July 3, 2015

Chicago Marathon 2015 Kickoff with Momentum Jewelry {Weeks 1 & 2 Recap}

Disclosure: I am a Momentum Jewelry ambassador and receive complimentary products. This blog post contains my affiliate link. As always, all opinions are my own. Momentum is sponsoring my race and supplied complimentary samples of their products. All other items in the giveaway prize were purchased by me.  


Believe it or not, marathon training season is here! It seems like only yesterday I was getting the email that I received entry to the 2015 Chicago Marathon. I ran Chicago last year so I'm familiar with the race and ready to come back and kick butt. What's even freakier is that the Chicago Marathon is only 100 days a way.  October 11 sounds far away, but it's really not because it's already freaking July. HOW?!


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Chicago Marathon 2015 Training Recap

You can follow my training updates with the nifty hashtag #breathedeeplyandrunchi on social media. The first two weeks of training really flew by. I actually just finished tweaking my training plan today. The one thing I did not miss from training which I've noticed since upping my mileage last week is the runger! I'm generally a hungry person but now it's pretty constant. Amanda's post on the subject hit right at home for me.  #foreverhungry


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Week 1

This week wasn't really a true week of training.  I got in a couple easy runs, a November Project workout, and then my first long run. I ran 10 miles with a group of my lady runner friends which was lovely because we spent the whole run basically catching up.  I've been running a half marathon every month since March so 10 miles didn't feel too bad.  The humidity made some of my runs really sweaty and uncomfortable.  

Week 2
I've been trying to add more easy runs and get some more miles on my feet this training cycle so I actually hit my highest mileage in a while this week with just over 36 miles. Surprisingly I'm just feel my usual levels of soreness.

 For cross-training I  took a great barre class at Beachfit Baltimore with my fellow Gundalow ambadassador Annie. I got some speed work in at the November Project Sunrise 6K and the Baltimore Women's Classic 5K.   Sunday's long run called for 13 miles so I tacked on an extra 10 easy miles later in the afternoon after the 5K to get it done. BOOM. And then I ate and napped and ate some more!

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Post BWC 5K 2015 at the lovely Inner Harbor
One of the things that has made me super excited for marathon training is that I've got Momentum Jewelry to sponsor and support my race. I've been loving their athletic jewelry for over a year since now plus am really happy to be an ambassador for the company. 

Their wrap bracelets and footnotes with motivational sayings on them are my favorite accessories for working out or just going about my day. I was already planning on rocking my wrap bracelets and footnotes with my favorite mantras throughout training anyways, but I love that I can also spread the Momentum message. It also doesn't hurt have a little extra help staying motivated when the going gets tough.  

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Check Momentum Jewelry out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

As always you can use my link to save 10% off any order: 
http://www.designsthatmoveyou.com/friend/lauren

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Momentum sent me a box with a couple new wrap bracelets footnotes, tech tee, and a bunch of samples to giveaway to spread the love.  You're in luck because I'm including a footnote and wrap bracelet to kickoff your training, for whatever race or event that may be, along with some of my other favorite training products like Nuun & Feetures!.  


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You can enter below, and the giveaway ends next Friday, 7/10/15 at 12:00 AM EST, open to US & Canada residents only (sorry-due to my shipping costs!) 



This post was linked up with Tuesdays on the Run

Are you training for a big race? What's your favorite training mantra?

37 comments:

  1. I like the oval wrap since I already have a rectangle one, so I would love a different style!

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  2. I don't start training for 3 more weeks but I'm preparing for the runger to return. I'm always hungry anyway but I forget what it's like during marathon training. Love this giveaway :)

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  3. Keep it up. That's some serious dedication.

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  4. I have a few more half marathons this summer...and a TRAIL half. EEK! those are sooo much mor tough than road...so i have to have a few mantras. I CAN. I HAVE. I WILL!!! or Breathe. i have a bracelet with believe on it. love that sort of thing. Would loooove one of the momentum bracelets!!

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  5. Hey! Love Momentum jewelry so much. My favorite mantra is I Can and I Will.

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  6. Natalie Pender7/3/15, 1:29 PM

    I love Live Fearlessly!

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  7. You are dedicated and motivated!

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  8. I'm training for a half marathon (it's in 2 weeks) and my very first Ragnar! I've never owned any Momentum Jewelry items but I think it would probably help me when things got tough out there on race day. I'll have to check them out!

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  9. I am training for my first 5K. I am super excited.

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  10. Training starts tomorrow for RNR 2016- lol. I have planned 5 rnr races for next year and need to get my times down

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  11. I'm currently training for my first marathon in the Fall! Great training kit- so much fun stuff! :)

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  12. I'm training for the HITS OKC marathon and attempting to qualify for Boston.

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  13. I love the oval bracelet that says "stronger than yesterday" since I'm in the process of rehabbing from shoulder surgery. I'm just strong enough to restart my training...10k in September and halfs every month from October through March! Great giveaway and blog post!

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  14. I am training for the Warrior Dash next month and a 5K in October.

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  15. I like the oval design wrap. "Just breath" or "Never quit" would be my sayings.

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  16. I'm running the Rock n' Roll Chicago Half in 2 weeks and am also preparing for my first NYC Marathon.

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  17. Just finished my 1st week of training for my first marathon!

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  18. My favorite mantra is: it won't always be easy, it won't always be fun, but it will always be worth it so get out there and run

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  19. I am training for my 16th NYC Marathon! :) I need some motivation b/c it will be my third this year. I have a bunch of mantras - "Be Awesome" and "My Race, My Day" are some that I made up that work for me.

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  20. I'm getting ready to train for my first half, so any and all advice and help is appreciated.

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  21. I'm training for the marine corps marathon!

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  22. Training for a half marathon in October! Hope to beat my time from March!

    - Judith

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  23. I've only been running since October and I'm still trying to find my ideal race distance. I'm thinking it is the good ole 10k. I've signed for a lot of random ones here and there to stay motivated over this hot summer.

    Thanks for the neat blog!

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  24. I'm actually not training for anything, but I've been lifting weights.

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  25. Training for my first half marathon this fall.

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  26. I just finished two halfs! Just training for a few 10km and 5kms!

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  27. I love the mantra "Be Fierce!" Every time I feel like I can't push any harder in my marathon training, it reminds me I can give what's left in the tank! BE FIERCE! I'm training for the Wineglass Marathon in Upstate NY in October.

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  28. I love the mantra "Be fierce!" Every time I feel like I don't have anything left in the tank, I remind myself to be fierce and give what I have left. I am training for the Wineglass Marathon in Upstate New York in October.

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  29. I am just training for 5Ks right now but I love these bracelets. I plan to train for a half this Fall.

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  30. I'm currently training for the Special Olympics half-marathon, which is next month, followed by my first Spartan Race, which will be in December.

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  31. I'm training for RnR Chicago in two weeks.

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  32. I just started training for my first marathon and this would be an awesome gift!

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  33. training to get healthy again! Running the Houston Marathon in January!

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  34. Mine is simple, "just breathe." There is something so soothing about listening to my own breathing.

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    1. Clearly from my blog name, I like this one :)

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