5 Reasons to Wear Running Compression

Do you wear running compression socks? More and more often, I see runners wearing compression socks or sleeves in races, and in social media.  So, what’s the deal, are they necessary? Or just the trendy new fashion? It’s Friday, (Yay for the weekend!) so here is my “Friday Five” for those that are curious about the benefits of adding compression gear to your running rituals. Let me start by saying, this is all just my opinion…  I am not a {Read More}

#HydroStrong – Kamagon Ball Workouts and Review

This post is sponsored by Hedstrom Fitness through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. Do you get excited about new workouts? While running will always be my first fitness love, it is always fun to try something new!  That’s why I was thrilled when given the opportunity to add the Kamagon Ball to my workouts.  The Kamagon Ball is a pretty cool piece of equipment.  It adds resistance and instability to your strength training using hydro-inertia.  The Kamagon Ball on its own is {Read More}

Five Essentials for Winter Running

Five Essentials for Winter Running This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own. As I type this, I am just sitting down warming up after my last run of 2016.  This has been an interesting year, hasn’t it?  For me, it has been a maintenance year.  While 2015 was filled with races and PRs, 2016 has not.  It has been more like a recovery year. But, I have some big plans and {Read More}

5 Reasons You Should Run the Flying Pig Marathon

Can you believe it’s already the second week in December?!  As 2016 is coming to a close, I’ve started looking ahead towards my 2017 race schedule… And I am so super excited to be heading back to where it all began.  To the Flying Pig Marathon in Cincinnati, OH!  The Flying Pig was my first marathon back in May 2014, and I had probably the most fun a person can have while running 26.2 miles. So, If you are searching for an awesome {Read More}

Friday Five: #AwareWithPink

This post is sponsored by Aftershokz through my affiliation with FitApproach.  As always, all opinions are my own. As I’m sure you are all aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Having both friends and family that have been directly affected by breast cancer, I am absolutely willing to lend my voice to raise awareness for this cause.  With that in mind, and to help spread the word with Aftershokz, here is my #AwareWithPink Friday Five! Five Things That Make Me Feel Aware and Empowered!  1. Tunes {Read More}

#AwareWithPink + Aftershokz Trekz Titanium Pink

This post is sponsored by Aftershokz through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. Alright friends, I am super excited for this review! A constant thought while out on a run has been, “Man, I really need to look into wireless headphones!”  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong, but my headphone’s cord is always getting in the way!  Either hitting me in the face, or getting caught between my legs…  So, when I had the opportunity {Read More}

Join Me as We Run Around the World!

What would happen if girls ran the world?! I’m so excited to announce that I am teaming up with If Girls Ran the World and Fit Approach to virtually run around the world!  We’ll be raising funds and awareness that will benefit charities that work to empower women and girls every day. 24,901 miles by October 31st This October, as part of the If Girls Ran the World event, people around the world will collectively and virtually run around the {Read More}

PrAna + Organic Valley Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by prAna through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. The kids are back to school, and I’ll be heading back this week as well…  I guess that means that fall is right around the corner!  Now, I love fall, I do… sweaters, and boots, and cooler weather, (and yes, pumpkin spice as well)…  But I’m a summer kind of gal.  So saying goodbye to the days of summer is gonna be hard! You know {Read More}

12 Common Running Terms for Beginners

New to running? Or just starting to read up on training plans?  There are probably a lot of running-specific terms that you have never heard before.  Or maybe you’ve heard it, but you’re not entirely sure what it means?  Runners do seem to have their own language, so… Here are 12 running definitions to help you out! While this list is not at all comprehensive, it does contain most of the terms that I myself have had to look up. 1. Race {Read More}

Amazing Grass Protein Superfood – Review and Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Amazing Grass through my affiliation with FitApproach, as always, all opinions are my own. Do you use protein powders? I do.  A quick protein drink is just what I need after a morning workout!  So I was really excited when Amazing Grass sent me their Chocolate Peanut Butter (yum!) Protein Superfood to try!  I had never tried this particular protein powder, but I had heard great things about it. Look at all these goodies! All Amazing Grass {Read More}