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Friday, April 22, 2016

Important realizations.

I had three important realizations recently.

First: True friends are the ones you have two completely unrelated conversations with at the same time. Next time I'll have to try to add a third On Voxer.

Second: I clearly have a love of chocolate and peanut butter when Pinterest begins suggesting chocolate peanut pins and nothing else. 

Third: Injury prevention is my latest jam. I was super excited to try out the new SLS3 Plantar Fasciitis Compression Foot Sleeves because I wake up almost every morning with tight, sore plantar fascia on both feet. These have definitely helped. I also keep a hard rubber ball next to my bed for days when they are especially bad.

I have also been adding more epsom salt baths to my routine, don't skip stretching after my strength workouts, and take the hubs up on his almost nightly offers to massage my legs.

And here are some other realizations that are more relevant to the general population:

Waffles FTW.

I already knew I have no self-control. Especially where ice cream is concerned.

Or Instagram.

Truth. Snoopy always knows.

 And then there's that.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Race with me!!! It will be INCREDIBLE!

Today is the last day to register for The Incredible Virtual Run! Join me in the fun and save 10% off with the coupon code: SAVE10

And all participants receive this incredible medal (I'm so clever)!

Find out more and register HERE.

Find Level Up on:

Twitter @levelupruns 
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Getting down to business.

I'll just get right down to business. The winner of the Spartan Race entry giveaway is:

Greg Pochron

Email me at to claim your entry!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

You is broke. You is tired. You is a parent (recovering from spring break).

Last week was spring break, so that means this week is recover-from-spring-break week. Mostly, it just means this week will go as slowly as last week went quickly.

In other words, how is it only Tuesday? One good thing about it being Tuesday is that you still have time to enter to win a race entry to the Spartan Race of your choice in the United States! Head on over to THIS POST to enter!

And to help you get through the week, here are some funny things because Friday is just too far away...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Life in pictures. Friday funnies. And a GIVEAWAY.

It's funny how our phones become a photo journal of our lives. As I looked for the funny pictures I had saved for today's post, I found several others that documented the past week...

We took the girls to Zootopia on Friday night. No one warned us that it would scare them so much they would both want to sleep in Scott's and my room that night. And need to have the hall light on every night since.  

We did all things Easter. The Easter bunny came. We hunted for eggs. We colored eggs. We ate eggs of every kind: boiled, Robin, Reeses, jelly, Snickers and more.

Including these. Which are interesting. They are two of my favorite candies in one. They are good (except the yellow ones, which are so sour I can barely eat them), but nothing compares to the original Brach's jelly beans and good old fashioned Smarties. 

There was a brand new baby horse when Ellie went to riding lessons on Monday. She was born on Easter. So they are calling her Bunny.

Another running wardrobe fail. I changed into my running clothes at the school to run after work one day last week, and my bra strap completely snapped. So I found a safety pin and crossed my fingers that it would hold for seven miles. It did. So you can stop holding your breath.

The only way to eat a Peep.

Now for some funny stuff to kick off the weekend...

Hilarious. Because of its truth.

Also funny. Because it's sadly true.

If I didn't drive, my stress, annoyance and frustration levels would be highly minimized. True story.


Last but not least, to celebrate the upcoming release of Joe DeSena's new book Spartan Fit!, I'm giving away a free race entry good for any Spartan Race in the United States. 

Here's how to enter to win the race entry giveaway (you can enter as many ways as you want):
  1. Comment on this post telling me which race you want to do.
  2. Follow Spartan Race on Facebook. Let me know (in a comment) you did.
  3. Follow Spartan Race on Twitter. Let me know (in a comment) you did.
  4. Comment on any of my Instagram posts about the giveaway in the next week and let me know you want to win.
  5. Repost about the giveaway on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Be sure to tag me (@ihaverun) and link to the post. This will get you an additional three entries for each place you post!!
You can also use the code SPARTANBLOGGER now to get 10 percent off any race!

Be sure to check out the four different Spartan Endurance races: Hurricane Heat, Hurricane Heat 12 Hour, Ultra Beast and the new Agoge!

Winner will be announced Wednesday, April 13th.  

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