CEP Compression “No-Show” Socks – Review + #Giveaway

July 6, 2015 at 6:14 am
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I have been a CEP Compression fan for years and they have been awesome to work with on the blog and at race expos. My most recent CEP win was getting no blisters in the soaking wet pair of CEP long socks that I wore for Grandma’s Marathon a few weeks ago. I could not even believe it was possible. It was and I am so…

July Ultimate Coffee Date – Happy Place Edition

July 5, 2015 at 7:02 am
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I can’t believe it has already been a month since the last Ultimate Coffee Date link up! Another year is flying by. I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance, Lynda @ Fitness Mom Wine Country, & Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner for the seventh “Ultimate Coffee Date” of 2015. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee…

Friday Finds: 5 Ways to Have a Healthy, Happy Independence Day!

July 3, 2015 at 7:01 am
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It’s Friday, so I am linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for their weekly linkup. Each Friday, they host a link up — a “Friday Five.” This week’s topic is “Independence Day.” I am going to go with 5 ways to have a happy, health Independence Day weekend.…

Wednesday Giveaway Round Up #25

July 1, 2015 at 5:44 am
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Smitha invited me to co-host her Wednesday Giveaway Round Up in the new link up format. This is week is #25! Last week we had 32 giveaways linked up. Head down and check out the giveaway links at the bottom of this post. Enter to #winalltheprizes and please add your giveaways, too! Smitha and I are also participating in an Instagram loop giveaway – my…

Tried It Tuesday: Biotin Bursts + Refreshing Herbal Mist #Giveaway

June 30, 2015 at 5:22 am
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Neocell contacted me and asked if I wanted to try two new products. I am not into taking supplements, as you may know. However, Biotin Bursts are chews – so they are more like candy then vitamins. Sure, I said, send it over. They also offered to send me a 1 oz bottle of their Refreshing Herbal Mist which basically helps with dry skin. Since…

10 Ways to Stay Cool This Summer + #Giveaway

June 29, 2015 at 6:57 am
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We have had a surprisingly cool summer so far in Chicago. A few humid runs and sticky days reminded me that I needed to brush up on how to keep cool in the summer. I copied Lauren’s great tips from her newsletter last summer to share and forgot to do so. Read on and then enter to win some of my fave keep cool summer…

2Q 2015 Running Roundup

June 28, 2015 at 7:55 am
Q22015 Running Roundup

I always say that I am more of a “blogging runner” than a running blogger. I do like to write about running, races and tips/tricks for running but that is not enough to call this a running blog. That said here is my running recap of the second quarter of 2015 (a few days early). Races run this Q– Six – 1 marathon (Grandma’s Marathon),…