#merchandisemonday here’s a few of the items that fueled our active weekend. Some we are ambassadors for and some we’ve just discovered & want to share what’s working for us! .
••• @ruhn_co Short 2.0 ••• I just got in my new @ruhn_co Short 2.0s on Friday. My first ever piece of Ruhn Co gear purchased based on some of their ambassadors reviews/posts and my desire for a compression option that won’t chafe, has incredible storage (omg it’s like the excitement when you find out a dress has pockets!) & can be worn as a base or solo layer. I wore them Sat on my 10mi road run to test them out. I didn’t use any glides to check out the chafe-Free claim. NO Chafing or tender areas. They were incredibly comfortable so I wore them again Sunday (washed them first silly) as a base layer for our 22mi trail run as it was 32* when we started. I was able to shed my leggings as it warmed up and these pockets held my @honeystinger chews & my bag of SCaps & @nuunhydration Tabs snuggly but with easy access. I could’ve easily fit more in the pockets but had a pack so it wasn’t necessary this time around. I know what I’ll be wearing at Dogwood Canyon! My husband is sold and wants a pair & I’m tempted to try out the capris next since it’s cooling off. 👊🏻
••• @honeystinger Chews & Waffles ••• Speaking of pocket contents...chews & waffles got us through the 4hr run paired with @nuunhydration Performance and Electrolyte Tabs. I was dragging mile 19 but that last Waffle gave me a lift & put enough gas in the tank to make mile 22 our fastest mile. .
Did you do a little racing this weekend? Did you put down some hard training miles? Come shake out the soreness and feel as amazing as @robster01 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning! •
The Place: @joscoffee
The Time: 6am
3-6+ miles; all paces welcome!
The longest run post digonisis and recovering from my stress fracture was yesterday. 😊
Although I took my recovery very serious and slow....I feel like I can still (slowly) UP my mileage to condition back into pre training mode for races.
I know some others with recovery issues from fractures trying to wait out their recovery time. While the wait is long, the wait will pass! BETTER TO WAIT THAN TO HURT AND NOT DO WHAT YOU ENJOY! .
P.S super sweat session to start the week off felt great, but happy that some florida "cold fronts" are coming through this week.
Today I ran my first marathon! I ran faster than I expected. I never had to walk. Except for the halfway mark I was always happy to see @mohammed_my_man at every cheer point and I was even able to beat him to the finish line! I was more emotional that I expected at the finish line but was very happy with my 4h25 finish time. Today I feel great and am grateful to have checked one of my life goals off the list. We will see how I feel tomorrow. Thank you @mohammed_my_man, the boys and my great friends who got me here! #yaytheoffseasonishere
It’s been a great week of early rising and marathon grinding! I feel like I’m figuring out the art of juggling mom-life, work, and training, but truthfully it doesn’t always seem this easy. I think what’s made the most recent difference is that I’ve nailed the art of the 20 min cat nap, which is entirely life altering. -
69 miles for the week with two good workouts and some strength training and yoga. I know with training that the highs are high and the lows are low so I’m proceeding with cautious optimism. #road2cim#marathoner#marathonmom#marathontraining#run#runner#longrun
@nuunhydration #nuun#nuunhydration#nuunbassador#nuunambassador#nuuntotherescue#nuunlife#cherrylimeade Phantom Trail Half Marathon. I guess the running gods wanted my Nuun today. I lost my Nuun between miles 4 & 5. A price to pay to cross the finish line (57 started and 48 finished). Cold, windy, wet, muddy, rocks, roots, fallen trees, and hills. Ran the entire race. Only disabled athlete on the course. 2:15:30 (10:21). My first trail half.
Quick, honest post about nutrition. For the above workout, I netted .00 pounds - I lost zero, I gained zero. Comparing how hydrated I was from minute 0 to minute whatever the end is, I actually became better hydrated throughout the workout. How? 9 total bottles = 5 straight water, 4 with a @nuunhydration tablet (and nothing else), alternating every half hour, avg of 22 oz per bottle brings it to roughly 200 ounces (12.5 cups) for this ride. What did I eat? Two PB&J sandwiches (@honeystinger refill hasn’t arrived yet!) = .5 sandwich each hour. Point is = nutrition is important on any workout, long or small. And don’t neglect hydration. I used to get caught in carbs, calories and making sure I got enough, but it wasn’t until I took a real effort at making sure a drank enough WATER that longer sessions felt just as strong as shorter ones. And now, I don’t feel totally depleted that I can’t go about my Saturday being a wonderful social butterfly and feeling like I need to sleep it away. 🤪☺️ (curious, how do other people fuel their long workouts? Do you weigh before/after?)
💥Powered by @HoneyStinger. Waffles, gels, bars...my top fuel source before, during and after my workout. #StingorBeeStung
🔥 Fueled by @nuunhydration. In-workout, my favorite electrolyte. Live active. Live outside. Live the #nuunlife ! #nuunambassador
💪🏻Supported by @crotchguard. Get 40% off the best anti-chaf ointment with BRIAN2018. #crotchguard
🎧Plugged in with @WickedAudio - my go-to headphones for those long rides and runs. 🏅
@khayyamcm first #Triathlon initiation session! And if I can say so myself, he’s killing it! #soproud Took the chance to do a few active recovery laps to get out the #premarathonjitters Felt great to get back in the pool!