Colonie track mile (5:08) and a ShowerPill giveaway!

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Last night I spiked up for the first time in probably 4 years for my last race on the oval this summer. I hadn’t been nervous for my past two attempts, but something about lacing up the spikes got my adrenaline going. I was a little annoyed that I missed the start button on my watch, but luckily Pete was able to take lap splits for me (I accidentally left my Garmin at home too)… my splits were 77-77-77-75, not bad! I wasn’t feeling all that confident that I could dip under 5:10, but I somehow pulled it off!

The kids races were entertaining as usual. It was ribbon night (they actually handed out 1st- 6th place ribbons after each race, from 50 meters up to 400 meters). It was adorable.

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After these late night track meets I’m usually disgusting (combo of sweat and dirt) so I always do a quick clean up with ShowerPill wipes. They really are perfect for after a race when you can’t get to a shower and need to look and/or smell presentable. I also use them after the gym, on camping trips, and on those days when I just don’t have time to shower.

I’ve been an ambassador for ShowerPill for the past year, and I wanted to do a giveaway for you guys so you can see why I love them so much. It’s not just a glorified baby wipe- these wipes use witch hazel, Vitamin E, and Aloe Vera to clean and hydrate your skin and never leave a sticky residue. I also like that they are antibacterial (with an FDA-approved formula that kills 99.99% of germs) and hypoallergenic and paraben-free.

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So, here are the giveaway rules and details:

  • Head on over to my Instagram page here (@molliedeturner) and tag a friend in the comments who you think would love to try ShowerPill. Make sure you follow me and Shower Pill on Instagram (@showerpill)!
  • You can tag more than one friend, but please leave a separate comment for each tag
  • The giveaway starts now (Wednesday 7/27) and ends Thursday 7/28 at 8 pm EDT.
  • The winner and their friend will each receive a free box of ShowerPill wipes (10 wipes)
  • I’ll announce the winner on Friday!

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One more thing! I’m excited to offer you guys 30% off ShowerPill when you use this link: ShowerPill and the discount code SPSHARE30

Disclosure: The above link is an affiliate link- I receive a small kickback from each ShowerPill purchase. You can also go to the ShowerPill website directly and use the code if you prefer. I was not compensated to write this post and all opinions are my own!

 

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A quick recap and Roller Coaster Race giveaway!

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Training has been very, shall we say, “relaxed” recently. After months of structured marathon training, I welcomed the recovery with open arms. It started with plans to take it easy for a few weeks after the Rhinebeck Marathon, and then all 4 of us got hit with a round of chest colds and ear infections, and no one slept through the night for the entire month of June. Let’s just say we were a cranky group.

My local team, Willow Street Athletic Club, was planning to run the Firecracker 4 on the 4th of July (this past Monday). I was in the middle of organizing Natalie’s 1st birthday party on July 2nd, so I was hesitant to commit to running it (never mind the fact that for the past 7 weeks I have averaged 10 miles per WEEK). But I knew I could run 4 miles, so I decided to just go for it and I’m so glad I did. I went out faster than I planned, and paid for it big time in the last mile (which happens to have a huge hill that I almost walked up), but in the end I still managed to run a decent race and finish just under 25 minutes averaging 6:15 (6:05, 6:08, 6:24, 6:27 woof)*.

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After the Firecracker 4 with Mia and Emmaline!

Okay, all that being said, I found myself looking for more races to stay motivated over the summer and  one race stood out as a MUST do- Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags Great Escape in Lake George. I told Pete about it, and he thought it looked fun (and it’s hard to impress him with running). They have a 10k and 5k option as well as a roller coaster challenge that you can do in addition to the race OR by itself (if you’re not a runner) for a special medal. Plus the rides open early for the race participants and you get a ticket to Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom with your entry. I kid you not, the next day I woke up to an email asking if I’d be interested in doing a blog giveaway for this exact race!

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So, if you want to enter a giveaway for a free entry to Roller Coaster Race next Saturday July 16th in Lake George at Six Flags Great Escape, here are the rules:

  • To enter, just comment below and tell me your favorite roller coaster (or 2 or 3 if you can’t decide).
  • Share this blog post on twitter and tag @molliedeturner and @runorriderace for another entry. Make sure you follow me @molliedeturner and follow Roller Coaster Race @runorriderace so we can see your tweet!
  • Share this post on Facebook and tag me for another entry!

You can enter the giveaway through Sunday night July 10th at 8pm EDT** and I’ll announce the winner on Monday morning.

If you’d like to sign up on your own, here are the details:

Registration is open through Tuesday July 12th at 11:59 pm EDT. There are discounts on hotels through the race website as well as the option to purchase additional park tickets (if you have friends or family who want to cheer you on)! Registrants receive:
  • A t-shirt (tech for runners, cotton for riders- both if they’re participating in both events)
  • A ticket to the park good on event day
  • Free parking at the park on event day
  • A finisher medal for each event in which the registrants participate
Here’s my referral link if you’d like to sign up through that directly : The Roller Coaster Race

Disclosure: I did receive a free entry for this race, but I was planning on registering on my own anyway. I paid for a registration for Pete as well. All opinions are my own! 

*this is not the way to run a race, positive splits are BAD!

** I learned something today! EST is Eastern Standard Time (during the fall/winter) and EDT is Eastern Daylight Time during daylight savings (spring/summer). Lived on the east coast most of my life and never paid attention to that little detail…

 

 

 

Cinco de Mayo (and April winners)

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Cinco de Mayo without margaritas is like… the saddest holiday. But, I’ve made it through once and I’ll make it again. Guess I’ll just have to make up for it with some extra guacamole.

Emmaline is saying… “outside”… she always wants to go outside. It’s fun trying to type with a toddler on your lap.

So, how am I celebrating Cinco de Mayo? First, I’m headed to my first ever appointment with a chiropractor. These extra 25 lbs have been doing a number on my lower back and sacrum lately, and with my history of that sacral stress reaction last year, I don’t want to take any risks.

Next, I’m going to take Emmaline and Bella for a walk. My workouts have been a little scattered, but most afternoons I’ve been able to at least walk 2-2.5 miles. I’ve had a few decent (but short) runs lately, but I’ve learned to be flexible and just do what feels comfortable. We have HUGE hills in my neighborhood, so I’m usually okay to run the flatter sections and walk the very steep uphill/downhill sections. My neighbors probably think I’m crazy. I’ve gotten a few comments like, “Wow, you really have your hands full!” since my daily workouts involve pushing a stroller and hanging onto a dog leash, and Bella is constantly pulling me in different directions.

And finally, I’m going to make a Mexican feast that I found on Pinterest (that will likely not turn out as perfect as the photos, but there’s no harm in trying). I won’t be drinking a margarita but I’ve already put in a request for one when we get home from the hospital. Only 7 and a half (yes, I’m counting halves) weeks until my due date!

Here are the winners for my April Giveaway!
Multi-function Eye Cream- Anne MacKay
Amp MD Roller System- Joanne Pasquale
Microdermabrasion Paste- Kristyn Suarez
Essentials Body Lotion- Anita Qualter

I’ve already sent the winners notifications- congratulations!!

So tell me… what are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

April Giveaway

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I can’t believe this, but I have never, ever done a giveaway on my blog. I think that means I’m not even a blogger yet. So let’s get this going!

Awhile ago I mentioned that I had started a business venture with Rodan and Fields, a new skin care line from the doctors who created Proactiv. (If you want to read more about why I started this business and how it relates to running, here it is: Running, pregnancy, and skin care)

Anyway, I have a few giveaways on my Facebook page that I wanted to share with you all. So here we go… first giveaway!

I’m raffling off a Multi-Function Eye Cream ($60 value).

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Here are the rules:
-All new Preferred Customers in the month of April will be entered in the drawing (this applies to anyone who has already made a purchase this month… I got ya covered)
-Anyone who sends me a referral for a new Preferred Customer will also be entered
-Anyone who shares this blog post on Twitter- make sure you tag me (@miss_mollie) when you share!
-Anyone who shares this blog post on Facebook- make sure you tag me on Facebook as well

But wait… there’s more! I’m also sponsoring a giveaway with my Rodan and Fields team worth over $300!

There will be 3 winners for the following Prizes:
*Amp MD System (with 60 night serum capsules)
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*Microdermabrasion Paste

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*Essentials Moisturizer

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Here are the rules:
-All new Preferred Customers in the month of April will be entered in the drawing (I’ve already entered you in the drawing if you made a purchase in April)
-Anyone who sends me a referral for a new Preferred Customer will be entered in the drawing as well!

If you have any questions about the giveaway or about the products, send ’em my way. The drawing will take place at the end of April, so you have until the 30th to get your entries in!