfish, as I obviously don’t want to miss out on all these amazing happenings in your life.] I thankfully learned to double knot my shoes very early on in my running ‘career,’ but these look phenomenal. I’ll have to investigate purchasing some…
hahaha I learned that too but for whatever reason sometimes I find double knotting my shoes to not be as comfortable (?) – these are freaking awesome though. And if I remember, we might be able to make a trade-sies at Blend as I have a few extras…(maybe I should try to get THEM to sponsor me?) 😉
Definitely need these on those long runs! Nothing worse then having to stop mid run when you’re in the zone to tie your shoes!
SERIOUSLY! Get them!
my shoe laces ALWAYS come undone when running! i seriously triple knot them! and i am one of this runners who will run as long as i can with untied shoes before i finally stop to tie them!
I’m the same way! I usually double knot them but they’ll still come undone and it just makes me angry! ha!
It’s great that I feel like with these giveaways I get to celebrate with you lol.
But glad you listened to your body!!
I think 2 – 3 days off is good!
Especially since you didn’t over do it on Wednesday
and you are right …. it’s your birthday and you do what you want!!!!!
I live by the same mentality lol.
Man Locklace would change my life.
Okay maybe not like seriously but they’d be great.
I am always checking my shoe laces
because I just know they’re going to come undone any minute now
and I’m clumsy and I can see the trip and fall happen in my head.
I need those laces! lol.
You can say they’d change your life – they might! I seriously LOVED them during my 1/2!
Umm, howabout I’m just lazy and hate having to tie my shoes? 😉
That works too! 😉
I actually don’t really have that problem…I double knot my shoes haha! I still need to try my lock laces but I gave a pair to my roomie and she LOVED them! 🙂
I double knot my shoes but sometimes they still come undone or then feel too tight. Try the locklaces – they’re awesome!
I love Lock Laces! I have been using them in a few different pairs of shoes and so far so good! I wish they made them in toddler size because I get so tired of tying little shoes!
Have you recommended the idea to the company? I’m sure they’d LOVE that feedback! Maybe they’re even working on it already?
These would be great for long runs! There’s nothing worse than having to stop and tie your shoes…
Agreed! Isn’t it such a buzz kill?
I hate having to stop and tie shoes while running, these would be great help!
Hope you had a great birthday! Mine is on Monday.
Really?! Happy ALMOST birthday!