Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Favorites

It's everybody's favorite day of the week... CHIPS AND SALSA DAY... Oh, wait, is that just our tradition?! Well, then I guess you guys are all missing out ;) But in all seriousness, it's time for me to share some of my recent favorite finds.

Love Shouldn't Hurt

As per usual, I am coming at you with another share about The Mitten State. But this time it isn't necessarily about a product per say, but a way that they are using their products to help survivors of domestic abuse. They've partnered with The Mitten Brewing Co. to make sure those who have experienced domestic abuse are safe and warm this winter. They're almost at their goal of raising $10,000! With that said, they're trying to raise the final few dollars so they've decided to make... ALL MITTEN STATE LOVE DESIGNS 25% OFF!. This is your last chance to snag this design. Once they are gone - they're being retired! The sale of these items will support Safe Haven Ministries: a Grand Rapids organization dedicated to serving women and children who have suffered domestic abuse.
LOVE Apparel: $10 back to Safe Haven
LOVE Glass Can: $5 back to Safe Haven
LOVE IPA (Visit Mitten Brewery): $1 from every pour back to Safe Haven
or Donate Directly - Every Dollar Helps!
Plus a lucky donor gets a chance to be a Brewer-for-a-Day at Mitten Brewing! [Doing one of the above gets you an entry.]



Race Entry Giveaways

Let's be real, I love WINNING them even more, but that hasn't been my luck recently... Even still, you better believe I throw my name in the hat every opportunity I get. And two of the most recent ones I've entered are still open! If either interest you, you better get your name in - because if I don't win, at least I want one of my friends to win instead ;)

Run Eugene - Enter to win a free trip to Eugene, plus a free entry into the 2019 Eugene Marathon and gear. (I ran this race in 2015 and would LOVE the chance to go back and do it again! Someone's gotta win, why not me?!)


Nine Trails - Nine Trails is a 35 mile ultramarathon in Santa Barbara's brutally steep Santa Ynez mountains. Cancelled in 2018 due to the devastating Thomas Fire, Nine Trails is back in 2019 and is looking to host the winner for an amazing weekend of racing and camaraderie in their Pacific playground. (OH HECK TO THE YES, SIGN ME UP!)


Insight Timer App

If you remember my 19 goals for 2019 post, one of them was to try and meditate 3-5 minutes a day. Originally I was using a YouTube video I found, but when I put the call out on my IG stories as to what meditation app people liked most I found out about Insight Timer. I have been using it for the last week or so and have really liked it thus far. You can select the meditation you'd like based on type (i.e. stress, sleep, music, workplace, etc) and then sort based on length (along with other filters). If you are looking for an easy (and FREE) meditation tool, this might be one worth checking out.


Mental Training Workbook for Runners

If you don't follow @runfargirl on Instagram (you are missing out), then you may not have seen her announcement yesterday that she is releasing a runner's workbook to help with the mental side of training. After having a few races where her fear and doubt got in the way of her performance she came up with some ideas and ways to work through how to NOT let that happen in the future. If you know me, you know I will preach it from the mountain tops that the mental side of running is just as important (if not more so) than the physical side, so this is right up my alley. So, if you struggle with overthinking races or training, you may want to consider this. She is hoping to make it available as an ebook (in a downloadable format) from her website, but in the meantime, if this is something that sounds like it could help you in your running adventure, email her at (or DM her through Instagram).

What are you loving lately?

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