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Cranky Knees

I owe you an race update for the Twin Falls Rim to Rim race. I had a great time at the race and it felt good to be in a race after what felt like forever after not being in a race.

But since it was uphill and then flat and then 10% grade downhill, then flat, then slightly up, then down, then flat, I think maybe the downhill was what made my knee cranky.

It hasn't been bothering me but I also didn't stretch post race. I have been making sure I have been stretching post run.

But during the recovery of this race, my knee went back to crabby. A little swollen, but no pain. My knee braces and sleeves are in storage and this week I have to rummage around in the boxes to get them.

I have been icing and feel the need for foam rolling. No foam roller around so I am using a softball bat. Talk about hurt so good!

Today the BF found an old tub of DMSO gel. WTF is that?

First search - ebay and all the tubs are selling. Next search, Dr. Google.

I found this Daily Mile post a little easier…

EatSmart Precision MaxView Digital Bathroom Scale Review & Giveaway

EatSmart recently contacted me to share with you this little gem right here.

Why do you need this bathroom scale?

EatSmart Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative healthcare products, would like to introduce an exciting addition to our bathroom scale line, the EatSmart Precision MaxView Digital Bathroom Scale.

Why the MaxView? – Whether you are looking to gain or lose, this high-tech gadget is an essential tool in weight management. What makes the Precision MaxView different from other bathroom scales is the EXTRA LARGE DISPLAY.The oversized, well lit display makes it easy to see your weight and features one the of BIGGEST LCD screens on any bathroom scale available in the US market.
Innovative features include: Utilizes OurStep-On Technology and Sensor Accuracy - get instant readings! EXTRA LARGE 4.5" LCD display w/ Accubright blue backlight - Easy to read in any light environment - One of the biggest on the market! 4 High Precision EatSmart Sensors - Consis…

ProCompression Review and Giveaway

I am a huge fan of compression socks. And I am a huge fan of ProCompression socks! When I got word that I could share the greatness of ProCompression with all of you again, I jumped all over it!

I have been wearing them since 2012 - so long ago!

I wear these while running, working out, recovering after runs, and while I am on my feet for long periods of time. Most recently was while working 16 hour days in Alaska this summer. My leggies were swollen standing on concrete for that long of time and with my ProCompression, they actually were way less swollen. (Hello - Compression socks! True graduated compression promotes circulation by pushing fluid up from your feet and ankles to toward your knees. This design also helps reduce swelling and inflammation while providing critical support to muscles and tendons. I only brought one pair with me - total mistake! I wore my socks for 3-4 days at a time before washing. I NEEDED these socks and gladly suffered through the lack of washing them f…

I Made A Running Skirt!

I got a wild hair on Friday afternoon!

I wanted to make a running skirt!

I have access to a sewing machine in the house and although it has been 15 years or so since I have sewn, I figured it couldn't be that hard!

I have only a couple of skirts and I actually wanted a black one. Plus I have a race next week and I wanted to make a new sparkle skirt to wear. I am looking forward to making the skirt because I think it will be easier then the race.

OK - FYI. I don't have any idea what I am doing, mmkay. I never grew up in a sewing household and it took me at least an hour to figure out how to thread the bobbin into the machine. The only things I have ever made were pillow cases, a quilt for my son when he was a toddler - which as super cute and a pair of pajama bottoms for me. Which were pretty comfy and awesome. So if you have ANY sewing tips, they are greatly appreciated. :-) kthx

I got some fabric at Jo-Anns. I bought a yard of black spandexy and a yard of sheer red sparkle on…

"Carbonated Beverage" Mile

I just got word about a fun even on Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho - that looks like it would be a great time AND help a good cause.

I am wavering on doing this since Twin is the closest "big city" to me right now.

Cross Fit Magic Valley is having a "Carbonated Beverage" Mile. Running a Mile for Charity!

 Saturday, September 6th @ 1PM

"Carbonated Beverage" Mile

1. Bring $5 and 2 cans/boxes of food
2. "Carbonated Beverage" of your choice
3. Run 4 - 400 Meters
4. Have Fun!!

Everyone Welcome! You don not need to be a member of CrossFit Magic Valley to attend. This is a run to have fun and raise a little for a local charity.

Format is drink-run-drink-run-drink-run-drink-run. A penalty lap is taken for puking. Come out to participate or observe.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or text: (208) 404-2116

Is anyone in the area going to participate in this? Have you ever ran a "beer" mile or anythin…

Buddha's Herbs WINGS Tea Review

I was recently contacted by Buddha's Herbs for a review of their products. I received no other compensation.

Buddha's Herbs is a family owned herbal supplement company committed to making quality products. They have a variety of products available including multi-vitamins and minerals, herbal teas, and herbal supplements.

From their website -
Their name and operations are motivated by the teachings of Buddha and its logo also signifies Buddha’s positive attitude towards life. When the Buddha was young, he learned the science of medicine. He became knowledgeable about the nature and cure of diseases. The Buddha’s realization of the perpetual cycle of rebirth and the stages of aging, illness, and death, enabled him to guide others to live a healthy life.
His pragmatic approach includes the insistence on proper hygiene and medicine, but more to the point, he never resorted to what might be considered "faith healing." Instead, he offered rational, p…

Exploring the New 'hood - Experience Idaho - Balanced Rock

Even though I have lived in Idaho my whole life, there are so many places that I have never explored!

Even though I am not in Boise right now, currently being in the small town that I am now in, it's full of neat geological landmarks that are very cool. They make me very proud to be an Idahoan! I have been trying to post a lot of them on Instagram, so if you don't see it on the blog, it's on there.

We took a little drive to Balanced Rock. South of Buhl in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands world-famous Balanced Rock. Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches. Nearby Balanced Rock Park is an excellent spot for a picnic.

The BF said it was going to be an all day drive but the Visit Idaho website has directions. It only took us ALL DAY because we had to shop in the junk stores in Buhl and of course the MANDATORY ice cream at Cloverleaf Creamery!

They were so packed. Partly because of the Twin Falls…