Running with Style: Tutus, Skirts & Fun Spirited #Fitness Gear #FashionFriday


Yesterday on Facebook, my friend Melissa shared a crazy story.  NBC San Diego reported about a local runner whose picture was going to be appearing in SELF Magazine.  SELF had emailed her for permission to use the photo of she and her friend running the San Diego Marathon in their tutus. Only it turns out, SELF was making fun of them and the tutu … [Read more...]

Athleta on Zulily! RUN! (And, What I Bought)

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Officially the worst blogger only for only telling you this after 12:00 but I've been at the gym all morning and only just found out that Athleta is on sale at Zulily today!  I got a text from my friend Rachel and was basically pushing the speed limit to get home as I drove back from the gym so I could get online and check it out. These sales … [Read more...]

Cute Spring Workout Gear #FashionFriday

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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...]

Running Shoe Review: @Reebook #zquick #ReebokZQuick #livewithfire #fitfluential

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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...]

My Favorite New Headbands for Working Out: UrbanHalo #Exercise #Fitness


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...]

#Pinspiration: the 5-4-3-2-1 Workout #Fitness #Exercise #Health #FitnessMotivation


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...]

Workout Gear on MAJOR Sale #FashionFriday #Fitness

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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...]

Stuff To Help You Start & Keep Your New Years Resolution ALL YEAR LONG #NewYears

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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...]

What’s “Healthy” To You? How do you Define Healthy? #AetnaMyHealthy


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...]

Tips to Make the Most Out of Your Gym Workout #Fitfluential


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...]