Guys! I ended 2016 with a bang doing a 5K fun run – the Ugly Sweater. I was sweating it though. I had taken a couple of weeks off from the workout game and was worried this was going to suck. I didn’t do too bad. I am thankful for the Brand Ambassadorship with Fun Run Box. Without that motivation I probably would have ended the year on a downturn. Quite a bit happened the last few weeks on the year and as I sit here writing this post, I can tell you, I am ready to see what 2017 has in store for me. I have quite a few things coming up that I can’t wait to tell you guys about !
I am thankful for everything 2016 brought me, especially all of the running events! The best thing – I lost FORTY pounds ! I want to keep on trucking this year and drop another 30. I am positive I can do it.
December’s Fun Run Box was all about the Ugly Sweater run. It came with the wick wear shirt, an Ugly Sweater run beaded necklace, a light for your shoe to help with running in the dark, and some other samples. December was such a crazy month for me that I didn’t get a chance to write a post or take any photos of the goodies. 🙁
So, let’s get in to the January box, shall we?
This month, my running will continue forward. Something I picked up on towards the end of last year was that my weight was stalled. Someone suggested I do sprints and let me tell you – it’s not easy – but it worked! I will continue forward with that.
This months challenge, is not a 5k but rather to run at least one mile, per day, every day, from Jan. 1 to Jan 31. I am not sure I can run everyday. I have my own workout challenge I am working on this month, so I’ll do as many miles as I can. But, it is still a great challenge.
The Fun Run Box contained another shirt. This one is not a wick shirt, but just a general v-neck shirt. I’ll still workout in it 😉 It says ‘Train. Challenge. Repeat.’ on the front. Then the back looks like a piece of notebook paper.
New Years Resolutions.
- Run a marathon. Marathon is crossed out and replaced with 5k.
- Eat healthy. They are both crossed out and changed a few times before settling on drink less.
- Run every day. This is replaced by once a week.
When I opened the box, the first thing I noticed was the bright, fluorescent, reflective hat from Headsweats. I love that this hat is bright and has a reflective strip. The days are so much shorter here in MI and it has made my time outside non-existent. Another thing I like about this hat is that it is quick drying like wick wear. Bye bye sweat in the eyes.
2Skin Anti-Chafing lotion. Prevents irritation and blisters. I don’t really have a problem with chafing, irritation or blisters. I used to get blisters once in a while, but since switching to Hoka shoes, that is a distant memory. Sadly though, for some reason the Hoka have been giving me issues. I’ll have to catch you guys up on that in a different running related post. I love the Hoka shoes, so I don’t know what is going on. They aren’t old enough to need replacing. Or, have enough miles on them.
A compass magnet which is really a way for you to check off your running days for the challenge.
Salt Stick fastchews. Electrolyte tablets. Zezty Lemon-Lime. I think this is a great way for me to keep my electrolytes in check. There are days when I run hard and workout harder. I am pretty good about keeping hydrated, but I am not sure about my electrolyte content. I have heard keeping your electrolytes helps with recovery so this is something I should test out.
Glukos energy bar in Lemon. I generally have really good luck with energy bars. They are dense, but for good reason. Since I like to do my workouts in the morning, I tend to do a protein shake so that I don’t have a lot of food sitting in my stomach. It always makes me feel weighted down and sluggish no matter what I eat. I am not always good about lemon flavored products, so we shall see how this turns out. This bar has 2 grams of protein but there are 46 grams of carbs, which worries me a bit. Carbs and I don’t get along well for other health reasons.
Glukos energy powder in Lemon. I am not sure how I feel about a lemon flavored powder. This has 0 protein but holds 37 grams of carbs. You add it to 12 oz of water, so I am going to think on the lines of Gatorade or something.
This box and December’s box contained a few items I probably won’t try or use. But, that is a good thing. You know why? Because I am feeling like doing a fitness challenge for you guys and holding a prize drawing full of goodies. I am going to work on this idea and get it put together.
If you are looking for a motivational box to get you moving (remember, you can walk!) in the right direction, this is a great box for that.
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