Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Favorites (+Giveaway) #MarathonTrainingEssentials

Happy First Day of Spring!  Now....if the warmer temps would just join us...and that snow would melt, all would be right with the world.  

someday I'll get into Boston, but until then,
I will do crazy ass photo contests on instagram trying to win entries!  


But in the mean time,  I'll just going to keep putting on the layers while my marathon training miles pile up!  At least I have great winter gear, right?  



While I'm speaking about marathon training, let's talk about something new I've been trying.....Salt Sticks.   


During my past 3 marathons and throughout the training, I've gotten muscle cramps.  A lot of them.  One thing I read is that it may be due to low sodium levels.  I started increasing my electrolytes...and those cramps disappeared.  Awesome!   I also noticed that after long runs, I would get this salty paste on my face.  Did you know that salt on the face is a symptom of low sodium levels?  



I decided to try out Salt Sticks on a long run a few weeks ago.  I was nervous.  I didn't want to be far from the car and have an issue.  But, I had zero issues and I felt amazing during the run and I had zero salt on my face.  What I love about Salt Stick is that they are small capsules I put in a baggie and tuck into my Camelbak.  Every hour, I take a Salt Stick.  Not only do I end the run feeling stronger than ever, I do not have the cramping anymore, and no more salt.  



I'm excited that I have a bottle of Salt Sticks to get me through this next round of training - and boy do I have great line up.... Maine Coast Marathon, Mount Washington Road Race, LL Bean 10k, Tri For A Cure, Beach to Beacon, and DeMar Marathon.  I'm sure there some other races that will be added in...but I will be prepared!  

Now, are you ready for my Friday treat for you????  Salt Sticks sent me an additional jar for a lucky winner to have for their own training and racing.  That is super exciting!  



Are you ready?  Enter through the rafflecopter below and good luck!  

The details: 
- giveaway begins today - Friday 3/2015 and ends next Friday 3/27/15
- enter through rafflecopter below
- there will be 1 winner
- I will email the winner (be sure to respond to my email within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen)
- offer open to residents of US only
- one winner per household
- previous winners please do not apply


disclaimer:  I was sent the above products for the purpose of a review.  I was not required to provide a positive review.  As always, all opinions expressed on my blog are 100% my own.  


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