Thinking Out Loud

alarms + heat + challenges + giveaways | TOLT

Wow,…alarms, heat, and challenges, oh my!…There is a little to talk about with Amanda and her Thinking Out Loud Thursday’s 🙂

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alarms

Well, as long as I am getting to bed at a “decent” hour, I have been able to get up and get a few miles on the road before moving on with my day. This week has been hard… I really want to need to get back into a morning routine because it is just too darn hot to run any other time of the day. Yes, I could run in the evening after the hubs get home, but it is still 80-90 degrees after dark! Not my version of a good run… I would rather battle the sun in the morning…

heat

Speaking of morning running, it is a MUST these days. The heat came in fast and it is not going away! We were joking about putting cookie dough on our dashboards and having fresh sun-baked cookies after work… This joke may very well become a reality…and SOON!

ab challenge

I do love a good challenge! I have done a couple of the challenges hosted by Amanda at Run To The Finish – and this Ab Challenge is great for summertime! Here is the info from Amanda’s post :

CHALLENGE GOALS
What should you expect of yourself for the next 30 days??

  • 3 full core workouts per week (1 new workout per week provided, plus more ideas)
  • Making 1 small food change each week (1 new nutrition topic covered weekly)
  • Focusing on the benefits of a stronger core
  • Reminding yourself you have 5-10 minutes for key cross training

Ready to go???

Click here to sign up, you haven’t already (it’s free!)!

run streaks – the running kind

Speaking of challenges, I am still participating in a couple running streaks this month! While getting in a dedicated mile everyday is not the easiest with a busy schedule, I am giving it all I got to make it happen!

First, I am #streakingwiththeCOOLKIDS with Pinkcupcakegirl!

Since I am already doing a running streak with the COOLKIDS, I am also doing the Runner’s World Run Streak – this one started May 30th…so if you didn’t get in those early days, then you are OUT! J/K…but really. 🙂

Between these two streaking events, I have been able to keep my legs moving and it had really forced me to get around and get some early miles! 🙂

coffee

Life blood…these days. That is all.

water

I need to be better about getting in all of my water throughout the day! With the summer heat (yes, the summer heat will be a topic of conversation for a while…or until I move to Alaska), I need to be sure I am drinking enough water and getting some extra electrolytes and minerals…

giveaways

Speaking of electrolytes…have you checked out my Amy & Brian’s Coconut Water GIVEAWAY?! Well, you should! If you are not a big fan of coconut water, or you are not sure how to drink it, I also included several great recipes to satisfy your thirst 🙂 Check it out!!

summer virtual races

I hope that we have all heard about virtual running events by now… If not, virtual running events are a great way to be involved in a running event on your own time, in your own setting, with whomever you want 🙂 I run virtual races for the “tune-up” for race day…and to contribute to a good cause! Star Wars BB8 Virtual Run

What is the June virtual run hosted by Level Up Virtual Runs? It is the COWABUNGA 5K featuring Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, & Leonardo. This virtual run will be only a 5k and you can enjoy a nice slice of your favorite pizza after as a reward.

Date: June 15th-June 30st
Time: Anytime during those dates!
Location: Anywhere! You choose the location and if you want to walk or run!
Cost: $25
Distances: This race is only offered as a 5K distances, in the US and beyond!
Course:  You choose the location!
Swag: Every participant will receive a 4” May The 4th Be With You finishers metal and prizes form the sponsors (including a $25 Gift Certificate from SLS3)

REGESTER TODAY!

Save 10% off your registration by using the code “SAVE10” at checkout!

Also, save $1 for sharing on Facebook and $1 for sharing the event on Twitter (see in checkout)!Star Wars BB8 Virtual Run

What a great deal! 10% off registration, a great large finisher’s metal, and a $25 gift certificate to boot!

Looking forward to races later in the summer?  Level Up Virtual Runs will have a 2016 Dog Days virtual run starting August 1st – you can pre-register for this even as well with the same link as above! 

Level Up Virtual Runs is teaming up with SLS3 to raise money to donate to http://www.secondchancelove.org/ with the 2016 Dog Days Virtual Run.

REGESTER TODAY!

Save 10% off your registration by using the code “SAVE10” at checkout!

Other than having a bug-bitten, cranky 2-year old at home, that is all of my random thoughts for now 🙂 Check out the linkup with Amanda to see what everyone is thinking (out loud) this Thrusday!

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