Percussive Massage Tool Review: Hypervolt vs SAFR X1

Today, for a little something different, I’m publishing a review of a new percussive massage tool that aims to help with muscle recovery. You may have heard about the Theragun, a handheld tool that serves to give you a deep tissue massage without having to go to a masseuse. I’ve read some articles praising its benefits, but didn’t pay too close attention until my good friend Sarah bought the Hypervolt – a cheaper version of the Theragun. She’s been raving about {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: EatSmart Packing Cubes

Ever since my promotion to Director, my travel schedule has gotten a little bit crazier, as I’m now responsible for managing multiple projects across multiple clients – which means a lot more travel. I thought I had packing down to a science, but I recently added a new product to help me corral my stuff: EatSmart’s Packing Cubes. I had never bothered with packing cubes before, as I already typically roll my clothes to save on space – couldn’t I {Read More}

Sponsored Shoe Review: Reebok Fast Flexweave Sneakers

This post was sponsored by Reebok as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. This morning, I drove up to the mountains to ski as usual – but rather than driving home later, several of us are sticking around in Vail for the weekend. My friend Sarah had told us about the annual Pink Vail event, a ski day to raise money to fight cancer, and we’ve been looking {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Title Nine Sports Bras

I think we’ve all heard the stat that 80% of women are wearing the wrong bra size… and yet, all of us think that can’t possibly be us. I went to a sports bra fitting a few years ago in Dallas, and so thought for sure that I wasn’t in the “wrong bra size” group now. But after receiving a personalized fitting this morning at Title Nine in Boulder, I realized that over the last few years I’ve actually drifted away from {Read More}

There’s No Bad Weather; Only Bad Gear (YakTrax Run Review)

My Friday was rather hectic – in addition to chasing down some big work issues, there was a much bigger issue at home. A brush fire in my neighborhood! The fire was only in the open space, though it came within 40 feet of a number of homes that border the open space. (I’m fortunately a block away – not that it would have done much good if any of the homes had gone up, since we’re all packed pretty {Read More}

Sponsored Review: Mizuno Wave Inspire 12

For the last month, I’ve had the privilege of trying a brand new shoe before it’s even released. This month, Mizuno began selling their new Wave Inspire 12 – and based on my trial, I’d definitely say this is a shoe worth checking out! According to Mizuno: “The new Wave Inspire 12 has the lightweight support you need to go farther and longer. With an improved upper that provides a soft-yet-structural fit and increased blown runner for maximum durability, this {Read More}

Giveaway: Soybu Activewear

On a semi-related note to my post yesterday about trying new things… When Adam and I went camping in Arizona, I spent the weekend wearing a new-to-me brand. Soybu is a clothing brand that I first heard about at the Blend Retreat, where they gave us an awesome pair of compression leggings as part of our swag bag. So nice! I loved how snugly they fit and how great they make my legs look, without being too tight to be {Read More}

App I Love: Adidas MiCoach (Plus: Numetrex Sports Bra and Motorola Droid Turbo Reviews)

Several months ago, I was invited to try some really cool new technology: a sports bra that uses “smart” fabric so that the sensing fibers are woven directly into the garment. By wearing the Numetrex Seamless Sports Bra, you can track your heart rate without having to use an uncomfortable heart rate monitor! I was pretty impressed… it definitely brings new meaning to the concept of “wearable” technology :) The sports bra wasn’t quite as tight as the New Balance {Read More}

A Few of My Favorite Things (For Surviving the Holidays with One Arm)

Today I get my splint off, and I am so excited! While I realize that the two weeks my left arm has been immobilized is a pretty short time period in the grand scheme of things (and I hope I haven’t been driving you all nuts with my whining about it!), it’s really been a pain to not be able to use my arm over the holidays. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve had to make lots of adaptations! Before I {Read More}

My Favorite Tools to Relax My Back

I know that I kind of dropped a bomb on here with news of my surgery next week – and while I was pretty calm in that post, I am starting to get freaked out now that it’s just a week away. Between that and the slipped disc in my neck last year (which was also a gradually-over-time byproduct of no one specific thing rather than an acute injury), it seems like I’m getting old and my body is starting {Read More}