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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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I'm Ready To Race Again

Well y'all - I'm ready to race again. Physically I am not 100% yet.
But mentally I'm ready to race. I guess it was around my last marathon training that things started falling apart in regards to racing. I reached a point that I hated every aspect of training, I lost my love for running, I was dealing with very low self-esteem because of my the lack of the ability to hit my goal paces on the training plan. And honestly it's taken me a very long time to get over that dark period in my life. (I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon)

But out of that, I found my love for trail running. I said I that would never ever ever ever ever ever run on a trail. Well I proved that statement wrong. (I Ran, I Walked. I feel. I bled)  I love trail running and still plan to make it a part of my life. I'm not sure about trail races this year because I truly want trail running to be a fun sport for me. I tend to put too much pressure on myself when it comes to racing. So at this time I'm not really planning on doing trail races. That may change.

I do have three road races so far on my schedule for this year. I plan to do another 10K this spring, and 2 half marathons in the fall.

I don't plan to get caught up in race times and paces and PRs. I told myself that 2017 was going to be the year of health for me - physically and emotionally. I don't intend to stick to a rigorous training plan either.

I plan to slowly build up mileage. So that by the fall, I should be easily ready to run a half marathon.

Don't get me wrong - I have a goal. I always have a goal. But my goal isn't race times or PRs - I want to run healthy, relatively injury free, and happy.

Here is to racing in 2017!

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  1. Great news! Sometimes we need to step away from running from a bit because it can really become a chore at times lol. It sounds like you have a great plan to get back into it!


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