Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Get in Shape for Summer with a Challenging New Idea

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There's a new and fun way to get your body into the best shape of your life, it's called Spartan Race. You'll push your body in world leading obstacle courses such as the muddy 3+ mile with 10 or greater obstacles, up to 40+ mile events. I am going to be working out for a better body before summer, so this sounds like a fun way to do it. The Spartan Race is for you if you're like me, and tired of working out being a horrible and boring experience.

The 5k sprint trail races are an awesome way for beginners to get a start. You'll be testing yourself on insane obstacle races without doing too many miles to start. 99.9% of those who start the race will finish it, and 100% will fulfill their thirst for trail & mud racing!

I've been wondering what the hype was about Spartan Racing. It's all about the adrenaline rush! Going through the muddy trails completing obstacles one by one, is extremely satisfying. I also like that it's not just for men. Women can compete in the network of Spartan Chicked, and even children have races. There is a support network for everyone involved, Spartan Races will give the participants a daily workout, a newsletter each week, and blogs to inspire participants to get up off the couch and to the finish line in 45 days. I'm going to Sign up, show up and NOT give up. It sounds like so much fun, I can't wait to join the 300,000 plus that will participate this year.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring is Here, Let's Talk Gardening!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.


Spring is finally here, and it’s time to start thinking about my lawn and garden. It sure needs help after a long, hard winter!  I just heard about Scott's Miracle Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix and think it would be something wonderful for my lawn and garden!  When used, the garden gets up to 3 times the flowers and vegetables versus native soil. I love to garden and get big, lush, vibrant plants.   My yard and garden need to look amazing, so I want to use this potting soil to help it stay beautiful for as long as I can!  What an easy way to prep my garden this year!
This mix is made with all natural fibers that hold up to 50% more water than your basic potting soil.  A main component of Expand 'n Gro is Coconut Coir, which expands up to three times when water is added and feeds for up to six months.  Coconut Coir is made from the husk of the coconut, which used to get tossed out, so nothing gets wasted from the coconut.  
Miracle Gro Expand 'n Gro also improves the soil for many years to come, so my lawn will look fresh and green a lot longer than with it's own soil.  I'm going to be using this in my garden and in all of my big pots of plants!
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