Sunday, June 14, 2015

Keeping It Real & A Giveaway

I deeply appreciate each and every comment left on my "Motivation" post. I will get back on track and catch up with all of you this upcoming week. I spent almost the whole week taking antibiotics before I started to feel a real improvement - craziness, that's tooo long! 

Being sick for so long put quite a kink in my running, just 14.8 miles last week, but yes, I did have four very active days despite my low running mileage. I have been trying to gear up on the cycle at the gym, and really engage my glutes since my running has been kind of slack, and I lifted like a beast :) 

I need to work on equalizing the humidity verses Karen score, hopefully this week will bring some better runs. 

I have not had a pedicure since May 11th. Even though my past two weeks have been a little lighter than normal, I did run 70 miles in May, so I still put some decent mileage on my tootsies. 

I started using a new product, The Runner’s Choice, back in April. I wanted time to use it before I reviewed it and offered it to you for a giveaway. 
The Runner’s Choice is scientifically formulated with 100% natural botanical oils of almond, eucalyptus, eucalyptol, wintergreen, peppermint and spearmint. It is designed for people that run 3 miles or more at a time or for those that are on their feet all day.


I have always had a spot on left foot that callouses and tends to get really hard.   I try to get a pedicure about once a month and scrub and lotion my feet in between to keep the area soft.  If  I get lazy with the pumice stone, it's my nemesis spot, it will get hard and cause my foot to feel numb, or really burn on longer runs. 
So I was excited to try this product to see if it helped my problem area. 
I pleased to tell you, it has been great for my feet. 
These are my tootsies, a month since my last pedicure...


Usually after this long I have hard spots on the side of my toes and lots of cracking on my heels, but this has been minimized by using the oil all month. 
And my spot...SORRY about the foot picture, but hey, trying to keep it real...and it is a foot product, after all. 

My calloused spot is significantly softer than usual, so I call it a win. 
I love this stuff 
I used it several nights a week before I went to bed and after my runs. 
It does not feel greasy and soaks in fully in about three to four minutes. Since I have cats and lots of loose hairs flying around my house I never walk around without my slippers. I spread the oil on and put my feet right in my slippers, but it didn't leave them feel greasy. It does have an interesting fragrance, but isn't unpleasant at all. It has soothed my feet for sure, and a bottle will last quite awhile, mine is still 3/4 full after all those uses. 
I was provided a free bottle to review, but all opinions and experience are my own. 
If you have any specific questions, feel free to leave them in a comment. I promise to be back on track answering every one :) 

So now my readers will get a chance to try it,  The Runner’s Choice – one bottle to three separate winners.(only one winner per household) This giveaway can be for U.S., Canada, and Australia only! Contest will be open from 6-14-15 until 6-19-15 at 12:00 a.m. 
Please note, winners will be posted and notified Saturday 6-20-15.
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Also, if you do not win the manufacturer is willing to send you one bottle free for shipping and handling charges only...
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24 comments:

  1. Sounds like good stuff! I had a really humid run in South Dakota today. I was sure someone would tell me that I looked like I had just gone for a swim in my running clothes.

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    1. ha! I looked like I took a swim again this morning, I kept stopping at sprinklers and soaking my head, but it felt good. The running will better when you get to Canada I bet :)

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  2. Sounds like good stuff! I had a really humid run in South Dakota today. I was sure someone would tell me that I looked like I had just gone for a swim in my running clothes.

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  3. I haven't had a pedicure in about a year! So I'm way past due. I had a minor procedure on my heel and just didn't want anything to get infected at the nail shop. Some are a little sketchy. Let me know how you manage to one-up the humidity. I can't do it! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

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    1. A year HoHo, yes you are due! I have a girlfriend that takes her own kit when she goes, she's had an infection and worries. My little shop has been good to me so far...which is why I won't change, at least I know they clean everything well.
      The humidity got me again this morning, I tried to Galloway thinking I would be able to run stronger lol...yeah, I just barely survived...

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  4. I so wanted to go for a pedicure (I"m due!) after my horrible long run today, but there was no time. I'll get there this week. I have that oil, the Runners Choice, and I really like it. I'm going to rub some in my feet tonight. They deserve some pampering!

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    1. Your run may have felt horrible, but seriously good for you for toughing it out! I am glad you like the oil too, I do feel like it pampers me a bit :)

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  5. I have the strangest runner's feet.... mine never have any problems! The worst thing that has happened to me was a black pinky toe during marathon training last year. I think all the sweating in my socks keeps them well moisturized LOL!

    The humidity ... I hear ya. Let's tackle it head on this week and come out on top!

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    1. That's awesome you don't have any issues! My callouses have always given me a fit if I don't keep at them. I am not sure what to do, expect keep trying since the treadmill really seems to aggravate my leg now :(

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  6. Oh, the humidity is starting here too. I haven't adjusted yet. Yuck. Glad you are feeling better!

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    1. It a whole new adventure...I am beginning to think I may not adjust - thaanks!!

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  7. I have that oil too and now that it's steamy out it's so refreshing! I am so not acclimated to the heat/humidity that rolled in here over the weekend. Blech!

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    1. Oh no! Was is bad for your Tri? At least that may have made the swim really enjoyable right?!

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  8. I need to check that stuff out for my hubs - he walks every DAY about 15-20 miles at his job. His poor feet ache so badly & are in such bad shape.

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    1. That's a lot of walking everyday! My hubby started wearing compression and it has helped him. Hopefully you will win a bottle :)

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  9. I have never heard of that stuff. Might be good to have when I start running again! -M

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  10. I think I may have broken a toe yesterday so maybe my foot really needs this !

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  11. It's always fun to find something to help those poor feet that carry us so many miles!

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    1. Yes :) I was surprised at how much this stuff helped!

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  12. I get a callous on the side of my big toe!!

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    1. My left foot does that too- this stuff has helped keep that area softer :)

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