A completely no pressure race situation and an ode to Clif Z Bars. {Flash Giveaway!}

The race that I’ve been looking forward to and planning for since April is tomorrow.


Charles Street 12!!! YAY!!!

There I am looking like a total jackass during Charles Street 12 last year. I guess that’s what happens when I’m delirious and happen to see a race photographer.

I was hoping to PR and feeling pretty confident that I might be able to make it happen. My foot was SO messed up last year. But no pressure or anything. A great many awesome people are running this race tomorrow that my biggest goal for the day is to meet up with all of them at the finish line. A good time would be the icing on all the cake that I plan on eating later in the day.

However, I have a new assignment that is going to make Charles Street 12 2015 a little crazier. My super awesome friend who works in marketing for Charm City Run put me in contact with another super awesome woman from the marketing department at Under Armour. Under Armour has partnered up with Charm City Run and that is basically the reason this race is happening.  Now I will be running dressed head to toe in Under Armour gear and photographed along the way. Obviously I’m stoked because I haven’t met a piece of their clothing that I haven’t liked. In fact, I think pretty much everything I have on in that goofy photo above aside from the calf sleeves is Under Armour.

But how will this photographer know how to find me? Good question and that’s easy. I’ll be live tracked via phone app so they know my whereabouts at all time.

But yeah. No pressure or anything.

Now that this has gone from casual training run to complete terror over looking like that-up-there in all my photos, Charles Street 12 should be an interesting race for me this year! It’s going to be fun. I just hope I do a good job.

Now about those Clif Z Bars

If you happen to be an Insta-friend you might have seen the pile of delicious that I posted last night.


I’m getting hungry again just looking at that picture. These arrived in a mystery box on my doorstep. Mystery boxes are what happen when something arrives at my house and I can’t remember if I went shopping or not. Sadly this is a recurring problem.

Betty and I had gotten back from dinner and I had promised her dessert. Chocolate Chip, Honey Graham, Chocolate Brownie, and Iced Oatmeal Cookie sound a whole lot like dessert to me so she and I ripped into one of the brownie ones and split it. It was SO incredibly good. Betty loved it so much that she asked if she could pick out another one to eat in the morning before school and I’ll be picking out one to take to work with me because even though these are supposed to be for kids they are way too good for them to not be for me too. I have a feeling that they will become a regular item on our weekly grocery shopping list.

Because I was so fortunate to receive so many delicious Z Bars, I thought today I might do a little FLASH GIVEAWAY for three of these delicious flavors (Chocolate Chip, Honey Graham, and Iced Oatmeal Cookie). If you would like to try them, leave a comment below telling me which flavor sounds the best to you! Comments must be timestamped prior to midnight PST TONIGHT. Then I will put everyone’s name into a randomizer to draw a winner to be announced on Facebook tomorrow afternoon.

In addition to these yummy Z Bars, I had received some other Clif samples to try, but I will have more to say about those next week as I plan on using some of them to fuel for this weekend’s races!

If you’re racing this weekend GOOD LUCK and I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!!




31 thoughts on “A completely no pressure race situation and an ode to Clif Z Bars. {Flash Giveaway!}

  1. Sam @ See Sam Run says:

    Good luck tomorrow!! I wish I could be there to enjoy the finish line beer with ya!
    I would love to try the Honey Graham Z Bar. I love all the other ones that I’ve tried (okay, bought a case of…), but haven’t tried that kind yet!

  2. Running Boston and Beyond says:

    No pressure? All my race pictures make me look like either I just found out my puppy died or finding out someone stole my running shoes. Yeah, they suck. Have a great race, your pictures always look so fun!!!!! And Ironman = Clif Bars so hellooooooo there, my pretty.

  3. sarahdudek80 says:

    Have a wonderful weekend! Rock coaches a young boy for running and they always hand the boy Z bars when he goes out for runs. Rock always grabs one for himself too and will come home with these tasty treats. I love when he coaches that family, because we all win!

  4. Kristin says:

    Wow what a cool opportunity Salt!! That’s freaking awesome!! You always look fabulous so no pressure at all!! Have a fun race!! Excited to hear about it! Happy happy Friday!! 💗💗

  5. charissarunning says:

    Ahhh good luck tomorrow Salt!! Sounds like a fun opportunity and yay to all the Underarmour gear! Can’t wait to hear about all the results from tomorrow’s race. You are gonna be FLYING!! Also, are those bars gluten free? If they are, the honey graham sounds absolutely delicious 🙂

  6. Jamie says:

    Good luck this weekend – you will absolutely crush it! Sending lots of positive vibes your way!!!

    And I would totally be all about the Honey Graham or Chocolate Brownie flavor! Fingers crossed !!!

  7. Christa says:

    Congrats on getting to represent Under Armour tomorrow! You will do great at the race tomorrow! Maybe I will see you there! If I had the opportunity to try a bar, I would go for Iced Oatmeal Cookie, please!

  8. Pippa @ Mind, Body, Work, Travel says:

    Ah man, those Clif bars look amazing! We only have a few varieties here in the UK, but they’re my absolute favourite for post-run refuelling. Good luck with your race tomorrow, you must be so pscyhed about the Under Armour gear! I only have one item of their clothing but I love it!

  9. Shawna says:

    hope the race was awesome! so cool to be wearing UA and photographed along the way. you rock star. 🙂 i love Clif Z bars — the iced oatmeal is my fave.

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