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Thunderbird Real Food Bar

I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature. Nuts, seeds, fruit and spices... seriously.. real food for energy.... that's the idea behind Thunderbird Real Food Bars . And they aren't kidding. I read each label, and each ingredient truly was well... food! Isn't that what's food is supposed to be... food??? I found this to be true with Thunderbird Real Food Bars. And the combination of the ingredients were delicious. I was given a sample box of various flavors to try.

My First Disappointing Trail Race

Well, it happened.. a trail run that I didn't consider fun ( during or after ). My first trail race that I left feeling defeated.... So, I had to stop and ask myself what was different about this one?  No other trail race has ever left me feeling defeated... so ..  what was different about this one... And it comes down ( I'm pretty sure ) to one thing....

My Skirt Sports Story #REALwomenmove

My First Skirt Story is being featured on the blog at Skirt Sports. You can check it out here . BUT, before you go, jot down the code 1SSCAPT20 and you can save 20% on a purchase with my code. Skirt Sports has truly changed my life in the way that I see myself.... My First Skirt Story...

Eating Guilt Free

For the first time in years, I am eating guilt free. I honestly thought that was something that I would never say. Because truthfully, I never thought that food would cause me to feel guilt. It wasn't until recently that I realized that I have developed disordered eating. (I Lost A Dietbet) And I have decided to do something about it. I'm about half way through with the book Intuitive Eating  (affiliate link). So I still have a lot to learn, and this will definitely be a process.

Clipzeez Kept My Laces In Place

Full Disclosure: I received products free of charge for the purpose of providing a review. My opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I can't count the number of times that my shoe laces have come undone during a run. I can tell you that at least during 2 different races (and yes my laces were double knotted) they've come undone. During once race they came untied twice! My fingers were frozen, and I literally couldn't retie them. So I ran the last half mile of the race with my shoe untied. So, I was curious when I heard about Clipzeez . What exactly is that? Well, it's a functional stylish way to keep your shoes tied!

Buck Ridge Burn Trail Half 2016

Disclaimer - I knew going into this race that I'd only run 6-7 miles as a long run. I knew that I wasn't exactly prepared for this race. I knew that I could bail at the aid stations... ..... and I almost did ( bail that is ). By mile 3ish I was already feeling it. By mile 4 I was really feeling it. The climb up to the 2nd aid station about did me in. But when I got to the station

I Lost A Dietbet

So, there is this thing called Dietbet. And since the biggest loser challenge had just ended, I thought why not. But real life became.... well... real life ... birthdays, parties, family visiting, lots of eating out, Easter, Easter candy still everywhere... and I slipped back into the "all or nothing" mentality. Meaning? I went over on my calories, oh well, forget it, I've messed up anyway and I ate triple or quadruple the serving size. So, guess what?

The Convertible HDL

I have been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. All opinions expressed are mine and honest in nature. I think this is an awesome idea, and I can't wait to get one. This looks like multi-tasking at its finest. I'm talking about The Convertible HDL by PRracer . What it is? It's a skull cap / headband combo that is equipped to hold a device like a headlamp or a camera. The Convertible HDL is designed with the latest technology. Not only does it light your way, but it has a camera to capture your run.

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

This picture, not perfect by any means.. in fact, it's not even that great of a picture.. but it's the only professional race photo that I've ever bought. I think, because when I look at it, it sums up a lot of where I am right now... physically and emotionally. With one quick snapshot, you get a quick look inside. It's raw, which is where I am right now in many areas of my life.