Review/Giveaway: Energems Energy Supplements

Weekend recap will be coming tomorrow (spoiler alert: tons of hiking pics, but none on a 14er. Stupid weather!), but in the meantime, I can’t get over how strange it is to be in Dallas on a Monday and working normal daytime hours! I guess I got really used to night shifts, because it felt so weird this morning to go back to my old routine of waking up at 4am and flying to Dallas before starting my workday. Never mind {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Swirlgear White Camo Long Sleeve Tech Tee

I’ve been crazy busy lately, and you know what happens when I’m busy: I don’t take the time to write up race reports! I’ve run three marathons in the last month, but if you only follow my blog and don’t check out my Instagram or Twitter, you’d never know it. Luckily, I’m working from home this week, which means that once I finish work each day, my nights are free to do what I like – and I’m going to {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Onzie Capris

My friend Brit recently reviewed Onzie apparel on her blog. To be honest, I find that a lot of workout clothing all looks the same – and it’s why I have never yet paid the premium price to get Lululemon. (Hooray for this $20 tank from Target that many people have confused for a pricey Lulu top.) But Onzie looked amazingly different than all the other brands, and I immediately reach out to the company to see if they might {Read More}

Review / Giveaway: Ironman Versa Convertible Jacket by Sugoi

My mom visited me in Colorado this weekend, and we’ve been mostly hanging out in Boulder as I try to sell her on moving here :) But yesterday, I had a previous obligation that I had to fulfill – leading a bRUNch running group there. It wasn’t a long commitment – about 30 minutes for setup, 30 minutes for the run itself, and then an hour for brunch after. My mom ended up putting on her own workout clothes and going for {Read More}

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}

Review / Giveaway: 34 Degrees Crisps

This weekend, I managed to pack in a lot of fun stuff. I kicked off a long weekend by flying home a day early to volunteer at my office’s take-your-kids-to-work-day. Wow, that has changed so much since I was a kid! I remember going to my mom’s office in downtown Albany (she worked for the State of New York before she retired), doing a 30 minute tour of the office along with the other dozen or so kids who attended, {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: Spirit of the Marathon II

Saturday’s Rock N Roll San Diego was one of the best I’ve been to a long time. I was really impressed with the array of vendors and brands there to represent, which included many of my favorites (hi, Westin!). But one of the booths offered something even more special than socks or protein bars – the promotional booth for Spirit of the Marathon II: Rome Marathon. Both Blake and I had entered a lottery before the race to win tickets {Read More}

Giveaway: SELF Magazine Workout in the Park NYC!

So remember how I decided to do Insanity? It was in part because a friend invited me and in part to save money, but it was also partially because I remembered it being OMGTHEHARDESTWORKOUTEVER and I thought it would whip me into insane shape. Instead, I found out that I’m apparently already in much better shape than I thought I was – and that maybe it’s not right for me after all. The first workout of Insanity is a fit {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Feetures Compression Socks

A few weeks ago, Feetures generously offered me their compression socks to review. I was quite intrigued – I’ve never tried compression socks, but have heard a ton from other runners and scientific research that they really help performance and recovery. Still, I warned Feetures that they’d be subject to my standard review policy: I won’t promise to post a positive review, but would write my honest opinion, take-it-or-leave-it. They were confident enough in their product to send me the {Read More}