As 2017 draws to a close, I must say that am very proud of all that I have accomplished. If someone would have told me at the beginning of the year that I would have become addicted to running and would have completed countless 5, 10, 8 and 15ks along with two half marathons, I would have thought they were crazy.
Running has not only become a passion, it has become a way of life. It allows me time alone from the stress of everyday life, it gives me strength, it gives me energy and it builds my endurance. I typically run 5 days a week and have realized the importance of hydration. Water is essential and over the summer I was introduced to TEN® Spring Water. Five months later, we are still going strong. You will always find it in my refrigerator and words can’t express my love for this incredible water. It has been with me for tons of races and was my salvation during my two half marathons.
Pristine in every form, TEN® is sourced from some of America’s purest springs and never from a tap. After my first sip, it was clear that it comes from natural springs selected for their purity and amazingly high quality. I have been drinking it religiously after I was sent a complimentary case over the summer. I purchase it at my local Publix but you can also find it at other supermarkets and on Amazon. To find a store near you, click here.
It didn’t take long for this incredible water to be discovered and loved by many. There are numerous people that are part of “Team Ten” and one of my all time favorite athletes, Vincent Jackson, is one of them. Vincent is someone I admire on so many levels and I am excited to share some news for 2018.
Many is Tampa Bay know about Jackson In Action 83 Foundation and for those who don’t, let me give you a brief summary. In a nutshell, Jackson in Action 83 Foundation provides support to military families and focuses on the educational, emotional, and physical health of the children. The efforts of this incredible foundation help military parents continue to raise their children and maintain close bonds, even when separated by thousands of miles. When I first learned about JIA 83 Foundation about 4 years ago, I became an instant supporter. Nothing brings me more joy than helping others and Vincent has done so much for the local community that I find incredibly inspiring. I have learned from him that hard work pays off and with that being said, I have made a big decision for 2018 that will be one of the biggest accomplishments of my life. Drum roll please……
I have decided to sign up for the San Francisco Marathon this summer and will fundraising for Jackson In Action during my training journey. The thought of 26.2 miles scares me but I know that I will do it.
My training program kicks off on New Year’s Day and I will be sharing my journey with all of you. TEN® Spring Water is going to play a vital part in my training regime and I can’t wait to get started.
If you are curious about TEN® Spring Water, I encourage you to try it. Here is just a little information from their web-site:
TEN® Spring Water offers the highest pH water available at 10 pH, and is an optimal combination of alkaline minerals rich with electrolytes, sourced from pure, natural springs. Rich with electrolytes, TEN is sourced and bottled right from pure, natural springs; unlike most bottled water — including other alkaline and electrolyte water — that is sourced from municipal sources (filtered tap water) or limestone aquifers which can deliver non-absorbable calcium. TEN Spring Water is available in half liter six-packs and one liter bottles at supermarkets throughout the eastern United States, specialty markets and online at Amazon.com
I hope you all enjoy the final days of 2017 and can’t wait to kick off the new year on a healthy note.
Have a safe and happy new year!