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giveaway + running + paleo | Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Wow,… Thursday…we meet again!…There is a little to talk about with Amanda and her Thinking Out Loud Thursday’s 🙂

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Virtual Run GiveawayStar Wars BB8 Virtual Run

Want to get your virtual run on?! Level Up Virtual Runs is giving away one registration to a reader of LivingLovingRunner for their current August virtual run – The Dog Days Virtual Run, proceeds going to the Second Chance for Love Humane Society. Enter with the Rafflecopter below until 8/21/16! 

Date: Starts August 1st thru the end of the month
Time/Location: Anytime/Anywhere!
Cost: $25 (or FREE if you win the giveaway!!)
Distances: This race is offered as a 5K, 10K, or half marathon distances, in the US and beyond!
Swag: Every participant will receive a 4” Dog Days 2016 finishers medal and prizes from the sponsors (including a $25 Gift Certificate from SLS3)

REGISTER 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)!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

new running beltLevelUpRuns-LightUpRunningBelt---livinglovingrunner

Also, when you register for the Dog Days Virtual Run, you have the option to get this LED running belt for $10!! I have been using this belt for a little while now, and I am still enjoying it – check out my review on a previous week’s TOLT!

Want to try your own?! You can also go to Amazon (affiliate link) and use the code “QN9QMIOD” at checkout to get the belt for $10! An amazing deal!

paleo thoughts

I am still doing well eating mostly Paleo! I still have not touched the scale or taken measurements,…but I do notice a little difference in how my clothes are fitting in some areas. I have noticed that my arms are a little more defined and my legs are starting to do the same.

The biggest benefit that I have noticed thus far is my lack of gut issues. I have always been lactose-sensitive…but I didn’t really restrict my eating because of it. I just ate what I wanted and just dealt with the repercussions later… Now that dairy is a no-no, I have not had any issues!

Also, I have found new and different ways to recreate my favorite grain-based eats. I have experimented with different flours (almond, coconut, etc.) when baking, limited (and mostly eliminated) processed foods from my routine, and I keep fresh options at hand at all times.

My new favorite tool is pinterest – really now, when has it NOT been my favorite tool?! Searching for new paleo friendly recipes is a quick process…while I do not always have the right ingredients, it gives me more options to think about. I am really excited to see how this change will affect me in the coming months!

bananas

Realistic question : Can one person have too many bananas?

While I love eating bananas pre/post workout, I don’t go through them enough and some will ultimately need to be made into something.

Since going paleo, I have found a couple trusty recipes to use my old bananas…but I have found that my freezer is getting the old ones these days. Time to make some nice cream!!

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Well, having running buddies has been the biggest boost to my routine in a while! There is nothing like the feeling you get when you get a “are you coming” text in the morning!! That was the QUICKEST I have EVER gotten ready for a run…and I was out the door in less than 5 minutes!

Not that I want that to happen again…but it sure did get me up and going!

Also, I have been putting my phone on the charger on the other side of the room… So when that crazy loud noise goes off in the morning, I am REQUIRED to get out of bed and turn it off before it wakes up the ENTIRE house!! Since I am up…I just keep walking and get my morning started 🙂

Yes, that is my actual phone…the earliest times are for my Saturday morning long runs when I know I need to be back by a particular time… No shame!

lol

I just thought this was funny 🙂 Ha! Have a great Thursday!

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Check out the link-up with Amanda to see what everyone is thinking (out loud) this Thursday!

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