Hurricane Prep, First Marathon Injury, & BIC Band Giveaway Winners!

August 25, 2011 · 38 comments


Pop Quiz – What movie is that from? πŸ˜‰


Somebody’s mother (I’m not mentioning names, but she’s a hot mom) keeps sending text messages to her daughter telling her she needs to hit the deck, flee for the hills, evacuate the area, and batten down the hatches.

Her past four text messages and e-mails have directed in depth prep work ensuring Chloe and I don’t end up like Rose and Jack in the Titanic, floating along the Chesapeake Bay on a piece of scrap wood.

I haven’t figured out our plan yet, but I do plan to somehow get in my 18 miler this weekend. Since Hurricane Irene looks like it will hit on Sunday, I may wait till then to head outta town.

Sooo.. who wants two additions to their household this weekend? πŸ˜‰ We may head to my sister’s house in nova to camp out for a while.


A marathon training injury?

Speaking of Sunday’s 18 mile PDR run, I’m feeling extra frustrated with the way my left quad has been feeling. I’ve got some pain in the outside of my leg, which makes me think my IT band is starting to act up again.

I’m not sure what is worse – missing out on long runs, or running through the pain.

My plan of attack thus far? Ice, ice baby. Any other recommendations other than foam rolling and ice would be greatly appreciated.


B.I.C. Band Giveaway Winners

You guys are just as excited as I am about these babies… and you totally made me want to order 6 more.

Sandy from B.I.C Bands is either psyched about you van-damming the B.I.C Bands Facebook wall, or she’s pissed about the takeover. Y’all are a scrappy bunch!

Winner #1 (RANDOM COMMENT #146): Lindsay!

Winner #2 (RANDOM COMMENT #78): Kristine!

Winner #2 (RANDOM COMMENT #78): Lindsay!

CONGRATS, girls! E-mail me ASAP at with your chosen bands and addresses so I can pass them on to Sandy.

The upside to all you friends of mine who weren’t randomly chosen by the trusty Random Integer Generator? I now know exactly what to get you for Christmas. πŸ˜‰

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1 Jill is Active August 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I am training for the Savannah Marathon and I’ve been having trouble with my left quad too!! GRRRR!!! The only other suggestion I have is a Sports Massage (it hurts like a bee-otch – but helps!) My trainer told me to get the massage and then make the next day your rest day.

I’ve been icing and foam rolling as well. AND BioFreeze feels amazing.


2 sara @ the foodie diaries August 25, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Yay Lindsey! πŸ™‚ So sad I didn’t win, but I’ll send you my address around the Christmas time πŸ˜‰

I just posted about the hurricane. Lucky for us down here it’s missing us and heading up towards you, YIKES!!
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3 Carolyn @ Lovin' Losing August 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Good luck with the hurricane! Since my husband’s a Norfolk cop AND on night shift this month, I have the joy of sitting at home by myself (with the dogs) through the fun time. I think I’ll be hanging out on the first floor, JIC a tree decides my house needs a remodel (PLEASE fall on the kitchen).
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4 girl in the pink August 25, 2011 at 4:28 pm

That is such a cute pic of you and your puppy!!
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5 kimert August 25, 2011 at 4:29 pm

The Little Mermaid is the only movie that comes to mind for me. πŸ™‚ love it. Congrats to the winners!
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6 Jenn's Adventures August 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm

so flippin’ jealous!! –and I love your photos–had me in hysteric!


7 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat August 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Random question – do you color your hair or is it natural? I love the shade!
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8 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry August 25, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Shutup shutup shutup SHUT UP!!!!!!! I NEVER WIN ANYTHING! Ahh, I’m so excited! Yayyyyy!!!! THANK YOU! I love you.

Man, good luck with the hurricane prepping. We had a really crazy storm here last night but I’m pretty sure it would pale in comparison to that.
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9 Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Make you rest on your rest days and do lots of stretching! I’ve had plantar fasciitis creep up on me several times and this really helps me!
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10 Kristine @ Running On Hungry August 25, 2011 at 6:38 pm

YAYAYAY! I never win anything either!! I’m so pumped!!
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11 Rachel @ The Avid Appetite August 25, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Stay safe this weekend friend! Candles bottles of wine will be necessary πŸ™‚ I kinda love storms sometimes.


12 angie August 25, 2011 at 7:16 pm

you and your whole family can escape to MY house!!!


13 Lisa @ I'm an Okie August 25, 2011 at 8:42 pm

aw i love all three of these winner! whoohoo girls. I wanna come join in the hurricane fun.
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14 Rach August 25, 2011 at 9:31 pm

You are so welcome at our house. I’m sure Chloe and Oreo would get along great! Granted, we’re a wee bit of a drive from you, haha! Anyway, stay safe and enjoy time with your sis if that’s where you end up going!
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15 megan @ August 25, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I can’t believe this hurricane is real! I live up in MA.. ahhh!! I have been having IT band issues myself. I was biking and running like crazy.. and then it hit me.. sudden pain.. use a foam roller and roll that sucker out! Go see P.T. if it get’s any worse.. it’s soooooo worth it, I know how it feels not to be able to exercise and it sucks! good luck πŸ™‚ cool blog too!


16 Brittany @ A Spoonful of Peanut Butter August 25, 2011 at 11:00 pm

Have a good trip! Be careful with that hurricane thats comin. πŸ™‚ (your dog is so flippin cute!)
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17 Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health August 25, 2011 at 11:13 pm

OMG I’m so excited! I never win things…woo hoo πŸ™‚
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18 Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) August 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm



19 Brittany @ LessBritt MoreLife August 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

Hurricane parties are THE best πŸ™‚ You should come to Austin!
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20 Kimberly August 26, 2011 at 2:24 am

My dog’s name is Chloe also!! I am not sure if Rachel (The Avid Appetite/Maa sister) told you that!

Good luck evacuating! My boyfriend and I had to cancel our anniversary trip to his Lewes, DE beach house this weekend due to Irene! But I am kinda excited to curl up, drink lots of wine and watch some movies! Be safe and enjoy the pitter patter of the rain!
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21 Lauren August 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

Lady, get out of there!! Before you end up like my uncle in Hurricane Katrina and have to float around on a hot tub cover for a couple days. I’m crossing my fingers for you on the IT pain. That stuff is no fun!
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22 Lizzie August 26, 2011 at 3:07 am

Congrats winners!!!
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23 Dad August 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

so who’s that guy face on the Titanic piece of wood?


24 Kaitlyn August 26, 2011 at 3:19 am

youuu crack me up. πŸ™‚

and seriously make me miss living at home in VB! im headed back to visit the family labor day weekend though!!!
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25 Allison @ PickyEatingRD August 26, 2011 at 4:23 am

Ive got a brilliant idea! Come to CHICAGO! πŸ™‚
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26 Marijke August 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

Congrats to the winners! Such a great giveaway!
Oh em geee a hurricane? It’s times like these that I’m so pleased to live in England! Be safe!
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27 Lisa August 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

Let’s just hope the hurricane finds itself out at sea….!

Earthquakes and hurricanes…what is the world coming to?! πŸ™‚

Hope you get your run in without a hitch!


28 Brandi @ The Vitamin Bee August 26, 2011 at 1:40 pm

hey girl hey…as far as your ITBS, try focusing on hip strengthening exercises. Sometimes it can stem from hip imbalances! And treat yourself to a massage! The massage school is cheap and it really helps!
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29 Alexa @ Simple Eats August 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Staying inside and drinking wine seems to be my plan, too! Great way to be prepared for the hurricane!


30 Cara @ ChicMeetsHealthy August 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm

i totally just made a list of things to do during the hurricane!!! i was supposed to go to a wine festival tomorrow, but i guess drinking inside rather than beneath a tree will have to suffice!
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31 Royar August 28, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Your pictures of you and Chloe are priceless! Hope you weathered the storm okay up in NOVA! XO
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