March Recap and a Giveaway


Miles Run: 72 Lowest mileage since December. Blah. Miles on Bike: 20 First outside rides of the year! Pool Swims: 10 sessions. This month I started to calculate distance rather than just swim for 30 minutes. My longest swim was 1300 yds. Ocean Swim: 1. This wasn’t great because of the salt-in-the-mouth factor but I [Read More]

SLS3 Compression Giveaway

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You know I love me some compression to help my legs recover post long run. When this pair from SLS3 showed up on my doorstep it was like a breath of fresh, spring air. Could I love the color more? Or hello, the butterflies? I think not. Cute colors aside, these socks are just right: [Read More]

Espirit de She Giveaway


If you hang with me here, you know I’m an Ambassador for the Espirit de She race series again this year. Except I went a little crazy and decided I’d try a tri this year. I’m off swimming…or trying to…today. And then it’s time to start thinking about what it is I’ll actually wear to [Read More]

Stuff I Love and a Giveaway

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1. Before we delve into things I’m loving now, let me just say I’m especially loving that there might just be an end in sight to this polar madness we’ve endured for way too long! 50’s next week? Yes please! 2. Beautiful breakfast. I’m all about coffee first thing in the morning. I know it’s [Read More]

5 Loves and a Giveaway


Off the Grid: The Caveman and I played hooky yesterday. We worked out together then hit up the Chicago Auto Show. I haven’t been in eons and Cavey has never been. What??? It was nice to be child-free for an entire day (it was 35 below zero but schools were open). That makes one date [Read More]

Humpday Giveaways and a Freebie

MEStrength Review

I’ve been a strength training machine these past several weeks. When MESTRENGTH offered to send me their drink powders to try out, who was I to refuse? How is MESTRENGTH different? It’s an electrolyte drink with zero carbs, sugars or calories. There are no artificial flavors or sweeteners and it’s vegan and gluten free. What’s [Read More]

New Year New You Fitness Giveaway

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I’m excited to be partnering with Undiscovered Kitchen and featured on their blog as part of their New Year New You Fitness Giveaway. What is Undiscovered Kitchen? It’s an online farmer’s market where you can find artisanal, small-batch foods to fit your healthy lifestyle and dietary needs. From sauces and sweets to snacks and drinks, [Read More]

Sufferfest Review and Giveaway

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With the polar vortex in full swing here, I’ve been spending my share of time grinding away on the mill. Instead of watching my usual fare of Food Network shows, I downloaded a few videos from The Sufferfest. They’re training videos, specifically designed for use on a treadmill or bike trainer. For those days when [Read More]

Favorite Things Friday Giveaway


You’ve probably seen me here or on Facebook talking about fuel. Mostly asking you what flavor of GU you like or telling you what flavor GU I’m digging. Remember earlier this year when I tested Root Beer, Lemonade Roctane and Salted Watermelon? For NYCM I alternated between Caramel Macchiato with Salted Caramel. I needed all [Read More]