Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

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.…

Tried it Tuesday: Body Glide Skin & Sun #Giveaway

May 2, 2017 at 6:10 am

The original Body Glide was “born” in 1996 (like my marathon career). It protects against chafing by creating a “dry, invisible barrier.” You apply it once before activity and it “stops trouble before it starts.” You can put it anywhere that skin can rub. It is a stick that is easy to apply with no mess. It washes off easily, too. It works when it…

Snack Box Saturday v2 – Fit Snack #Giveaway

April 29, 2017 at 4:13 pm

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,…

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…