Running Keeps Me Calm, Cool, & Connected

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sverve on behalf of Stayfree®.  All opinions are my own. Whether I am training for a race or just out to enjoy the weather, running keeps me calm, cool and connected! Running allows me to calm my mind, keep a cool head and stay connected to nature and the world much like yoga, which is another love of mine.  I run because I love it and it keeps me healthy both mentally and physically.  I practice yoga for the same reasons plus it is a great balance to See MORE ->

I Upgraded My Sports Drink To @DrinkBodyArmor

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sverve on behalf of BodyArmor.  All opinions are 100% my own. As a runner and a mother of an active 6 year old I am always trying to find a healthy way to meet our hydration needs.  Usually we stick to low fat chocolate milk or just plain old water, but there are times we just need a sports drink.  Unfortunately, most sports drinks contain artificial flavors and/or sweeteners or high fructose corn syrup, all of which are not very good for your health.  See MORE ->

Fun in NYC

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I haven’t really posted about my everyday life outside of fitness for awhile and I think that needs to change.  While I love running and staying healthy, it is not all I do and I think this blog should reflect that. Due to the frigid temperatures Chris and I hit the gym yesterday morning for a good workout prior to heading to the city AKA Manhattan to see Billy Joel at MSG.  It’s all about balance, right?   We bought my in-laws tickets for Christmas and figured we would go to See MORE ->

Staying Calm, Cool & Connected with Stayfree & My Yoga on Gaiam TV

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Sverve on behalf of Stayfree.  All Opinions are 100% my own.  Read my full disclosure policy here. I absolutely love yoga!!  When I religiously practiced yoga I felt awesome both mentally and physically.  I had less injuries from running and less stress in my life.  Wanting to get back into a regular practice I joined a 30 day yoga challenge at the beginning of this month so the free 30 day My Yoga on Gaiam from Stayfree® couldn’t have come at a better See MORE ->

Getting back to feeling good and running

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Yesterday was the first day in a long while that I have actually felt like myself.  I woke feeling blah but I saw sunlight which made me so happy and I knew no matter how cold it was I was going to run outside.  Around 9:30 am I headed out into the cold dodging ice and snow piles along the way.  Despite the obstacles it felt great to be outside, in the fresh air, under the sun, running.  It was not an easy run and it was not a perfect run, but it felt perfectly amazing.  See MORE ->

Struggling with SAD

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I will admit I have been struggling lately.  Struggling with work, with running, with school, and with life itself.  I cannot pinpoint the exact reason.  Maybe it has been being ill, first a nagging shoulder injury, then a UTI/kidney infection, then the flu, then the migraines, then some slight knee pain and finally a stomach virus.  Maybe it is just the winter and the lack of warmth and sunlight.  Maybe it is the goals I think I want that seem so far out of reach that See MORE ->

Move, Nourish, Believe! Join me by participating in the 12 Week Lorna Jane Fit Challenge #LJFitChallenge

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I am so excited to announce that for the next 12 weeks I will be working with Fit Approach and Lorna Jane by participating in the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge. This challenge runs February to May and it is the perfect way to commit to getting a fitter and healthier body by Spring.  I am currently training for a spring marathon, but I know that this challenge will be the perfect addition to my running plan.  Lorna Jane is the epitome of healthy living and she has been working on this 12-week See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, Countdown to the LI Marathon, Week 14

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Sooooo, it’s been a few weeks since I have done an official workout wrap-up, mostly due to illness.  This is the first week I was fully back in training mode since I came down with the flu and even though there were some bumps in the road, namely a blizzard and a migraine, I still managed to get in all the workouts that my coach assigned me.  My goal for the upcoming week is to be more consistent with my training plan and to be a better communicator to my coach, which I am sure she See MORE ->

Just What I Needed, A 30 Day Yoga Challenge By Prana & Sweatpink

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When I practiced yoga daily I felt great!  Not only did my body feel good, but so did my mind.  I had less injuries, better flexibility and was less stressed.  I mentioned this to my running coach, Jess, and she suggested we add it to my training schedule so this challenge with Sweatpink & prAna came at the perfect time!  Despite my shoulder issue, which I am working on, I am looking forward to getting back into my yoga practice.  I will be doing some sort of yoga for 30 days starting 2/2/15 See MORE ->

Noodles & Company VIP Tasting Giveaway

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****This Tasting has been rescheduled and now will take place on 2/19 at 7pm.  Please comment on post if you would like to attend and I will email you with confirmation****   I do not write much about food on this blog, although I plan to change that this year as I venture into a healthier way of eating for me and my family.  If you follow me on Instagram or Yelp you know that in addition to running I love food.  I love to go out and have a great meal with drinks so when Noodles and See MORE ->

Getting my groove back plus my first thoughts on VIVOBAREFOOT

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The end of last week was the best I have felt since the beginning of January.  Recovering from illness is hard and getting back into the groove of life and running is even harder.  The loss of endurance in just a mere two weeks is incredible and fighting to get it back can be mentally as well as physically challenging. I finally set out on a run on Tuesday after work, despite feeling exhausted.  It was supposed to be an easy 3 miler that turned out not to be so easy, but I hadn’t See MORE ->

4 Year Blogiversary, Milestones & A Giveaway

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Four years ago today I started this blog.  Ironically enough we had a snow storm that day too!  Since I am focusing on the positive side of life, I decided to have a little fun with the snow, even though I dislike the cold. I think I say this every year, but I am truly grateful for this blog and the opportunities it has brought me over the years.  I am also grateful to be a part of the blogging community and the friendships both on and offline that I have made over the years.  This blog See MORE ->