At the time, I was working so hard to set a new giant PR in the marathon. I wanted to improve my time by an hour or more and I wanted to qualify for Boston for the first time ever. It took a lot of hard work and dedication. It took a lot of courage. It took a tremendous amount of sacrifice and patience. More than anything though, it took BELIEVING in myself. I had no hope of accomplishing my goal if I did not have faith in myself. If I did not BELIEVE I could do it. When I ordered my first bracelet, I knew right away which word would speak to me the most …
I wore my bracelet for every training run and for every race. It took three marathons and goodness knows how many training runs and track workouts, but finally last spring at RnR DC I ran a 3:34:46 and accomplished my goal. A PR of more than an hour and my first ever Boston qualifying time.
When I was getting ready for Hood to Coast with Nuun this year, I was beyond excited that Endorphin Warrior would be sending us each a bracelet for this epic adventure. Once again I knew exactly what word I would need. This time, I picked BREATHE. It is a simple thing but so easy to forget to control when I am running. One of my favorite and most powerful personal mantras has always been BREATHE, BELIEVE. So I brought my old bracelet with me and wore both of them together, the entire time.
I admit I am really into arm candy. I love bracelets and especially bracelets that I can sweat in (just ask my running buddies and my friends from HTC). I am also really into mantras – running is like meditation in motion for me. I know that the mind is a powerful thing. When I am struggling on a run whether at the track, on the trail or in a race, I find that a simple word or phrase can do wonders for helping me push through the toughest moments. My Endorphin Warrior bracelets are a quick and cool reminder to get myself together when I start losing focus. I love them.
I am so excited to be hosting another giveaway of this awesome product! To enter, all you have to do is go to the Endorphin Warrior web site HERE and leave me a comment telling me which bracelet key word you would choose if you win. It’s as simple as that!!
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I will accept entries until next Thursday, 9/13 and will announce the winner on Friday 9/14. I should tell you I was not paid to do this – I love the bracelet that Endorphin Warrior gave me and I’m excited to spread the word about them and to facilitate giving one to a lucky reader of my blog!!