Archive for the ‘Fitness’ Category

Currently… Finally Feeling Like Fall!

October 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#14). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: BUSY! September and October went by like a flash. I had to look at my calendar (and Instagram) to remember all of the places I went and things I did. In September, we went to two fabulous weddings in Healdsburg, CA and Denver. I went…

Chicago Marathon Spectator Tips – Go Runners!

October 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

I have marathon envy! Why? It’s perfect weather here for today’s Chicago Marathon. It is not too cold and not too hot. As Goldilocks would say, “it’s just right.” People think running marathons is hard, but spectating can be tougher than you’d think. Really? Yes! Ask my friend Eric F. in NYC what happened when he tried to find a newbie marathoner friend in NYC…

Tastes Like a Cookie, Acts Like Fuel! JoJe Bar #Giveaway

October 3, 2016 at 6:40 am

As I mentioned in a recent “Friday Five,” I got a very tempting email from The Feed about JoJe Bars. They said, “Are you ready to enjoy the most delicious bar ever? Introducing JoJe Bars (formerly Harmony Bars)! These tasty morsels are freshly baked using the finest ingredients. JoJé bars stand out from the pack because they taste like a soft-baked cookie. Additionally, they provide you…

Tried It Tuesday: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides #Giveaway

September 6, 2016 at 6:05 am

I met the folks at Vital Proteins at the Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon Expo. They offered me a taste of collagen peptide enhanced water. It didn’t have a taste but it is packed with nutrition. That’s a win! Vital Proteins is a Chicago based company. I was invited to an event where they showcased their products and offered us a variety of collagen…

Try It! The Feed Starter Box #Giveaway

September 5, 2016 at 4:55 pm

If you’ve ever read this blog, you know I am a bit obsessed with trying new things – especially new health and fitness products. I was turned on to The Feed by one of the companies I profiled: Rev’d. My favorite thing about The Feed is that you can buy one item to try instead of a whole box. Many of the brands are tough…

Friday Five: 5 Must Haves for NYC Marathon Training

September 2, 2016 at 5:52 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Courtney at Eat, Pray, Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run. Each week they pick a theme and bloggers join in and link up. This year instead of specific themes, they are letting us be creative with broad themes for each week of the month. This is the a…

Tried it Tuesday: AMPLA FLY Running Shoes

August 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

I got an email asking if I’d be interested in trying a revolutionary new running shoe. You know I said “YES” as fast as I could reply. Like most runners, I’m always willing to try the next new thing. A world-renowned sports scientist and athletic industry innovators founded AMPLA. As the name suggests, they’re committed to engineering footwear that “amplifies athletic ability.” In the last…