I'm having a rough time getting my running mojo back.  After being in Florida last month and enjoying a couple of runs on the beach, I remembered how awesome it is to put one foot after the other and to BE OUTSIDE in the fresh air and sunshine.  I got that runner's high feeling and promised myself I would step up my running game when I got … [Read more...]

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok.    Do you run?  Do you want to run faster?  I'm currently testing out the new Reebok Z Quick - a lighter feeling running shoe that is designed to help you run faster. Their tagline is, These shoes will make you UNNATURALLY QUICK!  How is that possible that one running shoe … [Read more...]

A couple of samples came in the mail last month from UrbanHalo, a company that makes fun patterned headbands and accessories.  I immediately put them to use at the gym. I wear a headband every time I run or workout. I have lots of random stray hairs (no bangs) that I can't stand getting in my face so you'll never see me exercising without one. … [Read more...]

Last week, I announced that I'm a part of a new weekly series with 3 other bloggers who I love - Audrey, Vera & Melissa. We're calling it Pinspiration. Each Tuesday, we'll tackle something we saw on Pinterest - be it a recipe, a craft or something else. We'll post how we did and hope to inspire others to do the same and try something … [Read more...]

They suck you in with these post-holiday sales, don't they!  Here's some great workout duds to temp you from spending money even though you SHOULDN'T cuz it's January and you still have to pay off the holiday bills... but OMG, the prices! Love this prAna Women's Leyla Tank - on sale at Dick's Sporting Goods for $39.97 (normally $65) PLUS take … [Read more...]

As I blog this one, I'm feeling bloated and cross from another dinner of turkey and mashed potatoes leftovers. While I've been working hard to keep up with exercise this week (which hasn't been easy), I have most definitely been eating and drinking more and look forward to the post holiday slow down so I can get back to my routine. For a few years … [Read more...]

My Book Club met for our December date last week at my friend Zareen's house.  We were discussing The Interestings (Meg Wolitzer, $16.77 on Amazon) which got pretty good reviews from us all but the conversation that dominated the night was a discussion sponsored by Aetna titled, "What's Your Healthy?" I was tasked to talk to some women about a … [Read more...]

Last week, I got to the gym for one of my regular Step classes and noticed we had a new teacher.  Our usual instructor was on vacation and the sub explained she would be doing a mix of things.  I've been going to this particular class for over six years and it pretty much has the same routine each week. In fact, I have "favorite" classes that … [Read more...]

Sometimes you just need a little push, right?  A little fitness inspiration? Every now and then I have a bad day and I need a little motivation to get moving.  I have  Fitness board on Pinterest that inspires me regularly and I wanted to share some of them with you.  Get out there and do it! … [Read more...]

Nothing like christening a new workout jacket but putting it on for the first time and running in a 10 mile race, right?  When the morning of the Broad Street Run came, it was chillier than predicted and I quickly grabbed my new jacket from Champion to keep me toasty while I ran my big race. I wore it for the first three miles, tied it to my waist … [Read more...]