Sunday, August 30, 2015

Another Great thing about Blogging- BuluBox Review

Another thing I really love about blogging is getting opportunities to try out and review products before you buy them!
Loving the Inspiration on the Box! Gives me ideas to use in my scrap book!!

Thanks to the awesome ladies at fit approach I was chosen to review the BuluBox. I have always wanted to tryout a 'box' of some sort and I am in NEED and TRYING to lose some weight so I was thrilled to get the BuluBox!
First here's what BuluBox is about straight from BuluBox:

Bulu Box is the first health, nutrition and weight loss discovery box designed to help you feel your best. Each month, you’ll get a custom box filled with a new mix of 4 to 5 premium samples from top brands to try. Every sample is sufficient enough to decide if the product is right for you.

I mean who doesn't like receiving gifts when I opened the mail box and saw that orange box I felt like it was my birthday or something, I rushed into the house to rip it open. Here is what my box contained

The thing I was most excited to try out is the Quest Peanut Butter Protein Powder, I pretty much love all things peanut butter but then again who doesn't! YUMMY YUMMY!! I mixed mine with some almond milk and a frozen banana as a breakfast smoothie. Although it really filled me up I probably could've drank another because it was so delicious!

I wasn't too fond of the Mediterra Bar Sundried Tomato & Basil. Honestly I despise ketchup it makes me gag at the thoughts of it and that's all I could think of while trying this bar. Maybe a different flavor but this one just didn't work for me. 

                                             Mediterra Nutritional Bars
I have to be very careful what kind of fuel I use while running as I have an extremely sensitive stomach, I stop for potty breaks on just about every single training run or just run in general somehow I usually make it through on race day. Anyway I decide to try the Movit Energy Gummies at home doing some housework first just in case. These too had a yummy taste and didn't seem to bother my stomach, in fact I wish I had some this morning in my attempt at a long run!

                                                Movit Energy Gummies

I still haven't tried out the Earth's Care Anti Itch Cream or the Yerba Prima Daily Fiber Formula. Hopefully I will get a slight sunburn at my half this upcoming weekend and I can try out the cream!
  • Earth's Care Anti-Itch Cream | Bulu Box - Sample Superior Vitamins and Supplements
  • Yerba Prima Daily Fiber Formula | Bulu Box - Sample Superior Vitamins and Supplements
Probably the greatest thing about the BuluBox is the price. You can get either a monthly or up to a 6 month subscription for only $10 a month! If you get a full 12 month subscription then it drops down to $9.17 per box. There is also a choice of two boxes Bulu Box Original or Bulu Box Weight Loss. Even better yet.....if your looking for  a gift or someone is asking you what you want for a gift you can try out a BuluBox! You can also write reviews on your samples and earn points towards purchasing full-size products straight from BuluBox. Each box contains about 50 reward points ($5)!!

Are you ready to try out BuluBox NOW?? I've got a discount code for ya! 
  • SWEATPINK for 50% off a 3-month subscription 

Do you subscribe to any kind of monthly 'boxes'? What do you think about them?

I'm thinking I will probably order one of these boxes each month I have extra money for it!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Plantar Fascitis is NO JOKE!!!!

I have already trained for one marathon this year (recap coming :) and towards the end of the training I began having some pain in my right foot. About a month after the marathon I did a half (another recap coming :) when it was over I felt like I was done for good like FOREVER my foot was hurting so bad. This is my first running injury.  One of my running friends is having the same problem and told me she thought I had Plantar Fascitis. GRRRR! Three days after the half I did a little local 10k race, I made it about 2½ miles in before I had to start run/walking after the turn around it was all I could do to just keep moving my foot hurt so bad I couldn't put any weight on it. Another runner friend at that race who is also a physical therapist looked at my foot for me, he pushed in on my heel and I could've punched him it hurt so bad! His reply 'Yep sister you've got PF!" He told me a few things I could do for it and of course I tried everything everyone told me to try. I continued to "try" and run but anything past 2 miles was torture. I backed down from 3 days a week to 2 and some weeks just once a week I knew I had to get this foot under control as it was almost time to begin marathon training again!. On June 27th I ran a 5k then I was on vacation for a week I decided that I would not run at all during that time. Although we did do some hiking and lots of walking, I ended up taking 10 whole days off from running. The pain wasn't as bad when I began running again but it wasn't much better either. Finally after about 5 weeks of battling the pain I decided I better have it checked out just in case it was something worse.

Thankfully it was only Plantar Fascitis! The doctor showed me how to stretch it and massage the Plantar Cord in my foot, roll it on an ice bottle and take ibuprofen. And he said I could continue to run just still scaled back until it was better. Two weeks later it finally started feeling better, its still not 100% and still hurts worse at times but much better and not while I run! Since I have had this I have learned how common of a thing it is, almost 8 out of 10 runners around me have had some form of it.

Have YOU ever had Plantar Fascitis??
What's your best Fix for it??

Run Happy;)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Surprise Its Me Again

Oh my goodness....Geez I know everyone including myself is so tired of the same ole' song & dance. Where have I been, Why can't I blog, Why can't I find time for it ALL???? Aren't those loaded questions LOL!! Anyway for the past several months now I haven't been very happy with myself  just not happy with my running, my work life etc... most people around me probably wouldn't know or realize I was feeling this way as I try keeping everything to myself, then I noticed I was beginning to feel bitter towards just about everything and everyone. So I have been thinking 'What can I do to help myself?' which lead to thinking back to when I started running. Running helped me in so many ways that I didn't even know it, I was doing something 'healthy' for myself, I was creating some 'ME' time, I was making new friends and meeting new people. I had something to strive for as running was completely NEW to me at that time. I also became an active blogger shortly after I began running. It excited me to have a place to put my thoughts/feelings  into words and in a place I could look back and see how I was feeling when and where or I could just rant a little as well as keep up with my training and feelings while training good bad or otherwise. Blogging has brought me so many opportunities that I am ready to get back to. Somehow so many different things have happened over the past 6 years and here I am at today.

I am ready to get my head back into the game and quit feeling like a loser all of the time. I have never stopped running just gotten slower and a little heavier and honestly I have gotten to a point where I just didn't really care anymore. I AM READY TO PUT THOSE DAYS BEHIND ME AND MOVE ON!! 

I have a BUSY fall ahead of me and am training for the Savannah Rock 'n' Roll Marathon along with several half's and other races in between there so I will have lots to blog about as well as catch up on some other things!

I know I have lost my followers so I hope to get them back and several more! I have a few posts wrote on paper so I am ready to get back into this game again and hopefully stay on board!

What are YOU currently training for??
Anyone going to be at Savannah as well?? I'd LOVE to meet ya :)
When do you Blog? Early mornings? Before you go to bed? Or while at work?

Hooray today is FRIDAY!!!

Run Happy ;)

My Mom(a.k.a the Picture Lady) and I. My biggest fan and supporter EVER!!!