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**Race Entry Giveaway!!**CDM Mind & Body 5K Run/Walk & Wellness Expo

First off…let me tell you a little bit about CDM Mind & Body!


CDM Mind & Body is a platform for all things health…and you all KNOW how much I love my health and fitness!  They are your resource for health tips, motivation, information, how-to and much more…and I’ll be honest…who DOESN’T need all that stuff in their life?!  That’s right…we all do!!

And we can all thank Cynthia Ringo for making this all happen!  This St. Louis based group was formed in 2010 by Cynthia and was sponsored by Christ Deliverance Ministry.  After becoming a full-time caregiver for her husband (who had suffered a stroke and then developed vascular dementia as a result of that stroke), maintaining a healthy lifestyle became SUPER important to her because she knew if she didn’t care for herself…she wouldn’t be able to care for him.  So…with about 15 other women from their church, she started her journey to become her healthiest while inspiring others.

Guess what happened!

That small group of women (age span from 21 to 65 including two breast cancer survivors) lost over 600 pounds collectively and counting….WOW!!!!!!!

Since then…the original group of women along with others in the community decided to take back their lives and have grown this idea into a day-long health and fitness event sponsored by CDM (Christ Deliverance Ministry – a faith-based, non-profit organization dedicated to serving the St. Louis community).

This year, on May 28th,  come and enjoy the day at with this inspirational group!  There will be something for everyone!  The event takes place at Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School in Midtown St. Louis (701 North Spring Avenue, St. Louis, MO) and includes a 5K race (1st place can snag a $500 overall prize), a fitness challenge, a healthy living seminar and many lifestyle vendors.

This is going to be a day of fun that you DON’T want to miss!  Wanna find out more?  Go here and check out the answers to all those frequently asked questions.  Or better yet…just go sign up!  It’s only $35 for the 5K and the rest of the events that day are FREE!

Here is the best part!  CDM Mind & Body is wanting to offer one of you lucky readers and a guest of your choice a FREE entry for their 5K on May 28, 2016.  A winner will be picked by May 27th.  Enter below through Rafflecopter!

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Weekend Recap: STL Rams, Training, & a Bridal Shower

Another weekend come and gone!  Man, this summer is flying by!  My kiddos even start school in about three weeks (my last one is starting kindergarten…sniff sniff…they are growing up toooo fast).

My first week of Half-Marathon training went off great and without a hitch.  My goal for the week consisted of the following:

Monday – 2 miles (ended up doing 2.23 miles)
TuesdayCross-Train I ended up running a bazillion errands and didn’t get to work out 😦
Wednesday – 2 miles (ended up doing 2.17 miles)
Thursday – 3 miles
FridayCross-Train (again with the dropping the ball on the cross-training)
Saturday3 miles (moved my long run to Sunday because of my last-minute plans to hang out with the St. Louis Rams 🙂  See story below)
SundayRest Day 4.05 miles
Total Miles = 10 miles 11.47 total!!!!!

On Saturday, in lieu of my long run, I went instead to the inaugural St. Louis Rams Ladies Football Camp.  I was lucky enough to be asked to go by my fellow friend/blogger Lindsay of ItzLinz.  Definitely go and check out her post of our fun-filled day!!

We were able to tour Rams Park where the Rams practice, got to check out their locker room plus their weight room (WOW!!! Jealous of them!!).


Representing #SweatPink in the St. Louis Rams weight room!


I was totally drooling over these treadmills in their weight room! They were amazing!!

After the opening ceremonies, we spent some time warming-up and stretching on their outside practice field and meeting their adorable mascot Rampage!  Look how cute we are together!


After the warm-up, we all headed indoors, broke up into groups and got a chance to see just what being a professional football entails.  Once inside, we participated in sessions led by some of the amazing players,  Title Boxing Club and Elite Football Academy.  There was some running, some jumping, some fancy footwork and some football throwing/catching!  It was a blast!  I will say though that I was mighty sore the next day and I completely blame Title Boxing Club for that with the workout we were tortured with given.  I just might have to go check them out because if I hurt this bad, then it must be good for me 😉


Me and St. Louis Rams Safety Matt Daniels

Afterwards, we enjoyed lunch that was provided by Subway, which I gladly scarfed down!  I was starving after all that!  We also all left there with an awesome St. Louis Rams’ shirt, hat and a bag full of goodies and info!  I must say that I had the best time!!  I also must thank Lindsay again for inviting me to this event.  I had a BLAST!!!

Afterwards, I went straight home, showered the sweat away and then laid on my bed for a good hour and a half.  I had to rest up, because my sister-in-law’s bridal shower was that evening.  Went, had great food, played silly games (even won one of them…Jackpot!) and got to visit with some of my hubby’s awesome family and their friends.  The bride-to-be was as beautiful as ever and full of smiles!


My sister-in-law and I at her bridal shower! Congrats!!

Sunday was spent running my long run!

Photo-Op before my long run :)

Photo-Op before my long run 🙂

Stretching!!  Can't forget that!!

Stretching!! Can’t forget that!!

The plan was to get in 4 miles which I did and felt great the whole time.  My legs did feel super tired afterwards to I headed over to Fleet Feet – St. Charles as soon as they opened and picked me up my very first pair of compression sleeves!  They are hot pink and awesome!  Put them on as soon as I got home and loved how they made my legs feel!  Will definitely be purchasing some more of these along with some compression socks!  I also had a Personal Rewards certificate (you earn 1 point for every dollar spent)  so I got $15.00 off my total bill which is super awesome!!!

Also don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a free entry in The Color Run – St. Louis.  Go here to find out details and to enter!!!!  There is also a coupon code for $5.00 off that is good for any of the locations for The Color Run

Question(s) of the day:

What football team do you root for?

What is your favorite game to play at a bridal shower?

What is your take on compression sleeves/socks?  Love or hate them?

Tis’ the season…..to RUN!!!

It’s that time of the year again when more races are starting to pop up everywhere!  There are so many choices….5K’s, 10K’s, Relay’s, Half & Full Marathons.  But my favorite ones are the fun runs!  You know what I’m talking about…the runs where you get to dress crazy…the one where you have stuff thrown at you while you run….the obstable course races…there are so many to choose from. 🙂

This year, there a ton of races that I want to participate in.  The Color Run, The Glo Run, The Electric Run, the Rock-n-Roll Marathon Series….the list goes on!!!

The race that I’m super excited about is The Graffiti Run.  It’s along the same lines as The Color Run, but just with a different name!  Same COLORIFIC fun!!!  Some of my co-workers and I started a team and are chomping at the bit for the day to get here.  I did a Color Run last year so I know just how much fun we are going to have.  Check out some of my team and I from The Color Run this past fall. (that is me on the far left in both pictures)

color run2    color run1

The rest of the girls that are signed up for The Graffiti Run with me have never experienced a race along these lines so I’m even excited about how much fun THEY are going to have also!  Be prepared to view tons of amazing fun pictures once race day gets here 🙂

Fun runs like these are always a great way to let loose with friends and just have fun.  No reason to rush….no time to beat….just fun and camaraderie with friends/family.  So here is my question to you.

Do you prefer fun runs over your normal everyday races?  Why?

What are some of your favorite runs?  What do you love about them?

It’s a great day to win…..

Last night I was checking my email before bed and catching up on some of the amazing blogs that I follow.  This time, I was reading a great blog from Healthy Running Mom.  I get to the end of the blog where she announced the winner for one of her giveaways and noticed that the winner was ME!!!!

I won a halter top from a great company called Girls4Sport.  This company specialized in athletic apparel for women and girls!  Let’s just say that I’m SUPER excited about winning this!  I will post pics when I receive it and also a review.

In addition to that great win, I also won another giveaway a few weeks ago on another great blog at Travels With Mary.  This time I was the winner of a great no-slip headband from Sweaty Bands.  You should really check their site out!  They have some of the cutest headbands that will hold up to your workout or run without slipping or sliding off….that is a MAJOR PLUS!!!  I don’t know about the rest of you but this is one thing that I constantly deal with on my runs.  It’s actually the one reason I don’t normally wear headbands during my workouts or runs.  I will post pics of my headband once it’s received and also a review.

Do go check out these two blogs though!  They really are great blogs!  Tons of great healthy information and recipes for sure 🙂

So that’s that!  I’m feeling like a total winner today!  What have you all won lately?