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You Don't Want To Miss This Noxgear Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Noxgear. All opinions expressed are my own and honest in nature. Use code AMYGLASS and save 35%. 

Whether you workout before work or after work, chances are if you workout outside you'll be working out in the darkness or very dim light.

And one of my major pet peeves is to see runners or walkers or cyclists or really anyone out and about who doesn't make sure that they can be seen.

Because the majority of my workouts are before Hubby goes to work, and usually I'm solo, safety has always been a priority for me. And when I say that I won't run outside in the dark / low light/ fog without my Noxgear, I'm serious.

If you aren't sure what Noxgear is check out this video.

My First Yogiventure

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I love watching the sun rise, but today I also got the opportunity to watch the sunset with yogiventure (think adventure with yoga). A friend mentioned a groupon. I said sure why not. And today was my first yogiventure.

But, let's not put the cart before the horse. Way before sunset, I was on the road down by the river for a few slow miles. It started off as a run, and ended up as a leisure walk. And you know what, I was perfectly ok with that...



It was a beautiful morning to be out and about, and I knew that I had an evening adventure coming up. My foot still isn't well, and my shoe was putting pressure on the wound. And just think, had I been running, I would have missed this little guy.

Fuel 100 Electro-Bites Are Amazingly Awesome

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received Fuel 100 Electro-Bites For free from Fuel 100 as coordinated by Outdoor PR Gear Review in consideration for review publication. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience. 

When I heard about Fuel 100 Electro-Bites, I was not familiar with them. Fuel 100 Electro-Bites are nutrition for athletes to help replace nutrients lost during exercise.

Personally, fuel is not always something that I think about it, until I need it.

I start to fade.

Pain and Smiles Across The Miles

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Enough is enough of this sitting thing... like.. no... really... I'm done. I was told that I could run - it would just hurt. So after about 2 weeks of just sitting and pain and basically just not moving, I couldn't take it any longer. I told myself that if I could get a shoe on, I was running or walking or something.

Let me tell you, the shoe was painful! But, I got it on.. and I got on the treadmill.

Cute Lioness skirt from Skirt Sports in Free Love Print 

I can't really put into words how great it felt to just move my body again. I had said a mile,

Taking Time For Me - My Hershey Spa Day

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I need a day. There I said it. I need a day where my main responsibility is me. A day that I know Lil Man is being taken care of, but some time that I can just focus on me. 
So, I took that day. I had originally planned to hit the trail, but with my recent freak accident (When The Unexpected Happens) those plans changed. 
So I went to the spa instead. I prefer a massage, but instead I had my first facial. Between the chipped bone in my leg, and my foot, I didn't think a massage would be a great idea. 
It was a cloudy day, but my view from the balcony was beautiful. 

And my drink of choice was hot chocolate.. lots of it.. I think I had at least 4 cups. But it was amazing... like melted liquid chocolate.. it was awesome. 

When The Unexpected Happens

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Seriously, sometimes life throws you a curve ball... or in my case... a very large dog! Standing in my front yard, talking to the neighbor, out of nowhere his dog came running at top speed and hit my legs.

I held back the tears, but I was hurting.. and hurting bad. My foot was bleeding, but it was my leg that was hurting the worst.

When I got inside and washed off the blood from my foot, this is what I found. Yikes, that thing was deep.

(scroll down, graphic picture ahead)

Surviving Hand Foot And Mouth As An Adult

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(This was originally posted on July 23, 2014 on my blog Today's Words Of Glass). I am still getting questions about my experience, so I thought that I would re-post it here on my this blog also) 

I think I'm going to put this down as a milestone on Facebook. You know right after "got engaged", "got married", "had a baby", "contracted Hand Foot and Mouth Disease."  Because, I have to tell you, right now, it feels like a milestone.

Don't believe what you read when it says "mild" condition. Apparently adults aren't really supposed to get this. I'm not really sure how I was 'chosen'. I'm pretty much a germaphobe. Oh, you know the one. Touch a grocery cart (get out hand sanitizer), pay for groceries (get out hand sanitizer), put groceries in car (get out hand sanitizer). And I practically scrub my son once we leave any public place. I think you get the idea.

But somehow, Lil Man and I have contracted this horrib…

Aurorae Yoga Tote Bag Is The Perfect Bag

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I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature.
You know that moment when you realize that something you'd been planning on isn't going to happen? Well, yep, that moment just happened.

Last year I wanted to do the Rothrock Challenge, but I chickened out. This year I registered early so I wouldn't change my mind. I'd be locked in so to speak.

Sure, I was scared. The closer to this weekend, the more nervous I got. But I planned on attempting the race... and then... I got a little stomach bug. Thankfully that only lasted a couple of days.  But apparently it lowered my resistance so that when Hubby and Lil Man got a virus, I got it bad. As in... doubled over coughing so hard I couldn't get my breath bad - pain in my back when breathing bad - overall just ... well... bad. Hubby is usually one to be optimistic "Oh you'll be fi…