Tried It Tuesday – Christmas In July Races #Giveaway

June 23, 2015 at 6:18 am
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Bored of the same old, same old 4th of July celebrations? Change it up and celebrate “Christmas in July” this year with a night race or times ultra run. The Christmas in July races are being held in Lisle, IL at the Lisle Community Park on July 17-18 this year. I tried a timed ultra run last year. Always game for a challenge, I let…

Healthy Snacking Redefined – Artisan Tropic Review + #Giveaway

June 22, 2015 at 6:35 am
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If you come around here often, you know I love trying new products in my healthy subscription boxes. I tried Artisan Tropic Plantain Chips in my Urthbox late last year and loved them. I checked out the company to learn more. They are a family owned business in Charlotte, NC by way of Bogota, Colombia. Their mission is to share their family’s passion for healthy…

Why Runners Are Awesome – Grandma’s Marathon Recap

June 21, 2015 at 8:01 am
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As I mentioned on Friday, I am up in Duluth, MN and I ran Grandma’s Marathon. Grandma’s is an amazing mid-sized marathon with a “great course for a PR” and a terrific “small town” feel. To add to the fun, I worked at the expo with my friends from Janji. It was so much fun telling so many runners about Janji’s mission to “run for…

Friday Finds: 5 Things That Make Me Happy

June 19, 2015 at 6:41 am
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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 “5 Things That Make Me Happy.” The only thing that makes me sad is that I can only pick 5! 1.…

Wednesday Giveaway Round Up #23

June 17, 2015 at 5:54 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 #23! Last week we had 38 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! Don’t miss my awesome giveaways in the link up: Benefit Foods VBAR 6…

Tried It Tuesday: Vanilla Protein Face Off

June 16, 2015 at 5:55 am
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I recently had the opportunity to try two new innovative protein powders and compare them head to head. One is a vegan protein powder from Everlast (which is why I have a zillion boxing metaphors running through my head) and one is a whey protein is from a new company called Zig. I tried them one after another will review side by side. In this…

Get Crunched Out with Cocomama Granola #Giveaway

June 15, 2015 at 6:47 am
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Last summer around this time I supported a Kickstarter for Cocomama Foods to launch their new “Crunched Out” Granola. You may know Cocomama from their original product line Cocomama Quinoa Cereal. The Quinoa Cereal is a delicious, ready-to-eat hot or cold cereal in convenient pouches. This is a protein and fiber rich, tasty and convenient breakfast that comes in Wild Blueberry, Banana Cinnamon, Honey Almond…