Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Two things Tuesday

1.) So I have a confession..when I run..I bring lots of stuff...from headphones, to my cell phone to GU, water, etc. Thankfully I have found a solution so occasionally I can run with my hands free in the form of the SPIbelt. For those that haven't heard of the SPIbelt before, think old school fanny pack with a twist. The belts have a waterproof pouch on the interior and unlike the fanny packs of old....these DON'T bounce and are just simply much cooler.

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The SPIbelt team is doing their part to give back by donating a portion of the proceeds from sales of their Stars & Stripes SPIbelt to the American Widow Project. Here's some info about American Widow Project courtesy of their website, "Our Mission-The mission of the American Widow Project is to provide military widows with the vital support through peer based support programs designed to educate, empower, inspire and assist in rebuilding their lives in the face of tragedy
Since 2001, over 6,600 U.S. service members have lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. This number does not include the thousands more that have lost their lives due to sudden illness, accident, homicide or those that have taken their own lives due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. At the same time, more than 3,600 young military widows face their worst nightmare when they receive that dreadful knock on the door by two military in uniform notifying them of their spouse’s death.
While the service member’s sacrifice is often acknowledged by society, many simply forget or fail to recognize the sacrifice of the spouse who is now left a grieving military widow. Oftentimes the invisible wounds of military widows are disregarded due to age or a simple lack of knowledge and understanding.

The American Widow Project recognizes the sacrifices made by the families of our fallen and believes that no military widow should feel alone in her grief. Each military widow deserves the opportunity and tangible tools available to help rebuild her life. Because of that, the American Widow Project provides the vital peer-to-peer, emotional, and educational support necessary to maximize success, healing and hope for a brighter future."
So the holidays are just around the corner people, go pick up 4 or 5 Stars & Stripes SPIbelts up TODAY!
2.) ING New York City Marathon
Did anyone else watch the coverage on TV this weekend? I did and let me tell you the intro was beyond amazing. Here are some of the stories from the event courtesy of Runner's World:



Did anyone see this photo of Pamela Anderson after the marathon? Poor thing! I felt the same way after I ran my 2 marathons.

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