September 30, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Sorry I'm a few days late, but I'm excited to share the winners for my Active Bands giveaway!  First, thank you SO MUCH for entering!  And a BIG thank you to Active Bands for letting me spread the headband lovin. :)  Winners of a $25 gift card to Active Bands are...
^ShanMall must have some awesome lucky charms or have some super amazing skill of winning headband giveaways...she won my bondi band giveaway too!  

Ladies: email me at juiceboxesandcrayolas AT gmail DOT com to claim your prize!

In other news, after taking all last week off of exercise due to the cold that wouldn't quit, I just could NOT get myself back on the exercise wagon this week.  How sad is it that breaking a routine for 1 week destroys all motivation?  I know a lot of you are probably dying to get back on the roads or to the gym after being sick, but it's hard for me to get that motivation up again.  I finally did make it out for a rainy run Tuesday (why helloooo there Fall...), but after 1.5 miles my left knee started killing me!  WHAT?!?!?!  Although I have had almost every runner injury out there, my joints have never been a problem!  My rotten IT band gives me pain in the right knee when I'm not wearing my strap, but this pain felt super different.  Like a good little runner, I RICEd and took the next 2 days off...terrified the entire time.

After a long week, the last thing I wanted to do this afternoon was run, especially since I was pretty nervous about what new ache or pain I would feel...I planned on changing at school and hitting the trail in hopes the fresh air would perk me up, but it started HAILING when I left the building!  
(On the plus side, I did see this gorgeous rainbow while driving...)

Plans changed and I headed to the gym...the thought of returning to the dreadmill and sweaty cardio floor after a lovely summer and fall of outdoor runs doing nothing to boost my energy levels.  I literally almost fell asleep while sitting in my car in the parking lot.  Somehow, I did manage to drag myself in and run 3.5 miles on the treadmill.  My knee felt okay except for a few twinges, and I'm 99% sure that the pain is from another tight IT band even though it felt a little different at first.  After foam rolling, sure enough, the IT bands are nice and tight.  PHEW!  I never thought I'd be grateful for sore IT bands, but that's definitely preferrable to some new knee problem... I guess that week off did nothing good for my tight muscles!  You can bet there will be lots of foam rolling this weekend. :)  

Anyways, I'm thinking of running a 5K at a nearby arboretum Sunday, but haven't decided yet...I'd be running alone and the course is pretty challenging--the first mile is almost completely uphill...but it should be beautiful...whaddya think, should I go for it?

What are your weekend plans?  Racing this weekend? 


  1. Congrats to the winners!

    I think you should go for it on the 5K! At the least you walk it, enjoy the view, and get a decent workout in for a Sunday!

  2. HA that's way too funny!! I absolutely love my Bondi Band! I can't wait to try this one out!!

    Lots of luck if you are out on your 5K this morning oh and I read your Vegan post. I will be hoping for updates because I have been really wanting to make a switch I just don't know if I could give up my dairy. I like your idea of a 30 day challenge!


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