Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Weekly Roundup 9.11-9.17 & 9.18-9.24

Summer is officially over and my foot has been feeling good.  Just in time for fall running.  I was a little bummed last weekend because it was the weekend I was supposed to be in Philly running a Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon.  Even though I am in no shape to run a half at the moment, it was still something I had previously been looking forward to and I was sad to miss out on a few days away with my parents.
Last week I was able to run 4 days up to 4 miles.  I felt like I was starting to get back into a routine until Tropical Storm Jose came along and brought wind and rain for 5 days straight.  Right now I’m just running—not in training—so I was happy to not have to worry about when and where I was going to run and just took all the stormy days off.  It was still misty and yucky on Saturday but both Georgie and I were stir crazy so I brought her out for a mile then continued on for 5 miles on my own.  It was wonderful.

Other highlights:

·      My spinners celebrated by half birthday on Tuesday morning with chocolate Twinkies!
·      I submitted my application for the 2018 Boston Marathon on Friday September 15th.  I received my acceptance letter on Sunday September 24th.  I have many thoughts and emotions about the Boston Marathon so I will blog separately about this at a later date…
Monday 9.11.17
3 miles (24:18)
Burdenko H2O
14,898 steps

Tuesday 9.12.17
Taught spin class
10,180 steps

Wednesday 9.13.17
4 miles (31:33)
13,077 steps

Thursday 9.14.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
12,044 steps

Friday 9.15.17
4 miles (28:42)
34’ walk with G
13,438 steps

Saturday 9.16.17
3 miles (23:14)
11,265 steps

Sunday 9.17.17
18’ walk with G
5,376 steps

Monday 9.18.17
0.92 miles with G (9:36)
3 miles (23:33)
12,418 steps

Tuesday 9.19.17
Taught spin class
10,496 steps

Wednesday 9.20.17
6,652 steps

Thursday 9.21.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
13,381 steps

Friday 9.22.17
6,267 steps

Saturday 9.23.17
0.98 miles with G (9:35)
5 miles (38:55)
14,100 steps

Sunday 9.24.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
13,027 steps

Last week’s mileage: 14 miles
This week’s mileage: 10 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 mile
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
September Totals: 37 miles
2017 Totals: 526 miles

Saturday, September 16, 2017

BibRave Pro Product Review: Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Dry Collar

Disclaimer: I was recently sent a Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Dry Collar to review as part of being a BibRave Pro.  Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews!

If you know anything about me you know I love running and I love my dog.  I also love running with my dog.  Earlier this year we tested out the Stunt Puppy’s Stunt Runner hands-free leash for BibRave—this time we got to try the Go Dog Glo Dry Collar.

We are already familiar with Stunt Puppy’s dry collars but this one is REFLECTIVE!  Safety is so important and even though we haven’t been out much walking or running after dark this summer, the early darkness is coming.

We obviously picked pink for our color and it’s so bright and bold!  Florescent pink.  Our favorite.  If Pink Reflective isn’t for you, it also comes in Orange Reflective, Yellow Reflective, Royal Reflective, Ocean Reflective and Red Reflective.

Some of the Go Dog Glo key features:

  • Reflective
  • Waterproof
  • Stink proof
  • Constructed from BioThane, a virtually indestructible material
  • Uses Duraflex Buckles, the best on the market
  • Has a Double D-Ring*

*So we love the material and color but one of the coolest features is that there are two D-Rings.  One is designed for tags, the other for the leash.  How convenient! 

“There’s no need to reach under your dog’s neck to clip the leash then spin the buckle and tags all the way up to the top of the neck.  The second D-Ring is right there on top (and can be repositioned) for you to easily clip right into.  And no jingle mingle with the leash and tags.  It’s a double win.  A double D-Ring win.”

Often times when we are out for a long walk or run, Georgie wears her harness so we don’t take advantage of the second D-ring.  However, when we run errands or head to grandma and grandpaw’s house we leave the harness at home.  It’s so easy to clip on the leash.  It’s also been nice to have a ring on top when I’m trying to grab Georgie.  (Sometimes she’s crazy—if you don’t already, follow her on Instagram @GeorgieGSD.)

Other bonuses:

  • All Stunt Puppy products are made in the USA.
  • I love that Stunt Puppy tests its gear with search-and-rescue dogs, law enforcement dogs, Iditarod dogs and dock-diving dogs.  If the gear is reliable for the most active dogs in the world, it’s perfect for my baby G!

Happy running!

Join us on Twitter for the Stunt Puppy sponsored #BibChat on September 19th at 9pm EST!

And use code BIBRAVE917 for 20% off your order!

P.S. Georgie totally gives Stunt Puppy “2 paws up!”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Weekly Roundup 8.28-9.3 & 9.4-9.10

Another two weeks has passed and I’ve started running a little bit. As depressed as I am that summer is ending, the fall is my favorite time to run so I’m going easy and taking it one day at a time.

Monday 8.28.17
6,617 steps

Tuesday 8.29.17
Taught spin class
7,495 steps

Wednesday 8.30.17
7,807 steps

Thursday 8.31.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
11,893 steps

Friday 9.1.17
1 mile (7:55)
10 push ups
6,928 steps

Saturday 9.2.17
30’ walk with G
2 miles (16:11)
10,176 steps

Sunday 9.3.17
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
Burdenko H2O
11,240 steps

Monday 9.4.17
Labor Day!
2 miles (16:31)
25’ walk with G and Linda
2x10 push ups
10,114 steps

Tuesday 9.5.17
Taught spin class. The playlist: Working for the Weekend Spin Playlist
10,112 steps

Wednesday 9.6.17
3 miles (23:00)
2x10 push ups
10,374 steps

Thursday 9.7.17
Taught spin class
Power Water
11,944 steps

Friday 9.8.17
2.19 mile run/walk with G (23:58)
20’ walk with G and fam
10,404 steps

Saturday 9.9.17
3 miles (23:38)
22’ walk with G
12,007 steps

Sunday 9.10.17
Taught spin class
Burdenko H2O
16’ walk with G
14,679 steps

Last week’s mileage: 3 miles
This week’s mileage: 10 miles
Last week’s G mileage: 0 mile
This week’s G mileage: 2 miles
August Totals: 8 miles
September Totals: 13 miles
2017 Totals: 502 miles