Monday, November 17, 2014

It's a WIN detergent giveaway! #SweatHardSmellGreat

So, I'm back from my blogging break and I have a giveaway just for you! 

The makers of Win detergent and my friends at SweatPink sent me 2 bottles of Win detergent in exchange for writing this blog post AND I get to give 2 bottles of Win detergent to one of you!

The sweaty summer season is over, but that doesn't mean we're done getting sweaty!

In fact, once the snow starts my family hits the ski trails and goes snow shoeing and the piles of sweaty clothes just get deeper.  Win detergent is great for getting the stink out of our gear.

I've used  WIN Detergent Blue in the past and it's done a great job at de-stinking our gross ski gear and my sweaty running gear.

  But I was pleasantly surprised to find that WIN Detergent Green is just as effective without fragrances or dyes.

So, how do you win some WIN ?
(ha! did you see what I did there?)

It's easy! 

You have 4 chances to win... leave a separate comment telling me that you've completed each of the following tasks and you're in!

1. Tweet about this post using the hashtag #SweatHardSmellGreat
Tag me! @kidsrunwild

2. Follow WIN on Twitter

3. Follow WIN on Instagram

4. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite way to get sweaty in the fall & winter months!

And although it's not necessary for the giveaway, I'd be super excited if you'd follow me on Instagram and Twitter!

I'll announce a winner on Wednesday!

Disclaimer: I was given 2 bottles of WIN detergent in exchange for writing this post.  
All opinions, text & stinky laundry are mine.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Fun- Zombies, Trees & Silly Girls

So I've missed out on telling you quite a few things while I took my little break from blogging.
Warning:  This post could go all over the place.

Back in October Katie & Mandy had the opportunity to perform as zombies at a Zombie 5K right here in our hometown.  This particular 5K is run by our local community theatre so the zombies look pretty real.

Yes, that's my little Mandy with a gunshot wound to the chest.  When I posted this picture on Facebook, some of my friends were momentarily alarmed and thought that she was injured.  I was momentarily alarmed that they thought I'd whip out my phone and start taking pictures instead of rushing the child to an ER.

Katie & her friend Jenna went as Zombie Anna & Elsa, so lots of little girls wanted their picture taken with them.  Seriously, it's like they didn't even notice that these princesses were dead.

Ruger even went along to the 5K with us and spent some time sniffing everyone & everything. 
He wasn't overly impressed with the zombies.

Several friends asked me why I wasn't running.  Honestly, this just isn't my kind of race.  I like to put on my headphones and zone out when I run.  I don't want to chase anyone and and I don't want to be chased.  
But I had a great time cheering on the runners & zombies!

I've been spending lots of time knitting.  
Most recently, I knit up this teeny little tree.

I'm looking forward to knitting a teeny little forest to go with it.

And I always have time to take silly selfies with funny girls who are growing up way too fast.

As I'm typing this, the first snow of the year is settling on my deck.  I'm looking forward to taking Ruger out for his walk this morning and seeing what he thinks of it.

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hello readers? You still here?

Hello??? Are you here?  Are you still reading?  Thank you for your patience.  I know, I've been a complete slacker of a blogger lately.  But I'm back and I'm deeply thankful that you're here too.  Let's chat.

First, what happened to me?

Well, I took on that 31 Days of Blogging Challenge in October.  I was going to give you a whole month of lists.  I'm going to go ahead and put that into the category called "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

But when I committed, I forgot a few things.  I forgot that I'm not the sort of blogger who stays on one theme for a whole month.  Heck, frequent readers are probably thinking that I sometimes have trouble sticking to one theme for an entire post!

I also forgot that I don't like to post every single day.  I like to post when I actually have something to say!  And I'm not really big on giving advice.  I'm happy to tell you all about things that are working for me, just in case they might work for you too, but I don't like to flat-out tell you what to do.  That's just not how I roll.

So once I started in on that plan (that really did seem like a good one) I started to feel really penned in by it.  I didn't want to make lists.  I wanted to tell you random things!  (I always feel like you enjoy those posts most)

So I wandered away from the blog & didn't post anything.  And I missed it.

So I'm back.

I'm making no promises, but I'll try to do better.

And since it's Wednesday and I've totally ditched you in the What I Ate Wednesday department, let me try and make it up to you.

Ken bought a smoker and he made me this chicken.  After I took the picture it fell right off the bones.  It was delicious!

There, that's better.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Greatest Love List

When it comes to LOVE I could never make a better list than the one in I Corinthians 
which tells us what love is and isn't.  

Have a beautiful Sunday friends.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10 Blogs You Should Be Reading

Here they are- 10 blogs you should be reading.  Set up a bloglovin' account and follow them all.  You can even download the bloglovin' app on your smartphone and see your blogs whenever you have a moment to read.

These are blogs that inspire me to do better.  They inspire me to organize my house, feed my family, and get my butt moving.  Now go read...

1. Marc and Angel Hack Life

2. The Yarn Harlot

3. JillFit

4. Mile Markers by Kristen Armstrong

5. Clean Mama

6. Thirty Handmade Days

7.  Jill Conyers- Fitness Health and Happiness

8. Peas & Crayons

9. Running to the Kitchen

10. Run to the Finish

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Her Times 5K 2014 recap!

This post is a little late but I couldn't skip it.  Last weekend I ran my favorite 5K once again.  The Her Times 5K is an all-female 5K and it was the first race where I felt like a runner.  It would take an awful lot for me to miss it.

Unfortunately, Grandma Glo was down for the count with pneumonia 
so I set out for the race with Katie & Mandy.

We caught up with our friends, Emily and Kate at the start.  Kate is super fast (3rd overall- wow!) so she lined up at the front.  Katie & I headed for the middle of the pack and Mandy & Emily joined the walkers.

There's always time for a fun shoe picture before the start.

For once we were happy that the weather man was wrong.  Despite a forecast that called for a cold, rainy morning the weather was great.  The sun even peeked out at us for awhile and the temperature was perfect once we got moving.  

Katie & I stuck together and to her credit she did not whine even though I was pushing her a little.  
She left the race with a new 5K PR that day! Nice!

We hung around the finish line for awhile and Kate found us. (she'd been there for a bit already) Eventually we spotted Mandy & Emily on their way to the finish line and cheered them all the way in!

Happy, sweaty finish line selfies all around completed an awesome morning!

Do you have a favorite race that you just wouldn't miss?

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

10 Things to Do Every Day

The following is a list of things you should do every day.  Write them down on your to-do list.  Schedule time on your calendar if you must, but I promise that all 10 of the items on this list are worth doing every single day.

This list is in no particular order so check them off in any order that makes sense to you.

You'll be happier... now get started.

1. Read a book.

2. Make your bed.

3. Drink your water.

4. Pray.

5. Hug someone you love.

6. Make some food. (yes, with your own hands)

7. Take a walk. (preferably outside)

8. Brush your teeth.

9. Listen to music.

10. Go to bed at a reasonable time.

Click on the "31 Days of Lists for Busy Women" tab above 
to see more lists throughout the month of October!

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