Tried it Tuesday: Further Food Collagen Peptides

April 25, 2017 at 8:38 am

At Expo West, collagen products were all the rage. Some of the supplements’ purported benefits include decrease in joint pain, clear skin, shiny hair and stronger nails. People also report better digestion and decrease in stomach issues. I was contacted by Further Food to see if I would try their collagen peptides. They are a new “food as medicine” company. A portion of their proceeds…

Bucket List: Grand Canyon – Check!

April 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

I have a reputation among my friends of being game for anything. So, it was no surprise that Lauren asked me to be her buddy on a Grand Canyon running excursion. Her husband and his friend had the goal to run Rim to Rim to Rim or R2R2R. That is running down the South Rim of the canyon up the North Rim of the canyon…

Friday Five: 5 Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings #Giveaway

April 21, 2017 at 4:23 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is “Pampering.” That sounds nice, but I want to share a new “find” from Expo West. I bring you “Five Ways to Beat Sugar Cravings.” The new find is Crave Crush lozenges. Read on and you can enter to win some…

Tried it Tuesday: Safe Catch Tuna #Giveaway

April 18, 2017 at 6:11 am

Canned tuna is a great source of protein, but it’s been getting a bad rap in recent years due to mercury levels. Many fit folks, and families, use canned tuna as part of a healthy diet, but the numbers have been on the decline in recent years. Great news! Safe Catch is using sustainably caught tuna and is testing every single fish for mercury. Their…

Get Supercharged with Ion8 Sports Bottle #Giveaway

April 17, 2017 at 6:09 am

Have you ever drenched your workout great (or work papers) because your water bottle was not sealed? I have. When the folks at ion8 offered me their “Ultimate Sports Bottle” with a locking cap, I said “YES, I need that in my life!” They offered one to a lucky reader, too, so read on! The ion8 bottle has an “easy flow” spout for fast hydration.…

Subscription Box Sunday + Prospurly #Giveaway

April 16, 2017 at 12:32 pm

If you’ve been around here, you know I love subscription boxes of healthy products. I love finding new good-for-you snacks, beauty products and other cool items. I’ve tried pretty much all of them and keep subscriptions that I receive ongoing to a handful. Recently, I received a new “Low-Kalz” box to try, two Prospurly boxes from a Gilt City voucher and this month’s Love with…

Friday Five: Spring Running Must-Haves!

April 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. The theme this week is “Spring Running.” I’m a big fan of spring running and racing – aren’t you? Spring is short here in Chicago, so I try to enjoy every step. I am gearing up and getting ready. 5 Spring Running Must-Haves 1. A…