Showing posts from September, 2017

The 5 Mile Dachs Challenge | Fun Run Box Review

Disclaimer: I received this Fun Run Box to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year because the weather is absolutely perfect for running (cool but not freezing), everything is pumpkin spice-flavored and a year's worth of running/training is coming to its peak. Last year was full of marathons but this Fall has been quite different with Baby #3 due in ±7 weeks. No marathons for me but I have had a new challenge to keep me up and running! As a BibRave Pro, I received the Oktoberfest 5 Mile Dachs Theme Box , my first-ever online running challenge! Each participant is assigned to a "team", mine being  #FRBTeamDoxie. My challenge box arrived at the end of August and included the following goodies: Headsweats "5 Mile Dachs" Technical Soft Trucker Hat Themed FRB Technical Fabric Short Sleeve Ru

Perfect Any-Time Snacks Ideas

What's one thing that marathon training, pregnancy and breastfeeding all have in common? Hunger. During these high-calorie-burning seasons, it's important to allow snacking as necessary and to choose snacks that contain valuable nutrients. Finding a snack that my kids enjoy too is even better! No matter the time of day, I try to keep a few snacking options on hand in our house or in the diaper bag. Here are a few of our favorites: 3 Perfect Any-Time Snack Ideas Homemade energy bites are fun for the kids to help make and involve ingredients that are usually already in the cupboard. Our quick-and-easy recipe includes: 1 cup quick oats, 1/2 cup choco chips, 1/2 cup PB, 1/2 cup coconut flakes and 1/4 cup honey. Roll together and refrigerate extras. That's it! These are on the sweeter side and are best to be consumed in moderation because of that. Hardboiled eggs are a classic snack and another favorite because we usually have an overabundance of eggs in our ho

Reflective Gear for Four-Legged Runners | Stunt Puppy Collar Review

Disclaimer: I received Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Collar to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews! Finding a faithful, consistent and uplifting running partner is no easy task. I know I'm thankful to have mine. He doesn't say much, is raring to go first thing in the morning, takes about 1 minute to get ready and happens to live in my backyard.  It doesn't get much better than that! Long story short, Saul lost his sight in one eye (see below) after an eye injury and staff infection last summer. Though he is an older dog – 10 years, to be exact – Saul has adapted very well to using only one eye. He doesn't run into things (often) but I still take extra caution to keeping him safe especially when he joins me on the road. Because we run together often in the dark pre-sunrise hours, I have been on the hunt for dog-friendly reflective gear for qu