My Love for My Polar FT60 Fitness Watch #TeamPolar #SmartCoaching

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Polar. As soon as I forayed into the heart rate monitor realm a couple years back, I purchased a Polar FT60 after asking several fitness friends for recommendations. I’d done my homework, I knew it was designed for fitness enthusiasts, runners and active sport participants like me. […]

My Love for the Mizuno Wave Kazan #BlazeNewTrails

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mizuno Running and Fitfluential. I’ve been a longtime lover of Mizuno, every since I had my feet professionally fitted for running shoes. The day that sales lady put those shoes on me, I felt invincible. I ripped off the label from the box and set it aside, so […]

Reebok DMX Sky Review #livewithfire

I am pretty faithful to the running shoes I already have, as I was fitted for them (and I recommend every runner be fitted for their running shoes initially), but I have always been a longtime lover of the Reebok brand. When I was younger working in retail and restaurants, anytime I could wear sneakers […]

Finish Line Thoughts

It’s 4:30pm, and my kids are innocently playing on the trampoline right now, amidst the fresh air and evening sunshine. It’s still a balmy 85 degrees, where the sun still has that stinging power on your skin. Sitting on my back porch, straining to see their shadows through the sunlight directly in my face, I […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Two} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Weight and Fitness Truths

My front porch is my very favorite place to be lately. We planted wonderful smelling flowers, and the second the door is opened, the scent dances around your nose, inviting you to the porch to sit. I love it. I go outside with the kids everyday to embrace it. I think it helps motivate me […]

Run Like The Wind, Bullseye

I am still running, even though I’m not running nearly as fast as I used to, nor as often. But I’m trying to keep my running legs as fresh as they can, but isn’t easy. This new baby weight that’s amassed, as well as the belly that pokes out of my Nike running shirt, makes […]

Sitting is Killing You: The Truth About Sitting Down (WHOA)

I found this graphic shared on Facebook, and had to share it with you, because it really got to me on so many levels. I’ve been fighting to work out and lose weight and stay fit for two years now, and it became quite apparent to me that perhaps I’m only fighting myself? That the […]

Importance of Getting Proper Fit for Running Shoes

Until now, my husband has been one of those, whatever-the-store-has kind-of guys. “Eh, this feels okay,” he’d say to himself, slap it on the register counter, pay, and be on his merry way. Unfortunately, now he really needs to be measured and evaluated for a proper fit, or else. After having been measured for running […]

Confession Time

On Tuesday the 15th, I swore to my husband I was going to have everyone packed and ready to go so we could leave bright and early Wednesday morning. Everyone’s piles were neatly stacked, laundry was being done and so ‘official packing’ would wait a bit longer. I snuck upstairs to play “dress-up” to decide […]