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It is time to kick-start the 4th of July weekend! I seriously love all things about July 4th (patriotism, time with family and friends, and of course the festivities celebrating our country)! It is also Peachtree Road Race weekend - woooooot! This isn't just any Peachtree Road Race, it is the 50th running and I could not be more excited!
If you see me along the Peachtree Road Race course, please be sure to say hello! In true "Funner Runner" style, I will be posting the fun of the weekend on Instagram and Twitter as I make my way down the iconic 6.2 mile course through Atlanta. I would love it if you followed along in the fun.
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I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe July 4th holiday! Take a moment to remember why we celebrate on July 4th and also thank those wonderful service men and women who protect our country everyday. I will be back next week with my Peachtree Road Race recaps!
What a year 2019 has been already! 26 races later, here we are heading into July already. The year has certainly had so many amazing moments, but also a few downs along the way. With fall goals starting to come together, this summer will be full of simply surviving the summer heat and making wonderful memories along the way. To celebrate going into the second half of 2019, I decided to take a walk down "memory lane" at the past 6 months.
What a wild weather month it was in January! The year kicked off with a drizzly but mild temp start when the Resolution Run 5K on New Year's Day (much better than last year). A few days later I raced in my pajamas in sunny and 30s. However the absolute highlight was completing my first Goofy Challenge at Disney that consisted of a half marathon on Saturday and full marathon on Sunday for 39.3 magical miles. To this day I am still grinning about my achievement that weekend!
February felt like a whirlwind for sure.I froze some more, tried to dodge rain (sometimes not quite so successful) and did a little traveling. We went from chilly weather at the Fast Break 5K to fairly warm(er) temps the next week at Hot Chocolate 15K (especially compared to last year!). Before I knew it, Princess Half Marathon weekend 2019 was here and I ran 22.4 magical miles over the weekend (5K, 10K, and 1/2 Marathon) which was also my 99th half marathon. What a magical place to make magical memories with friends and family!
March was definitely the most race filled month for me so far. From running a once in a life time event testing the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials course at Road To Gold 8.2 miler to three obstacle course races (Terrain Race, Savage Race, and Savage Blitz) to the Atlanta Half Marathon and a local 5K, there was little time for rest in March.
April started off with back-to-back women's races. First was the Savannah Women's 1/2 Marathon - I felt like I could possibly PR here but after a strong first 9 miles I hit a major wall due to heat/sun and struggled the final 4 miles and missed my goal. After getting glammed up with my girls for the the first few weeks of April, it was time to get back into the mud! My first Spartan Race of 2019 was ran at Lake Lanier which was an absolutely amazing venue and course! I even shaved over an hour off of my 2019 Spartan Sprint time!
A fun filled weekend in Pittsburgh for the Pittsburgh 5K and 1/2 Marathon started off the month. The summer sun and heat came in wicked fast once May hit - time to slow down my pace and miles a bit until fall I guess. Due to summer conditions, a lot of local races in Atlanta are mainly 5K with occasional 10K and half marathons until fall. The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series 2019 kicked off again with the Swift Cantrell Classic 5K which is always a great time. I wrapped up May by running the Beignet Dash at Walt Disney World Port Orleans French Quarter. Oh, this also happened to be the 5 year mark of my runstreak! What better place to celebrate than at Disney?!?! Thank you again to the cast members that made it a memorable day!
Then there is June. June was a wonderful month. The month was full of awesome races that we favorites of past years along with some new ones. My favorite race of the month was probably Turtle Trot 5K and the all new Hotlanta 5K. That's right, one of my favorite Atlanta half marathons added a 5K this year which I got to run with Julia by my side. For those wondering, yes, Hotlanta Half Marathon & 5K lived up to its name, but Julia and I still had a blast running it together. I also ran the Summer Steamer 5K for the first time in about 3 years on a new course which was amazing. Finally, I wrapped up June with the Never Run/Walk Alone 5K where I snagged 3rd place in my age group - a pretty sweet way to end the first half the year.
It has been such a memorable year already and it has only just begun! I cannot express in words how grateful I am for each and every one of you. Whether it is following my journey on my blog, sending supportive tweets, or liking my Instagram pictures, please know that your support is much appreciated. I look forward to seeing what the next 6 months (and beyond) have in store for me
Question of the Day: What were some of your biggest accomplishments of 2019 so far? What are your goals for the second half of the year?
You got in. You spent the past few months training for it. Now the day is coming - July 4th is just around the corner. Actually, it is a week away!
It is hard for me to believe that this year will be my 11th Peachtree Road Race (and the 50th running of the Peachtree Road Race). Over the years, I have learned a lot about the race and different things to experience on race day. If you have never participated in the Peachtree Road Race, it is hard to know exactly what to expect. In order to help you make the most out of your Peachtree Road Race experience, here are a few tips from myself and a few seasoned Peachtree runners.
Peachtree Road Race is a point-to-point race with extremely limited parking. You will start near Lenox Mall and finish at Piedmont Park which are both located near MARTA stations. MARTA will start running at 5am on race day. I recommend getting on MARTA as soon as possible - even if you are in a later corral remember that there are 60,000 runners plus volunteers and spectators heading to the race as well. Be sure to purchase your MARTA ticket or pre-load your MARTA Breeze card before race morning in order to save a lot of time.
Enter your Appropriate Corral
Based on your proof of time that you submitted when registering, you are assigned to a start
corral. The letter on your bib will indicate what corral you are assigned. If you want to run with your family or friends that are in a different corral than you, the person with the higher bib can move back, but you may not more forward (Example: Someone in corral B may move back to
corral J, but corral J may not move up to B). Here is a map of the starting area with corral
locations and wave start times.
Enjoy the Experience
Peachtree Road Race is unlike any other 10K that you have ever ran. First, leave your
headphones at home - you will be able to enjoy the atmosphere a lot better if you can hear what is going on around you (and it is safer too). People line the streets for most of the 6.2 route to cheer for YOU! Since it is July 4th, you will see a lot of runners and spectators in their finest red, white, and blue ensembles (or even some quirky outfits). Businesses and spectators a like even come out with different drinks and snacks for runners (water, watermelon and freeze pops are popular).
Don't be afraid to have fun! Give high-fives to the children lining the course. I also recommend staying to the right as you approach Sheppard's Center at mile 3.5 - the patients and their families are seriously some of the best cheerleaders and give some of the most awesome high-fives! There will also be bands/music playing along the way as well for even more entertainment. Check out the course map here for more information.
It will be HOT! It is July in Atlanta which is notorious for being hot and humid in July. Granted, Peachtree Road Race runners have been lucky in some years and had some "cooler than average" temperatures, but just count on it being warm (especially for the later corrals).
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stay hydrated (before, during and after)! Official water stations are plentiful on course (approximately every mile) and there are unofficial stops for water as well (businesses and spectators along the way typically have water being distributed). While you might not feel thirsty - take the water! Pouring water over your head will also help you stay cool along the way as well.
Plan your Family/Friend Meeting Place
You just finished the largest 10K in the country with 60,000+ runners and now you want to meet
up with your friends and family to celebrate! While you think your attire might be something that
stands out pretty well, you will be surprised how many other runners also chose to rock that same green tank top or go over the top in their red, white, and blue. It can be difficult to try to find your group so plan ahead.
1. Pre-plan your meeting place. There are large balloons with letters on them in Piedmont Park to serve as meeting places. Choose your letter and make sure that everyone in the group knows where to meet. Here is a map of the finish line area.
2. Know when people should be finishing obviously things change, but having a rough
estimate of your finish time will help you know when to expect your family/friends.
Atlanta Track Member VIP Area!
Are you an Atlanta Track Club member? Don't forget to stop by their Member VIP Area at Park Tavern on your way to MARTA! This is an awesome opportunity to relax for a bit and let the MARTA crowds calm down before heading back. You will be able to enjoy a snack and share Peachtree Road Race stories with your fellow running community.
If you are a member of Atlanta Track Club, your bib will be marked with "Atlanta Track Club Member" or you will be given a wristband in some cases. You must have one of these two things in order to enter the party. If you aren't already a member - NO WORRIES! Atlanta Track Club will be offering a special membership deal at the expo on July 2nd and 3rd and you will enjoy the post party on July 4th along with other great Atlanta Track Club benefits.
Please be sure to take a moment to familiarize yourself with Atlanta Track Club and Peachtree Road Race policies - including prohibited items! All policies are found here (and super simple to read) - https://www.atlantatrackclub.org/atlanta-track-club-policies.
Question of the Day: What are your top tips for Peachtree Road Race Runners? What questions do you have about the race/expo?
We are less than two weeks away from one of my absolute FAVORITE race days of the year - Peachtree Road Race 10K! It is the world's largest 10K and in my opinion, one of the best running parties EVER! If you ask any Peachtree Road Race finisher about their favorite thing about the race, you are going to get a wide variety of favorites. In preparation for the big race, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things about the Peachtree Road Race.
1. Expo Fun!
I love race expos, duh. The Peachtree Road Race expo is always a huge highlight of the race for me for sure. Between some sweet expo specials, samples of products, and great free photo ops, it is a runner's playground for sure. Remember, if you didn't pay to have your race packet mailed to you, you MUST attend the expo held at Georgia World Congress Center on July 2 or 3rd or have a friend/family member pick it up for you with the appropriate information which can be found here.
2. It's America's Birthday! Let's Celebrate!
One of my most absolute favorite days of the year is July 4th! I love celebrating America and who doesn't love fireworks, time with family & friends, and just totally rocking your red, white, and blue!?! The 6.2 mile course of the Peachtree Road Race definitely has a lot of patriotism being shown along the way! From runners to volunteers to spectators, there is a lot of American pride being shown! Be on the look out for some epic patriotic costumes and outfits as well as those waving Old Glory along the way.
3. The Absolute BEST Course Support
High-fives along the way are the best, aren't they!?! As you make your way down the 6.2 mile course, you will be greeted by THOUSANDS of spectators and awesome volunteers along the way. From local business and organizations to friends and family, there is no shortage of cheers, signs, cowbells, and more. Even in the monsoon of 2015, the course support was still absolutely amazing! The Peachtree Road Race is an Atlanta tradition that people want to be a part of regardless if they are lacing up their running shoes or not on July 4th.
My absolute favorite cheer location though is at Shepherd Center. As you come up to "Cardiac Hill" at mile 3.5ish, stay to the right for some of the absolute best motivation, smiles, and high-fives you could ask for - the patients, staff, and family from Shepherd Center line the course and are sure to get you motivated like never before!
Don't forget your free pizza and beer at mile four from Mellow Mushroom - they will be on the right-hand side just as you come up to the mile 4 marker.
4. Celebrating With Friends In Piedmont Park
After rocking 6.2 miles, what could be better than celebrating with your friends and family!?! Gather in Piedmont Park and meet up with fellow runners or spectators for a little bit of relaxing and celebrating! With 60,000+ runners plus spectators and volunteers, it can be challenging to meet-up, make sure to find a designated meeting place prior to race morning.
There are so many different vendors with food and drinks to help refuel afterwards that the options seem to be endless. Be sure to stop by the Publix table and get one of the best sought after post-Peachtree Road Race treats - a fresh Georgia peach! While the food is awesome, my favorite is the Coca-Cola set up that has bins full of just about any Coca-Cola soft drink and PowerAde that you could possibly want. Nothing beats the taste of an ice-cold drink after 6.2 miles on July 4th!
Oh yea, don't forget, if you are an Atlanta Track Club member be sure to stop by their after party at Park Tavern! Not a member? Why the heck not?!?! You can register for membership at the Peachtree Road Race expo on July 2nd & 3rd and get into the party (plus other awesome membership perks).
5. The Coveted Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt
One of my absolute favorite things about the Peachtree Road Race each year is the coveted t-shirt. I know, I know, what's the big deal about a shirt? Well, the Peachtree Road Race t-shirt is kept a secret until the first finishers cross the finish line which makes it a fun surprise. Granted, runners from the earlier corrals are typically showing off their new shirts just about the time I get to mile 5, but still, the anticipation of which shirt won the vote is fun along the way. Plus, the shirt is truly a finisher t-shirt. 60,000ish runners will be dawning their hard-earned race shirt to 4th of July festivities that afternoon - will you be one of them?
Question of the Day: What is your favorite part of the Peachtree Road Race?
The Kennesaw Grand Prix is a family favorite of ours (and our friends as well) and is a series of 5Ks over the year and is a very well received series by the community. The race is located fairly close to home, is a well organized race, and is a pretty good little course for sure. The series starts off with the Swift Cantrell Classic 5K in May followed by five additional 5Ks over the next five months. After a great race in May at the Swift Cantrell Classic 5K, I had been waiting patiently for the Dream Dash to roll around.
The weather was suppose to be pretty cruddy most of the weekend, but luckily the radar and forecast for the morning was looking good until about 11am - perfect to squeeze in the 5K at 8am. Well in the 20 minutes between leaving the house and arriving to Kennesaw, things changed. There were flickers of lightning and rumbles of thunder all around along with a fairly heavy rain. You can run races in the rain, but lightning is a totally different beast.
We arrived to the race fairly early (as normal). There is pretty ample parking at these races, but we had to pickup our bibs, use the restroom, etc so we just like to be sure we aren't too rushed or stressed. However, would we get to run?
As we made our way into the church for bib pickup, the local police officers were talking to the race director about the weather. About 15 or so runners and 15-20 volunteers gathered in the church for the official word. We were canceled. There was a chance that the weather could break around 8:30ish, but by the time you waited out the lightning rules, it would be 9:00 at the earliest that you could start....IF the weather did actually break. The main factor for the decision being made is that the road closures had to get reopened, so that sealed the fate of the race. Never in ten years have and of the the Kennesaw Grand Prix races had to be canceled, but today was that day.
Everyone was super understanding - runners and volunteers alike. Yes, it stinks, but the safety for everyone had to be considered. We all got our bibs and shirts and since post race breakfast was on hand, they offered us coffee and treats before heading out.
Now, you don't really think that I was just going to take my shirt and go on my merry way, right? You guessed it.....
Off to the dreaded treadmill we go. By the time we ran a few errands and got back home, the weather had cleared up a good bit but there was still good chances of pop up storms at any moment so I sucked it up and hit the treadmill to get my 3.1 miles in an officially earn my shirt. Yes, I even wore my bib - haha! It was fun story to tell people at the gym for sure.
Was it fast? Nope. Was it ideal? Not at all. I honestly despise the treadmill and only use it when I have to - there is something about being outside that makes me love running even more. I feed off of the sighs, sounds and fresh air. Regardless, I am proud to say that I went on and got my miles in that I committed to doing.
The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series is a great series for sure, and I highly recommend any of their races. They are all super organized and you cannot beat that course. Seriously, you won't find many flatter 5K courses in the Atlanta area. We will definitely be back on July 13th for the Sports Fanatic 5K and cannot wait to get another try at this course.
To learn more about the Kennesaw Grand Prix series and register for their upcoming races, be sure to check out their website.
Y'all know I love runDisney race weekends! I mean, I get to combine two of my favorite things: running and Disney! In 2018, some of the Walt Disney World resorts piggy-backed off of the popularity of runDisney events and guests looking to log miles while on vacation and started casual weekly fun runs. Held at different resorts across property, each of the resort fun runs boasts its own theme for their 1-1.5ish mile casual run through the resort.
When we headed to Walt Disney World for a few days over Memorial Day weekend, I scoped out info on the resort fun runs to see what I could fit into my schedule. Since I was only there for a long weekend there was only one resort fun run that I could take part in, Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Beignet Dash. While we were staying at All Star Movies, it was just a short (and cheap) rideshare ride over to Port Orleans French Quarter.
We arrived to Port Orleans around 7:15 which gave us plenty of time to head from the hotel lobby down to the pool area to register and meet up with some friends - Chris, Danielle, and Deanna. Registration started at 7:30 and the run started at 8am.
It was a little bit of a toasty and humid morning at Walt Disney World, actually it was going to be close to 100 come the afternoon, so I won't complain about high-70s at 8am. I was just thankful to be running at Disney and it not involve a 2am wakeup! Registration took just a few minutes. Basically you filled out a quick registration form and waiver then paid your fee of $15 (cash and credit cards were accepted). You then got your official "race" bib to personalize.
We had about 50 people or so in our run this morning. Just before starting we were briefed by the lifeguard team (they coordinate the fun runs) on how the course would run. Basically we start right by pool area and head along the walkway towards Port Orleans Riverside for about .75 mile then turn around and head back towards Port Orleans French Quarter.
Since the run starts at 8am, there aren't too many guests out and about yet. Even the few that were out gave you cheers along the way which was fun. The lifeguards were absolutely amazing and were positioned at each of the few turns that there were to make sure that you stayed on course. There was also a castmember on a bike to lead the way for the lead runner and one at the back to make sure that no one needed assistance along the way.
When we crossed the finishline of our 1.5ish mile journey, we were greeted by a plethora of cast members and celebrations. Today marked 5 years of mine and Momma K's run streak (1+ mile...every single day) and when the castmembers caught on about our special day, they decided to bring a little extra magic to our finish line with balloons, buttons and extra fanfare.
For your $15 registration you received some pretty fun swag including a special finisher medal (it is plastic, but super cute), button and a voucher for a three beignets. Not bad for $15 if you ask me.
I really enjoyed the Beignet Dash. The course was lovely and it had some great perks/swag. Did it have all the fanfare of a runDisney race? No. Was it competitive? No. It was just what I expected - a FUN RUN.
No matter if you are wanting motivation to get your miles in while at Disney, enjoy a few miles with your family (yes, it it totally family friendly), or just want to acquire some neat Disney swag, I recommend checking out the Walt Disney World Resort fun runs.
I cannot wait to check out some of the other resort fun runs soon! As I mentioned earlier, each resort fun run has its own theme and fun swag to them. Right now, these are the Walt Disney World resort fun runs. Times and dates are subject to change, so please check with the resort beforehand to confirm:
***Coronado Springs just added a fun run to their calendar on Wednesdays, however I do not have details on this event yet.
These resort fun runs are definitely a good "fix" for me for my non-runDisney trips to Walt Disney World. While I will not be able to get any of the fun runs in during my next few trips to Walt Disney World, I am looking forward to getting one or two of them during my long trip in February...especially the one at Coronado Springs since that is where I will be staying.
***DISCLAIMER: I was provided product from Dermatone in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was exchanged for my review. All thoughts are strictly my own.
Hello, June! It is now unofficially summer which means it is time to enjoy and vacations, racecations, and long training runs for those Fall marathons and half marathons are ramping up. Even when you head out for an early morning run, doesn't mean that protecting your skin from those UV rays isn't important. I am one that wears tanks and shorts as long as possible when I run, so I definitely have to make sure to keep my skin protected year-round.
The team from Dermatone recently reached out to me with an opportunity to check out some of their products as I get ready for summer running, vacations, and fun in the sun. Even though I know that sunscreen is important especially on my long runs, I have always struggled with finding sunscreen that works well yet is comfortable for running (not sticky, heavy, or gross feeling). The best part is that most of the Dermatone products are TSA compliant in size for my upcoming racecations as well as a nice size to go into my running bag or purse!
While some people might be advocates for sunscreen because sunburns flat out HURT, there are numerous reasons that protecting your skin from the sun is important including decreasing the risk of skin cancer reducing early skin aging caused by the sun. For as much time as I spend out time, I can definitely get behind the importance of sunscreen.
One thing that I have learned over the years is that sunscreen is not a "one size fits all" thing. There are different SPF strengths, different applications, and more. The Dermatone line covers a wide range of options for there preferences or needs that you might have and I was excited to dig in and try some out to see what was the best "fit" for my needs and lifestyle.
Dermatone No-Touch Stick
Dermatone Sunscreen Lotion
Dermatone Sunscreen Lotion is made with athletes in mind. Athletes their skin through rigorous conditions constantly. Dermatone sunscreen products are designed for these athletes, and offer water-resistant, sweat-resistant, non-greasy UVA and UVB protection. Dermatone Sunscreen Lotion is applied quick & easily and clear (no yucky white mess!). Application was smooth and went on nicely - I didn't have to rub in too much and a little bit went a long way. Nothing is worse than feeling like you are slathered in a lotion, sweating, and it getting even grosser feeling. With both SPF 30 and SPF 50 available, there is a level of protection suited for you. Available in a 4oz tube as well as a 1.5oz tube and 1.5 fl. oz. Tottle w/Caribiner, your sunscreen can easily go in your running bag or even carry on suitcase (1.5oz)!
Dermatone Lip Balms
As always, additional application if swimming/sweating for optimal sun protection. It is also recommend to take additional measure such as wearing hats, sunglasses, long-sleeves/pants and limiting time in the sun from 10am-2pm to protect yourself from the sun.
A huge thank you again to the team at Dermatone for giving me the chance to check out some of their products and get me ready for some SAFE fun in the sun this summer!
The Kennesaw Grand Prix is a family favorite of ours (and our friends as well) and is a series of 5Ks over the year and is a very well received series by the community. The race is located fairly close to home, is a well organized race, and is a pretty good little course for sure. The series starts off with the Swift Cantrell Classic 5K in May followed by five additional 5Ks over the next five months. The 2018 series concluded in October, so I have been waiting patiently to get back to the Kennesaw Grand Prix Series once again.
We arrived to the race fairly early (as normal). There is pretty ample parking at these races, but we had to pickup our bibs, use the restroom, etc so we just like to be sure we aren't too rushed or stressed.
With the 1 Mile starting at 7:30 followed by the 5K at 8:00, we arrived at Kennesaw First Baptist Church a bit before 7:00 which gave us plenty of time to get our bibs, use the restrooms, and meet up with friends before cheering on the 1 Mile runners and heading to the start line.
Approximately 700 runners lined up to get ready on a 3.1 mile trek through Kennesaw. The race started on schedule and we were on our way!
All 6 races in the Kennesaw Grand Prix are ran on the same course. The course starts at Kennesaw First Baptist Church and heads out towards Swift Cantrell Park. After a mile long loop of the park, you head back towards downtown Kennesaw and finish at the Depot. The course is absolutely one of the most flat courses you will find in metro-Atlanta. Yes, there are some very minimal 'hills' along the way, but by Atlanta standards, it is pretty darn flat.
I typically slow down a little bit inside of the park because the course is pretty narrow at this point as it is paved trail in the park so maneuvering around folks can be kind of tricky. The final mile has a bit of a long yet very gradual uphill before the final .2 mile of downhill to the finish line.
Just as I was coming into the final half mile, it started to rain a bit. Nothing to hard, and the light rain actually felt pretty refreshing at that point as it was ridiculously humid.
After crossing the finish line, I grabbed some water and waited near the finish line to cheer on the runners and wait for my peeps to arrive. One of my favorite things about the Kennesaw Grand Prix series is that the mayor of Kennesaw greets you at the finish line with high fives. How cool is that?!?!
Usually the the post race area was held in the depot area near the finish line, but due to pending storms this morning, they had everything set up at Kennesaw First Baptist Church at the start. There were a few vendors set up and had some water and snacks while they did a raffle for some running shoes from Big Peach Running Company and awards. Since we had some errands to run and we on a time schedule, we didn't stick around too long after the awards.
The Kennesaw Grand Prix Series is a great series for sure, and I highly recommend any of their races. They are all super organized and you cannot beat that course. Seriously, you won't find many flatter 5K courses in the Atlanta area. We will definitely be back on June 8th for the Dream Dash 5K and cannot wait to get another try at this course.
To learn more about the Kennesaw Grand Prix series and register for their upcoming races, be sure to check out their website.
Disclaimer: A HUGE thanks to the team at StrideBox for allowing me to review their subscription box service. While I did receive a box to review, no other compensation was received. As always, I keep it real and all thoughts are strictly my own.
Fitness and health products can be very tricky at times to find out what works best for you. Rather than going and dropping serious cash on products that you quickly find out that you can't stomach or don't work well for you, StrideBox lets you try various products each month before you decide to purchase large quantity packages of new products.
While every product might not be the best fit for you, you can typically find a friend that might want to try it out instead. The best part about StrideBox is that it is just $19.95/month and you can cancel your subscription any time if you find that you aren't enjoying your box.
Each month when I receive my StrideBox, I am honestly like a kid on Christmas morning. I absolutely cannot wait to rip into my box and see what kind of goodies await me.
One of the cool features of StrideBox is that each box comes with a "Stride Guide" inside. This guide gives you a breakdown of the products as well as information such as when to use the products in your workout/run and the retail price. To be honest, I typically ignore the "Stride Guide" until I am done unloading the box so I don't ruin the surprise.
It is time to dig into this month's StrideBox and check out the goods...
One final thing included this month's StrideBox was a recipe for "No Bake Carrot Cake Bites" from TheFitFoodieMama.com and a Ready To Run Warmup workout from from Mary at www.itsamarython.com. This was definitely a nice little bonus to check out and I cannot wait to try both of these out soon - that workout looks so fun and will be great to kick off summer!
As I mentioned earlier, not every sample is going to be something that directly fits your life and likes. However, I really like the concept behind subscription boxes because you can try new things that you might not have known about before. StrideBox does a great job providing various products for pre-run, during, and post-run needs. The products included are definitely geared towards runners and other athletes and are a great fit for you and your fitness goals.
Question of the Day: Have you ever tried a subscription box? What kind of products would you like to see in an upcoming StrideBox?
To check out more details on this year's Santa Hustle Race Series and register for a location near you (or the virtual option), check head over to www.SantaHustle.com!
Are none of the Santa Hustle locations close to you? Don't worry, you aren't on Santa's naughty list - there is a VIRTUAL option available! That is right, you chose the time and place you want to Jingle Bell Rock 13.1 or 3.1 miles and you get rewarded with some great Santa swag too!
Want to keep a little extra cash in your stocking when you register for the Santa Hustle race series? Use code BRANDISANTA5 to save $5 on ANY 2019 Santa Hustle 5K or 1/2 Marathon registration (valid on all 2019 locations)!
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