Awesome Fridays – Halloween Recap, Sparatan Race Burpee Ladders, Athleta Instagram Contest & More
Happy Awesome Friday, everyone! I hope you all had a great Halloween last night and are recovering nicely. We dressed up Kona as a Dodger Dog for Halloween. She had a hot dog costume and an Dodgers bandana. It was super cute:
We walked Kona around our neighborhood and it was a lot of fun. The kids loved her! There were so many people out trick or treating and it was great socialization for her to be around so many people and kids dressed up. She was very good and didn’t get scared. We are so proud of our pup. She turned 19 weeks old this week!
I also decided to be sporty this week by rocking my Halloween compression socks to our soccer game on Wednesday. I hope I didn’t stretch them out too much by being underneath my socks!
A couple days ago I learned that Heather from Unusual Trekker and I won the Athleta Instagram contest from last week at Fit Blog LA. Each of us won a $50 Gift Card to Athleta. We are so stoked! What should I get? I am thinking about maybe using it towards a nice winter jacket but if you have other ideas post in the comments and let me know. Congrats to my pal Tiffany at Running Hutch – she won the grand prize of a $200 Gift Card. Wow, sweet! Congrats, Tiffany! Here’s a pic of our winning photo:
Speaking of shopping, here’s a couple cool finds I saw online this week. Holiday shopping is coming up so you may find these useful!
- Beats By Dre Headphones on Grouponfor $55
- This rad Chargers Blanket. I used to live in San Diego so they are my favorite football team and I want to snuggle with this blanket as long as they keep on winning 🙂
I am also contemplating on doing my first Spartan Race next Month in Malibu. This is supposedly a pretty hardcore run where you jump through fire and climb walls and stuff. It may be too intense for me but it sounds interesting. I signed up for the Spartan Race email list and they send out tips and workout ideas everyday. One workout they sent this week was a Burpee Ladder. You do burpees in the following progression: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 .I did this on Tuesday and I was so sore! Holy cow. Thanks, Spartan Race for the awesome workout idea!
A reader contacted me this week to let me know I was wearing my Stitchfix dress backwards. I have worn this dress out TWICE in public backwards now. I feel like such a knob. No wonder I am fashion challenged. If you want to see the dress, you can check it out in my Stitchfix September review here. I guess it makes a good story, right? Sheesh!
Can you believe November is already here? I can’t. In two weeks my husband and I will be on our way to New Zealand! We are super excited and can’t wait.
Have a great weekend, everyone. Be Fit. Be Awesome.
What about you? Have you ever won an Instagram Photo Contest? Have you done a Spartan Race? Do you dress your dog up for Halloween? Post in the comments and let me know!
Congrats on winning the Athleta contest!! What a pose. 😀
Thanks, girl! SO Excited.
Becky @ TheBexFactor.com says
I have ran three Spartan Sprints and one Super Spartan and loved them all. Such a great event. Next year I’m aiming to get the Spartan Trifecta. I’m not a runner at all so getting that distance is going to be tough!
Wow, you are hardcore. I love it! I have to try one of these races. They look so cool.
Congrats on winning the contest! You can load up on fun, comfy gear for your trip!
Thanks, Nicole! Pretty pumped.