Only 6 more days until my sprint triathlon and I’m getting pretty nervous.
I’ve been training pretty hard for the past 6 weeks or so but I still feel like I’m not quite ready. Last Saturday I ran 6-miles and then on Sunday I participated in a pre-race clinic. My friend Tanya and I had the opportunity to swim and run the actual race route. It was good to get a feel for the course, but the swim is going to be harder than I thought. At times, I felt like I was actually swimming backwards as the wind moved the waves over my head!
I think this week I’m going to take it down to just a few mild work-outs and start to rest.
On Thursday, I have an appointment to get a massage at Massage Envy! I’m so excited…it’s the first one I’ve had in more than a year and the perfect way to relax before the big day. I use to get massages every other month or so and they helped with my joint and back pain so much before I lost weight. I know that once I go to Massage Envy on Thursday, I’ll be back again soon….especially on September 18, 2013.
On that day Massage Envy and the Arthritis Foundation are hosting the third annual Healing Hands for Arthritis, a one-day national event to build awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis. On September 18, 2013, the 29 Houston-area Massage Envy Spas will donate $10 from every one-hour massage or facial to the Arthritis Foundation which supports arthritis education, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services. Murad®, Massage Envy Spa’s exclusive skin care partner, Wyndmere and BioFreeze will all also donate 10 percent of all sales from their products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event. Over the past two years, this one-day nationwide event has raised over $1M for the Arthritis Foundation.
Massage Envy Spa and the Arthritis Foundation share a common understanding about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and the potential for massage therapy to relieve and control certain symptoms.Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. Massage therapy can play an important role in alleviating the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety.
What are you doing September 18th? Will you help the Arthritis Foundation by relaxing at Massage Envy? You can find out more information about the Healing Hands for Arthritis event here.
After my massage this week, I’m going to post a review and will offer a massage giveaway for one, lucky Still Living The Dream reader – so be sure to check back soon!
Thank you to Massage Envy for sponsoring this post. I will have the opportunity to have a complimentary massage at Massage Envy, but will receive no other compensation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.