Monday, June 17, 2013

Weekend at the Lake

So this weekend at the lake turned out a lot different than expected.  Let me give you some background, this past week my dog's eye had been bothering him and we took him to the vet.  So they gave us medication for his eye.  Five minutes after arriving at the lake hos eye burst and my husband rushed him back home to the vet.  Needless to say they had to remove his eye.  This was on Friday and we were able to pick him up today.

On Saturday I ran with my mom and sister at the Courthouse Classic 5k.  My heart just wasn't in it and I ran 2 minutes slower than my last 5k.  A little disappointing but my heart was at home with my poor dog.  On the bright side I love him just the same and can't wait till he is healed and gets that e collar off so we can play!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Lock Laces

I received Lock Laces in my most recent Stridebox, let me say they are awesome!  I decided to try them out today on my run, today was my day off running but I wanted to try them so bad I went anyway.  I set out on a one mile run and what do you know I ran two!  The Lock Laces were awesome, I was afraid they would loosen up as I ran, but they stayed in place.  If you would like to order some their website is and enter FRIEND at checkout to get free shipping.  Also make sure to sign up for Stridebox at so you don't miss out on next month's box!  (In the picture of my shoes I cut one of the lock laces too short but they still work)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Vacation's Over

Yesterday we headed home from an extended weekend at the lake.  So needless to say I was less than thrilled to get home and have my vacation be over.  When we arrived home I had a few great things waiting for me in the mailbox that certainly cheered me up!  My June Stridebox and Runner's World magazine, can't wait to try everything out and blog about it!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy National Run Day!

Today is National Run Day, however yesterday was my sister's 21st birthday so of course we had to go do something crazy.  We went and got tattoos on our feet, my older sister, younger sister, and me.  Today it will make for a painful run but I am planning on getting at least a mile in.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Vi Fuel

Tried out Vi Fuel this morning before my run.  It definitely gave me an energy boost. I tried the vanilla flavor, the taste was not too bad but I don't think I could eat this very often due to the texture.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Last weekend I ran a 5k to support The Wounded Warrior Project.  What a great time, I got to run with my two sisters and my brother-n-law.  I decided to try out the Jelly Belly Energy Beans....let me tell you they must have given me some burst of energy, I ran my fastest 5k yet 28:53!  Big shout out to Stridebox for putting them in their May box.  Check out Stridebox at, it is a monthly service that for a small fee sends out an awesome box full of things runners need!
This is my first attempt at blogging....please don't judge!  This blog will be about products I try and races I run.