Category: Things I Am Loving

Summer Training Giveaway

Disclaimer:  None of these items are sponsored by the companies but are items I purchased with my own money.

Summer training is finally here!  I am training for the Chicago Marathon and so far it is going OK.  This will be my 5th Chicago Marathon.  You can read more about why I am running the marathon HERE.

I have a cool giveaway for you!  Lola is very supportive with my training and wants to make sure I have do well and have fun.  She also makes sure I rest and nap when it is necessary.



So what is included in this AWESOME giveaway?  There will be two winners,  each receiving a NUUN container (I have various flavors), a Momentum Motivate Wrap and a Momentum Foot Notes.  

To enter, click on the image below where you will be directed to Gleam and enter several different ways such as leaving a blog post comment, following me on Instagram, commenting on any of my Instagram posts, or tweeting about the giveaway.  I am on summer break so I’ve included an extra entry for you.


This giveaway will run for seven days (until June 22nd at 11:59 pm).  The winners will be selected on the eighth day.  The giveaway is open to US residents only.  The winners will be contacted via the email address associated with their Gleam account and will have 24 hours to claim their prize.  All entries are verified, so please be sure to complete them or a new, random winner will be selected.

Best of luck to everyone who enters! 

I am linking up with Erica and Smitha for this giveaway!



Things I’m Loving II



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  • AquaFlops Shower Shoes – I’ve been taking TRX twice a week at my gym from 5:15am-6:00am.  After class I shower, get ready, get coffee, and head over to work.  These shower shoes are amazing.  Love them. They’re cute, slip resistant, and have draining holes so your feet dry quickly.  Plus, right now they’re on sale for $7.99 (original price is $16.99). These will be perfect for those trips to the pool.
  • Momentum Jewelry – I am so happy I was chosen for the SharetheSPARK Campaign sponsored by Fit Fluential.  I received two motivation wraps to share with two friends.  I love these wraps and own a few of them myself.  Use code FFSpark to save 15% off your order!  Coupon expires May 31, 2016.


  • Rapid Mac Cooker – No shame but I like mac and cheese.  Sometimes I am so hungry and do not want to wait the 10 or so minutes to make it.  This little bowl is phenomenal.  I can have my dinner done faster than cooking it on a stove.  I know the label says less than 5 minutes but that isn’t really true. Well, it takes less than 5 minutes to heat the water hot enough to cook the pasta but you still have to wait a couple more so that it actually cooks the pasta (or it will be very soupy).  I’ve used it a few times and have eaten right out of the bowl and saved the leftovers in a container for another day.  Other times I’ve eaten everything in it.  🙂

Rapid Mac Cooker

So tell me what are YOU loving lately?

Things I’m Loving I



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Welcome to my first post on things that I am loving lately!  Here it goes:

  • Go Contigo Water Bottles – I first came across this brand from Heather and was intrigued by it.  I’ve had the usual bottles from Nuun and Hammer Nutrition but they all leak.  No matter how tight I close it, water always manages to leak.  These bottles are AMAZING! They’re made with ultra-durable, shatter resistant plastic and the lids have AUTOSEAL® technology which is leak and spill proof.  I have the AUTOSEAL® Grace in 24 ounces and 32 ounces as well as the Shake & Go® Fit Shaker Bottle.  I also purchased the coffee mugs but that is another story.
  • Late to the party here but I am obsessed with Nuun Kona Cola.  I am bummed out the flavor is being discontinued so you bet I am stocking up!


  • ChicoBag from REI.  Mainly I have been using this bag when I go to the gym.  I change at home and just take other stuff that I need (water bottle, headphones, towel, etc).  I also have an Apera bag but sometimes that is too bulky so the ChicoBag is the perfect size. They’re made of durable and washable fabric, stuffs into a built-in pouch and unstuffs to a full-size shopping bag, and can hold 40 lbs.

So tell me what are YOU loving lately?