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Running, music, and stockings…oh my.

11 Nov

You guys, it’s time. Do you have your Christmas music on? I do. It’s snowing. It’s blowing. Turn it on.  Have yourself a merry little Christmas…sigh. I love this song. I want to decorate so bad right now, but I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to do it. The Wizard of Oz is always on when I decorate too. It’s my tradition. I LOVE it!

Today was World Run Day. I’m not going to go run outside, because I’m not that crazy… yet. So, I ran a 5K race on the treadmill. My mom asked me if I won. Duh. The crowd went wild!

worldI did an ab workout before I ran this morning. Les Mills Hard Core Abs. Pretty much the only ab workout I’ve ever liked doing.  I’ve been running with no music lately, just watching Fox News. I like to be depressed when I run I guess…today I jazzed it up a bit and created a fun playlist (no I did not run to Silent Night):

  • Diamonds (Rihanna)
  • Bridge Burning (Foo Fighters)
  • How We Do (Rita Ora)
  • Arlandria (Foo Fighters)
  • Whistle (Flo Rida)
  • We Run the Night (Havana Brown)
  • Titanium (David Guetta & Sia)
  • Everybody Love Me (OneRepublic)
  • Back and Forth (Foo Fighters)

I used Slim Sanity’s treadmill workout:

slimsanity 

I’m not a super fast runner, so the last round was a little tough, and I had to stop and walk for a bit until I reached 3.1. I would not have to walk at all if I was outside running, but the treadmill plays dirty tricks with my head. Treadmill running is tougher than running outside for me. Is it for you?

tread

Oh, and since I ran my “race” all by lonesome I will not be showing you how incredibly gorgeous I look in the morning…here’s a compression stocking shot right before I started LMP.

compression

http://www.procompression.com/marathon-sock/ I LOVE them. How about some argyle print stockings?

argyle 

Be the first in your group to sport the completely new Argyle Marathon socks! These high-performance, graduated compression socks are perfect for training, racing and recovery.

Great Features:

– Promotes blood flow for faster recovery
– Built-in "Stabilizer Zone" for optimal support

– Advanced fibers keep you dry

– Made in USA

– mmHg rating 22-26
– Subject to availability

These are listed for $50.00, BUT here is a limited time offer for this month (Christmas gifts!):

Special Offer: Only $30, plus FREE shipping!

Coupon code SOM112 is valid for any Argyle Marathon socks at procompression.com. Don’t wait, inventory is limited and this offer expires November 30, 2012. Sorry no back-orders. 

I want the blue ones…TYRELL!

Run with Mindy!

5 Nov

Let me introduce you to Mindy. She’s runner with alot of races under her belt. Have you ever considered running? Read this. She’ll make up your mind for you. So, get ready to run!

Mindy

Name: Mindy Bobe
Blog: http://www.roadrunnergirl.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RoadRunnerGirl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindybobe

What’s your primary workout?

I love to run! I have run several 5K’s and 10K’s, 11 half marathons, and 1 full marathon. I am currently training for my second full marathon. My favorite race distance is a half marathon.

 How long have you been running?

I’ve been running for almost 3 years! I fell in love with running while completing the couch to 5K program.

How often do you run?

I run 3-4 times a week. I run at least one long run and the rest are usually around 3-4 miles.

What’s your favorite outfit to Sweat Pink in?

I always run in a skirt because I like to look cute when I am running (as cute as you can look while running lol)!

What’s your favorite healthy snack and meal?

I love Chobani yogurt and sushi! But not together lol!

If you could have one cheat day where nothing counted against you, what would you eat and do?

I would eat pizza and watch movies on the couch all day! 😉

What is your biggest motivation to staying fit?

My biggest motivation is my boys. I want to be a healthy role model for them and show them that being healthy is important as well as fun!

Any advice for the beginners out there?

I always advise beginner runners to take it slow. That’s the biggest mistake beginner runners make…running too fast.

What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

I love the accountability and the community! When I blog about something I feel like my readers hold me accountable and so I must do what I wrote I was going to do. I also love all the new online friends I have made through blogging!

How do you hope to inspire people?

I hope to inspire people by showing them that if I can do it they can too! I believe anyone can run…you may not like it but you CAN do it. You can do anything you set your mind to do!

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