Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Birthday Giveaway Winners!!

Before I announce the winners I have an announcement.  In a few days we will have a guest post from SLS3 (A.K.A. slstri).  They make gear for triathletes.  And naturally....runners.  I've tried a couple of their items including compression ankle sleeves, performance socks, and their dual pocket running belt.  You can look forward to more info on those from me soon as well as a special discount code for all readers.  If you want to learn more about SLS3 prior to the guest post you can follow them on social media via the following:

Now, on to the winners of my Birthday Giveaway 2016!  Winners in order of prizes listed and selection order are: Amber Ludwig to win a tin of Viter Energy Mints, Fiona N to win a Tube of Nuun Hydration, and Amy W to win the $75 ENERGYbits pack!  Congrats to the winners!

And don't forget that you can still go to and use the discount code BLOG in order to get 20% OFF of your purchase.  So, everyone is a winner when you buy ENERGYbits!

Until next time, keep those beats coming!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Knee Pain, Conferral, and Birthday Giveaway! UPDATED!


I've been having some knee pain since last winter.  I went to my yearly physical and talked to my doctor about my knee.  She said that from my description of my pain and where it was located that it was likely a tendon issue, but she knew that she would likely need to check out if there was a bone issue before doing an MRI or anything.  So, she sent me down to radiology to get x-rays of my knees.  They told me that I'd hear from the doctor's office when they got the results.  That was on Wednesday, so in doctor speak I didn't expect to hear anything until the next week.  I heard on Friday from them!  Say what!?  They said that my x-ray looked just fine.  They said that my bones didn't have any issues, but they did notice some arthritic degeneration.  I asked them if they just said that I have arthritis.  They said that's generic terms for what happens to your bones as you get older and they expect it from someone of my age.  Speaking of my sure to check out my birthday giveaway!

Market to Market Relay Nebraska

I have officially finished school!  Last week I ordered my diploma as I finished the final courses for my Bachelor's of Science for Software Development a couple of weeks ago and they conferred the degree mid last week.  So, that means that I have more time to train now.....right?  Well, my wife is still in school for a short while longer.  I also have 4 kids on 6 different all-star cheerleading teams.  The 5th kid is almost my saving grace.  I am putting together a workout plan for him that he'll do most often with me, so I will be training with him at least.  Speaking of training, I am training for the Market to Market Relay Nebraska again this year.  That will be Saturday October 8th, 2016 from Omaha, NE to Lincoln, NE.  I had a great time last year and we are doing it again this year.

And now to the part you all are waiting for, my


This year I thought that I'd give away a few of my favorite things.  I'm starting with my favorite hydration product, that would mean a tube of Nuun of course!  What self respecting Nuunbassador wouldn't give one away?  The guys over at Viter have graciously offered up a tin of either Wintergreen or their NEW Spearmint flavor!!!  I'm also hoping to add more as the week goes on.  So, stay tuned


ENERGYbits decided to join in on my birthday giveaway.  If you haven't tried them, you should!  I first posted about them in September of 2013 when I wrote "A bit about bits, and bits for you!"  They also have Recoverybits that I've used as well.  The prize will contain ENERGYbits, RECOVERYbits, & some "swag" (sunglasses, headband, etc.).  If you can't wait to see if you win, or you want to order otherwise you can go to ENERGYbits website ( and use the discount code BLOG for 20% your purchase!

The giveaway has now been extended until Sunday September 18th, 2016.

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Until next time, keep those beats coming!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

National Running Day

It's that time again.  The day of the year that we all celebrate running together!  Okay, maybe we won't ALL be celebrating it.  Today is National Running Day! Or Global Running Day! Or International Running Day!  Depends on whom you talk about it, but they are all the same thing.  It's a day where we go out and run to celebrate that we can.  If you want to pledge that you will run, you can go to the Global Running Day website at and click the green button that says "PLEDGE TO RUN".  You can download a bib to wear and a badge to use on social media.  So, strap on your shoes like I will be and put some miles on them!

After you participate in Global Running Day be sure to come back as I will have a couple of reviews for some gear from SLS3 including their new Plantar Fasciitis Compression Foot Sleeves and their Water Resistant Dual Pocket Running Belt.

Until next time, keep those beats coming!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Cheer Raffle Winners!

First, my cheerleaders would like to say thanks to those that have supported them.  If you still would like to donate to their fitness future, you can still do so by going to  They are looking forward to the next season and you can help them achieve their goals!

Now, on to the winners!  There were 2 winners chosen from the entries and they were randomly drawn via

The runner up was Pedro L!!!  Pedro won a Camelbak water bottle, KT Tape, a Gander Mountain gift card, some relaxing bath salts, and a $10 Gift Certificate to Red Dirt Running Company!!
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The grand prize winner was LaTisha B!!!! She won the Garmin Vivofit Fitness Tracker, a bottle of Charge, a $10 iTunes gift card, a $25 gift card, a jar of Tiger Balm Ultra, and a sport sack to carry it all around in!!!

Congratulations to our 2 winners!!!

Below are the entries plus the numbers generated.

Until next time, keep those beats coming!