Friday, December 9, 2011

An Update and a Giveaway

First a quick update: I knew deep down that taking time off from running was really what I needed to get this ankle thing under control. However, it is hard to do that when you've been logging miles and it becomes a regular part of your day. Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragement and advice. For some reason I was having a really tough day and you all made it so much better. I am pleased to say that my ankle is doing so much better. I did jump squats yesterday and didn't feel it one bit. I still can't jog in place without some pain so I'm not going to run quite yet. But I am confident that it's going to heal in time for my run. Which by the way, is December 30th. If you are remotely close to the Northern Utah area and want to run part of my 37 miles with me, send me an email and we'll hook up.

Second: A giveaway! I was contacted by ZipFizz to try some of their drink mixes. It is a healthy alternative to sports and energy drinks.


I'm not a big caffeine drinker (I do have the occasional diet coke on the weekends) so the company has offered to give it to one of my readers. You will receive 6 different flavors and a nice water bottle along with a thumb drive with information on their product. Also, you must be a blogger who is willing to do a review on your blog after you've tried it out. Leave me a comment and I'll pick a winner on Thursday December 15th.

14 comments:

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I'd love to try it and do a review on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle Wardle said...

I'd love to try the product and would be glad to write a review. I am also so glad you are feeling better and shared the date of your big race.

I will check my schedule and will be e-mailing you. I would LOVE to be a part of this.

Katie said...

I would love to try it out too! Glad to hear your ankle is better.

Scallywag said...

I would love to give it a go and have a blog too :) Trying to get back on running form so could definitely go for it!

Susan DeBruin said...

Glad your ankle is improving - you definitely made the right choice.

I would love to try Zipfizz and review it on my blog!

I write at Rock. River. Run. with my husband and we do reviews every Monday. Thanks!

misszippy said...

Glad the ankle is better. So much better to look back and know you made the right choice!

Laura said...

Wow! If you're doing jump squats, you should be back to running soon, hang in there! I'd also love to try zipfizz and review it.

Elle Hattan said...

I would love to try and review this product. As a teacher and graduate student I need lots of caffine but don't like to drink a lot of pop or coffee.

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

taking time off is the best thing for you at the moment, it will make you mentally stronger too. We will be here always.
xxox

Mamarunsbarefoot said...

I'd def give it a try! You know I LOVE MY COFFEE!!!! :)

jillconyers said...

I would love to try zipfizz and happy to do review.

Taking time off isn't easy when running becomes so a part of your life but it works. I've always come back stronger (or feeling better) after taking a little time off.

Jerilee E. said...

I would totally be up for doing a zipfizz review :).

You run is coming up quick! I'm glad your ankle is feeling better. We have something going on that day or I would meet up with you for some of it!

Coy Martinez said...

Sure, I'd love to try it!!

I WISH I lived close to Utah!! I'm ready to get back to barefoot running again. Just waiting for this 19 degree weather to get out of here. What do you wear in the cold??

Elle said...

Would love to try this out and review it.

I could post the reviewo on both my food blog and my running/fitness blog... either the same day or 2 different days. Good exposure that way.