“We Thought You Said Dessert!” Ragnar Relay Recap

Once we had enough van time, Jenn and I explored the expo area. I couldn't resist snagging a couple pairs of Pro Compression socks once the sales rep told me they were two pairs for the price of one. It would be dumb NOT to buy, right?

In what may be the world's most belated race recap ever, I'm finally getting around to sharing the scoop from Ragnar Del Sol! My girl Jenn and I, along with 10 other amazing ladies, made up team 260 "Run to the Desert? We Thought You Said Dessert!" :) Our crew ran 202 miles across Arizona (I was runner #9, covering 13.5 miles in my first leg, 4.7 miles in my second and 3.1 miles in my final turn). We crossed the finish line in 34 hours ...continue reading

Let’s Shop! Healthful Bites Holiday Gift Guide and Wish List

Finding the perfect “healthy” gift for the fit-minded folks on your list can be a daunting task. You don’t want to say, “Hey, hit the gym!” but you do want to find them something they will enjoy and use. These items strike that perfect balance of smart and splurge, and all are either A) items I own, love and recommend, or B) items that I would love to receive this year! My top 10 gift picks for the fitness ...continue reading

Go-To Blogs For Running Inspiration!

Besides a doable training plan, a solid pair of sneakers and a motivating playlist, I’ve found that gathering inspiration and tips from those who have run before me has been helpful. One of the most abundant sources for “runspiration?” Fellow bloggers! There are plenty of half-marathoners among the amazing individuals I previously featured in my blogroll posts (shout-out to Jenn, Madison, Caitlin, Tina, Ashley and ...continue reading

Nosh on Five November Magazine Bites

The chillier temps (including some snow!) inspired me to spend a bit more time indoors early this November scouring my favorite magazines for the newsiest bits. So here are five wellness-related facts that caught my eye that will hopefully inspire you to stay healthy all November and beyond! You might see signs for “yam” and “sweet potato” used interchangeably while grocery shopping pre-Thanksgiving. But  FITNESS ...continue reading

Five Fantastic Fall Health Magazine Bites

October traditionally kicks off the holiday season—Halloween rolls around at the end of the month, holiday decorations roll out in stores (if you can believe it!) and Thanksgiving isn’t too far behind. But the healthy habits you’ve been working so hard on since last January don’t have to be put on the back burner. That’s why I corralled these fantastic tips from October magazines that will help you keep portions ...continue reading

Four September Magazine Bites for a Healthier You

When I stepped outside early this morning to head to the park for the FITNESS Mind, Body, Spirit Games, the crisp air made it very evident that summer is over and the cooler, less outdoorsy and more indulgent months are on the way! So while it may be time to retire your swimsuit for the season in most parts of the country, it doesn’t mean that it’s time to put your healthy habits on hold. Keep reading for four fun facts from ...continue reading