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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?

The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.

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2 Half Marathons In 1 Weekend = 2 Medals, a Big Smile And Super Sore

Can you believe that I did it?!?!?!? I ran the Bird In Half Half Marathon this past Saturday, and the Harrisburg Half Marathon this past Sunday. Yep, 2 Halves in one weekend which was a monumental thing for me.

The goal was to take them both very easy. But I ran Bird In Hand more as a race instead of a training run. It was my 2nd fastest time (which I didn't even realize as I was running it). So I possibly could have PRed, but I was just enjoying the run. It was the most beautiful course I've ever run - Amish farm land with hot air balloons floating above us. Most (if not all) of the water stops were by the Amish. It was truly just a great race.

I was playing cat and mouse with this other girl on the course. We both had this look of 'I will die before I let her beat me". At about mile 11ish, I could hear her coming back up to pass me again. In my head I heard "Be smart, you are running another Half Marathon tomorrow. But then I heard myself say, sorry, but this girl is going down". So I turned it on :)

She never caught me again. And I passed everyone ahead of me from 12.5 on that hadn't crossed the finish line. As I turned the corner, this elderly lady yelled out "Pick 'em off honey, pick 'em off". And that I did.

Official time was 2:12:30 - not too shabby for me.

And then I spent the afternoon in bed and puking :( Yep, an exercise induced migraine, and I'm pretty sure I was dehydrated. By around 5:00pm, I was feeling better so I started pushing the fluids, got some food down, and laid out my running gear for the following day.

Sunday I still wasn't feeling 100%, but I felt ok enough to run. I ran the race with a friend. And although around mile 11, we decided it wasn't fun anymore, it was truly a fun filled weekend.

The 2nd race was much hotter than the first. I of course was sore from the day before, and I realized quickly that running on tired legs was much harder than fresh legs. But we did it, and we did it with a smile. 2:33 and some change was our time... again.. not too shabby for me and especially after running a race the day before.

I was asked would I do it again? Yes, if there were 2 Halves that I really wanted to run, and I wasn't concerned about my 'time', I would definitely doing it again. Although I have to add, I am more sore from this than when I ran the Marathon in April.

The soreness is better today, but my ankle hurts. I'm thinking it's tendonitis. So, I'm hoping that it holds out for 9 more weeks of training and through the marathon. I'm taking a step back week this week and taking it real easy. I plan to ease back into my training plan next week.

2 Medals in 1 Weekend... I really never thought I would ever say that!


  1. Well done Amy, enjoy the bling, I know you enjoyed the ice cream!

  2. Oh that's a great accomplishment! I'm sure you were so sore after that! But I hope you have recovered well!


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