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My Journey Back and Experience With VSL#3

My Journey Back and Experience With VSL#3

A few weeks back I wrote about starting the journey back from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with VSL#3. I go through periods of IBS that especially tends to be aggravated by hard or long running. That is pretty darn frustrating since I run marathons and ultra marathons. As a result, I was excited to get to

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

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

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

How Are You Active? My #BeActiv Goal

How Are You Active? My #BeActiv Goal

var noskimwords = ‘true’; 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

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

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,

Top Ten Pedicure Items for Runners

Top Ten Pedicure Items for Runners

Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is top pedicure items. I’m adding a twist to mine because I have a couple of rather unique foot staples that I bet others won’t list. You see, I am a distance runner. I recently completed my 10th marathon and this past weekend I ran my first ultra marathon trail race,

Fitness Friday Book Review: The Nonrunner’s Marathon guide for Women

Awhile back I got this crazy idea of running the Chicago Marathon.  I ran a marathon around 18 years ago and said I would never do it again, so I don’t know what got into me other than perhaps a desire to make my butt smaller (and achy in the process). I signed up for