ENERGYbits St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway

I am quietly, somewhat bashfully, celebrating 2 back-to-back race PRs over the span of 3 short weeks. Understanding that the P in PR stands for Personal, I know that my best time may be infinitely slower or slightly faster than yours. Either way, I want to share this success by giving one lucky reader a sample package of ENERGYbits so that you too can be Powered by Bits!

Anyone can benefit from ENERGYbits - not just athletes! Please read my ENERGYbits review & visit the official website for more specific details on what 100% organic, non GMO spirulina algae can do for you. To sum it up in one sentence: I ran my hardest, I ran my fastest, and when I woke up the next day – I was energized, pain free and ready to do it all over again!

PR Details:

San Jose 408K March 10, 2013
Time: 1:00:54
Pace: 12:15
(5min:20sec PR over last year’s San Jose 408K finish of 1:06:14)

Nor Cal Half Marathon February 24, 2013
Time: 2:49:23
Pace: 12:55
(16min:16sec PR over my Nike Women’s Half Marathon finish of 3:05:39)

To enter all you have to do is like my Facebook page (there’s a like button on the sidebar) and - in the comments section below - let me know one of your health goals. You don’t have to over-think it – I’m not grading! Winner will be announced on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th.

While you wait for me to pick a winner, read up on what I feel are the other contributing factors to my improvements over the last year.

Time & training: Practice makes perfect. This is no secret. I’ve officially been running for a year now so, theoretically, I should be getting a little faster. The key is progressing slowly to avoid injury. I don’t want to get hurt. Ever. I have way too much other fun stuff going on my life to be sidelined!

KTTape: I started taping my knees in addition to my IT Band, and now I feel no discomfort while running. I love the support I get from KTTape.

CEP Compression Socks: I bought my first pair the day before my first marathon. Broke the “nothing new on race day” rule and have never looked back. I don’t know how I ever ran without these. Recovery time has been reduced to hours. Sometimes I just wear them around the house because they feel SO good.

Cross Training: I do so much more than run. I cycle, I practice yoga, I do work out DVDs at home (e.g. Insanity), and I lift weights. I also foam roll and stretch as much as possible.

Fun: I skip workouts. Running isn't everything. Balance is key!