Training Week 19: Race Week #KeepOnCruzin GIVEAWAY with Santa Cruz Organic #MomsMeet

Race week has arrived. Eeek!!! 

Tapering brings a mix of emotions. I'm excited to return to Fargo, anxious about logistics in a busy city, and just plain happy that training was enjoyable even with a 3-year-old and  almost 1-year-old at home.

All nerves aside, toeing the line should be a celebration.

Race day is like a gigantic party celebrating the fact that you SURVIVED marathon training! Training is the hard work, isn't it? Racing is the party.

Fargo Marathon 2011: Check out those T-Rex running arms!

I'm celebrating race week with a Santa Cruz Organic #KeepOnCruzin giveaway! I couldn't have received these Santa Cruz products at a better time. We hit 93°F that week and the Agua Fresca was phenomenal!

Santa Cruz Organic is a pioneer organic brand and was the first to have a wide range of organic, 100 percent juices and blends. They currently offer more than 50 organic items ranging from organic fruit juices and sparkling beverages to organic fruit sauces, chocolate syrups, peanut butters, and fruit spreads.

As a Moms Meet Ambassador, Santa Cruz Organic sent me their Agua Fresca, apple sauce pouches, and lemonade to try.

The farm my husband works has been busy planting lately so the boys and I spent our evenings delivering supper to the field and sneaking a tractor ride on occasion. We took our Santa Cruz Organic products with us — Agua Fresca for me, apple sauce pouches for the kids.

Agua Fresca contains only USDA Certified Organic ingredients, including organic juice/fruit puree as the first ingredient after water. Unlike other juices, their Agua Fresca isn't overloaded with sugar, containing only 14g compared to the average juice's 23g.

I tried their Pomegranate flavor and it's also available in Mango, Passionfruit, and Grapefruit. A 32 oz. bottle of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca retails for $3.20 - $3.49 (depending on the location).

The Apple Sauce pouches were a fun extra that Santa Cruz Organic sent me. For review sake, I stole a taste from my 1-year-old's snack and it tasted like... apple sauce (surprise, surprise!).

Both kids LOVED them and I love the fact that they only include three ingredients: Organic Apples, Water, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C).

Now it's your turn!

Enter my giveaway to win two bottles of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca!

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Fargo Marathon Training Week 19:

Monday, May 9

Easy-Effort with double stroller: 5 mi, 00:47 @ 09:25 avg pace.

Windy and took a couple walk breaks while going straight into the wind. I'm glad we went early because it was really whipping later!

Tuesday, May 10

Speed Intervals: (Treadmill) 5 mi, 00:39 @ 07:44 avg pace. 1:00 x 6 plank variations.

 2k @ 7:22
 1 mile @ 7:01
 1k @ 6:45
 .5 mile @ 6:32
 (90 sec. recovery after each interval)

Wednesday, May 11

Strength Training: 6 x 1:00 plank variations, bridges, hip raises, lunges, leg raises.

Thursday, May 12

Tempo: 6.01 mi, 00:49 @ 08:07 avg pace.

Early early morning run before they started trucking today. The 5 to 6 am time slot isn't my favorite, but it sure beats running in this wind with the stroller! I woke up feeling a bit worn down; ran the first interval hard and then stepped back on the second. 2 x 2.5 @ 7:14, 7:53

Friday, May 13

Easy-Effort: 3.1 miles.

Windy, cold morning out with our dog. It was 37 degrees that morning and later it started SLEETING! Isn't it supposed to be May right now?!

Saturday, May 14

Long Run: 12.01 mi, 01:41, 08:22 avg pace.

Honestly I felt tired on this run... but, hey, it was the last one for Fargo! 6 x 1:00 plank variations.

Sunday, May 15


Total Mileage: 31.12 miles

Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up and Erica and Smitha on the Wednesday Giveaway Roundup.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program (, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.


  1. You are super speedy, Amy!!!! And your boys are just too cute. Thanks for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know you better! <3

  2. Solid training week!!!! Your body will enjoy the taper before your race!!! I think you've done a fantastic job getting in the training with 2 little ones!
    Hopefully race week will be uneventful and you can toe the line feeling refreshed focused and ready to run!!!!
    You've got this super mamma!!!!

  3. Great training week and your paces are awesome! One mantra I focus on during a hard run or a race is "just keep moving". As long as I put one foot in front of the other I know I'll finish the race!

  4. I can't imagine training for a marathon with two small kids. And, pushing that double stroller! You are very inspirational. I love your quote "toeing the line should be a celebration". I think you will have a wonderful race with that attitude along with your incredibly strong training cycle. Thanks for linking with us Amy! Enjoy your taper!

  5. Your Marathon is almost here Amy! I saw some of your training and amazing paces on Instagram! You will be great! Good Luck!

  6. Your commitment to marathon training with two little ones is a true inspiration. Good luck on your race!

  7. 37 degrees? So cold! Great workout week for you before your marathon!

  8. Best of luck to you! Admire you for training with littles.


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