Race Giveaway: Spring Equinox Run

Well, I’m back from the neurologist.. and I have very little to report. The brain MRI did turn up an abnormality in the form of a pineal cyst (that means a cyst on my pineal gland, which is responsible for melatonin production… so perhaps the cause of my recent insomnia??), but the symptoms associated with that are not at all the same as my stroke-like symptoms last week. My doctor says she likely wouldn’t recommend surgery to remove the cyst, because she {Read More}

Giveaway: Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Did you know that January 17th was “Ditch Your Resolutions Day”? It’s the day most people already give up on their well-intentioned New Year’s goals of getting in shape and working out more – which I think is such a shame. The research goes back and forth on exactly how long it takes to form a habit (21 days? 60 days?) but seventeen days is definitely not long enough. But what I like least about the made-up holiday is the {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: What’s in My Gym Bag? A Clean Confession

This weekend, San Diego hosted Wanderlust 108 – an awesome annual yoga event that I got to attend back in New York a few years ago. One of this year’s sponsors was Cottonelle®, who encouraged festival-goers to share their #CleanConfession. So now, here comes mine… As long-time readers know, I used to go to Flywheel all the time. These days, though, I have a ClassPass that offers me up to three classes per studio per month (at unlimited studios) for $89/month – definitely {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}

Sponsored Giveaway: Krusteaz Holiday Cookies

Now that I have my house, I’m eager to start all kinds of annual traditions. My Halloween party was a big hit, and now that I’ve done all the planning, I can just copy it for next year’s bash. (Just like I do with my Thanksgiving Excel!) And after being inspired by my friends Blake and JP when they threw an amazing Christmas extravaganza last year, I knew that I wanted to host some sort of holiday party at my house… but I {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Folgers Flavors

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Folgers. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Lately, I haven’t really been getting a good night’s sleep very often. I can’t blame Daylight Savings Time, because it started before that, but twice in the last week I’ve woken up at 2am and been unable to get back to bed. Yuck! So in the morning, I am definitely making {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}

Sponsored: Adora Calcium’s Chocolate Supplements

Before I kicked off with my weekend on Friday with Adam, I wrote up a quick post about how my June challenge is going so far. This weekend didn’t end up being a weekend that I stuck to healthy eating perfectly, but I also didn’t wake up this morning thinking I totally blew it. As part of our Father’s Day celebrations, we went to San Tan Brewery for a tour of the facilities as well as lunch – and while {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Balance Bar Summer Shape Up

I wrote yesterday about my wonderful weekend at Blend Retreat, and how happy I was to be outside getting exercise with my friends. Honestly, exercise is actually something I’ve been stressing out a lot about lately. As much as I like to think that this weekend was “typical”, it’s really more typical of how I was last year. Lately, I haven’t really been as active as I would like, in part because I’m finding it hard to get into a routine {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Working on Balance and Not Sweating the Small Stuff

On Friday, I led a women’s book club for my firm where we read The Confidence Code, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I had already read the book before, but like Lean In, it’s the kind of book you can read again and again and get new insights each time based on where you are in your life. The discussion was outstanding, and also really thought-provoking. For example, we talked about the relationship between self-esteem and confidence, and whether {Read More}