Big thanks to Nathan Sports for providing the prizes for today’s giveaway.
Hi, friends. It’s been a bit of a dramatic week here. Last week, Vic embarked on what was supposed to be a 2-week work trip to the Caribbean. The plan was to spend a few days completing a job in St. Thomas (in the US Virgin Islands) and then spend the rest of the time in various parts of Puerto Rico. I was able to join him on the St. Thomas portion of his trip, which was a fabulous adventure.
Last Wednesday, I flew back to Florida, and Vic & his team made their way to San Juan, Puerto Rico. All was well, until an unwelcome visitor announced her travel plans. I’m looking at you, Hurricane Irma.
Vic started making plans to leave the island within 48 hours of his arrival, but by that time the earliest commercial flight he could get was on Wednesday, September 6 – the day that Irma was expected to make landfall. As each day passed, it looked more & more likely that Vic and his team would not be able to make it out of Puerto Rico and would have to stay in Puerto Rico for the duration of this massive hurricane. Which also meant that the girls & I would be alone for our own brush with Hurricane Irma.
It was a close call, but miraculously Vic was able to make it off the island and back home to us less than 24 hours before the hurricane made landfall.
With that potential crisis resolved for our family, we’re now busy here in Northeast Florida preparing for the hurricane. Despite the fact that we’re not expecting to see any effects until at least Saturday, by Wednesday it became difficult to find gas and water. I’ve lived in this area for a long time, and locals are being much more proactive than usual in making preparations. I think the combination of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Matthew (which hit our area pretty hard in October 2016) has everyone on edge.
The storm is still too far out to know precisely which way it’ll go, but it’s expected to affect the entire Florida peninsula. We have family and friends all over the state, and while we’re concerned for them, we feel pretty confident about our own family’s security during the storm. We will not be evacuating. We don’t live in an evacuation zone or in a mobile home, and local & state officials advise residents in our circumstances to stay put. It’s better to keep the roads clear for residents under mandatory and/or voluntary evacuation orders.
Schools are closed here tomorrow, and the weather is supposed to be pretty nice, so we’ll have all day to get our house ready (put up storm panels, store outdoor furniture, etc).
Run@Work Day Giveaway
With that out of the way, let’s move on to something a little cheerier! September 15 is Run@Work Day, and I’ve partnered with Nathan Sport’s to celebrate with a giveaway. NATHAN wants to share the joy of running by helping you incorporate your runs into your work day. Whether you’re running before work, during lunch, or in the evening, NATHAN has created all the essentials you need to run your best. One lucky winner will receive a prize package with all of the following running essentials:
(NOTE – the items in the prize package may vary slightly in color and/or model from the products listed below.)
FlexShot – Hydrate all day long with this colorful water bottle that easily packs down for transport to, from, and around the office.
PowerShower Wipes – Shower didn’t take? Clean up quickly with this portable, travel-size pack of wipes.
LightSpur RX – Light up your run and make yourself seen! USB-rechargeable LED shoe light that lets you choose between red, green, or blue.
Hipster – The #1 product across all categories of running essentials, the Hipster can hold it all (and your keys, gels, ID, cash, lip balm, tissues, hair tie and sunglasses, too), This colorful line of sleek, stretchy training paks expand to fit much more than you think!
SpeedShot Plus Insulated – This insulated handheld keeps 12 ounces of fluids colder, longer, and has a pocket for running essentials.
It’s easy to enter – just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below.
Stuff you should know before you enter the giveaway —> * This giveaway is open to US residents only. You must be 18+ to enter. Winners will be notified via email and given 48 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner may be selected. All entries will be verified. Mommy Runs It is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway ends 9/15/17 at
11:59 p.m. EST.*
Good luck, and stay safe out there!