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ZRP and Holiday Gift Giving: @RockMyRun makes a perfect gift for the runner or music lover

I have decided to do something different this year and as I see things that would make great holiday gifts for other runners, I have decided to post them. Some of these I have and some of these I don’t have. But these are things that catch my attention during the season.

I have always been a huge fan of Rock My Run. I think I have been a customer for almost two years now after I learned about them through a #runchat session. I was curious, but being so picky with music I was not totally certain that I would like the mixes.

I fell in love quickly.

Rock My Run works with some of the worlds best DJ’s to mix workout friendly tunes for every genre. They state that they provide “The Best Running Music In The World”.

It is no joke. They do

For the last couple years because I was on Windows Phone. I did not have the full power of the app at my disposal. So I never truly realized how amazing they are.

The app changed the game for me.

If you are a Rockstar member, (which is only 39.95 for the year) you get access to mixes that are up to four hours in length. There are new mixes dropping all the time. You also get to use their body move technology which matches the beat of the music with your heart rate or your step cadence. I have been playing with this a lot when I run and its helped me do my run walk intervals at a faster pace.

There is also ALWAYS a good mix out there. When you look at how expensive it is to buy music online (which if you have read my blog for any length of time you know I talk budget friendly all the time). Keeping your mix new, fresh and interesting can get costly.

For me, I use the app for everything anymore. I jam to Rock My Run music on the bus, when I am doing my cleaning, just any time music comes into play.

They have changed my running for the better.

One of the other things that has always struck a great cord with me is their philosophy about their customers.

“Run Rockers are people who believe in the power of music to inspire, motivate and drive. These are the people for

Right now, Country Summer is my must have mix.  I am obsessed with a couple songs in it.
Right now, Country Summer is my must have mix. I am obsessed with a couple songs in it.
whom the right song at the right time can make them bob their head, sing out loud, pump their fist in the air, run faster, and run for longer because of how the music affects them.”

Let’s face it. Running sometimes sucks.

I have found myself lost in my own head more then once, wishing a run would be over. And the right song would come on and I would start dancing. (Ask anyone at any of my marathon adventures, I have been know to break out in a dance). And it could turn my head back around.

I have been a big fan of this company since I was introduced and plan on being with them for a long time. Which is why when I saw the email about their gift cards, I realized that was a perfect holiday gift for someone.

The gift cards are 39.95 and it gets you one year of premium service. This gives you access to all of their mixes via the streaming app (no matter what the length), their body move technology, 3 downloads a month for off line listening (when you are slow runner like me, a must) and if you are on iOs you can set it and forget it, they feature a continuous play option.

You can check out everything Rock My Run has to offer at Rock My Run

The Color Run: Discount Codes and Halloween Sale

I have made it no secret, I am a BIG fan of The Color Run. I love what they bring together. I love how they bring people who might not necessarily be out there on a 5K course out and get them active.

Here is an updated schedule

10.30 – DETROIT, MI
11.07 – OAHU, HI
11.14 – MIAMI, FL
01.16 – ORLANDO, FL
01.23 – TEMPE, AZ
02.27 – LAS VEGAS, NV

10.30 – DETROIT, MI

If you click below: You can get 5.00 off any event. Also, they are offering 30 percent off in their Color Run store, which has some cute stuff.

The Color Run

Note: I am a current affiliate for The Color Run. I will receive a commission for anyone who registers on my link. It does not change the fact that I am a huge fan.

#261Fearless: Joining the Movement

Its has never been a secret that one of the causes I am proud to be behind is the 261 Fearless movement by Kathrine Switzer.

I have been asked and very excitedly accepted an invitation to join a new program and be one of the founding 261 Fearless Ambassadors.

261 was the number worn by a KV Switzwer in the 1967 Boston Marathon. At this time racing was not considered a women friendly event. An angry race director tried to attack her in the second mile to take that number away from her; angry that a women would of entered her race.

Kathrine continued her running career completing 39 marathons, and won the New York City Marathon in 1974. She ran unnamedher personal best in 1975, finishing second in Boston (2:51:33). She then put her substantial energies into creating the Avon International Running Circuit of women’s only races in 27 countries with over a million participating from 1978 to the present time. It was this series of events, which showed global participation and performances that largely convinced the IOC to include a women’s marathon in the 1984 Olympic Games.

The words regarding the 261 Movement are amazing.

261 Fearless

is a global community of women, be she a walker, jogger, runner, or front of the pack racer, who have found strength, power and fearlessness from putting one foot in front of the other. This strength has allowed her to overcome doubt and adversity in her life and she has the ability and desire to give support to other women who want to take on their personal challenges through running or walking. This is a safe community of support, respect, friendship and sharing of accomplishments and a place for women who want to become runners and walkers to find their fearless through the connection with others. We take no notice of ability, body-type, religion or ethnicity as we all hold the universal language of putting one foot in front of the other. We communicate on social media as @261Fearless, through closed social channels and personally in our communities, clubs, groups and at events. We are here because sometimes, you just need to know you are not alone. If you are a female runner or soon to be runner, please join the 261 Fearless Movement.

261 Fearless Mission

is to bring active women together through a global supportive community – allowing fearless women to pass strength gained from running and walking onto women who are facing challenges and hence sparking a revolution of empowerment. 261 is the symbol that unites us as empowered runners and walkers.

I am proud to get out there and share my story. It is because of running that I have found my fearless side. Sometimes I needed to be reminded that it is in me; but I am proud of being part of it.

Running has truly taught me to appricate how strong I am. I also has gotten me to appricate that I did not need to be an unhappy person. That I have the power to define my life.

I am hoping by the end of the year in 2016 that I can help bring together a 261 Fearless running club here in Portland for everyone to get involved with running, to motivate and challenge each other.