Ouch Wraps Review & Giveaway!

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Two months ago I was lucky enough to be allowed the opportunity to review Ouch Wraps! What are Ouch Wraps you ask? Well an ouch wrap is “hot/cold therapy wrap used to alleviate sore muscles, stiffness, and inflammation.”

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I was provided with a Wrecked Ouch Wrap which has been GLORIOUS for the times that I’m reading papers upon papers and my neck is KILLING ME!! I’ve been using it on my neck and I LOVE IT! Not to mention that THERE ARE CUPCAKES ON MY OUCH WRAP!!!! Oh, and it smells like vanilla sugar cookie!

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So how do you use an Ouch Wrap?! To use them like a heating pad, follow the directions on the tag for microwaving (different sizes need different times).  Be careful not to overheat. (once you burn an Ouch Wrap, it’s a goner) To use like an ice pack, freeze for a few hours (or overnight) in a zippered plastic bag.

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Personally I’ve only used it as heat.. It’s also been wonderful for when I’ve had a long day at work and I just want to relax. They could be called “Relax Wraps” and they would have the same effect. Whether they’re helping relax my muscles or just helping the day melt away.. My Ouch Wrap has DEFINITELY made my night more than once!

PLUS I should mention that I got that AWESOME headband as well!!!! There’s even felt on the inside so that it doesn’t move around! Boom. Awesome.

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AND GUESS WHAT?!?! Now it’s YOUR turn to get an Ouch Wrap! Follow the link below to enter!

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Don’t want to wait?!?! Use coupon code “healthyd” for 15% off!!!

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It’s RACE DAY!

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Can you believe that it’s race day ALREADY?! Gosh I’m doing a lot of races this year! Well guess, what, this is #4 in my 14 in 2014 half marathons this year! Check it out!

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Rock CF Half Marathon! To say I’m excited is an understatement! I’ve ONLY heard great things about this race! I’ll tell you guys ALL about it next week.. but until then you can stalk my Instagram page to see race-shenanigans .. oh, and check out the AWESOME shirt that we’re going to get!

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Muddog Half Marathon Race Recap

Half marathon #3 for the year in the books! It was honestly great!! So let us talk about it!

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My mom and I went up on Thursday night to Mt Pleasant to stay before the race. The plan was to go skiing on Friday, however when we got up to Petoskey on Friday it was raining. So what did we do? Shop. Oh darn. 😉

After a LONG day of shopping, we finally headed back to Mt Pleasant to stay overnight again for the race. We hung out in the hot tub for a bit, necessity after a long day of shopping, then called it a night around 11pm.

I got up at 7:30am, 30 minutes after I was supposed to because I set my weekday alarm instead of the normal one. Oh well, I promptly got up and headed to breakfast.

Around 8:15am I headed back to the room to wake my mom and up and get dressed. It was pretty chilly, 20* or so, so I put some layers on. Then at 8:30 we headed out the door.

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Registration was pretty fast. Got my number after waiting in line for a wee bit, then proceeded to wait inside until the race director was basically threatening us to go to the start line. Did I mention it was a bit chilly?

So since my mom was here, I finally got pictures before the start. Good thing too, because the pictures of me WHILE running are definitely not the best. Oh well!

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So we were off maybe a few minutes late.. but nothing too crazy.. I started running and just let my legs do the work. I’ve been doing REALLY well with not looking at my Garmin and that race was no different. Didn’t look at it once, not until the last .1 miles or so..

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The course was pretty ‘dry’ all things considered. These pictures were taken a few days before by the race director, but I think some of it froze overnight before the day so it wasn’t so wet. To be honest it was a BEAUTIFUL day for a race, while it was cold it was SOOOO sunny that I was SOOO warm the whole time.

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So. I said I didn’t look at my Garmin until almost the finish line.. Well that sucked for me for one reason only.. I was 2 minutes off of my PR. My PR is from the Clarkston Back Road’s Half in November clocked in at 2:03:03. Race clock put me at 2:05:00.. yea.. if I would have realized I was THAT close I might have kicked it up a notch. BUT either way I was SOOO happy that it didn’t take away from it.

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So to wrap up. Race was good; wet course, cold outside, sunny, and good.

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Will I do the series again? No. Why? Because I live in Detroit and it takes about 2 hrs to get there, more if you have to drive in the snow. Would I recommend it?! Yes. If you live within an hour or so from Mt Pleasant I would suggest doing the series. ESPECIALLY because you get to see the course evolve from the Snowman, to the Icecube, then to the Muddog.. Given those titles for a reason!