5.11.2015

Reebok Spartan Race Canada Giveaway

The Green Girl is happy to announce she is partnering with Reebok Spartan Race Canada to give away one race entry to a Reebok Spartan Race in Canada.

Spartan Race was voted Outside Magazine’s Best Obstacle Race.

In 2014, there were over 130 Spartan Race obstacle events in 17 countries.

Spartan Race is a global series of obstacle races at 3 distances:

Obstacle Sprint 5+ km/15+
Obstacle Super 13+ km/20+
Obstacle Beast 20+ km/ 25+.

The Spartan World Championship is the culmination of these events.

In addition to the Elite Heats, the Spartan Race Open Heats offer something for all abilities and fitness levels.

The goal of the Spartan lifestyle is to encourage people to get off their couches and help everyone lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives.

Types of Spartan Races



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3.31.2015

The Green Girl's Ragnar Packing List

The Green Girl is preparing for her third Ragnar Southern California relay with her team 'All About That Pace!'.

I recommend packing the majority of your stuff in a backpack or duffel bag that can be stored in the trunk of the van but also bringing a smaller bag that you can have with you in the van for ready access to essentials.

Pack 3 complete changes of outfit in individual gallon zip bags so dirty clothing can be sealed in the bags. Also store all your safety items (see 'Safety' list below) in a single zip bag so you can easily grab it for the Safety Briefing inspection.

A towel is indispensable - you can roll it up as a pillow, you can use it as a blanket if you get cold, you can sit on it when you are sweaty, you can use it as a barrier when you're changing - and the list goes on.

I cannot say enough good things about Target up & up Sensitive Skin Wipes - trust me on this one, go pick up a pack or two.

Another tip is to stick the spare van key in a magnetic keycase to avoid accidentally locking your team out of the van.

The Green Girl's Ragnar So Cal Packing List

North Face Recon Backpack
3 outfit changes [stored in individual gallon zip bags in which the dirty clothing can be sealed]
Safety [stored in a single gallon zip bag]
Other items

Small Bag

Nathan Intensity Race Vest

3.27.2015

The Runner's Choice Review and Giveaway

The Green Girl was contacted by Trusted Health Products to review their The Runner's Choice foot recovery product.

The Runner's Choice is comprised of a proprietary blend of almond, eucalyptus, eucalytol, wintergreen, peppermint, and spearmint oils.

The Runner's Choice Oil Blend
Almond Oil is antioxidant rich, high in vitamin E, and contains many essential nutrients.
Eucalyptus has antibacterial/antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. It also creates a cooling and refreshing effect.
Eucalytol has anti-fungal properties.
Wintergreen contains salicylic acid and methyl salicylate and therefore acts as a natural pain reliever. It also increases blood circulation.
Peppermint has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-spasmodic properties. It also provides a cooling sensation and has a calming effect on the body.
Spearmint has antiseptic, antispasmodic, restorative, and stimulant properties. It also contains vitamins, antioxidants and vital nutrients.



The Runner's Choice
The Runner's Choice comes in a 2 ounce amber glass bottle with an orifice reducer for dispensing a drop at a time.

The Runner's Choice Directions
Apply to feet immediately before and after running, jogging, or when you will be on your feet for long periods of time. Coat the bottom of your feet, between the toes and the top and 2 inches above the ankle for best results. Do not rub in (rubbing is not required for effectiveness). Wash hands after use.

The Runner's Choice has a soothing but not overpowering minty fragrance that I found refreshing.

I was initially hesitant to rub essential oils on my feet and ankles because I didn't want to end up all oily but I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly The Runner's Choice was absorbed into my skin.


I was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly The Runner's Choice was absorbed into my skin.
I used The Runner's Choice on my sore feet post-LA Marathon and I felt like it aided my recovery. When I woke up the next morning, my feet were no longer sore and I was able to workout the day after the race. The skin on my feet has also become softer and smoother since I started using The Runner's Choice.

Trusted Health Products would like to give 3 of the The Running Green Girl's readers a chance to win their very own bottle of The Runner's Choice. To enter the giveaway, simply log into the Rafflecopter widget below. Please note this giveaway is only open to residents of the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia.

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2.19.2015

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year 恭喜發財

The Green Girl wants to wish everyone a happy, healthy, safe, and prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year.

According to Chinese astrology, our universe consists of five basic elements: Metal, Water, Wood, Fire, and Earth. It is said that everything in the universe, including humans, has a relationship with these five elements.

The Chinese believe every element is equally important and powerful. Metal will create Water, Water will create Wood, Wood will create Fire, Fire will create Earth, and Earth will then create Metal. Conversely, there is also a cycle of incompatibility and destruction: Metal will destroy Wood, Wood will destroy the Earth, Earth will destroy Water, Water will destroy Fire, and Fire will then destroy the Metal.

2015 is the Year of the Wooden Sheep. It is also referred to as the Year of the Goat or the Year of the Ram. This is because the Chinese character 羊 (yáng) for 'horned animal' is common to these animals. 绵羊 (mián yáng) means sheep, specifically the kind that is raised for wool. 山羊 (shān yáng) means goat. 公羊 (gōng yáng) means ram.

Wood relates to trees which relate to the color green. The Year of the Wood Sheep is therefore also known as the Year of the Green Sheep.

The Year of the Green Sheep brings a slower paced, more relaxed, and introspective time. Creativity and arts flourish during Sheep years.

The Green Sheep encourages you to cultivate the things that make you feel happy and fulfilled. 2015 is an opportunity for you to nurture your inner child by exploring the world with bright-eyed wonder.

The Green Sheep has a reflective, sensitive energy that brings plenty of opportunity to tune into feelings and leverage them for our own growth and awareness. 2015 is a good year to resolve stubborn problems or break free of negative cycles.

The Green Sheep also brings a hint of nostalgia. This is a good time to research your family tree or journey to lands of ancient civilizations.

1.26.2015

The Green Girl's LA Marathon Training Playlist ♪

The Green Girl was forced to replace her SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player when it refused to power on.

I replaced it with a SanDisk Clip Sport 8GB MP3 Player in Lime.

Getting a new MP3 player inspired me to update my running playlist.

SongArtist
3Britney Spears
(It Feels So Good) Your Love Keeps me AliveSonique
5 O'ClockT-Pain feat. Lily Allen & Wiz Khalifa
A Single Moment Of SincerityAsking Alexandria
Adagio for StringsDJ Tiësto
AirplanesEminem feat. Hayley Williams
All I Do Is WinDJ Khaled feat. T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg & Rick Ross
All The Right MovesOneRepublic
AnacondaNicki Minaj
Angel on My Shoulder (EDX's Belo Horizonte At Night Edit) Kaskade
AnimalsMartin Garrix
BangarangSkrillex feat. Sirah
Bend OvaLil Jon feat. Tyga
Body Head AnthemRoy Jones Jr feat. Mr. Magic & Choppa
BonfireChildish Gambino
Boom Boom PowThe Black Eyed Peas
Break The IceBritney Spears
BurnEllie Goulding
Cafe Del Mar '98 (Original Three 'N One Mix) Energy 52
Can I Get A…Jay-Z feat. Amil
Castaway (Daniel Hairston Remix)Matt Davey
Castles In The SkyIan Van Dahl feat. Marsha
ChandelierSia
Cheers (Drink To That)Rihanna
Creep (Live)Scala & Kolacny Brothers
CutPlumb
Dont Start ItBody Head Bangerz feat. Juvenile
Drop The WorldLil Wayne feat. Eminem
Drops Of Jupiter Train
Einstein Tech N9neTech N9ne
EmergencyMavado feat. Ace Hood
EternityDJ Virens
Exploration Of Space (Cosmic Gate's Back 2 The Future Remix)Cosmic Gate
Feel It (DJ Gotstyle Extended Mix)Three 6 Mafia feat. Tiesto, Flo-Rida & Sean Kingston
Fight MusicD-12
ForeverChris Brown
Give It To MeTimbaland feat. Justin Timberlake
GlamorousFergie
Go Hard Or Go HomeRoy Jones Jr
Habits (Stay High) Tove Lo
HaloBeyonce
HeartbeatChildish Gambino
HigherTaio Cruz
Hold It Against MeBritney Spears
Holy GrailJay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Hustlin'Rick Ross
I Like ItEnrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
I Love the Way You LieEminem feat. Rihanna
I Made It (Feat Birdman, Lil Wayne & Jay Sean)Kevin Rudolf
I Wanna GoBritney Spears
In And Out Of LoveArmin van Buuren feat. Sharon den Adel
InsomniaBenny Benassi
IntenseArmin van Buuren feat. Miri Ben-Ari
It's A FightThree 6 Mafia
Jar Of HeartsChristina Perri
Kevin Gates - Luca Brasi Intro (Official Audio)Kevin Gates
Kisses & ThugsSuper Mash Bros
Knock OutDeyon Davis
Let It RockKevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne
LightersBad Meets Evil feat. Bruno Mars
Lights (Bassnectar Remix)Ellie Goulding
Like A G6Far East Movement
Lost in the EchoLinkin Park
Love Me Like You DoEllie Goulding
Love The Way You LieEminem feat. Rihanna
MemoriesDavid Guetta feat. Kid Cudi
MercyBig Sean, 2 Chainz, Kanye West, Pusha T
MirrorLil Wayne feat. Bruno Mars
Mr. BrightsideThe Killers
Never Cry Again (Extended Mix) Dash Berlin
Ni**as In ParisKanye West feat. Jay-Z
No AirJordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown
No LoveEminem feat. Lil Wayne
Not AfraidEminem
Numb-EncoreAmeritz
PaparazziLady Gaga
Paper PlanesM.I.A.
Phonosynthesis JFK - Whiplash (Bad Habit)DJ Irene
Piece Of MeBritney Spears
Pour It Up RL Grime RemixRihanna
RadioactiveImagine Dragons
Rave MePaul Van Dyk & ATB
RehabRihanna
Remember The NameFort Minor feat. Styles of Beyond
RendevousPaul Van Dyk
Requiem for a Dream [Leamas Dream Mix]Leama
ResurrectionPPK
Run This TownJay-Z feat. Rihanna
SailAWOLNATION
Say It RightNelly Furtado
ScreamTimbaland feat. Nicole Scherzinger
She's Like a StarK.R. feat. Taio Cruz
Shit Hits the FanObie Trice feat. Dr. Dre
Sing For The MomentEminem
Stop That Booty (Here We Come)Super Mash Bros
Summer Techno 2010DJ Tiësto
Super BassNicki Minaj
SweatSnoop Dogg vs. David Guetta
Take CareDrake feat. Rihanna
Taking Back My LoveEnrique Iglesias feat. Ciara
The CatalystLinkin Park
The CityGame feat. Kendrick Lamar
The End of the WorldSkeeter Davis
The Way I AreTimbaland feat. Keri Hilson & D.O.E)
'Till I CollapseEminem feat. Nate Dogg
Touch Me [Original Mix]Croatia Squad
TuesdayI Love Makonnen feat. Drake
Turn Down for WhatDJ Snake & Lil Jon
We Found LoveRihanna feat. Calvin Harris
What Goes Around Comes AroundJustin Timberlake
When I'm GoneEminem
When Love Takes OverDavid Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland
When You Were Around (Ferry Corsten Fix)Dash Berlin feat. Kate Walsh
White WallsMacklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. ScHoolboy Q, Hollis
Women Lie Men LieYo Gotti featuring Lil Wayne
Work B***hBritney Spears
Wrecking BallMiley Cyrus
You Dont Know50 Cent feat. Cashis & Lloyd Banks
Young ForeverJay-Z
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