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Easy Fitness Fuel with Balance and a Birchbox Sweepstakes!

Easy Fitness Fuel with Balance and a Birchbox Sweepstakes!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balance. All opinions are my own.  My spring distance running training is in full swing. I have a 50k in March and am going to attempt to qualify for the Boston Marathon at the Colorado Marathon in May. Then, I will spend the summer… Continue Reading

Probiotics the Easy Way, Shake it Up With VSL#3

Probiotics the Easy Way, Shake it Up With VSL#3

Disclosure:  This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. Awhile back, I wrote about my success with VSL#3 to address my symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).  I am still using it and loving it. Today, I want to show you just how easy it is… Continue Reading

Dry Skin Solutions With AmLactin + A Giveaway!

Dry Skin Solutions With AmLactin + A Giveaway!

Do you find that as you age your skin gets drier and drier? According to data from a 2015 national online survey of over one thousand U.S. women over the age of 18, nearly two-thirds of U.S. women report that the older they get, the more difficult it is to keep their skin moisturized. U.S.… Continue Reading

Workout Smarter with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Activewear Subscription

Workout Smarter with Kate Hudson’s Fabletics Activewear Subscription

I have written quite a bit about my running. I tend to run long distance, focusing on marathons and ultra marathons, with my current training focusing on a 24-hour race in July. Aside from running, I’m also active in many other ways.  So, I tend to wear fitness clothing and activewear a lot. Plus, I… Continue Reading

Tackle Winter Dry Skin With New Vaseline Jelly Cream

Tackle Winter Dry Skin With New Vaseline Jelly Cream

Chicago winters are terrible on my skin. The cold dry air always causes me to get itchy dry skin patches, especially on my arms and legs. As a runner, I am also outdoors a lot in winter, running in cold weather and getting wind chapped.   Then, I always travel someplace warm for the holidays… Continue Reading

How I Prevent and Treat Blisters

How I Prevent and Treat Blisters

As a marathon and ultra marathon runner, I put a lot of miles on my feet. I also have battled with blisters on many occasions, not just from running, but from exercise in general and from everyday shoes, especially heels. But there are ways to prevent blisters and proper ways to treat them when they… Continue Reading

How Are You Active? My #BeActiv Goal

How Are You Active? My #BeActiv Goal

Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored post. I received Viactiv products for my own personal use.  All opinions, text and experiences are my own. As a distance runner, being active is an important part of my life. This year, I have some very specific running goals that also include goals to improve my diet and… Continue Reading

Sponsored Video: Be More Human, From Reebok

Sponsored Video: Be More Human, From Reebok

Reebok is challenging the world to be “more human” through encouraging people to push themselves out of their comfort zone to fulfill their human potential. The video campaign, which you may have seen during the Super Bowl, looks at athletic performance in conjunction with the human experience and how we push ourselves physically to be… Continue Reading

Running With Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds

Running With Intel SMS Audio BioSport Earbuds

Disclosure: This shop (sponsored post) has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BioSport #CollectiveBias I have written about my running multiple times on the blog, but rarely do I get the opportunity to  discuss specific training methods and tools. Today, I am really happy to do so,… Continue Reading