Be a Hero – The Super Run 5K

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

The Super Run

super Runners at the super run
Who hasn’t wanted to be a Superhero at least once in their life? Did you know there is an entire day dedicated to being a Superhero? April 28th is National Superhero Day and to kick it off right – The Super Run will host their inaugural Super Run® event in Detroit, Michigan on April 26th 2014.  There are already over 20 locations nationally, with more coming soon! The Super Run is a family-friendly fun run that supports local non-profits raise funds and awareness for their organizations.  It is superhero themed event where all registered participants will receive an official superhero cape!

If you have participated or been involved in the planning of a race event you know they take a bit money to put together. The Super Run is partnering with local non profits all around the country to help benefit those communities and strengthen those organizations who otherwise wouldn’t be able to do this on their own. You can learn more about their fundraising goals here. You can also find information about all The Super Run locations at www.thesuperrun.com.

This SUPER fun run is coming to Dallas TX & you can be a part of it. By participating in The Super Run, you are becoming a real life superhero -both in the way you dress (with your superhero cape of course!) and in your actions by supporting your local non-profit community. You are already a hero in your community now you’ll have the cape to prove it!

Dallas Race Info & Event Registration Information: 

The Festivities: The fun starts at 8am. In addition to the 5k, there is a fun run and many events for the little ones, including: face painting, giveaways, and other games.

Start Window:  The official start time of The Super Run – Dallas is 9:00 am.

For ages 12 and under : It’s only $10 and includes an Authentic Event Superhero Cape

For ages 13 and up:  Early Registration Prior to August 1st: $25
Starting August 1st: $30
Day of event: $35
Registration includes Authentic Event Superhero Cape

REGISTER HERE!

What Superhero will you dress as on race day? 

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Fitness Friday- Birthday Fitness Wishlist 2013

Time for another Fitness Friday update! And today’s update is special because November kicks off Birthday Month!! ( November 17th just in case anyone needs to set a countdown timer 😉 ) Since this fitness business has really become such a part of my daily life, I am finding myself in need of more fitness gear. So this post will be part update/part wishlist.

Update Part: Fitness this week has been the ideal. I was consistent but didn’t over do it. I listened to my body when I felt it needed a rest day. Although it was HARD. I wanted to go run but I knew if I did I was risking a possible injury that would just delay me even more. The rest time was good for my body and it made me excited to get going again. I also ran my fastest mile to date this week!

Running is deceiving. The occasional runner may think you can just don any old pair of running shoes and head out to the streets. Yeah….not so much. Ever heard the expression “Never bring a knife to a gun fight”? It’s pretty much the same thing.

Running is not necessarily cheap.  Shoes ~ good ones that have been fitted to your body,  amazing running bras, socks, endless supply of headphones, armbands, running playlists, apps,  race entry fees, etc.  It all adds up. That being said, birthdays and Christmas are the perfect time to compile a list or create a your fitness wishlist Pinterest board (<– shameless plug) to offer to loved ones who will inevitably ask ” What would you like for your birthday?”

Wishlist Part: Since it is my birthday month, I have done just that. Take a look below and at my Pinterest Fitness Wishlist board and see what I’m eyeing. Tell me if you already have one of these and your link reviews in the comments. Or Let me know if you think I should add something better to my Fitness Wishlist. Cant wait to hear from you!

Fitbit Zip

*New Shoes

Because don’t you always just need new shoes?! Luckily for us our running group coaches  impressed upon up the need to be fitted for the right running shoes before we began. They also showed us how to stretch after a run.  Changed.My.Life. Seriously, I haven’t had one injury and I can tell when I have logged the miles on my shoes because it feels like its time. You wear your running shoes so often, in a weird way, its like they are just part of you. Maybe that’s why it’s so hard to retire your favorite pair. They’ve been places with you. In the rain, in the hottest of days, through hard runs and  the exhilarating ones they’ve been there. When its time to retire them though, it is always fun to get a new pair. The other runners WILL notice.

*Compression Socks/Sleeves

Media: Feeling the Squeeze

*Road ID Slim

Because sometimes you don’t have pockets. Can I get an Amen, Ladies??  And because sometimes your phone battery just dies. With RoadID your family, friends and you can have peace of mind that in the event of an emergency responders will know who to contact and any pertinent medical  information.

*FlipBelt

Have I mentioned how pockets are a problem on women’s athletic apparel??? This could save me.

 

 

Fitness Friday- Proud of my new PR!


Great news to report Friends!!! I motivated myself up, up, and away from last weeks fail and ended up with an absolutely STELLAR report to share with you!! Seriously, so proud of what I accomplished this week.  This week I not only exercised consistently, I drank water consistently, and lost weight (2.5 lbs!) but I also set a running personal record.  I am dying to tell you about that but I don’t want to overshadow what got me there this week.

I absolutely believe it was due to daily walking. I started walking with a group of ladies after we drop our kids off at school. We walk a good pace for approximately 4 miles every morning. (I typically run about 2.5-3 miles) Since last week was lazy for me, I made it a goal to walk with them everyday this week just so I didn’t fall into the same rut as last week. I’m telling you no exercise makes a body very bloated unhappy.

I did it. I showed up. Even on the days I felt like I didn’t have time or just wasn’t excited about it, I did it anyway. Monday-Friday, approx 4 miles everyday. We also each set a goal for ourselves every week. We just simply state what we would like to do and over the week we each encourage one another to keep going. This week my goal was to drink at least 60 oz of water everyday,a small achievable goal. I drank water and showed up to walk every morning.

Imagine my surprise when I went running and I was able to shave off more than a minute/ minute and a half off each mile. This was so unexpected and exciting. I had really been expecting it to happen months ago and just did not see any changes, granted it was one million freaking degrees of hot mess here in Texas so in reality I couldn’t have picked a more difficult time to begin. What can I say, I like a challenge?! I have been running for months now and I was just not where I had wanted to be. Now, lets not lead anyone astray here, I am still not fast. But this week I feel like  I WON!!!  I was using my little fitness runner girl app to track my distance and literally stopped in my tracks when I heard her voice say my mile per hour pace in my headphones. Shocked. I mean shocked. My body had finally caught on to what it was supposed to be doing. It was like Christmas.

Mentally I had given up trying to be faster. I was just doing my best. Giving it my all every time. And I am seeing improvement slowly. So Stinkin’ P.R.O.U.D of myself this week – In fact as I type this I have the HEATHER SMALL Proud (LONDON 2012)  playing in my head.  (Anyone watch the BBC show ‘Miranda’ ???- hysterical! Reader Tip of the day: WATCH THAT SHOW)

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I am encouraged this week to keep going. Keep setting goals and keep showing up.

“What have you done today to make you feel proud?