Review/Giveaway: Mamma Chia Squeeze Vitality Gels

I wrote on Monday about skipping my long run this past weekend, but the other weekends, I’ve been hitting the multiuse paths around my apartment for some really gorgeous long runs. One thing I didn’t know before moving to Colorado (which has now become my go-to reason why people should move there) is that it’s the sunniest state of the country. How you measure whether a day is “sunny” varies, of course, but on average, we get about 135 completely clear days, {Read More}

Diving In: Two New Goals

I know that I tend to talk about Flywheel a lot, but I do have another favorite boutique fitness studio in Dallas: Tread. (Hmm, maybe I should write a full review since I love it so much.) It’s half weight-lifting, half-treadmill running, but the treadmill part is intense. You are constantly changing your incline and speed to spike your heart rate in awesome intervals, and it kicks my butt like nothing else. (Hint: if you don’t think that you are going {Read More}

Review: Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. When I got home on Thursday night, my apartment was still pretty much a just-moved-in disaster. My dining room had been taken over by all the discarded boxes that I hadn’t yet broken down to throw away / give away, since I was waiting till I {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pineapple Fried “Rice” (Quinoa)

One of my favorite things about moving to Denver is my new commute from Dallas. When I used to fly to New York City on Thursday nights, I would have a 3.5 hour flight that would usually land around 11pm or midnight… meaning I would probably start falling asleep for the last hour of the flight, and then I’d get home and immediately crawl into bed. But now that I’m living in Denver, it’s a much shorter flight, and I’m {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Fairlife Milk and Magic Bullet Blender

When I got home to Colorado this weekend, I had (and still have) a lot to do to make it really feel like “home.” My closet hadn’t been unpacked yet, nor had my bookcases. And while I had unpacked the kitchen, I hadn’t taken enough grocery trips to truly stock it up. Since I travel four days a week, my pantry is mostly stocked with dry goods and frozen food – anything that goes in the fridge has to be {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Balance Bar Caramel Nut Blast

As long-time blog readers know, Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I love spreading the love among my family and friends! I often hear complaints about how Valentine’s Day is a “made up” holiday, and something that greeting card manufacturers invented to keep their business booming. But frankly, I don’t care. It’s still such a fun one to celebrate! Recently, I learned that March has also another “made up” holiday… but it’s one that I think I am {Read More}

Caffeine-Free October

So apparently we are already a third of the way into the month of October and I haven’t yet publicly declared any goals for the month. Fail. I did a good job with exercising daily in September (even though that wasn’t my original goal), and while I had to change it up mid-month, I was happy that I achieved that little win by month end. As a bonus, I discovered some new workouts I really love (like Bodybar and Flybarre), and I feel like I’m {Read More}

What Most People Forget About the Pre-Marathon Taper: Secrets to Carb Loading Like a Pro

My friend Ashley is flying to the states from her new home in Switzerland to run the Hartford Marathon on Saturday with me (well, not running together, but you’d better believe we’re going to be drinking pumpkin beer together after to celebrate!). In preparation, she wrote a great post of last minute tips while going through taper, and I thought that was such a great idea to lay it all out there. Taper can be a really tricky and frustrating {Read More}

Checking In: Why I’m Not Stronger in September

Well, I’ve been pretty quiet so far this month, huh? Time for me to get back into the blogging game, especially since fall marathon season has begun. Lots of race recaps to share (I’m planning to finish my Bozeman Marathon recap on Friday), plus I also wanted to do a mid-month check in on my Stronger in September challenge. Thanks to a Bodybar Dallas one-week-unlimited pass that needed to be used last week, I ended up taking pilates/barre classes all week {Read More}

Review: NuttZo Nut Butter

After some crazy travel meant that I didn’t arrive in New York until late Friday afternoon, I am really glad to be home! And while my physical therapist gave me an electric stimulation machine that is working wonders on my tight muscles, I fear that I’d be taken out by an air marshal/any number of large men if I followed her advice to start strapping the electrodes on to use it while I’m stuck sitting on a plane. Therefore, to try {Read More}