Running Essentials

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goodnessknows 13I am right in the middle of training for my first half marathon.  It has been quite a journey and it still continues to give me challenges.  There are good runs, bad runs, and days where I wish I didn’t have to run! However I am feeling I always do better when someone gives me a little encouragement.   With the weather getting colder and my runs getting longer I thought it would be fun to put together a little encouragement present for anyone who is struggling through their training program.  Sometimes all it takes to keep going is a little “You can do it!” cheer from someone else.

goodnessknows 20While I was checking out at Walmart the other day I noticed these great looking goodnessknows® snack squares at the checkout.  I discovered that they have 3 wonderful flavors:

goodnessknows® Cranberry, Almond, Dark Chocolate, 

goodnessknows® Apple, Almond & Peanut, Dark Chocolate

 goodnessknows® Peach & Cherry, Almond, Dark Chocolate.  

thought these would be the perfect starting point for an encouragement gift.  goodnessknows®  is also holding a sweepstake with over $2500.  Follow the link for a chance to win!  #tryalittlegoodnesssweepstakes 


The goodnessknows® snack squares are designed with real fruits, whole nuts and dark chocolate.  They are made with the thought that doing a little good for ourselves goes along way. I especially like the fact that they contain no artificial colors or sweeteners and no high fructose corn syrup. The goodnessknows® snack squares cranberry, almond and dark chocolate variety is one that I have been enjoying.  It has a crunchy, chewy, sweet, tart and slightly salty taste all rolled together which is simply wonderful.

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To put together my running essentials encouragement gift I found some running gloves that work great in cold weather.  You will want to find some that wick away the sweat and keep your hands dry.  I placed them in a clear cellophane bag as my base.  Then I added some hand warmers.  This will be great to use after a long run in cold weather.  I know as soon as I stop running I get cold really quickly.  These will help stave off the chill.  Next is a non-slip hairband.  I love to keep my hair out of my face while exercising.  A cute, functional headband is a must.  To top all of it off are some goodnessknows® snack squares.  There is nothing I like better after a long run than to fuel my body quickly.  The snack squares are awesome because they taste great and they are divided up into 4 easy to eat squares.  To finish it off tie the bag together with a piece of twine and add a simple note of encouragement.  

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goodnessknows® snack squares are a great pick me up after a good run.  I have a coupon to share with you also, just follow this link.  What is your favorite way to exercise?

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    Super cool! Love this idea! Never heard of those bars! I’ll have to check them out! By the way I buy those exact headbands at Marshall’s! They are about the only ones I have kept from the different ones I have tried! I love that they are thick and don’t squeeze my head but still hold my hair and sweat back!

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