Friday, 28 February 2014

Review of INKnBURN Denim Pants

The denim pants from INKnBURN are just one more reason I am so fortunate to be an ambassador for them! The pants feel like silk when you put them on. I have had more than a few friends try mine on in the couple of weeks that I have had these pants and all of the girls do not want to take them off.

I have worn them for yoga and also just as pants to wear around the town. The great thing about these pants is that they look and feel so much nicer than jeans! I paired them with a pair of my Miz Mooz boots and they looked amazing! They don't stretch out like regular denim and there is no need to rip them off and change into "comfy pants" when you get home, as you are already wearing them.
They are priced at $99.00, but with my discount they would be less than $85.00. They are also more likely to last than most jeans. They are made right here in North America (in California), so you can feel even better about wearing them.
I give these pants a 10/10! I am in LOVE with them and want to wear them all of the time!
I am planning on wearing my denim pants as my second layer this weekend for my extremely chilly run. I will write about both after Sunday. They are calling for -35 overnight without the windchill. Hypothermic Half Marathon it will be indeed!

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Running in the Mountains

What a wonderful Long weekend away at my parents in the beautiful mountains of British Columbia! My hometown of Sparwood is home to the World's Largest Dumptruck.

I had made a run across the border to pick up my new gym gear which included running shoes, an armband, a new gym bag and of course all of my new INKnBURN!
I have to say that I am seriously IN love with my new denim pants and denim dragonfly capri pants from INKnBURN! I enjoy all of their gear, but these are by far my new faves! The denim pants look exactly like jeans, but so much more comfortable :) And the capri pants are just beautiful. I am definitely happy that I ordered a size smaller than my others as they seem to fit just a little better all over. I can't wait to wear them tomorrow.
There is so many beautiful photo opportunities here, but I chose a few from my running adventures while I was home.

The temperatures were perfect for running. There was a slight windchill at -6C, but the sun tried to come out once or twice. Mother nature could not make up her mind on my 21KM run as it would snow, then stop, then snow. By the end however, it was miserably windy and I could not see even 2 feet in front of me. Good thing I was only about 2 1/2 km from home completing my first unofficial half marathon of 2014.
I had so much fun at home in the mountains. I am very fortunate that my Mom and Dad are very supportive and were ably to hang out with my boys while I went running all weekend. I was lucky to have squeezed in a 5 mile run on Saturday and 13.1 miles on Sunday.
I also did something I usually don't do, I dared to try a "small-town spin class". I am so happy that I did.  Monday night I went to the local rec centre and participated in a 60 minute spin class. The workout was great. It was just what my legs needed to loosen up.
Myself and the boys are already looking forward to our next trip back to BC in July when we will be running in Sinister 7.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Life Changes

Hi there Everyone! I hope you are all staying warm this week with the cold front that has hit us here in Alberta! I have managed to log more than a few miles on my treadmill and on the running track at the the local gym as temperatures have hit -45C with the windchill Much too cold for this previously  fair-weather running girl :)
I am looking forward to this coming weekend very much! I will be heading to the mountains to visit my parents with my 2 boys.
I got to thinking how different life is after having kids, and it is definitely not a bad thing! In previous years (prior to kids) I would have been home to visit my parents to go skiing in the mountains of Fernie at least 5 times by now, but this is my first trip home this season, and I won't be bringing my skis! I will bring a couple of pairs of running shoes and my passport.
My plan is to make the 4 1/2 hour drive on Friday afternoon and to relax once we get there. Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will involve my running shoes in some way. I am not actually sure if I am more excited to go running in the mountains or to drive the 1 hour past Sparwood, across the border, to pick up my new running shoes and INKnBURN that I have waiting for me. I guess both. I will get to try my new shoes and gear out in the mountains! Sounds pretty much perfect to me!
I will try to take a lot of picture while I am out on the trails of Beautiful British Columbia! I look forward to sharing them with you on here!

Saturday, 1 February 2014

I am INKnBURN ambassador! Hooray!

What an exciting weekend and amazing weekend we have had so far!
I hope that you are also enjoying your weekend, whether working or playing :)
My Friday began with a great Guts and Butts workout followed by a 5K run on the indoor track. After that it was a no brainer to go to the pool with the kids (to squeeze in some hot tub time).
At about 4:30 in the afternoon I received an email confirming that I have been chosen to represent INKnBURN as an ambassador! I could not be more excited to be part of an amazing company that provides amazing gear to workout, run and just lounge in! I am also looking forward to working along side with some amazing athletes and ambassadors :)
We finished our night with an awesome glass of celebratory wine! This bottle of Ciclos Malbec/Merlot blend from the Michael Torino estates winery in Argentina is a wonderful wine that we drank on its own, but would pair well with cheese, chocolate or beef! We received it as a gift, but it retails for about $25/bottle.
This morning after the kids hockey and skating I managed to squeeze in just about 8 km and I am now trying to mentally prepare myself for the cold 18Km run I will face at 8am tomorrow.
Enjoy your activities this weekend, whatever they may be!