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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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YAHOO! I Did It!

I am actually a little shocked that I did it. Ok, let me back up a little. As you know, I'm coming back from injury (I Took A Step, Felt the Pull, And Then the Pain), and things have been progressing nicely. I'm working with a trainer who is keeping me in check. (Yeah, we all know someone needs to)

So, at first, I just wanted to run the entire 10 Mile race in March. But as things are progressing, the truth is I really want to reach a timed goal. I discussed this with my trainer, and she's cautious as she doesn't want to risk re-injury. But on Tue she gave me a little test run to see how I tolerated a faster pace with my breathing. I did ok. So for today's run, she told me to run 3 miles at an 8:30 pace. Gulp. See, that's pretty much my PR for a 5K. I was excited to try. But I was also a little nervous. Because honestly, I really didn't know if I could do that. I mean, I've been running on the treadmill, and treadmill paces (even with a 1% incline) isn't exactly the same as outside. The surface is harder which my leg isn't a fan of. It's colder outside than in my basement. And today there was ice. But I knew this was a test run to see where I was and to see if a timed goal might be possible for the 10 miler if things keep progressing.

But on the way to dropping Lil Man off at preschool, I noticed some of the road was less icy than others. So I drove back to that area and started running from there. After my warm up walk, I took off running. At a quarter mile I was in the 7's pace so I slowed up. I was constantly having to look at my garmin because it's been awhile since I've run hard, and I couldn't judge my pace.

I had to stop the watch once for traffic (which also honestly gave me a little breather). And I didn't hit 8:30 right on the dot, but I got an 8:34 pace for 3 miles. And for that I am beyond excited.

I'm not really sure what realistic place my trainer has in mind for my 10 mile race. We haven't discussed it. I just know that for this Saturday's run before my long run on Sunday, she wants me to run 3 miles at a 9 minute pace. And I am basking in the after glow of an awesome run today. 

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  1. Wow! That's awesome AND inspirational, Amy!!! :) Denise

    1. Thank you.. I"m super super pleased and surprised. So far no 'pain' in the calf. We'll see what tomorrow brings. But thankfully tomorrow is a rest day ;)

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    1. Thank you... now let's hope I can get better with distance ha

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    1. Thank you! I think I danced a little jig once I finished :)

  4. That is excellent news. Gives me hope one my injury clears. Well done :-)

  5. So exciting Amy! That's great! Your muscles remember what they are doing and you will bounce back stronger than ever. I have only run faster after my injuries :) elite or not, your body remembers :)


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