May 21

BENGAY Zero Degrees + Lots ‘o Legs

Injuries and soreness aren’t fun.


Lately it seems like I can’t stay well (thank you, knees), so I was particularly excited when BENGAY contacted me to review their new Zero Degrees product.

What makes it so cool?  It literally IS cool.  According to their literature it is “the first and only topical pain reliever tha can be stored in the freezer, combining the instant sensation of ice with the long-lasting, trusted pain relief of BENGAY GEL.”



This weekend was fun, but pretty strenuous on my body.  If you’ve been reading for a while, you may know that I’ve had some trouble with my knee for the past few months.  I was in serious need of BENGAY Zero Degrees after a 7 mile hike Saturday followed up by a 3 mile run and 2 softball games on Sunday… and one lovely strawberry on my toosh:



No, I didn’t put BENGAY on my open wound (NOT a good idea).  I DID slather it all over my aching knees after spending some QT with bags of frozen peas.

I loved that BENGAY Zero Degrees comes in a deoderant-like stick, making it easy to apply – no sticky hands or pain when you forget and stick you finger in your eye.  Another plus is that it doesn’t stink like most other products out there.  My knees may make me feel like a granny, but I don’t need to smell like a granny too!



BENGAY has offered to send one of these cool Zero Degrees sticks along with some other fun goodies (I received a tote bag, hair ties, a workout towel, and Karina Smirnoff’s dance-inspired workout DVD) to TWO readers!


Receive up to 4 entries by:


  1. Subscribe to the Sprint 2 the Table RSS feed or email
  2. Tweet: You could say something like: I entered to win 1 of 2 BENGAY Zero Degrees prize bags in the @sprint2thetable giveaway: http://wp.me/p16jDn-1hS  #giveaway #fitness
  3. Be Social: Twitter Follow mePinterest Follow Me and/or Pin Something of MineInstagram Follow Me
  4. Comment: What do you do to help your body recover?


Please leave a *separate comment* for each entry!


Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Thursday, May 24th.  The winner will be announced on Friday, May 25th.


This week’s recap should explain why I need that BENGAY!  :)

I’ve been incorporating more plyo/active rest into my weight workouts.  It’s made a big difference in my appetite!  I feel like I’m getting more out of my workouts and I’m craving protein like a caveman.  Still not going too big on the meat, but I’m killin’ some protein shake creations.  After Sundays games in 85 degree temps and direct sunlight I couldn’t get to the blender fast enough!


Put me in coach!


Workout Recap (5/7 – 5/13):


I just realized this post is filled with pics of my legs from various angles.  I love an unexpected “leg day.”

What is the last injury you had?

What is the best workout you’ve had lately?



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  1. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    I subscribe on google reader!

  2. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    To help my body recover, I foam roll and stretch. I also rest when necessary.. and after 10+ mile runs, I take an ice bath!

    1. Laura

      I need to be better with the foam rolling. It hurts so good!

  3. Lee

    I subscribe!

  4. Lee

    I do all the social things already too.

  5. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

    How’s the plyo on your knee? I like the simple application!

    1. Laura

      I was glad I did it… because when I went to the Doc he said no more. :) It’s actually running that hurts it more than anything though!

  6. karina

    i help my body recover by making sure i always schedule rest days and by eating healthy, healing foods :)

  7. Meg

    yesterday I had a really great back workout :D

  8. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    Ha – nope, I don’t really want to smell like a granny either. :) I usually ice, but sometimes I also resort to OTC pain relievers.

  9. Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers

    I also follow you via Twitter and I think Pinterest too.

  10. Corey @ Learning Patience

    I subscribe….of course! Those sticks look cool…great idea!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  11. Corey @ Learning Patience

    I tweeted!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  12. Cari

    this is a cool giveaway! i like to use my stick to roll out sore and tired muscles after a tough workout :)

  13. Hayley @ Oat Couture

    Haha my knees and hips make me feel like a granny! :/ Been flirting with the idea of training for a race but I’m hesitant due to my bodies aforementioned granny like behaviour! Very cool giveaway anyway and I am already subscribed! :)

    1. Laura

      LOL! I feel your pain. :)

  14. Hayley @ Oat Couture

    I also follow you on twitter, pinterest and instagram! :)

  15. Alex @ therunwithin

    I subscribe!

  16. Alex @ therunwithin

    I follow you on twitter!

  17. Alex @ therunwithin

    To help my body recover I drink lots of water!

    1. Laura

      Water is the miracle drug! :)

  18. Heather @ Better With Veggies

    Haha – I didn’t notice how “leggy” your post was until you said something – that’s awesome!! My favorite workout recently has been cadence intervals on the trainer – finishing dripping with sweat is sexy, right?! ;)

    1. Laura

      I think so! There’s nothing better than a satisfying sweat!

  19. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    LOL love the legs. Lookin great as always! I’m so excited because I keep meaning to sign up to get your emails and now, I do! I hope that strawberry gets better soon… it looks painful!

  20. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    Also, follow you on twitter :) and pinterest. and instagram. Does that make me a stalker?

    1. Laura

      ummm… if it does, then I stalk you too. :)

  21. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    Annnnd I tweeted!

  22. Carol @ Lucky Zucca

    And finally, to help my body recover I drink a lot of water and I TRY to stretch but I’m bad about it. I also have a foam roller but again, bad about using it. Yikes! My favorite workout lately was my bodyworks class! And last injury… do shin splints count? I also sliced my thumb open recently. Oh and two of my toenails are black from running… HAH gross

  23. Mandy

    This is the second great review I’ve read about this product…I’m going to have to try it.
    To recover – I go with the old stand by….REST. When I had my own knee issues, I also did physical therapy.

    1. Laura

      It is great stuff! I really love that you can keep it in the freezer. Feels great after a workout on a hot day.

  24. Mandy

    I already subscribe to your feed with google reader. ;)

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  27. Rhonda

    I’m following you on Pinterest!

    1. Laura

      Congrats – You are one of the winners!!! Send me your contact info and I’ll get it to BENGAY!

      1. Rhonda

        Woohoo! Info has been sent- Thanks Laura!

  28. Rhonda

    Recovery for me includes water, ice & vitamin I (ibuprofen) :)

    1. Laura

      LOL! I love me some Vitamin I! :)

  29. Choc Chip Uru

    I hope you feel better my friend – talk about great timing to review a product :D
    Looks awesome and best of luck to those entering the giveaway!

    Choc Chip Uru

  30. Aila

    I am already a dedicated reader by way of Google Reader! Adding you on Twitter now :) I am a big fan of frozen broccoli for my stubborn left knee. Hopefully on my way to recovery! I am signed up for my first marathon and have sadly missed the first month of my training group due to the pesky thing!

    1. Laura

      Oh no! I hope you recover soon!

  31. Amanda N

    When I’m sore I like to do lots of stretching aaaand make my husband massage me :)

    1. Laura

      Can I borrow your husband? LOL!

      1. Amanda N

        LOL Only if you want to give him a massage back….he’ll only do it if I return the favor.
        (He is a big time runner so he is always requesting leg massages!)

  32. Amanda N

    I follow you on twitter as well

  33. RavieNomNoms

    I feel like I could totally use this after the show this past weekend! My legs feel like they are on fire, so anything to “cool” them off would be ahhhmazing!

    Already following you on Twitter!

  34. Carah

    follow on pinterest

  35. Carah

    follow in instagram

  36. Carah

    i like to have lots of protein to help my bod recover

    1. Laura

      Protein is key!

  37. Carah


  38. Laura

    I recover with ice, compression, elevation… and sometimes extra rest. :) Would love to try the zero degrees!

  39. Laura

    And I follow you on twitter!

  40. Mariell @ HealthyPantz

    I love me some foam rolling for sore muscles. Also, a rest day every now and then. :)

    1. Laura

      You are one of the winners!!! Now you can foam roll AND BENGAY. :)

      Send me your contact info and I’ll get it to BENGAY!

  41. Mariell @ HealthyPantz

    Also, I follow you on Google Reader AND Twitter.

  42. kale

    You poor thing, that bruise looks painful! Love the pic with the bag of peas though… too cute.

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