Number 15

 

Today is half marathon number 15. I am excited and nervous all at the same time. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and I am trying not to “expect too much” out of my healing body. Waking up before the sun isn’t fun, the pain of the race isn’t fun, but I sure do love the feeling of the finish. See you on the other side of this one!

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I will be wearing the shirt in the above picture, sporting and supporting Run Pink! (Don’t forget if you want to register for the Woman’s half in Baton Rouge you can save $15 on registration by entering RPAHeather at checkout!) if you see me on the course of the Jazz Half or before/after, be sure to say hello! I can’t wait to share it with you, and am so happy to be running thanks to my great sponsors, Rebootizer!

Bobby is running too, but I will be going this one alone. Here’s to a fun one! Be sure to follow me on Twitter or instagram for updates! (@runningwithsass, or click on the icons on the right sidebar)

QOTD: Do you get nervous or excited for races?

Reboot Yourself

 

Exciting news! I will be running the Jazz half marathon in New Orleans, and I have an amazing sponsor, Rebootizer! I first heard of and met the lovely folks from Rebootizer at Healthy Living Summit in Boston. They After I went home, I had a chance to catch up with them via e mail, and was able to tell them about the Jazz half in New Orleans. I ran this half back in 2010, and have been dying to do it again.

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I love the Jazz half because it supports the cancer program at Children’s Hospital. A little about Children’s Hospital:

 Children’s Hospital treats more Louisiana kids with cancer than all other facilities combined. Children’s Hospital’s LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders treats more than 1,100 children with cancer each year, and our hospital has a policy of never turning away a child who needs the care we offer, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. The hospital provides treatment for children with leukemia, lymphoma, tumors, anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers.

So amazing, and I am so excited to be a part of this race to benefit the Children’s Hospital and to represent Rebootizer. So, what exactly is Rebootizer? Let me tell you!

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By drinking Rebootizer, powerful antioxidants and digestive properties can support your body to fight oxidative stress by helping to clean toxins accumulated through excesses, before they become harmful.  "Oxidative Stress" is an imbalance that arises when our cells cannot adequately destroy the free radicals. The higher the imbalance, the more it can be a precursor to the body’s dysfunctions and have an impact on the aging process.

In addition to long-term effects, temporary oxidative stress generated by junk food, alcohol, caffeine and smoking also has harmful short-term effects. The morning after price of this imbalance can include a pounding headache, fatigue, cotton mouth, queasy stomach and a weakened immune system.

I plan to take Rebootizer after I workout as a recovery drink.  It’s also great to take when you feel run down, are feeling dehydrated, when flying on a plane, or anywhere you may feel like you need a “reboot”. Rebootizer comes in these really cool and convenient pouches, that are great to use anywhere, anytime.

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I am just touching the surface here, more info on Rebootizer to come!

You can buy Rebootizer on their website, and also learn more about them. They also have a Twitter account and Facebook page. Stay tuned, I will be sharing more about Rebootizer as I train for the race, and my experience with it personally and how it helps me with my running. I can’t wait to share more with you! If you have any questions feel free to contact me, I would love to answer!

QOTD: Have you ever run a race for a good cause? I would love to hear about it.

How do you “reboot” your body when you are feeling run down?