Sunday, May 9, 2010

Yum Yum Pendant Gift Certificate Giveaway at Audrey's Give Aways

I still haven't learned how to make the scrabble tile pendants so I'm entering another giveaway to try to win one.  Audrey's Give Aways is hosting a giveaway for a $25 dollar gift certificate to Yum Yum Pendants.  She's got tons of other great giveaways going on too so you want to make sure to stop by her site!

Where to Enter:
Ends: 5/21

Aurorae Yoga Mat Giveaway

Raising My 4 Sons has a great giveaway going on for an Aurorae Yoga Mat. Also included is the Aurorae Slip Free package which includes the Slip Free Rosin Bag and the Aurorae Sport Sweat Towel.
They say that the "Aurorae yoga mat is an extra long yoga mat (72"x24"x1/4") available in great illuminating colors to define your inner self, bringing out the natural aura within you. The 1/4" thick yoga mat provides enough cushion and comfort to protect your knees and joints. Aurorae yoga mats are considered one of the most durable and easy to care for yoga mats wit incredible value."

Where to enter: Raising My 4 Sons
Ends: 5/25

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's a Social Parade

I love finding great new blogs!  Smart and Trendy Moms has a fun way to find great blogs and to increase your followers, fans, etc...
It's a Social Parade - Wednesday Link-up is a weekly link-up hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms . It's for socializing and to get new followers, fans, subscribers, readers without feeling overwhelmed.

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Stop by and join the Parade!

Scrabble Tile Pendant Giveaway

I've thought about trying to learn to make these scrabble tile pendants.  Haven't had the time, so until I do I'm just going to have to try to win one!  Whats Up Paper Cup has a giveaway for your Pendant of Choice from Yum Yum Pendants.  Here's the details:

Giveaway item: Pendant of Choice

Blog: Whats Up Paper Cup


Where to enter:

Monday, April 19, 2010


Between the warmer weather and starting Power90, I'm just wiped out.  Ran 2 miles today -- a ten minute mile and an 11 minute mile, walked for 3 minutes inbetween.  I'm not moving on to week 8 this week (I think that was a week 6 workout), but oh well, I'm still moving.  I'll get there eventually.  Was feeling kinda bad about it, but thats two miles more than I could have run a couple of months ago AND I did get "checked out" by a couple of park maintenance guys as I ran by them so thats a plus. lol

Anyway, feeling a bit discouraged, but oh well.  At least my socks were comfortable today.  And I'm planning a Power90 workout for this evening.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

C25k - Week 7 - Repeating

Last week was supposed to be week 7.  I got two runs in.  The first one was okay, the second was terrible, and I just scrapped the third all together.  So, it's going to be week seven again.

 I started doing Power 90 with my husband.  I was thinking that since I am in decent running shape now that I wouldn't have a problem with the beginning Power90 workouts so I was thinking I could do those and keep up with my runs as well.  WRONG!

The Power 90 workouts were much more difficult for me than I imagined.  It's been fun doing the workouts with my husband.  My muscles, with the exception of my running muscles, are not in good shape.  I had a hard time with the workouts and by the time i got to my second run for the week, my muscles were about done.

DH got us some protein supplement stuff, and I've been doing some reading about being sure to replenish your carbs and protien within an hour after a run.  So my plan is to back up a week in my C25K workouts-- repeat week seven (maybe week 6???)  and make sure I'm replenishing with a protein suppliment.  I don't care for the smell of the one we have now, the taste isn't bad (a little thick tasting), but something about the smell just is gross to me) so I'm looking into a couple of others - Powerbar Recovery Drink, Gatorade Protein Recovery Shake, and I've heard that Slim-Fast Optima Shake has a carbohydrate-protein ratio that can help with workout recovery.  I'm researching all three of those, until then I'm holding my nose and drinking the stuff we have now.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's a Social Parade Link Up

Smart and Trendy Moms has a neat new Link Up where each week you find great new blogs on the different social networks.  This week its Networked Blogs.  Hook your blog up with networked blogs and stop by Smart and Trendy Moms to link up.