AvaStars – Review and Giveaway

AvaStar Ship

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Do you remember that reality show on MTV where you could live out your dream?  I think it was called “Made”.  Well, at 35, I am pretty sure I wouldn’t qualify to be on the show but that doesn’t stop… [Read More]

Be Aware…Be Vigilant

Ferguson Protest

It’s no secret what’s going on here in St. Louis.  Tonight will be marked as one of those “where were you?” nights. Where were you when the grand jury decision was provided?  Well, I was giving my babies a bath.  I was watching them play blissfully unaware of what was occurring in real time and… [Read More]

Behind the Scenes Blog tour

Behind The Scenes Blog Tour

  About a week ago, Jess over at BlondePonytail tagged me in a “Behind The Scenes” Blog tour.  I met Jess two years ago at Hood to Coast.  We were in different vans but we did get a little time to get to know each other.  Recently she has moved to Champaign which is in… [Read More]

Ninja Warrior Workout

Ninja Warrior Workout

You can probably tell I’ve been on a kick lately to mix it up…work on strength, agility and just overall fitness. After my feeble attempt at the America Ninja Warrior obstacles, I started to think about my workouts. I wanted to create a workout that would test all the same sort of muscle groups in… [Read More]

Do You Think You Deserve To Be Happy?

Do you think you deserve to be happy?

Oh  boy!  This seems like a relatively harmless question but I’ll admit that asking myself this question was tough but what was even tougher and continues to be is answering the question. I had the chance to reconnect with someone who I love very much and the conversation we had flowed so freely and so… [Read More]

Runner’s Hands

Runner's Hands

This past weekend, I went out to KOR Komplex and played around on America Ninja warrior obstacles. It was a ton of fun, kind of addicting and humbling all at the same time. I learned that despite my best efforts to keep my workouts well rounded, I have failed. I didn’t expect to get there… [Read More]

For the men: Saucony Triumph

Saucongy Triumph Men

I always get excited when I see a box on the front porch because most of the time it’s for me (or the kids).  Very rarely is it for S, poor guy gets left out.  That is until recently.  When the new Saucony Triumph came out FitFluential and Saucony offered to send him a pair. … [Read More]

High Five Friday – Workouts, Swimming Lessons and Doctors

Favorite Instagram Photos

Happy Friday Friends.  The feeling of a Friday never gets old.  You know the feeling. It’s excitement for what the weekend holds.. letting go of rigid schedules, shutting off the alarm clock, family naps, long runs and maybe an extra glass of wine.  Pure heaven if you ask me! I would be up for adopting… [Read More]