Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Friday Five: 5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week

July 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. July is a “free” month, so I’m going to share 5 things that made me smile this week (and one that didn’t)! 5 Things That Made Me Smile This Week 1. Sunday workouts. Last weekend had gorgeous weather in Chicago. It was unseasonably cool (ish)…

Energize Anything with PureLYFT! #Giveaway

July 9, 2017 at 9:23 pm

If you’ve been around here, you know I’m pretty well caffeinated most of the time. I got an email from the folks at PureLYFT asking if I was “looking for a quick boost of energy without the extra sugar and calories found in frappuccinos, lattes and energy drinks.” They went on to say that “studies show that drinking sugary, sweetened beverages that are high in…

A Few More Reasons to Love CorePower Yoga #Giveaway

June 11, 2017 at 8:59 am

As a runner, I love a good yoga class. Yoga’s a great way to slow down, to stretch out and to stay grounded. Like running, yoga is great solo or with friends. CorePower Yoga Chicago invited me to check out their “Bachelorette Bash.” They teamed up with The Knot to throw Chicago brides-to-be and their friends a wellness-inspired celebration. It included a 60 minute power…

Friday Five: 5 Ways to Stay Fit on The Road

June 9, 2017 at 6:38 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 “Vacation Spots” or “How to Fit in Your Workouts on Vacation.” I’m recycling a post from last year. As a road warrior, I’m always coming up with new ideas to stay fit on the road! 5 Ways to Stay Fit…

The Sky’s the Limit – Mizuno Wave Sky Shoe Review

June 8, 2017 at 7:44 pm

I love when an email comes through asking if I want to try new shoes from Mizuno. Do I? Of course, I do! I tried the Wave Rider 20 last fall (review). I’m a big Wave Rider fan and the 20s are a very good fit for me. I’ve been rotating them in ever since. As a Fitfluential Ambassador, I was offered the opportunity to…

Friday Five: Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer #Giveaway

June 2, 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 “Summer Workouts” and they ask the question “how do you modify your workouts in the summer?” The toughest thing for me is dealing with heat and humidity. We’ve been pretty lucky here in Chicago so far this year with only…

Be Seen This Summer with Brilliant Reflective DIY #Giveaway

May 17, 2017 at 8:19 pm

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited for summer to come to Chicago. That said, the summer heat can get runners and bikers out before the sunrise or after dark to beat the heat. I was offered the opportunity to check out Brilliant Reflective DIY reflective safety strips to make my gear safer in the dark. Brilliant Reflective Safety Strips are made with 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material.…