Showing posts from February, 2015

KOOEE! Snacks

Way too long ago I was given the opportunity to try a VERY new snack SUPER snack called Kooee!! As part of my Girls Gone Sporty ambassadorship, I received an email that this very small kickstarter company was looking for bloggers to review and share their thoughts.  So you know me and snacks… well and food in general. I was SO in. It may have taken me forever to put this blog entry together but it’s due to nothing other than life getting away from me. These snacks are seriously awesome. One of the things that I think I love the most is that the dried fruit + nuts/seeds are in one side and the jerky is completely separate. This feature keeps everything fresh and tasting just as it should. When you are ready to eat, you simply pull apart the center seal (very easy) and ta-da! Just give it a little shake (or a stir with your hand) and you have a super awesome snack. These are packed with protein, are gluten-free, soy-free, and paleo friendly. Not to mention very delicious. A

Feeling Squirelly

Just about two weeks ago, I shared that I signed up for  Squirelly Tail Twail Wun 13.1 . Since then I ran a 10 mile and an 11 mile training with very minimal during the week running. I knew that, regardless, this was going to be a challenging run. Well yesterday, I conquered this amazing feat. This was a completely awesome experience. Warming up by the fire barrel pre-run,  Although, if you had asked me at mile 3 or 4 I might not have felt that way. It definitely took me a while to settle in, especially with the constant twists, turns, and climbs. This picture does the view no justice There were SO many ice fishers How can you not be in awe of the amazing gray-scale scenery? The sun was not shining and I was surprisingly happy about this. I struggled a lot with knowing how to dress because the temps were going to be ABOVE freezing for my first run in a few weeks. I made pretty decent choices and stayed warm enough but not too warm, for the most part.  Watc

Inspiration Thursday

Not only has it been the first week of the #taketheleap challenge, but it has been a doozy of a week for me. I am so grateful to have started this challenge, especially because it feels as though it is at a perfect time in my life. That being said, not only have I been doing a lot of great yoga all week, I have really been reflecting on words of gratefulness, letting go, and feeling free. Instead of the usual fitness inspiration, I bring to you yoga inspired inspiration instead. via via ' via via A lot has been going on at work lately that have really been messing with my balance. While I am trying to work on that in my own ways, I have been using yoga practice to both have fun and relax, let go and find my balance (even though I'll be honest its terrible right now!).  How do you find balance? Is it easy for you to let go of things/people/jobs or do you hold on even when they are toxic?

Taking the Leap

When I think about yoga, the first thought that comes to mind is an escape from the real world. Yoga frees me and makes me feel refreshed and relaxed.  That’s why I am SO excited to participate in prAna’s Take The Leap 30 days of Yoga Challenge with Sweat Pink . I plan to down dog my way to a more flexible and reflective 2015!  For me, the biggest challenge when it comes to yoga is balance (in life and body). Taking the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink is a great way for me to find balance in both ways.  My favorite place to yoga is in a group because it is so inspiring and challenging.  Here’s a photo of me in my very best (attempt at) crow. I have a long way to go, but getting stronger every day! I tag  Maria @ Lil Mys Ninja Danielle @  It's a Harley Life Adrienne @  Yo, Adrienne I want these fabulous bloggers to share their very best yoga pose photos, this fun madlib and of course, I challenge them to join me on this fun 30 day yoga journey Come on y’

Run in the snow - round 2

This weekend, I made plans to run 10 miles with two dear ladies I ran lots of miles with during marathon training. The plan was to run 6 miles before the large group run at 9 am. We met, ran our 6 miles, but sure did not make it back in time for 9 am. The paths were easier and harder than they were last week, depending on the area. Between the additional snow, the snow drifts and the FREEZING winds, it took quite a bit longer than expected. During a quick potty stop about a mile away from the meet up place, we realized it was already 9:10. We ran as quickly as we could and actually made it to the bridge by the time the group was coming across. I ran into another friend, with whom I shared a crap-ton of miles with as well, and ran a little over 4 more miles with her. We did loops of part of one bridge, around City Island, around the parking garage, back to the footbridge and across back to the island. While it was not the most scenic or changing route, it still got the job done.