Five things Friday

Happy Friday! I hope you all had a great week.  Mine was crazy busy with work and going into a long training weekend (my biggest ever), but first — I want to share five things this Friday!!

First up:

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Can we just talk about my shoe problem? I might have a slight Brooks Running addiction. AND – these were just the shoes in my workout room.  Rest assured, I am donating several of these to Girls on the Run! Do you have a favorite pair? I tend to try them all and rotate depending on my terrain, clothes (matchy-matchy), and distance.

2. That’s it.®

These bars are so yummy and only have two ingredients! All fruit, no preservatives. Oh … and no fat, non GMO, Gluten free, Kosher, Vegan, and Raw. They are the perfect on the go snack when whole fruit is not readily available.

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3.  Sizzlefish.

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This box is truly amazing. Sent right to my door with dry ice. We’ve already made three meals using the perfect portion sizings. AND – I like the fact that they come in portions, because as I’ve learned – I eat way more than this when we cook an entire salmon filet. Do I like fresh – heck yes! BUT – this is perfect to have on hand when you are in a hurry or need something quick and easy AND nutritious.

The package I received was the Paleo Prime Plus:

Have you tried Sizzlefish? If so, what did you think?

4.  OMGOSH!!! Javelina Jundred is now only 35 days away ….

Well, technically right now (at the time of this writing) … 35 days, 23 hours and 14 minutes.

Here is a photo from last year, when I was lucky enough to pace one of my besties to his first 100 mile finish.

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5.  The awesome running socks I’m wearing are by TIUX.  I am giving away a pair and the winner will be announced later today.  See my Instagram account for your chance to win your own!

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Have a wonderful day friends! Who’s running this weekend? Who’s racing? Who’s cheering?

Whatever you are doing, make it a good one! xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Favorite thing Friday: TIUX Graduated Compression Socks

My Favorite thing this FRIDAY is:

My NEW Compression socks by TIUX

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When TIUX Compression socks reached out to me and asked me if I’d like to review them, of course I said yes! I love compression socks and have tried just about all of them. And, they came in my two favorite colors: Pink and Yellow (with lavender feet) — Bonus!

TIUX website reads:

Premium compression socks without the traditional retail markups.

We know compression socks are over-priced and over-marketed.
So we made our own to prove that it doesn’t have to be this way.

So, they made the same quality product and only charge the customer a fraction of what other compression socks are charging.

I can say this with certainty as I’ve tried them: THEY ARE LEGIT. Compression in all the right places, no awful toe seams to mess with your shoes or your feet, great colors and best of all — my legs felt great!  Oh — and did I mention, I took them for a long trail run my first time out?  No blisters, no chafing, just compression sock goodness.

You know what else I loved?  The packaging.  I’m all about the packaging people!

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Tiux pink and yellow socksTA-DAH!

I’ve been asked what I love about compression socks.  It’s how they make my legs feel: which is AWESOME! I like them before, during, and after long runs.  Here is what TIUX says:

Why Wear Graduated Compression Socks?

Graduated compression socks have a higher compression at the ankle and gradually decreases towards the calf. Graduated compression will enhance circulation and increase the level of oxygenated blood to your legs, while pumping deoxygenated blood back to your heart. Stimulating blood flow helps athletes improve performance, reduce muscle fatigue and recover faster.

Benefits of Wearing Compression Socks

Muscle Stabilization

Provides muscle stabilization to decrease the risk of injuries and muscle tears. Minimizing muscle oscillation reduces soreness and fatigue so you can recover faster from a strenuous training session.

Enhanced Proprioception

Improves agility and muscle efficiency with a heightened sense of body awareness. Greater movement efficiency will elevate your performance and reduce injuries.

Increased Arterial Inflow

Improves performance with greater blood flow to the muscles. Delivering oxygenated blood to the legs reduces muscle fatigue and speeds up recovery.

Increased Venous Return

Accelerates the rate of blood flow back to the heart to help alleviate swollen and achy legs. As deoxygenated blood is pushed up the leg, metabolic substances are removed to help muscles recover faster.

Want more info?  Visit TIUX here: TIUX.co

Happy Running!