Saturday, October 13, 2012


I've never been to the R5K.

That is the Royal Caribbean 5K runs at one of the ports of call during a 7 day cruise.

While perusing ideas for our next cruise, we wanted to see what RC offered. Seeing this as one of the day's events at port was a pretty good idea to me! Here is the way it seems to work:

You take your cruise and the day you are in port at one of the R5K race sites, you will do the 5k run with others who have signed up to join in. I don't know if this involves only cruise line patrons or if other will be there too. There is a post race party and awards. This seems to leave time afterward for a little exploring of port (though I am not sure.)

While at sea you can take advantage of some other perks of this package including:

Private meet-and-greet sessions with high-profile racing athletes
Seminars and lectures with high-profile athletes
Personal training tips from experts
Speed tests onboard the track on your ship

The next upcoming events are the seven day cruise December 1 with the race taking place in Philipsburg, St Maarten and the seven day cruise March 10, 2013 with the race taking place in Falmouth, Jamaica.

I think I'd like to plan this itinerary on our next trip....

 That I'd like to see.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Foam Factory

I've never been to the Foam Factory.

It looks like a place my dad and I need to check out. They offer some nice looking packaging supplies. There are anti-static foam pieces, eggcrate foam pieces and even custom foam pieces. These look like the perfect ways to package our items we sell on eBay.

That I'd like to see.

Zooma Women's Series Race

I've never been to a Zooma Women's Series Race.

Zooma is hosting a women's race series and they are coming to Texas! On March 23, 2013 the event will take place in Bastrop (near Austin) and will consist of a 5K run and a half-marathon. The event is also stated to be open to both men and women.  It looks like a beautiful time of year and a beautiful place to do this run.

Here are some of the perks of the Zooma event:

ZOOMA Texas Perks
  • ZOOMA Signature Swag Bag

  • Access to complete girls’ weekend getaway including recovery yoga, sponsored cocktail hours and inspirational speakers

  • Entry into a professionally managed half marathon or 5K race

  • Water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink on the course

  • Water, Cytomax Sports Performance drink, Muscle Milk Light and food at the finish line

  • GU Energy Gel station along the course

  • Wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly at the After-Party Expo

  • Necklace designed exclusively for ZOOMA for half marathon finishers

  • Post-race massage, shopping and live music at the ZOOMA After-Party Expo

  • ChronoTrack timed race results

  • *from the registration website

    There is a contest to enter to win a free entry for you and your running buddy.

     That I'd like to see.