Saturday, October 26, 2013

WOD - October 26, 2013 + Reebok's Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative

It was beautiful outside this morning - sunny and not as humid (mid-70*F's!!)...I HAD to do something outside today!  My parents took my kids to run some errands this morning so my husband and I decided to walk to the gym!  The gym is about 0.5 miles from our house so it was a wonderful 1 mile addition (round trip) to my workout!

At the gym - no pics :( - I did 2 miles on the treadmill in 4 5-minute increments (so I did the 2 miles in a little less than 20 minutes).  I was hurting today, I don't know why, but I wanted to complete the 2 miles so I did it in a way that I knew I could...5 minutes of running goes by in like a snap.  I only took about a 30-40 second break between each 5-minute set of running, but it really helped me recoup and recover before running again.

We all know planks it was!  3 sets of 90 second planks - with 30 seconds of rest between sets.  My shoulders and core were burning - hurts so good ;)

Today was a great workout - 3 miles and planks completed...check!

Now onto something with much more substance (sorry for the length of this next part but it is SO important!):

So, we all know (or should know!) that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  And even though the month is almost over, we really should be bringing awareness, raising money and contributing our time ALL.THROUGH.THE.YEAR to find a cure for breast cancer (and every other kind of cancer and disease for that matter!).  The people suffering through these illnesses need us to be at bat for them.  

If you can give money, great (but please do your research into where you are donating and what they are using the money for!)....if not, what about your time....or things in your house that aren't needed anymore, donate them.  There are so many ways to give!

Unfortunately, in this day and age, I can almost guarantee that every single person has been affected, or knows someone who has been affected, by breast cancer....either themself, someone in their family or a friend.  Prevention and early detection are key!  It's terrifying - and we need to encourage ALL women to:
  • Visit their gynecologist yearly and regularly go for mammograms (and pap smears!)
  • Do breast self-exams monthly
  • Know your body!
  • Be your own advocate - if something doesn't seem right SPEAK UP and GET IT CHECKED OUT!  Better to be safe than sorry!
Reebok is teaming up with Avon to do their part to help find a's what I mean:

October is national breast cancer awareness month! Reebok is a proud supporter of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and will donate a minimum of $300,000 to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, through our pink ribbon product sales to care and to help find a cure for breast cancer. Check out the Pink Ribbon Reebok selection today and support the fight against breast cancer!

Reebok Women's Flat Grey SmoothFlex Ride 3.0 - Pink Ribbon Running Shoe is lightweight and breathable with a SubLite midsole foam for cushioning and support. This is the perfect shoe for daily runs, or for the Avon Walk! 

The Reebok Women's Pink Pink Ribbon Capri is super cute and flexible, allowing you to move freely, and look great doing it!


The Reebok Women's Gravel Pink Ribbon Hoodie is perfect for any outdoor activities this fall. Available in black and pink too! 

I hope you are all having a great weekend!  I'll be back tomorrow with more!

What is your favorite piece of 'pink' clothing?
What was your WOD?