Young and Crafty Sisters: 08/05/12

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My First Triathlon


If you’ve been following me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (hannahyoungancrafty) then you already know that I completed my first triathlon today!!


The race was .5 mile swim, 18.1 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.


I’ve been training since May. Wow was I nervous today! There were 1100+ participants. My two goals going into the race were to have fun and complete the race in 2 hours. I accomplished both! I had fun and my time was 2 hours 10 seconds. I seriously can’t WAIT to do another one!


Here is an overload of pictures for you:








I’m somewhere in all of those pink swim caps in the water. Whew I was so nervous at this point!




And we’re off!






Time to run!




I was BEAT!






What an accomplishment! These things can be addicting. Yes you might be thinking I’m crazy saying that. There is just something about pushing your body physically to the limit.


If you want the motivation to workout, I triathlon is a great place to start!!



Famous Footwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Famous Footwear for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Well it's that time of year again. Back to school. That means it's time to do a little shopping! Whether your kids have to wear uniforms or they can wear whatever they like to school, Famous Footwear is the one stop spot for all of your kids shoes. They have tons of locations but also have an excellent and user friendly website. While you are browsing around for them some new shoes, you might as well reward yourself for all of that hard shopping! 


They have all types of shoes. Tennis shoes, dress shoes, wedges, sandals, boots and any other type of shoe that you could possibly think of! 


Right now they are offering an awesome back to school promotion. And let's face it, who doesn't want to save a few bucks? You can get 15% off + Buy One, Get One Half Off! That's an awesome deal!




This BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon is good in-stores between 8/2-8/18. 

Rewards programs are all the rage right now and Famous Footwear has a great one to be a part of. You can earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in-store on online. All of those points that you earn can accumulate to earn certificates up to $100 a year. That's at least a couple of pair of shoes! Just for signing up you get a discount. Also, by signing up you are included in inside perks and discounts. Sometimes these are the best deals of all! 



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Healthy Berry Popsicle

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nectresse™ Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I'm always on the lookout for a healthy treat or a way to make a treat healthier. I have been on a huge popsicle kick lately. I picked up some popsicle molds from Michael's. They had one style: rockets. Not my first choice but I wanted to make me some popsicle's! 


NECTRESSE™Sweetener sent me a few samples to try. This is the only 100% natural sweetener made from real fruit. The type of fruit is called monk fruit. I've never heard of it but apparently you can buy monk fruit extract at the grocery store. You can use this sweetener for more than iced tea. It can be substituted for sugar in baking and cooking. Why not save a few unnecessary calories if you can!


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The recipe for these popsicle's is super easy. It called for sugar but instead I used this sweetener to save on those little bit of calories. NECTRESSE™Sweetener taste's really good! I actually didn't notice the taste that some artificial sweeteners' leave behind. 


So here is the recipe to make these Berry delicious popsicles.



1 cup of yogurt (I use vanilla for more flavor)

1 cup of berries (I used blackberries, raspberries and blackberries)

1 packet of NECTRESSE™Sweetener

1 tbsp vanilla extract. 


They are creamy and super satisfying in this crazy HEAT! 



The great thing about this recipe is that it's so versatile. I've made it with banana, pineapple, strawberries and blueberries! 


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