Monday, March 25, 2013

"X Gon' Give It to Ya" - DMX [procompression winner]

Since it's Peanut's Spring Break this week.......

This is going to be fast.

We've got like 7 libraries she wants to hit up. [who is this child of mine?]

The winner of the ProCompression [magic] socks is

Which is..................

Run with Jess!!

Email me lady! [runemzrun at gmail]

Happy Monday to you ALL!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Suit & Tie" - JT [socks & shorts] ProCompression giveaway & Motionwear discount

So lately.

My fun has been found here [Instagram]. I freaking love it.

Like LOVE it X 444.

It's my happy place. I pretty sure no one misses my "blogging" [minus my Mom]. I find Instagram to be a mini blog through a photo. It works for me.

However, these two promos brought me back for a quick blog post.

* ProCompression giveaway


* Motionwear discount.

I have long been a believer in compression post workout. I am now beginning to enjoy it during as well. I typically stuck with my CEP compression socks.......mostly because they were the first brand I was exposed to. After seeing a promo code on Hungry Runner Girl's blog a while back......I took the PCP. Pro Compression Plunge.


I a fan.

And I may wear them a lot.

Like a freaking lot.

So ProCompression has offered to giveaway one pair to one of you. Sa-weet.
Here's how you enter:

LEAVE A COMMENT FOR EACH [4 possible entries]

1. Tell me your big goal for 2013
2. Follow @Procompression on twitter
3. Follow me on Instagram
4. Tweet ..... "Yes, I freaking want to win some @procompression from @runemz and I think they should make these in CAMO." ;)

And just because they rock........ is the promo code for 40% off : BLG13

I also received a pair of Motionwear shorts to try out.

I did one of my recovery runs in them. Zero complaints. Felt great. No rude rubbing or weird seams. #hugewin

[Please ignore the grandma socks.]

They are offering 15% off a $75 order when you use promo code: RUNEMZ

You can find them at
Twitter @motionwear
Instagram @motionwear

Winner will be announced Monday the 25th.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

"Gratitude" - Beastie Boys {Phoenix Marathon}


That's me.

I used to be able to sit down to blog and the words would just come.  Lately, I've struggled to put recent events into words. 

"Thank you" - just doesn't seem to cover what I am feeling.

Let me take a step back.  I'll give you a few examples.

* I was blown away when I got to meet [in real life] RAchelle [yes, the CAP on that A is supposed to be there] ;) 

How I would describe her four words:


But she went above and beyond the call of any friend last Saturday and ran 18 of my 26.2 mile marathon with me. 

Here is [really] where I do not have the words.  She talked to me from mile 18-25 - calf pain a-blazing.  Telling me story after story.  Stories of triumph.  Stories of pain.  Stories of encouragement.  I have since spent two hours writing this down in my journal.  I know, Emily, it was a freaking race.  Well, no, sorry, it wasn't.  It was a lot more than a race.  In fact, it was barely a race.  I will treasure this day forever.  However, it certainly will not be because I freaking finally got a new PR.

* Grateful for the confidence this race gave me.  I now KNOW I can do a 3:09.  I'll get it.  I held back at the beginning which felt great.  Only to cramp from a muscle pull [incurred 10 days before race day] at mile 15.  Not awesome.  But......still.........grateful

* When Further. Faster. Forever.  highlighted me as their "Athlete of the Week". 

A huge honor for me.  This is an incredible community of athletes run by athletes.  I have "met" some of the kindest people though this group.

People Like . . . .

mcg_christopher who ran 13.44 freaking miles on a treadmill.  THEN.......donated $444 to the Sojourner Center.  The Domestic Violence shelter I ran for 24 hours to raise money for.


* And that text I got from my Mom on Friday.  She knew the Doctor told me not to race.  She also knew there wasn't a chance in *&## I'd listen.  So she text me five words.

You. Can. Do. Hard. Things.

What are you grateful for today?