Weekly Workouts Roundup + KIND Snacks Giveaway! (closed)

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Time to recap Week 8 & 9 (not sure if that’s right, think I lost count lol) of marathon training! Where’s the time gone?!

Link up with Meghan & I as we recap our workouts for the week in a Weekly Workouts Roundup!
It can be any day and not necessarily Sunday also!

Week of 8/25/2013
8/25- 4 mile easy/recovery run
8/26- Arms cardio circuit (Chest/Tris/Back/Light legs/Core) 1 hour
8/27- Easy 6 miles

8/28- am arms (Shoulders/Bis) kb/db circuit 1 hour + 4 easy miles
8/29 – Rest Off day

8/30- active rest day (travel + 15 minute shakeout)
8/31 –Disneyland 10k (6.2 miles)
22 total miles + circuit training

Week of 9/1/2013
9/1- Disneyland Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
9/2  Arms cardio circuit 1 hour + walking parks
9/3- Easy 5 miles + walking parks

9/4- am arms + 1 mile intervals + walking parks
9/5-  travel home + 10k in pm including 6 hill repeats & tempo miles

9/6 – Rest Off Day
9/7 –First 20 mile long run
46.5 total miles + circuit training

I can’t wait to recap my Disneyland trip with hubby throughout this coming week! What a crazy amount of miles I walked/ran this past week! Yesterday was my first 20 miler! I took it slow and steady – afraid to hurt the foot more or push too much – but finished and feel good! As good as one can feel! If marathon training’s taught me anything – it’s that training miles are training miles – run what each run was meant to be run at – long runs are easy!

The neuroma in my right foot is much better. My speed is picking back up. I’ve continued heat/ice therapy along with ibuprofen to keep swelling down. I try to remember to put my feet up every once and again, but when do I every really sit still??

The life of a busy bee can be a challenging one – particularly when it comes to finding healthy snacks for on-the-go! You guys know I love to try out new on-the-go snacks all of the time so I can keep a little variety in my day – no one likes to get bored! Another new snack I’ve enjoyed for some time lately has been bars from KIND Snacks! Recently, they’ve introduced a new line of Nuts & Spices flavors that only add to the huge variety of ones they already offer!

KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial here. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

My everyday favorite is Cherry Almond – or is it Almond Coconut – they’re all so yummy!


Disclamer: KIND Snacks sent me samples of their Nuts & Spices bars to try and review. All opinions in this post are my own.
The Nuts & Spices line includes the flavors: Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan, Madagascar Vanilla Almond, Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt, and Cashew & Ginger Spice!

Madagascar Vanilla Almond was my favorite!
AND KIND Also has granola available now too!
For the KIND-aholic, there’s even the option of having 72 bars sent to you, quarterly, at 30% off of the retail price – so you’ll never run out! ((Pondering doing this as hubs and I NEVER get tired of them)
I’m also able to giveaway a sample pack of the Nuts & Spices line to one lucky reader!
Have you tried these bars before?
If you win the giveaway, what flavors are you excited to try?
How was your week in workouts?

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    September 8, 2013, 1:17 pm

    I have heard good things about the KIND bars – the flavors sound great. Chocolate,Nuts, and Seal Salt sounds AMAZING!! I can’t wait for your Disney recaps, I followed your pictures while you were there and you guys just had too much fun.

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    September 8, 2013, 1:31 pm

    Love Kind bars!! and the new flavors sounds great!

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    September 8, 2013, 1:53 pm

    I tried KIND bars for the first time at a race back in May. Would love to try them out again!

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    September 8, 2013, 2:12 pm

    I have never tried KIND bars. The Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan sounds awesome! I’m a sucker for ginger, too though… I ended this week with a solid 18 miles. I was worried I wouldn’t make it, as I gave blood Wed and felt horrible on my Friday run. I made it through though, so I’m happy. Congrats on your 20 miler 🙂

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    September 8, 2013, 2:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try KIND bars!

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    September 8, 2013, 2:26 pm

    I love KIND bars, but haven’t had these particular ones. I am most interested to try the Maple Glazed ones…actually, I think I might have one in my running fuel drawer, haha.

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    September 8, 2013, 2:31 pm

    I’ve never tried KIND bars. The blueberry vanilla & cashew bars sound yummy…so do the dark chocolate & sea salt!

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    September 8, 2013, 4:24 pm

    I love kind bars, especially that the are all natural. I’d love the nuts & sea salt or dark chocolate cinnamon pecan.

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    September 8, 2013, 4:50 pm

    I have not had a chance to try KIND bars. I think the Vanilla Almond would be my favorite.

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    September 8, 2013, 5:45 pm

    Congrats on the 20 miler! I’ve had a few KIND bars–mostly they’ve been swag or giveaways from races–and they’re delicious.

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    September 8, 2013, 6:28 pm

    I LOVE ALL THAT IS KIND!!! I have a couple favs but I would be thankful for any KIND bars!!! 🙂

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    September 8, 2013, 6:47 pm

    I have never tried Kind bars but they sound yummy! Congrats on your 20 mile run today. You are doing awesome as always with your marathon training!

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      September 8, 2013, 6:50 pm

      Thanks ladies – can’t wait to see ya there in DC hopefully for longer than a second!

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    September 8, 2013, 8:43 pm

    I love Kind bars! The nuts and sea salt one is my favorite thus far! I need to get around to trying them all.. haha.

    Congrats on finishing your first 20 miler!

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    September 8, 2013, 9:20 pm

    Yay for your first 20! I love Kind bars- especially the dark chocolate chili, mmm.

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    September 8, 2013, 10:29 pm

    I’ve tried these bars and love them! I want to try all of the new line. I really haven’t found one that I don’t like!

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    September 8, 2013, 11:22 pm

    You are killing it! Keep up the great work! You are such a motivation!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:14 am

    I haven’t tried KIND bars, but I’m interested in the vanilla almond.

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    September 9, 2013, 1:16 am

    I love kind bars! They are so good!

    WTG on your runs!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:19 am

    Would love to try the Cashew & Ginger Spice as I love ginger and would love to give KIND a taste!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:59 am

    Those are some pretty serious disney miles! AWESOME!

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    September 9, 2013, 3:12 am

    Love KIND bars, haven’t tried these flavors the Cashew sounds great!

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    September 9, 2013, 3:29 am

    I have not tried KIND bars but really want to. I think Madagascar Vanilla Almond would be my fav.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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    September 9, 2013, 4:19 am

    GROAR!!! You were in Cali and YOU DID NOT tell me! 🙁

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    September 9, 2013, 10:40 am

    I love KIND bars. Love anything with vanilla, almond, blueberry.

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    September 9, 2013, 11:54 am

    Pecan is my favorite nut so Cinnamon Pecan is my top pick. Thanks!

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    September 9, 2013, 11:55 am

    Madagascar Vanilla Almond sounds divine! All these nutty flavor combos would melt in my mouth too! Thank you so much!

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    September 9, 2013, 1:31 pm

    I just discovered Kind bars a couple of months ago since I’m on the lookout for GF snacks. THey rock! But they’re so darn expensive. I still pickup a few every time I see them.

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    September 9, 2013, 7:01 pm

    I love Kind bars! My fave would be the cinnamon pecan.

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    September 9, 2013, 7:51 pm

    Yes, just tried a Kind Bar at the Buffalo Stampede in Sacramento yesterday. I would like to try the cashew ginger flaver.

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    September 9, 2013, 9:06 pm

    I love the dark chocolate cherry ones.

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    September 9, 2013, 9:07 pm

    I’ve never tried them, but would like to.

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    September 9, 2013, 11:24 pm

    I love KIND Bars! I want to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond

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    September 9, 2013, 11:59 pm

    I LOVE KIND Bars!! I would love to try the Madagascar Vanilla Almond!

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    September 10, 2013, 12:15 am

    I’ve never tried KIND bars, but some of those flavors sound awesome! I love anything with coconut and/or almonds.

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    September 10, 2013, 6:06 am

    I love KIND bars. Dark Chocolate, Nuts and Sea Salt are my favorite, and I like the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan a lot too.

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    September 10, 2013, 10:44 am

    I love them! I love Madagascar Vanilla Almond (and want to try the ones with chili!)

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    September 10, 2013, 11:17 am

    I have tried KIND bars. I think I would like the Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan flavor.

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    September 10, 2013, 11:49 am

    I’ve not tried KIND bars before but have several friends who RAVE about them!

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    September 10, 2013, 12:18 pm

    I haven’t tried them yet – but anything with coconut sounds amazing!

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    September 10, 2013, 1:11 pm

    Have you tried KIND bars? What flavor of Nuts & Spices do you want to try? The pecan cinnamon sounds yummy!

    Maryalicia Verdecchia

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    September 10, 2013, 4:56 pm

    I have had KIND bars before, but I don’t remember which one. I would like to try the Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea salt.

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    September 10, 2013, 5:48 pm

    I’ve never tried the bars, but I love Kind granola. The Nuts & Sea Salt bar sounds great.

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    September 10, 2013, 7:23 pm

    I have heard great things,but have not tried them yet.

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    September 10, 2013, 8:52 pm

    I have never tried KIND but love any energy bars with cinnamon

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    September 10, 2013, 8:57 pm

    I love kind bars. Do not think there is one that I do not like

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    September 13, 2013, 1:12 am

    the Cashew & Ginger Spice sounds up my alley!

    rafflecopter: daniel

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    September 13, 2013, 7:35 am

    I have never tried them!

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