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Ironman Florida 2018 Post Race Vlog Part II

Here is where the real shit comes in. The raw and realness of racing an Ironman Triathlon and realizing you were not going to make those goals that you set for yourself. It fucking sucked but I finished that race because, “Jen Rulon doesn’t quit.”

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Ironman Florida 2018 Post Race Vlog Part I

This was a tough Vlog to talk about. Why? I didn’t want to talk about it. I didn’t want to admit that I felt like I failed you because I know I failed myself. At least that is the shit that was in my head during the race. Yes, I am very human, but I wanted to share with you my thoughts since I know we all go through the same things on the race course.

I had to break this up in two segments. The first vlog was about the swim, T1 and the bike. Next weeks vlog will be about T2, the run and the finish line feels. Enjoy…

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Pre Race Ironman FL Feels

Since I have a lot going on before we head to Ironman Florida, I decided to keep this blog post brief. Turning 47 years old on Saturday and heading into my 14th Ironman Triathlon this SUNDAY, I am feeling so so alive.

Send us good juju on Sunday, November 4th. Head to ironman.com and check out the Rulon Racing Crew.

Chris Rulon: 262
Jeff Anderegg: 1837
Adrian Dominguez: 2208
Jen Rulon: 161

 

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Celebrate With Me! 4 Birthday Giveaways 🎂

As an athlete and coach, I am VERY particular with not only my clothing but also how I was them. When I learned about Stretch Athleisure Wash, I tried them out and absolutely LOVE the product and how it takes care of my clothing.

One of my favorite things to do in my business as an athlete and as a coach is to work with brands and companies. About two months ago, I chatted with you about brands and how I feel some of the best practices are about working with brands as an athlete, coach and a business owner. Check the blog out HERE.

In this blog, I also shared about how I became a HUGE fan of Stretch Athleisure Wash and the connection I made with the company. In today’s blog, I want to share with you WHY I use it and HOW I use it!

Why do I use Stretch Wash?

I am SUPER picky with my clothing, bikinis, delicates, lululemon athletica gear and my Rulon Racing Epix Gear.

Since using Stretch, I realized a lot of the instore detergents do not rinse completely out of clothing fibers, so then it causes the breakdown of your stretch and the elasticity of your clothing. I see that with some of my older lululemon. I have worn it so much BUT then I washed it with Tide.

The great thing about Stretch is that it completely rinses out. It will remove:

  • Nasty Sweat
  • Body oils
  • Soil
  • Chlorine

Just to let you know, that Stretch is made with organic ingredients! Forever Wash, which makes Stretch Athleisure Wash, has been around since 1973 and I LOVE how the original detergent, Forever Wash was developed in a small kitchen.

How do I use Stretch Athleisure Wash/Forever Wash Products?

And here you go. I made it very simple for you!

Five Ways to use Stretch Athleisure and Forever Wash Products:

  1. Wash your cute swimsuits and bikinis with the liquid form of Stretch.
  2. Wash your lululemon clothing with the liquid form of Stretch, hang dry or light dry with NO fabric softener!
  3. Stretch Spray is PERFECT for your stinky long run shoes, cycling helmets, cycling shoes and yoga mats!
  4. Wash your Epix Gear Rulon Racing Kits with Stretch Grandular or Forever Wash Grandular.
  5. Take the Stretch Spray wash with you when you travel to an Ironman Triathlon or any race for that matter. Why? You know how NASTY your cycling helmet and shoes are, along with your running shoes. Spray on the Stretch Spray AFTER the race.

Since this week is my birthday week, I LOVE to give back. I am doing a couple of giveaways on a couple of different platforms (Instagram, Instagram Stories, Facebook and on my newsletter!)

What am I giving away? Things that I LOVE or use on a daily basis!

  • Stretch Athleisure Wash Goody Package
  • lululemon athletica gift card
  • Rulon Racing Hat with a Stretch Athleisure Wash Sample!
  • Starbucks Gift Card with my book, “Life Lessons of an Athlete,” a Stretch Athleisure Sample and a Rulon Racing Beanie!

If you are interested in all of those Giveaways, here are the links to the different platforms that I have going on!

Coach Jen Rulon Instagram Page: https://jenrulon.com/instagram

Rulon Racing Instagram Page: https://jenrulon.com/rulonracinginstagram

Jen Rulon Facebook Page: https://jenrulon.com/facebook

Jump on My Newsletter for the Giveaway: https://jenrulon.com/newsletter

My birthday is October 27th and I just want to say Thank YOU for being a part of my world. In return, providing some goodies from my world!

 

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My Digital Detox Challenge

As an online triathlon coach, I try to be in full access for my athletes but I also have to set boundaries. Sometimes, those boundaries get broken but for the most part, my athletes do a great job of understanding that I have a life as well. And I truly thank them for that.

About two months ago, I had to do it. I had to drop off the face of the earth for 24 hours. I was exhausted. I was overwhelmed. I was actually hating my phone and computer. It was with me constantly and it was getting to be too much.

Sometimes staying away from our smartphones for just a few minutes is difficult, but did you know that separating yourself from your digital gadgets and life can improve your life a great deal. It’s more than likely that if you are reading this article, your smartphone is lying within reach of you. These days our smartphone is our best friend that we can’t be separated from, not even for an hour or so. It’s an extension of us, we’re always ready to grab it when it we hear a ding or a vibrate from a text. Apart from our phone, we spend more and more time on digital devices, probably much more than 2 hours in a day. There is a steady flow of incoming messages, social media connections and phone calls.

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