Vacation Races Virtual Race

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vacation Races just announced their virtual race series. A virtual race allows you to participate in the race, from wherever you are and wherever you want to run it. I think that's pretty cool, it allows you to pick your own venue. Registering for the race will allow you to run it on any trail you want or any treadmill and provide the motivation for you to actually run (because who really wants to waste the registration fee?).

For the $35 entry fee, you get an entry, a shirt and medal (you can also opt out of the shirt or the medal to save money - although part of the reason I like races is the shirt and the medal).

The virtual races in Vacation Races series will be:
4/22 - Earth Day
5/24-26 - Memorial Day
7/4 - Freedom Run
8/25 - National Park Services Birthday
11/27 - Turkey Trot
12/31-1/1 - Resolution Run

To help motivate you to run, the medal won't be shipped until you report your time!  

There's also awards for the race too! Here are a few of the categories:
Furthest From Home
Most Trash Collected on Run (by weight)
Highest Elevation Run
Lowest Elevation Run
Warmest Run
Coldest Run

To find out more information, visit the website here.

Winsome Jones

Friday, March 14, 2014

I found this cute little boutique online called Winsome Jones. Winsome Jone has some adorable clothes! As an added plus, their clothes are also very modest looking. Their style has a fun classic and refined look to them. Totally crush worthy. Check it out:

Stripe Peter Pan Tee $32.00

Tulle Ballet Skirt $52.00

Cherry Blossom with Puff Sleeve $34.00

Long Sleeve Polka Dot Tee $34.00

How to Purify Water

Friday, March 7, 2014


In cases of emergencies where your water is polluted and needs purification before use follow these steps:

1. Clarify: If the water is dirty and cloudy, don’t drink it! You will need to make it clear by passing it through filter paper, fine cloth, or another type of filter. Allow the water to settle after filtering it and then draw the clear water on top. Always remember that filtered or clear settled water should be disinfected before use.

2. Disinfect: There are three methods of disinfecting water –
a.       Boiling Method: Bring water to rolling boil for 3 to 5 minutes. This will kill most water borne microorganisms. Prolonging the boil for more than 3 to 5 minutes may concentrate toxic contaminants if present.
b.      Bleach Method: Add 8 drops of fresh liquid household chlorine bleach (5 to 6% sodium hypochlorite) to every 4 liters (1 gallon) of water. This will kill most microorganisms. Please keep in mind that only bleach without thickeners, scents, or additives should be used and that the use of bleach does not help with toxic contamination.
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