Thursday, June 30, 2011

Don't Forget.....Today is the Last Day to Enter

Just wanted to put this out there in case you missed it or just forgot.............

Today is the last day to enter my Clif Shot and Clif Shot Blok GIVEAWAY!!!!

You can ENTER HERE! Don't delay enter today!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mobile Blogging.....

I am now a member of the smartphone club. Still do not quit know what I am doing with it but have been trying to get the Blogger app for about a week now. Maybe just maybe I have finally got it.

Here's hoping this works!?
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Friday, June 24, 2011

I NEED a Routine!! Wanna tell me yours?

For the last month or longer I have been trying so hard to get on some kind of regular "fitness" schedule.  Just about every single day I have told myself tomorrow will be the day I start, start something.
 Well guess what??? Tomorrow STILL hasn't come ~ bet that one shocked ya!
The only true routine I have is a 5k race just about every Saturday. I am not training for anything right now so I have the mentality of who cares if I go run.
 How do you change that? Set a goal!
 So my friends that is what I am doing! I have already signed up for a half marathon this fall and was considering doing another three weeks later, now I have decided yes I am doing both and I am going to train my best to get a new half PR preferably with a 1 at the beginning of it instead of a 2 :) I have trained for and ran 3 half marathons and one full marathon so I know how to do the running training,

BUT I also want to do some weight training and this is where I need HELP!!!
I am wanting to work on my arms and abs and looking for some great workouts. I am pretty much clueless when it comes to any kind of weight training. My husband  loves weights and I could ask him for some suggestions but who really wants to listen to their husband? (LOL ~ Joking Dear I Love Ya!!) So if any of you wonderful bloggers have a routine PLEASE share it with me!!!

Don't forget my CLIF Energy GIVEAWAY!!!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Looking for some Energy? Wanna try Clif Shot?

Well you are at the right place!

Although I didn't use any gels of any kind during my marathon, I DID use the heck out of them while training. I decided to contact the fine people at Clif Bar to try Clif Shot Energy Gels.

Some reasons I enjoyed CLIF SHOT ENERGY GELS:

*They have a different consistency than some of the other brands (I like those also:) which for me made it easier to get it down, sometimes with the other brands being thicker it is hard for me to swallow or get it all down.

*They are 100% natural and organic ingredients which offers clean natural energy

* I am a "Keep America Beautiful" type of person, I hate litterbugs!! CLIF SHOT ENERGY GELS have a handy "Litter Leash" packaging !

* A variety of flavors available and some with or without caffeine and a TURBO gel. I am a fruity kind of girl so my favorite flavor was the Strawberry!

Another AWESOME energy product CLIF SHOT BLOKS
The CLIF SHOT BLOKS are chewable energy chews that for me are PERFECT for long runs! I am a runner that can not eat  before I run and run out of energy on long runs because of that fact.
 CLIF SHOT BLOKS really helped me during marathon training to have something to put in my stomach and give me some energy all at the same time!! I really enjoyed the CLIF SHOT BLOKS better than some of the other brands because they are so tasty but mainly because of how easy they are to chew and swallow or just leave in my mouth for a little while. Once again the Strawberry is one of my favorites but I also like the Tropical Punch:)

So are ya ready to try out some CLIF SHOT ENERGY PRODUCTS for yourself?? The fine and fabulous Dean with ClifBar has given me the opportunity to giveaway a box of CLIF SHOT ENERGY GELS and a box of CLIF SHOT BLOKS ~HOORAY!!! (One lucky winner will be selected for the gels and one selected for the bloks!) Wanna know how you can win?? (Keep on reading:)

**MANDATORY ENTRY** Be a follower of this Blog
**Extra Entries**
*Like CLIFBAR on Facebook tell them I sent ya
*Spread the Word- Blog It, Tweet It or Post It on Facebook

Entries will be taken until June 30 A winner will be chosen after then!

Thursday, June 16, 2011 Winner

I am surprised that  there was ONLY 20 entries, you folks don't know what you missed out on the chance of! Maybe later I will be able to offer this again?

The WINNER is..........................................
                                 Daily Vitamin F

If you haven't seen her awesome blog, what are you waiting for?? Kiley just send me an EMAIL!!

Thanks to ALL that entered and to everyone following my Journey!! As always more Awesome Giveaways, Reviews, Race Recaps and more to come:)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Need a Father's Day Gift? Check out /Giveaway

A couple of weeks ago I posted about, now let me share a little more about! hosts weekly sales that usually change on Tuesdays. The sales are all related to great products used for all types of outdoor activities at affordable prices. When you sign up for  you will receive a $10 Credit towards your first $50 purchase ~ SWEET! Also once you become a FREE member of you can refer your friends and family, when they make a purchase of $50 or more you too will receive a $10 Credit for yourself!!

Are you still in need of a great Father's Day gift or maybe a great gift for a runner?? Head on over to!!
This weeks sales are for GU Roctane gels and Ultimate Direction Hydration products. is offering 6packs of GU roctane gels for $7.95, that breaks down to $1.32 per gel~ super cheap!!! And they have my FAVORITE flavor Pineapple Roctane GU, if you haven't tried it yet you really need to!! They also have Ultimate Direction Hydration water belts that range in price from $7.95 - $21.95!! Another great bargain!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to now!! How about winning a $25 credit to use at Here is how you can enter to WIN!!!

Mandatory Entry- Be a follower of this Blog!
Bonus Entries-
*Go to and tell me what you want to purchase
*Spread the word-Blog It, Facebook It or Tweet it do all 3 if you want an extra entry for each one
*Like on Facebook and let them know I sent ya
*Follow on Twitter
*Help me get more followers! Refer your friends/family/whoever to my Blog. If they list you as a referral you will get +5 extra entries :)

The last day to enter is June 15 and a winner will be selected on June 16


So I am not the brightest when it comes to technical things, I am a trial and error person, try something and if it works it works. Lately I have not been able to leave comments on some blogs and I do not know why? It just keeps taking me to the log on screen of blogger and won't leave my comments or leaves my comments as anonymous??

If any one knows how to fix this problem PLEASE help me??!!

I have been reading all of your fabulous blogs I just can't comment on some of them:(

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ProActive for Life 5k

My funk is slowly getting better.  Just being able to get out and run really helps and being with friends and family. Thanks to all that left me happy comments:)

May 20, 2011
     This race is in Frankfort, Ky around the Capital. Usually the hubs and I would have run this together, however he felt like he wasn't ready to 'race' a 5k yet he is wanting to be really SPEEDY! (Last year there was no way I could keep up with him, this year the first time we ran together he told everyone I sprinted~HA HA! but now he is back to being faster than me!) Since he decided not to run this I almost didn't do it either, BUT I am addicted to races and Frankfort is having a Trifecta Series in which you receive a medal for completing all 3 of the races, I am also addicted to medals:) If you haven't heard this before Kentucky weather is CRAZY (like several states I am sure), it rained for about 3 weeks straight then for about a week it turned cold and damp now for the last two weeks it has been smoldering HOT! This was my first evening race in a while and yep it was HOT. Also with the Trifecta Series they do age group awards for the three races, in the first race I was 1st in my age group so I really wanted to do good in this one but I also had a 10k the very next morning so I didn't want to run it too hard. This is also the first race that I didn't have at least one member of my posse' with me it was only me.
     I have been trying really hard not to get caught up in the fast take off thing and did okay with it this time. I know this route pretty well so I knew where the hills were and how I should pace myself. The first mile was around 8mins and some seconds (I am at work typing this and do not have my garmin to check and DailyMile isn't working on my computer) which is fast for me so I knew it was time for me to slow down a bit since there was a hill coming up. The best thing with this course is its an in & out so you get to come back down the hills! It was so hot and humid I had to really slow myself down for the second half, I even thought about walking a few steps but told myself not to just slow my pace down but keep running not walking. I kept playing back and forward with a couple of girls that I thought might be in my age group towards the end, I tried really hard to pass them but I was losing steam and getting tired. I saw my mamarazzi (the new name for my mom, picture taker and #1 fan!!! :) towards the end and I told her I was wearing down, her reply "come on Perkins pick it up so you can beat last years time!" so I tried my best. I think I passed one of the girls at the end but not both of them.

My finish time- 26:16
Age group- 3rd place
Overall- 83/702

Hooray! I got third place medal and was very happy with my finishing time (especially since it was 5mins better than last year:) and I met my goal of finishing in the top 3 of my group!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The FUNK.............

Not the funk like movin' and groovin' but funk like down in the dumps :(
 I really wish I could figure out what is wrong with me. I hate to ramble on with my worthless feelings on here but sometimes you just gotta let it out. It seems like since the marathon NOTHING has gone right or like it should and more and more just keeps coming up ( car issues, family issues and life in general issues!) My back still isn't 100% and I am beginning to wonder if I am just going to have to live with this pain for the rest of my life. I haven't been able to run like I want to for about 3 weeks because of my back and just life in general so I am hoping that is about to change, well actually I AM MAKING IT CHANGE. I feel useless and worthless,  I just want to get back to MY normal self.

How do you handle "the FUNK"?

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sony Walkman Winner

Lucky number 53 was chosen by Lucky number 53 is......................


Jesse has until Sunday to send me some mailing info!!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post, life is BUSY right now! I am still about three race reports behind and several product reviews and giveaways:) Please hang in there with me my bloggy friends and THANK YOU to all that follow!!