One of my go-to mantras for when things get tough in a race is: You Are Stronger Than You Think. I love the idea of having something to remind me as I look down at it during a tough run. I've yet to sport it in a race, but I did take it out yesterday on my first real tempo run MONTHS.
|after a mile warm up, my 3 mile tempo went rather well and I was hitting my old tempo paces by the LAST mile - huzzah!|
Aaaaaaand, I really haven't taken it off since. The sweat dries instantly and I've also drenched it while doing dishes (I mean, that's how I spend at least 40% of my day, easily) and it's held up nicely - just let it dry out overnight.
|Post tempo workout|
I'm not the kind of gal to wear jewelry when I work out, other than my wedding rings and my watch. But the Endorphin Warrior bracelet is so comfortable it truly feels like I'm wearing nothing at all. It's been a long time since I've worn any kind of leather jewelry...
|Yep, I wore my leather, beaded, adjustable necklace for my HS graduation picture. And a spiral perm - didn't EVERYONE?|
... and I'm really loving the leather now! It's a nice neutral that goes well with other bracelets I wear, and layers easily.
Not only is it a great talisman for running, but for mothers of young children: I've looked down at it often whilst doing homework, or other hard hitting negotiations with my five year old, and I'm reminded to be strong and persevere. Maybe I'll get a 'persevere' bracelet, too...
If you'd like to get your hands on one of them, Endorphin Warrior has offered to giveaway one bracelet of your choice!
- Go to their website, check out the goods and leave a comment here telling me which bracelet you'd choose.
- Bonus entry: since I love Twitter, tweet a link to this giveaway and include Endorphin Warrior's and my Twitter handles (I want to win an @EndorphnWarrior bracelet from @mrshallberg) and comment here letting me know that you did :)
Also, during the month of March, Endorphin Warrior is giving away a FREE Dog Tag/Key Ring to anyone who places an order on their website. They are also donating $1 from each order during March to support a local youth running club for lower-income kids. More info here: https://www.endorphinwarrior.com/Articles.asp?ID=284