Random Post. On Trying to Beat my Best 5k Time. #Running #Fitness

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So I recently joined a local running group. I've been aware of their group on Facebook for the better part of the year because I have a bunch of friends who are members and their posts would always pop up on my feed and I always thought they seemed like an awesome group.  I don't really know what took me so long to join but after a friend in the … [Read more...]

Tory Burch FitBit: Style & Fitness in One

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So who is excited about this one? I know I am! I was lucky enough to see a Tory Burch FitBit first hand this past week at Blogger Bash and I can SUPER excited about this. I have yet to jump on the FitBit bandwagon; I've tested a few out before but nothing's hooked me onto it yet. But this past weekend, I noticed multiple bloggers wearing FitBits … [Read more...]

Exercises You Can Do Barefoot

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My family recently went on a 12-day road trip and vacation.  And what did Mrs. Smartypants do when packing for that 12 day road trip?  She FORGOT HER RUNNING SHOES.  For real.  {Insert the face palm} I could NOT believe it when we got to Charleston (10 hours south of our house) and I went to unpack and realized that my running shoes were sitting my … [Read more...]

Les Mils New Program IMMERSIVE FITNESS Looks Amazing! #sponsored #ad

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I have a gym routine. Each day I have a different class I take and I am pretty much a regular depending which day of the week it is. I have one class I double up on weekly because I love it so much - Les Mils BODYCOMBAT. I had taken Kickboxing and other cardio boxing type-classes but when BODYCOMBAT came to my gym two years ago, I was hooked after … [Read more...]

When I Remembered That Running is FUN #running #fitness

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A recent pitch informed me that the Color Me Rad Race is coming to Philadelphia. Woo! There are certainly other color runs but the only other one I know going on this summer is on a weekend we're out of town. I have never had a chance to do one before and always wanted to, but they definitely seem like something you need to do with family and/or … [Read more...]

8 Exercises to Strengthen Your Core #fitness

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One of the glorious things I've been gifted with as I approach the wonderful age of 40 is joint pain.  Specifically, my knees, hips and shoulders.  I figured that a lot of the aches and pains were due to being a runner and in general someone who does mainly cardio and high intensity (high impact) classes on a regular basis. The hip pain got bad … [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...]

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

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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

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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...]