Monday Motivation 3/30/15


[Tweet "Need Some Motivation. Check out Running Loving, Living's Monday Motivation:"] I am struggling with motivation so I thought I’d start the week out with a quote for some inspiration!  Have a great week all! What is your favorite motivational quote? See MORE ->

Love With Food Snack Box Review


Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Love With Food through my affiliation with Sverve.  All opinions are 100% my own. Love with Food is not just any ordinary subscription snack box.  Love with Food not only offers the best organic or all-natural snacks in their box every month, but they also donate a meal to feed a hungry child for every box sold.  If you have read my blog you know that from my affiliation with Run 10 Feed 10 I am truly passionate about helping to feed the hungry so See MORE ->

Weekend Fun & A Shoulder Injury Update


I hope everyone has had a fantastic weekend!  I had the opportunity to meet Steve Schirripa from the Sopranos at Whole Foods where he was promoting his delicious & organic jarred sauce.  I also celebrated my friend Steve’s 40th Birthday.  I cannot believe I am old enough to be celebrating 40th birthdays……time stops for no one. My husband and I discovered Steve Schirripa’s pasta sauce, Uncle Steve’s, a few months ago at a tasting at Whole Foods.  This sauce is not only one See MORE ->

Friday Favorites featuring @PaneraBread Broth Bowls


Disclosure:  Panera provided the gift certificate for me and the giveaway.  Love with Food provided me with their subscription box for a paid review.  All Amazon Links included in this post are Affiliate links.  As always all opinions are 100% my own. Happy Friday all!!!!  I hope your week was amazing!!  My week was a little disappointing, but I finally have a diagnosis and plan for my shoulder injury which I will tell you all about in a different post. Here are five things I am loving See MORE ->

Why Deciding to NOT Run a Marathon Made Me Happy


These past few weeks I have struggled.  When I finished the NYC Marathon I finished knowing I wanted to run another marathon, that I wanted to BQ by 40.  I took a few weeks off, hired Jess as my coach and dove back into running the first week of December with the intention of running the Long Island Marathon in May.  I started off great and then in January I came down with the flu followed by a stomach virus, then my shoulder started to act up and then my knee started bothering me and on and on See MORE ->

Friday Favorites 3/13/15


Happy Friday the 13th all!!!  Are you superstitious??  Not me, it’s just another Friday!!!  This Friday is especially nice because I am off and I get to share with you all the things I am loving lately! I Decided To Go For A Little Run-Forrest Gump Virtual Race:  I love virtual races because I can pick the date and time of when I want to run them, plus I don’t have to spend my day at an event.  While I love running official races it is usually at least a 6 hour event even if it’s just a 5K See MORE ->

Noodles & Company VIP Tasting #NoodlesWestbury


A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Noodles & Company for a VIP tasting to try out their new healthier menu.  Noodles & Company’s offers a globally inspired menu which features classic noodles and pasta dishes in addition to soups, sandwiches and salads.  Their food is always fresh, completely customizable and made-to order.  While Noodles & Company does have indulgent offerings on their menu, they have taken the time to show their customers how they can create meals that are 500 See MORE ->

Sunday Style featuring @Prana


Happy Sunday all!!  This past month I have participated in Prana & Sweat Pink’s Take the Leap Yoga challenge and I have loved it!  While I didn’t practice yoga every single day as was challenged, I am proud that I did practice about 20 days out of the 30 day challenge.  I absolutely love yoga and love the way it makes me feel both physically and mentally.  This challenge has reignited my passion for yoga and I am happy to say I will be continuing my practice at least three times a See MORE ->

Happy International Women’s Day #SweatYourStory


Every year on March 8th the women from around the world celebrate International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day has historically been about creating equality for women.  In today’s world we can celebrate the fact that equality for women has come a long way with many women holding power positions that would never have been even remotely possible 50 years ago.  Today is a day to celebrate women and their achievements throughout the world! This International Women’s Day GRACEDBYGRIT has See MORE ->

How I Stay #NYTough During Cold & Flu Season


Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Procter & Gamble.   This winter has been one of the worst I have lived through in years.  From the bitter cold to multiple snow days to the lack of sunlight it is no wonder that the cold and flu season has been especially rampant.  As a nurse and a mother my number one priority is my health and the health of my family which includes avoiding illness. Here are some of the ways I stay #NYTough to avoid getting sick during the winter See MORE ->

February Recap-Running, Yoga, Life & the #LJFitChallenge


February was amazing, but also tough.  There were some high points like my daughter’s 18th birthday and my 15 year anniversary and some low points like the cold weather.  I felt extraordinarily happy at times and extraordinarily SAD at times.  I joined the Lorna Jane Fit Challenge and the Prana 30 Day Yoga Challenge.  I had an amazing VIP tasting at Noodles & Company (recap coming soon).  February was good, check out the breakdown below: Running: 48 miles It was a rough month for See MORE ->

When a run just doesn’t go as planned….


Yesterday morning I headed to the gym fully intending to run my scheduled 11 miles on the treadmill.  Ten minutes into the run I know there was no way I was going to be able to run 11 miles.  I could barely keep up the 5.5 mph pace and I was just exhausted.  I had an extremely stressful week at work and it was taking it’s toll on me physically.  I ended up running a little over 4 miles and I was done, Scandal couldn’t even keep me running yesterday. The only positive thing about my run See MORE ->