Monday, June 19, 2017

A Walk in My Shoes | 2Toms FootShield Review

Disclaimer: I received 2Toms FootShield to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

I've been majorly house cleaning/sorting/nesting lately, getting rid of various things we don't need and bringing some order to things we do need.

Part of the cleaning episode is due to the fact that we now have new windows in our house and de-cluttering feels necessary before another member is added to our family. (Sidenote: We have had windows that were not open/close-able for the past 3.5 years and I'm so excited to have functional ones, praise the Lord!)


Anywhoo, back on track here.

All this cleaning made me realize that I have a lot of shoes but wear socks very infrequently in the summer! Since our warm weather arrived, it's been either my running shoes, slippers, flip flops or dress flats/heels.

With all my cute little shoes, I would love to tell you that my feet don't sweat or smell! Nah, the truth is they do. So how does one keep frequently worn shoes from smelling rancid?


Back in my hockey playing years, I put baby powder in my skates as a way to freshen them up and dry up moisture. I have done this on occasion in my running and regular shoes but the problem is the powder builds up on the inside of footwear and you leave little baby powder footprints wherever you walk after taking them off!

As a BibRave Pro, I have put 2Toms FootShield to the test over the past month and this roll-on works as a perspiration barrier for my feet and helps keep them dry and odor free! FootShield has replaced my "baby powder therapy" by using a blend of natural antifungal, ingredients and moisturizers reduce and prevent sweaty feet, the growth of bacteria, athlete’s foot, blisters, and smelly shoes.


Use FootShield with socks or without, just roll on and air dry! I now carry this around in the diaper bag to keep my feet smelling fresh while running around throughout the day. This 3 oz roll-on is a reasonable $15.00 as it seems like this container will last for quite a while.

Join us for #BibChat with 2Toms on June 27 at 8 pm CT for a chance to win FootShield Roll-On for yourself!


B3 Pregnancy: Week 19 Wrap-Up

Last week our Baby 3, now affectionately named "Rocket" by our 4-year-old, was the size of a Mango. Funny thing, I tried my first fresh mango this weekend at my parents' house! My sister-in-law so nicely shared hers :)


MONDAY: 

Off. Baby appointment with our midwife. We heard baby's heartbeat and it was wonderful! Vacation Bible School also started that evening, marking a stretch of 4 late nights for the little ones. I was a little anxious to see how they handled it!

TUESDAY: 

3-mile run in the early morning followed by Bible study and VBS that night. The kids handled the first night of being up until 9 well!


WEDNESDAY: 

Off. Catching up around the house in the morning and then off to VBS at 4:45 pm.

THURSDAY

3-miles in the early morning and the last night of VBS! W was really tired by that last night but they both kept great attitudes throughout. Very proud of the boys!

FRIDAY:

Strength Training: Lunges (reverse, front, side) and squats while cooking supper, 3 sets of 15 reps. 

Baby appointment with our back-up doctor that morning. Because we're having a homebirth as long as I can make it to 37 weeks, I prefer to keep in touch with a hospital doctor just in case I do go early again like with my first pregnancy.

SATURDAY:

4-mile run that morning and then a road trip to Grandma and Grandpa's farm. My legs were very stiff from the leg work I did on Friday. Clearly I need to do squats and lunges regularly - they are great strength training exercises for running AND childbirth (more on that next week)!

SUNDAY:

Rest

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Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.

10 comments:

  1. I remember thinking that staying out until 9 p.m. for VBS was crazy when I was a kiddo! ;) Glad yours are handling it well!

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    1. They really surprised me! 9 pm is even late for me NOW :) I was most worried about our 2-yr-old having meltdowns but he was great!

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  2. I am so excited about the foot roller! My husband battles sweaty feet every day! I am seriously ordering this right now! Thanks for posting! I love fresh mango! I just hate cutting it. I never can seem to get it just right. But, it still tastes good! I hope you have a great week!

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    1. I'm glad FootShield can help him! It's done wonders for me and I appreciate the natural ingredients :) The fresh mango was great but we weren't quite sure how to cut it the "right" way, whatever that is. I was surprised that it was stringy on the inside!

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  3. I didn't realize that stuff served a purpose other than to prevent blisters! I'll be rolling it on my feet before I put on my dress flats now. I don't wear socks with them so yea, they don't smell the best!

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    1. I hear ya! I'm pretty sure my heels and flats smell worse than my running shoes... gross!

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  4. I saw a picture on your Instagram and you look great for being halfway along! Working out definitely helps, I wish I had your motivation. We are just hitting 11 weeks with #3 and I think I'm already larger than you! 😜

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    1. YAY! Congratulations, Kelly!!! Honestly, I felt like I had a pretty decent bump by 12 weeks with this baby... it's hard to hide anything with the third, right ;) Now that bump is just getting more filled out and baby is kicking a lot. I've really missed feeling the baby kicks since my last pregnancy. So fun!

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  5. I love that you carry the FootShield in your diaper bag! I would have never thought to bring it along with me during the day but now that you've said it - I think that I just might.

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    1. Yes it's so handy! I bring it with so I'm ready for a re-application anytime ;)

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