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...]

#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...]

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...]

Fitness Inspiration #FitFluential #Fitness


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...]

New Workout Duds from @ChampionUSA #FashionFriday Plus 20% off Coupon Code


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...]

8 Miles, Baby! And, Tips for a Successful Training Run #Fitfluential #Fitness


It's entirely possible my legs won't function tomorrow, but right now I'm feeling pretty good because I just got back from an 8 mile run. (!!!!!!! WOO!)  This is the longest I've gone to date and I've really been slacking with the Broad Street Run training.  So much, in fact, that I've really been starting to doubt my ability to do it at all.  With … [Read more...]

Broad Street Diary, Entry #1: I GOT IN!! HOLY SH*T! #running #broadstreet #fitfluential #13in2013


This is me this morning. FREAKING MY YOU-KNOW-WHAT out because I got the email that I have officially gotten into the lottery to Broad Street Run (10 miles, Center City in Phila.  The run everyone does if you live in Philly and call yourself a runner.) Oh and yes, you read that right - you have to apply to a lottery to be ACCEPTED to go and run … [Read more...]

Check out my new Running Shoes from Brooks; And On Being a Deadbeat Mom Blogger


So I'm stretching for Kettlebells class this morning and I turned to my BFF Zareen and was like, O-M-G I don't have a post up today.  I've literally been failing on getting my morning posts up here because as I've been saying lately, I'm too busy doing social media stuff to blog.  Ironic, right?  I always find that funny: the Mom blogger who is too … [Read more...]