Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Run Like A Girl Retreat and a Giveaway

Last weekend I attended the Run Like A Girl Retreat with my sister and niece.  WOW!  It was fun.  I learned so much and came away a different person.
The retreat started on Thursday with check in where we got the cutest shirts
(yes shirts, we got 2 of them! Super cute and comfy), and a great swag bag
with lots of fun stuff.  We did a group jog where we were able to
meet a lot of fun and amazing women.
This is Amy and  Christina.  Two of the cutest/funnest girls you will ever meet.
They are the ones responsible for this amazing event.

Friday I tried things that I never thought I would like such as Zumba and Yoga.  Loved them both.  I was the one in the back trying to figure out how why my hips won't move like the instructor's during Zumba and trying to just touch any part of my foot while doing yoga.  It was a blast.  We also had speakers throughout the day on topics like how to fit running into your everyday chaotic life, how to run so you don't get hurt, nutrition, inner beauty, and so much more.  The day went by so fast.
I learned something from every speaker.
Before lunch we had the opportunity to run with Sharon.   
Sharon is a triathlete who understands biomechanics.  She can take anyone and help them run better and more comfortably.  I had the chance to work with her and she had me change the way I hold my tummy while running.
I found that I could breathe easier and I feel better when I run.
It feels a little different but it sure made a huge difference.

Saturday morning they had a 5K and 10K.
 This is Memorial Hill.
The course winds all the way around it several times for about 1 mile.
Thanks to Sharon, I cruised up it and felt great.
Thanks Melissa for being our support and camera crew!
Heidi (left) got 2 place in her age group and  4th over all in the 10K.
I (center) got 2nd in my age group 7th over all in the 10K. PR
Sadie (right) got 2nd place overall in the 5K.
Way to go girls! 
Thanks for such a great weekend.

Missed this event or wish you could have gone? 
They are doing another one in St. George, UT Feb 2-4, 2012
and again in Midway, UT Aug 9-11, 2012.  
Check out RLAG!

Up at RLAG I found the cutest headbands.

You know me, I'm a sucker for headbands.  Especially ones that
will stay in my hair while I am exercising.
Twete Bird is unlike any I have seen.
First off, they are super cute.  Next, they have velvet on the back side to help stay in place.  Lastly, (my favorite) they are adjustable. 
Want to win one?
Check out TweteBird.com and leave me a comment telling
me what headband you want!
Want to double your chances?
Like them on facebook and leave me another comment
telling me "you liked" them.
Winner will be announced Friday Aug. 26.


  1. I really like the black and white polk-a-dot

  2. The black and yellow one is cute too. Hope I win it!

  3. I loved the "Honeydew" and liked them on Facebook! Awesome post, sounds like you guys had a blast and way to go on your PR!!

  4. I like lemon drop and also liked them on FB. So cute.

  5. Well, I "friended" them on FB...I couldn't see a like button. :)

  6. What fun! I'm not really a runner, but I keep trying. I live in St. George, that gives me something to plan for!

    I like the Lemon Drop one.

  7. I liked any of the brown ones.

  8. They are all so cute. Too hard to choose my favorite. Just let me win. PLEASE.

  9. I like the honeydew and carnival. So cute! Pick me pick me!!

  10. what a blast! would love to attend sometime:)