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Month: January 2016

Garmin Marathon (or Half) FREE Entry Giveaway – Let’s go to the Land of Oz!!

“Follow the yellow brick road, follow the yellow brick road
Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow-brick road
Follow the yellow-brick, follow the yellow-brick
Follow the yellow-brick road”

How many of you grew up singing the lyrics to that song?  I started off late and didn’t see the movie till about 6 years ago when I showed it to my 1st graders.  We also read a kid’s version of the book which we all enjoyed. However, I do remember seeing the play when I was in grade school but have no clue why I did not see the movie.

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Anyway, did you know that there are several races (marathon, full marathon, 10k and Kids Run) sponsored by Garmin in Olathe (O-Lay-th), KS on April 16, 2016?  Who wants to go?  For all of you Wizard of Oz fans and/or Garmin fans, this is a MUST run event.  Also, if you are like me and want to run a race in each state, then this is another reason to take a trip to “The Land of Oz”.  In addition, if you’re a Marathon Maniacs or Half Fanatics member, there will be an all new Maniac Corner with an indoor VIP area with private restrooms and FREE post race food. If you’ve run the William Route 66 Marathon/Half Marathon, then you know it is a memorable experience for all runners.  

The new 2016 race course includes small rolling hills, commercial development areas, residential streets and paved suburban running trail.  Love the variety!  The races will also feature a new 2016 start and finish near the recently opened Embassy Suites Hotel and Olathe Conference Center, located at Kansas Highway 10 and Ridgeview Road.  Hotel rooms are filling up quickly so make sure to make your reservation at either the Embassy Suites Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn, or Holiday Inn Express.

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“The Emerald City Finish Line Festival” will also take place there where you’ll find many wonderful freebies for runners including bananas, chocolate milk, granola, post race meal, beer, adjustments, massage, yoga stretching & live music.

Check out the sweet bling!  Two of my friends, Elizabeth and Kim,  ran this race two years ago. Make sure to check out their recaps.

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The Garmin Marathon has graciously decided to give away ONE entry to either the marathon or half marathon.  To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Gleam and enter several different ways such as leaving a blog post comment; following me, Garmin Marathon, and Garmin on Instagram, visiting the Garmin Marathon Facebook page, or tweeting about the giveaway.  For the winner, I will also send you a package with some running essentials which includes a pair of Lock Laces and 2 bottles of Nuun Active tablets (I have several flavors in stock).

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This giveaway will run for seven days.  The winner will be selected on the eighth day.  This one will run through January 26th at 11:59pm.  The giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will be contacted via the email address associated with their Gleam account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Disclaimer: If you have already registered for the 2016 Garmin Marathon Full, Half or 10K; and you win the Gleam raffle; you will not be allowed a refund; however, you would be allowed to accept the prize for a friend.

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Day 5 of 5 Days of Zenaida’s Giveaways

Thanks so much for stopping by for the fifth and FINAL day of my giveaway!  None of these items are sponsored by the companies but instead is stuff I had at the house or purchased with my own money.

Today is the FINAL giveaway, but make sure you’ve entered all of the active giveaways.  I would hate for you to miss out.  Also, some of the entries are available daily (i.e. tweeting about the specific giveaway and commenting on an Instagram post), so if it is an item you really want to win, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 5 – Hammer Nutrition Pack and $10 Gift Card from Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts

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I hope you like coffee!  I LOVE it.  I am a big fan of iced coffee from both Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts. Today is YOUR lucky day because this last giveaway includes a $10 gift card from one of my favorite coffee places (Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts).  You pick the place.  The pack also includes a Halo II Headband along with 4 tubes of Endurolytes Fizz (grapefruit, lemon-lime, mango, and grape).  Benefits of the tablets are:

  • Superior cramp prevention
  • Full-spectrum, balanced formula
  • Convenient, rapidly dissolving effervescent tablets
  • Deliciously refreshing flavors
  • No refined sugars or artificial sweeteners
  • Free of undesirable manufacturing lubricants

Source: https://www.hammernutrition.com

Below is a video going into detail about the headband.

To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Gleam and enter several different ways such as leaving a blog post comment, following me on Instagram, commenting on any of my Instagram posts, visiting the Hammer Nutrition Facebook page, or tweeting about the giveaway.  Happy New Year to you so I’ve included an extra entry for you.

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As with all of these giveaways, they will run for seven days.  The winner will be selected on the eighth day.  This one will run through January 13th at 11:59pm.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winner will be contacted via the email address associated with their Gleam account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

Day 4 of 5 Days of Zenaida’s Giveaways

Thanks so much for stopping by for the fourth day of my giveaway!  None of these items are sponsored by the companies but instead is stuff I had at the house or purchased with my own money.

Make sure to stop back daily as I will be having my final giveaway tomorrow and would hate for you to miss out on any of them.  Also, some of the entries are available daily (i.e. tweeting about the specific giveaway and commenting on an Instagram post), so if it is an item you really want to win, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 4 – Swiftwick Socks

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One can never have too many socks right?  I own socks from different brands such as ProCompression, Injinji, Balega, and SmartWool.  The ones in the giveaway are extras I got at the Chicago Marathon expo this year.

There will be four winners – each receiving a pair of Swiftwick socks.  Please note that they’re all size M and 3 pairs are Aspire and 1 pair is Vibe.  Below you’ll find more information about each one.

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To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Gleam and enter several different ways such as leaving a blog post comment, following me on Instagram, commenting on any of my Instagram posts, visiting the Swiftwick Socks Facebook page, or tweeting about the giveaway.  Happy New Year to you so I’ve included an extra entry for you.

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As with all of these giveaways, they will run for seven days.  The winner will be selected on the eighth day.  This one will run through January 12th at 11:59pm.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winner will be contacted via the email address associated with their Gleam account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

Day 3 of 5 Days of Zenaida’s Giveaways

Thanks so much for stopping by for the third day of my giveaway!  None of these items are sponsored by the companies but instead is stuff I had at the house or purchased with my own money.

Make sure to stop back daily as I will be having a new giveaway every day for the next two days and would hate for you to miss out on any of them.  Also, some of the entries are available daily (i.e. tweeting about the specific giveaway and commenting on an Instagram post), so if it is an item you really want to win, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 3 – MudLOVE Bracelets

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I love my bands.  They’re cute and comfortable.  You can adjust the elastic to fit your wrist. They’re made from clay that is 100% non-hazardous and the glazes they use are lead-free and non-toxic.  Did I mention that for each one that is purchased, it provides one week of clean water to someone in need?  It is definitely a win-win situation.

I am giving three readers the option to win one of the bands pictured below. To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Gleam and enter several different ways such as leaving a blog post comment, following me on Instagram, commenting on any of my Instagram posts, visiting the MudLOVE Facebook page, or tweeting about the giveaway.  Happy New Year to you so I’ve included an extra entry for you.

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As with all of these giveaways, they will run for seven days.  The winner will be selected on the eighth day.  This one will run through January 11th at 11:59pm.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winner will be contacted via the email address associated with their Gleam account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

RnR NOLA Week 4

I’m linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.

Hoping everyone had a good week!

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*Week #4, December 28-January 3

Monday:

  • PLAN – 6 miles all easy effort
  • ACTUAL – Skipped.

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It was gross outside.  No way was I going to run outside and risk falling.  🙂  I could have gone to the gym but still no.  I did this workout on Tuesday.

Tuesday:

  • PLAN – Cycle Zone and Body Works Plus Abs
  • ACTUAL –Skipped both classes but did run 8 miles @10:37 average pace

I skipped my workouts to do the one from yesterday.  I alternated 2 minutes/3 minutes @10:00; 10:21; and 10:43.  Took a break after mile 5 to get more water and to move to another treadmill because these two women next to me were constantly talking and annoying.  I gave them dirty looks but they must not have been dirty enough because they kept talking.  Go figure that I ran into them later in the locker room.  I ran 2 extra miles to finish the month with 80 miles. That’s what I get for skipping workouts.

Wednesday:

  • PLAN –2 miles warm up (10:00-10:45), 2 minutes around 8:30 with 3 minutes recovery and repeat until you get 2 miles, 1 mile cool down @ 9:00-9:30
  • ACTUAL – 5 miles @10:46 average pace

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My last run of 2015.  Miles 1 and 2 were done @10:43.  2 minutes were done at 8:27; 8:20; 8:20; 8:20; and 8:20 pace while recoveries were done walking @17:08 pace.  Last mile I alternated 2 minutes/3 minutes @8:57; 9:05; and 9:14.

The 8:20 did not feel too hard.  I could have gone faster to 8:13 but legs were tired from yesterday.  Next time I’ll try it.  I did stop to walk for a few seconds during the last mile.

Thursday:

  • PLAN- OFF
  • ACTUAL- OFF

Friday: 

  • PLAN – OFF
  • ACTUAL- OFF

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I went out for a walk.  It wasn’t too cold.  I stopped at Target and ended up buying about $40 worth of stuff.  I actually get bored walking (would rather run) but I actually enjoyed this walk.  

Saturday:

  • PLAN- 10 miles
  • ACTUAL- 9.02 @10:39 average pace

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Another cold day but not too windy.  Some ice on the path which made us take it a little slower. About 15 seconds slower than last week but felt much better today.  Again, the last mile was tough but I pushed through to finish my run.  Overall, still very pleased with this run.  Splits are:
Mile 1-10:41
Mile 2-10:32
Mile 3-11:00
Mile 4-10:19
Mile 5-10:23
Mile 6-10:56
Mile 7-10:41
MIle 8-10:27
Mile 9-10:48

Later that evening I did some stretches and foam rolled.  My coach reminded me that I need to do this every single day.  🙂  Lola loves to keep me accompany.

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Sunday:

  • PLAN- Yoga
  • ACTUAL- Did not make to class.

Don’t forget to enter my two giveaways.  Click on the pictures to go to the sites.

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Back to work tomorrow.  It’s been a fun and relaxing two weeks at home but I am looking forward to getting back to my routine.  Today I made some meals for this week, oatmeal for breakfast and quinoa with corn and chickpeas for lunch.  Now the countdown starts for Spring Break in April!