1.  Have you signed up for the ZOOMA Chicago half marathon or 10K taking place on Saturday, August 2nd?  Please use discount code CAMB8 for a 10% off either distance.  It will be an exciting weekend!


  • A mocktail party, recovery yoga, and running with friends
  • A cool swag bag which includes a technical tee, a pair of Feetures! Performance Socks, a ZOOMA running hat, and a reusable bag
  • Water and Cytomax Sports Performance drink stationed along the course and at the finish line
  • Muscle Milk Light and food at the finish line
  • A race-specific ZOOMA Chicago medal with detachable necklace for half marathon finishers and a 10K medal for 10K finisher
  • Access to special room rates and free start/finish line transportation at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel

2.  Don’t forget to also register for the  Fort2Base race taking place on Sunday, August 24th.  What are you waiting for?  Register today.  Make sure to use discount code 2014F2BARROYO10 for a 10% off either distance.  I ran this race last year and loved it.


  • FREE downloadable photos
  • Great course
  • One of a kind finisher’s medals
  • Medal engraving at the post-race party
  • Men’s and women’s tech shirts
  • Four days of packet pickup in Chicago, the suburbs and on race day
  • Great family friendly post-race party with music and kids entertainment

 3.  Marathon training is here and I need to be ready with gels, sports drinks, and recovery drinks.  I’ve been using Hammer Nutrition for a couple of months and like their products a lot.  They’re free of artificial ingredients, refined sugar, and excess salt/citric acid.  Plus, they taste good, don’t leave a nasty aftertaste, and don’t give me a stomach ache.  So what’s not to like?  So far my favorites are:

Can you tell I like chocolate?  Now they need to make a chocolate flavor sports drink.

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There are many other great products offered by Hammer Nutrition so make sure to check out their page.  Use code 228361 when ordering and take 15% off your first order.

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Disclaimer:  I am not an ambassador nor sponsored by Hammer Nutrition.  However, I just like their products and am part of their VIP Program.

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