Thanks to everyone who is participating in the 5 by the 5th series… your enthusiasm is contagious, and I love hearing your stories and goals. There were some great photos and stories shared on the Mommy, Run Fast Facebook page! If you wrote a post outlining your January 5k or 5 miler, you are welcome to link it up below so we can read and support each other.
I’m using this series as motivation to work on my 5k time, but my first 5k fell right in the middle of marathon tapering, so I used it for some tempo miles last week. It was a windy day, and felt a lot harder than it should have. My January 5k time was 22:45. I’m hoping to break 20 minutes by June, which is 20 seconds under my current pr. I’ll probably have to sign up for a local 5k to really push myself to break that time.
This month’s prize is a pack from Harbinger Fitness: they generously sent me a yoga mat and balance ball to try, and agreed to send out two prize packs to you.
The balance trainer was new to me, but is a great tool for cross training and balance. It is especially helpful for developing core strength, and can be used for squats, one leg balance work, bridges, planks or mountain climbers. The possibilities are endless.
The yoga mat is great quality. It’s thick, soft, and rolls up with a wrap for easy transport. My daughter and I like to roll it out for some mommy and me yoga time. It’s also perfect for pilates, core work or stretching.
Harbinger has all sorts of strength training fitness products. You can find more about them and their products on their website.
In the theme of yoga, Earth Yoga offered a top or bottom to one winner as well. I reviewed their clothing a few months ago and loved the soft fabric, earth friendly material, and cute styles. I’m actually wearing an outfit from them in the photo above.
Do you practice yoga? Even a few minutes a week can help benefit your running.
Later this week, I’ll share a guest post with tips for incorporating yoga, the benefits of yoga, and the best poses for runners.
This month’s winners are:
Balance Trainer/Yoga mat—> April O.
Balance Trainer/Yoga mat—-> Keri R.
Earth Yoga top or bottom—-> Carrie (@CarrieSinCA)
Also, the winner of the $100 HHGregg gift card is——-> Jen G (@jengov)
Congrats, winners!! Email me with your address so it can be sent out.
If you’re linking up a post, check out a few other recaps and get to know some fellow 5 by the 5th participants!