Hi there! Happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a great week. Today was the first day the legs felt semi normal. There is still some discomfort walking down stairs, but other than that, I am good. I am taking a full week off of running for recovery. It’s very important to allow your body to recover after months of training and the marathon itself . I have been absolutely exhausted this week and even doing little things have worn me out. Taking a week off running will not only allow my body to recover, but it helps prevent injury and overtraining. Honestly, I haven’t even had the urge to run yet. I am sooooo good with recovery!
Since I am not running, I wanted to fill you in on some exciting things going on at Trading in My Heels. I have been slacking on the blog a bit the past week so I will be stepping it up on a few things that I let slip a bit.
I was blessed to be picked as an Ambassador for the See Jane Run Half Marathon & 5k event series. I will be heading to Wichita, KS on September 14th to run for their franchise. I am really excited to do this race. I love the idea of running with other women to support and encourage one another. I have never traveled out of state for a race. I am not crazy about the idea of traveling alone, but there was something exciting about booking my hotel and airfare today!
I was given a AWESOME 10% off code if you want to run in Wichita. Wanna come run with me? I would love to meet some great people while I am there. PLEASE, let me know if you are running, I would love to cheer you on!! Code for 10% off registration: SJRWICHAMB13
WARNING! Next part is a brag alert!
One of my favorite sites, womenraces.com compiled a list of the 100 Motivating Endurance Facebook Pages. This is list is full of some of my absolute favorite sites. If you have a chance please go check them out! If you read this blog and follow me on facebook, you would LOVE these pages as well. PLUS, you can find me on that list. Thank you so much for the honor, Womenraces!!
Finally, I have been receiving lots of great products to review. Be on the look out! Andrew, over at Huma Chia Energy Gels asked me to review their amazing gels.
And Zola sent me some Coconut Water to review.
One last thing!!! I have totally been slacking on promoting the Ugly Race Photo Contest. Click this link HERE to learn about the contest! You can win an AWESOME pair of PRO Compression socks. Any size, any color!!!!