runDisney Marathon Weekend Expo 2016

Hello friends! I am finally back home! I still have a lot of unpacking and catching up to do, but I wanted to let you guys know I am still alive, and I have a lot of fun recaps coming your way, plus a giveaway so hang in there. Today I thought I would tell you about the race expo, then I still have to recap the blogger meet up, an interview I did with some famous TV stars from Mexico, the race, the cool hotel experience I had, and of course the cruise!

We were actually only in Orlando for 24 hours, but a LOT happened in those hours. First after landing Friday I ran over to the Cigna blogger meet up with Megan, and then we went to the runDisney expo to get our packets for the half the next day. We had dinner at California Grill at 5:00 so sadly I didn’t get to spend near as much time at the expo as I would have liked, but I still got to soak up the runDisney magic and see some friends.

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First we picked up our race packets. It was weird “only” doing the half, since last time we participated in marathon weekend we ran dopey!

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Ready to run! or something like that (wait, we have to run? I haven’t really trained!)

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LOVE my new rundisney ears! They don’t give me terrible headaches like the ones from the parks. Maybe I just have a large noggin?

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We of course had to take the obligatory instagram photo before heading over to check out the merchandise. The guy asked how we wanted to pose and we said “something funny” and he just looked at us like we were crazy. No worries! We shall come up with something on our own!

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Hello expo floor, oh how I have missed you!

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A closer look at the shoes, and I dig them.

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I made my way to the Raw Threads booth (adorable stuff yall, go check them out!) and had a quick chat with my buddy Bobbi! Was great to see her again.

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I also ran over to my favorite running skirts brand and said hello to my former colleague and the sweetest girl in Minnie ears ever, Michelle!

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We literally flew through the official merchandise, I got an I did it shirt (I always get one) and a shirt for Emma Kate that says “future runner, catch me if you can” SO stinkin cute). and unfortunately we had to grab a cab back to the hotel so we could change for dinner.

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I wish I had gotten to spend some more time shopping and saying hello to other friends working expo booths, but there will always be other races, and hopefully for those I will be in town more than 24 hours!

QOTD: Is there an item you buy at every race expo?

Raw Threads Review & Giveaway

Good morning! I am officially home from California! I had an amazing time and cannot wait to share with you. I will be writing my meet up and race recaps at the beginning of next week, so be on the lookout. However, the lovely ladies behind Raw Threads reached out to me about doing a giveaway, so I thought it would be a fun way to start my posting back off now that I am home!

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(also, a HUGE HUGE thank you to all my awesome guest posters from the past week. They wrote some amazing stuff, be sure to go back and read if you missed any of them!)

I’m jumping all over the place here, so let’s get back to Raw Threads Athletics. I love this company. I get to see them all the time at expos, and their clothes are so, so adorable. Not only adorable, but comfy! I wore the Belle shirt around Disneyland the other day and it was super soft and I got lots of compliments. I didn’t feel too hot or heavy in it either. Score!

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Here are some stats on the clothes:

Core Benefits
Stay comfortable, push harder

Flexible and Soft
-flex-fiv performance fabric drapes like silk and feels like cashmere, making you feel as though you’re wearing nothing at all. (<—-It really does!)
-Dry Workouts
flex-fiv performance fabric naturally draws perspiration from the skin and wicks moisture to keep you dry.
UV Protection
-flex-fiv performance fabric naturally protects you from the sun’s harmful rays and retains little heat.
No Stink
-flex-fiv performance fabric naturally remains odor free. (One of my favorite features!)

When I was racing the Dumbo Double Dare, I saw so, so many ladies sporting the adorable Fly 19.3 shirts, and I know several of you were probably wishing you had bought one a the expo, so now here is your chance to WIN one! You can choose from the red tank, or the red or pink v neck. All cute.

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See Rafflecoptor below for rules:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Runner Christmas Gift Guide 2012

 

So I am sure you have seen 100 of these across the fitness blog world in the past couple of weeks, but everyone’s is a little different right? Plus, if you see some of the same stuff repeated then you know it must be a great product! So, here is what I think you should be asking Santa for for Christmas!

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1.) RunningSkirts.Com Red Candy Stripe Running Skirt

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It’s no secret I love runningskirts.com skirts. I have worn them for pretty much every single race I have ever run. So comfy, cute, functional (side pockets with velcro!) and girly! They always have amazing prints and come out with new ones twice a year. The have the running skirt style with panty briefs underneath, and athletic skirt with compression shorts underneath.

 

2.) Oakley Women TwentySix.2 Sunglasses

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These sunglasses are stylish while still being girly, all while staying on your face! Who says sunglasses you run or workout in can’t be cute? They came with a great case as well, so you don’t have to worry about breaking them. (I MAY or may not be having a giveaway next week….be sure to come back!)

 

3.) Under Armour: Armour Bra

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I am hosting a giveaway for this bra right now! But if you don’t win, be sure to still add it to your Christmas list. It has great support, removable pads, mesh for ventilation, and is modest enough to wear alone. Love it!

 

4.) Running on the Wall medal display

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Great customer service, great prices, and super cute medal and bib displays! Many colors to choose from and great motivational quotes as well. I was very pleased with the product and the service and would buy from them again when I run out of room!

 

5.) GO Sport ID

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Guys, this is so important. You should always, ALWAYS wear your information on you when you are running, you just never know what can happen and it’s better to be safe than sorry. Being the color coordinated person I am, I love the Go Sport ID Inspire with the bundle pack so you can change out the colors! This would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.

 

6.) Garmin Forerunner 10

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Not gonna lie, I have been eyeing this bad boy up for awhile. My garmin is almost four years old and has been through a lot, and it isn’t working so well anymore. Plus, it’s big and bulky. This one is more feminine and it’s PINK! I must have it.

 

7.) Gone for a Run decorative pillow

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How cute is this? They have a ton of different ones (and other great runner gifts as well!) Good prices and great customer service to boot.

 

8.) Raw Threads shirts

I have yet to pick one up for myself but I droll over them at every expo I go to. Raw Threads has THE cutest shirts, made of the softest material. I particularly like their princess/castle inspired collection, and have my eyes on this one:

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Adorable. Must. Have. Be sure to check out all their other awesome merchandise!

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QOTD: What is one item on your wish list?