Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

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…

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.…

Live a Gutsey Life with Gutsey “Travel” Bars #Giveaway

March 30, 2017 at 6:26 am

Carrie from Gutsey contacted me to see if I wanted to check out her healthy, state themed, “travel” bars. Of course, I said “yes.” I was curious about how these bars were different than all of the others out there. They’re super clean and have some personality, too. Gutsey makes and sells “state themed” nutrition bars. Carrie was a fitness competitor and blogger. She created…

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Snack Box Saturday! Spring Fit Snack #Giveaway

March 25, 2017 at 7:35 am

Like me, the founder of Fit Snack is a traveler and fitness buff. She “found a void in the fitness world” – healthy snacks on the go. Fit Snack arrived with the mission to save subscribers the time and effort involved in the search for delicious and nutritious foods. They search for snacks with “nutrient dense energy.” The focus is on snacks with high protein,…

Tried It Tuesday: The RunBud by Volume Maker

March 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I “met” Volume Maker on Instagram. I followed them after checking out a giveaway. The wireless RunBud headphones caught my interest. They are tiny and I wondered how well they worked. I sent Volume Maker a message and they sent me a pair to try out! (Plus, they offered a discount code for my readers, so read on.) Volume Maker calls the RunBud “a superior…

Cycle For Survival ’17 – Better Than Ever!

February 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Today, I participated in Cycle for Survival for the 6th year in a row. We had an eight woman team of riders on two bikes on our Erica Finds team. Last year, we crushed out $10,000 goal. This year so far, we raised $23,220! We were one of the top teams in our Sunday morning shift and that garnered us bragging rights, awesome swag and…