Happy Friday everyone! What’s the best way to end a long work week? Well, with an awesome race giveaway of course!
Recently I have seen more obstacle course type races popping up around the country. I even have participated in these types of races and enjoyed them. But I have never seen a more challenging, test your limits, can I make it to the finish line kind of race until I saw the Spartan Race. This race isn’t your normal “mud run”, you are up against the clock! During the race you will face fire, mud, barbed wire, and occasionally Hell on Earth. The Spartan Race offers four types of races, the Spartan Sprint (3+ miles /15+ obstacles), the Super Spartan(8+ miles / 20+ obstacles), the Spartan Beast (12+ miles/ 25+ obstacles ), and the Spartan Death Race (click the link to read more, that race is CRAZY!).
Check out the Events page to find a race near you! I have my eyes on Indiana for next spring. I already downloaded my copy of the free training book.
The Spartan Race website states that this race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor. After seeing this video, I can see how that is true! Spear throwing!? Spartans with jousting sticks?! Jumping over fire?! Sounds awesome!!
Think you have what it takes to conquer the Spartan Race? Enter to win a FREE race entry below!! AROO!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And don’t worry! If you’re not lucky enough to win the FREE race entry, just follow this link to receive 15% off when you register for a race.
Disclaimer: The Spartan Race team is providing one lucky My Life as a Wife reader with a free registration to any open heat Spartan Race in the continental U.S. I have not been compensated for writing this post. Only entries through Rafflecopter will be eligible for selection. Giveaway ends 6/13/13. Winner will be announced on 6/14/13.
Recently I was given the opportunity to review a piece of clothing from Fresh Produce. I had such a hard time choosing, they offer so many great pieces and at really great prices! I am loving their new summer collection. Here are a few of my favorite items:
Classic Cardigan in Tunisia
Gauze Stripe Scarf
I have mentioned before that I coach a dance team. There are many times I am going to other events after dance so having something that is cute and trendy to throw on over leggings was perfect! So once I saw the Snuggle Knit Tunic I had to order it!
Ordering online was super easy! And what was even better was the super fast shipping! I received my order in about 3 days!
I was happy to find that the tunic was a little longer on me. The fresh mango color is perfect for summer. I love the oversized look of this top. Comfy, cute, and fun make for a great outfit!
Be sure to check out Fresh Produce Clothing’s Facebook and Twitter pages!
*This top was sent to me for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Happy National Running Day! Be sure to check back Friday for a giveaway you won’t want to miss!
It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit of the day post! I have been better about snapping a few photos of outfits I like to post on here. I have a few lined up for the next few weeks!
I remember when colored pants came out and I was iffy about wearing them. Ever since I bought that first pair of green pants I have been more comfortable about bright colors. About a month ago I found these pink skinny pants in the Gap clearance section for $6! I can’t pass up a good deal!
I have had a new love for the color navy. I never really wore it before but now I am wanted to wear this color with everything! Navy is my new black
I live in wedges in the summer. I think they are super comfortable and always look good!
A quick braid and messy bun for second day hair.
Top: J Crew
Shoes: Minx Me
Earrings: Forever 21
Necklace: Lia Sophia
What color are you loving now? What’s your favorite style shoe?
Linked up with Style Me Pretty & Pleated Poppy
The official kickoff to summer has begun! Our weekend was a whirl wind of events, which is why I slept 10 hours last night.
The long weekend started off with a game of softball. We have been playing co-ed for two years now. I admit that softball isn’t my favorite sport but I play because it is something Andy and I can do together.
Normally my Saturday mornings start with a run with my friend Vicki, but she is still recovering from a plantar fascia tear that happened at the end of the Pig. Instead we met up for coffee and chatted! We went to a new-to-us coffee shop and I really liked it!
That evening we had Andy’s cousin’s wedding! Kari and Ian got married at a really trendy spot and was far from traditional, it was a blast! Kari met her husband while studying abroad in Australia 13 years ago! They are still living in Australia (that is where Ian is from), but have plans to move to the States soon!
Sunday morning, we slept in and it was heavenly. I decided to go for a run. Andy suggested we have lunch at Bruggers so he met me there right as I was finishing up my run. They are known for their bagels but I’m not sure how many people know about their fresh salads. I did the create your own with chicken, sprouts, tomatoes, cranberries, and almonds.
That night, we had a couple shower for our friends who are getting married this fall. After the party they invited some friends back to their new house for a grill out. It was fun to just hang out and catch up!
Monday we walked up the street to watch the small parade that goes through our town. I then met up with a couple friends for lunch.
That afternoon I got a call from Lauren asking if I wanted to join them for a bike , and of course I said yes!
I don’t know how I did it, but I somehow talked Andy and my mom into joining us! We loaded all the bikes up in my brother’s truck and headed out!
None of us really ride, so most of our bikes are from middle school, including mine! I could use an upgrade
We rode 9 miles to a park and rested for few. I was so proud of my mom. I don’t think she had been on a bike in over a decade! We hopped back on the bikes for our 9 mile ride back!
18 miles done!
After! Everyone had a great time! I hope this is something we all can do again soon!
We got home around 6:30, ate dinner, then we crashed! Even though we rode our bikes at an easy pace I was worn out!
What did you do this weekend? To those who ride bikes-what’s a good brand/style for a beginner?
Talk about a whirlwind of a week! I feel like I haven’t had a moment to let it all catch up until now. I started my new job last Tuesday, and I LOVE it! The schedule is taking me a little bit to adjust to (40 flex hours), but I’m starting to get the hang of it. On top of that, I got back into the gym last week and it felt good. During the last few weeks of marathon training I wasn’t going to as many fitness classes. I went to three classes last week and played soccer once. I’m enjoying my short break from running!
I have read a few other blogs that shared 10 things that they love, or are excited about. I thought I’d join in the fun and do the same! /p>
Work.I felt so welcomed at my new job. I knew most of the people since I was a freelancer before but they were very sweet to me on my first day. I was greeted with a sign on my desk and was treated to lunch at Dewey’s Pizza on my first day!
Best friends. I shared this picture on Instagram the other day and I’m sharing it here because I love it that much Two weekends ago we went out to dinner with family and friends for my birthday. I am so lucky that my best friend is also a part of my family. She is pretty awesome!
Afternoon stops at Starbucks. I had a long 11 hour work day last week, so to push me through the evening I stopped for a mocha cookie frappucino. Yum!
Fall vacation. I don’t know where or when we are going but I do know we will be going on a trip this fall. It will be our 5 year wedding anniversary in September (where has time gone?!) so I think we should celebrate
Bachelorette Party. This past weekend I went to a party for one of Andy’s cousins who is getting married this weekend. We went downtown for dinner and drinks. It was a great time! We even ran into Drew Lachey (any 98º fans?!)
My husband. The past few weeks have been super busy for the both of us. Between work and sports we have been running around like crazy. I love our life though! I make sure to go to his softball games and he will come to my soccer games.
New shoes. Do I really need to expand?
Summer nights. Even though it’s really still spring, it has been feeling like summer. I love coming home and opening the window to let the warm breeze in. I love taking long walk with my mom and making a pitstop at my favorite ice cream shop!
Working out. As I said before, I love being back at the gym! While running is something I love I always enjoy a tough class!
Long weekends. Even though it’s just Monday, I am looking forward to the three day weekend ahead!
What’s being going on lately with you? What are some things that make you happy?