Monday, August 3, 2015

Fit Technology: I'm a RunGo Ambassador!

Yay! I'm a RunGo Ambassador! But... what does that even mean, you ask?

Well, that means I get to spread the word and tell all of you wonderful readers about this cool app called RunGo.

RunGo is an app that allows you to map your running route, or follow the route created by another runner. It gives you voice navigation during your run, and allows you to perform other tasks on your phone while you're actively using RunGo. -- all for free! Pretty sweet, right? I think so too, which is why I'm out here spreading the word on this cool app! The best part for me is that it is available in Google Play, in addition to the Apple Store. (I have an Android phone because Androids are better, duh!)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Second Annual Awesome in August Challenge

Well, it's officially August! If you were here with me this time last year, you would know that I ran an Awesome in August Instagram Challenge to celebrate my wonderful readers. You guys are awesome and inspire me to keep pushing myself to stay motivated, even when I just want to pack it all in sometimes. Thank you!

Since the Awesome in August Challenge was so successful last year, and so many of you participated, I thought I'd run it again this year. So, here we are!

I have a number of giveaways I will be running throughout this month, but I'm going to keep them on the down low until it's time to give them away. :-)

So, how can you participate?

Monday, July 20, 2015

3 Reasons to Run the 2015 Annapolis Running Classic

Happy Monday! Today, I'm just doing a check in with you lovely readers with three reasons why you should run the Annapolis Running Classic in November.

I cannot contain my excitement for this race! I only have two scheduled races remaining this calendar year, and this will be my last one for the year. I have been training, though I really need to pick up the training a bit over the next few weeks. It is so daggone hot outside, though, so I will really need to plan out my runs!

Yesterday, my dad offered to take me through a brutal stair workout. I'm going to take him up on his offer, but I will admit that I'm scared. He knows how to kick your butt on a workout! I'm still such a wimp when it comes to running. Guess I'm going to have to get over it pretty quickly!

Okay, so you came here to find out three reasons why you should run the Annapolis Running Classic 10k or Half Marathon. Here goes!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Race Recap: The Color Run Baltimore 2015 + A GIVEAWAY

For starters, I acknowledge that this race recap is 2000 and late. I ran this race almost two months ago, and am just now getting to this. Sorry! But you know what? At least I wrote it, right? ;-)

In all honesty, I never thought I would run The Color Run. From the pictures I saw, I thought it looked corny, and like I would be walking the entire time. Deep down inside, however, I knew that I wanted people to throw stuff at me. Is that weird? (Don't answer that.)

By now, you've probably heard of The Color Run, and know the basics. You run a 5k with a group of friends, and people throw colored powder at you. You smile, you get awesome pictures, and you get totally dirty. Okay, so now, let's get to this recap!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Reed Reads: Snacking in Sneakers E-Book

Happy Monday, friends! Today, I'm just dropping in with a quick post to tell you about an e-book I'm reading. My fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador from Snacking in Sneakers shared her latest e-book with me, and now I'm passing on the word.

The e-book is called Journey to Healthy Eating: 28 Day Nutrition Challenge. The book serves as a guide to help you eat healthier and be more conscious about your nutrition in 28 days. It is packed with tons of information, and I've really enjoyed reading it. I like that Chrissy is an actual registered dietitian, so she doesn't try to sell you on the latest fad diets, and instead focuses on the science, which I really appreciated. I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just tell you that it's a good read, and I highly recommend it! Chrissy is running an incredible offer where you can pay what you want for the e-book all day today and tomorrow!  Jump on it while you can!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Friday Five: 5 Fitness Trends I'll [Probably] Never Try

 Happy Friday, beautiful people! I hope that you have had a fantastic week, and that your weekend is even fantastic-er!

Today, I'm feeling pretty good, considering that I ran stairs yesterday and agreed to wake up for a super early run with my Ragnar team tomorrow morning. What is wrong with me?

I haven't linked up with the lovely DC Trifecta ladies in a while, so I thought today might be a good day to challenge myself and try to come up with a list. AND, considering that I've now met Cynthia and Mar in real life, I feel especially motivated today! So let's get to it!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Puritan's Pride and #1MillionMinutes

I love being a Sweat Pink Ambassador! The Sweat Pink community has really helped me with blogging, and I've learned about so many great products and companies through their many partnerships.

This summer, Sweat Pink and Fit Approach are running a campaign called #1MillionMinutes, where they are encouraging Sweat Pink Ambassadors to track their fitness, while also encouraging different themes for blog posts, Instagram pictures, and tweets. It's been pretty fun so far, so I'm trying to kick it up a notch by participating in some of the writing prompts!

This week, there is a mad lib style prompt for Puritan's Pride, a company that sells all sorts of protein shakes and nutritional supplements. Since I'm actually in the process of trying out a bunch of different protein shakes, I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to jump in!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Workout Wednesday: A Little Joe Biden Inspiration

Today, despite having a knee that looks like I fell off a tricycle (totally skinned and gross), I went for a 30-minute walk with my colleagues during lunch, and decided to do a timed mile on the track after work.

I've been trying to focus on my speed and form as of late, and the timed mile was definitely a test to see where I am. Unfortunately, I was not terribly motivated after work today, and almost didn't even go to the track. I took forever changing into my running clothes, leaving the parking garage, and driving to the high school located less than a mile from my office (it's on the way home, and the weather looked suspicious, okay!). Once I figured out where the track was located (this was my first time there), I asked a gentleman at the school where the best place would be to park. He informed me that I was in the best parking lot to access the track, and showed me how to get down there. I thanked him, and found myself a decent parking spot.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fit Technology: Playing Volleyball with a Fitbit

Month after month, Google Analytics tells me that people are searching for, "Can I wear a Fitbit while playing volleyball?" which is leading them to Flecks of Lex. Since I have never explicitly answered this question on the blog, I thought today would be as good a time as any to take a moment to answer the question!

I have had a Fitbit for about two years now. I first purchased a Fitbit Zip, and absolutely loved it! It clips on to you, and tracks your steps, calories burned, and distance traveled.

This year, I bought myself a Fitbit One (affiliate link), which also tracks those things, and additionally tracks your sleep and flights of stairs ascended. As a woman who has suffered from insomnia her entire life, how cool it is to be able to track my sleep pattern!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

My First Half Marathon: The Annapolis Running Classic 2015

As you may have already read, I am a member of the A-Team (a race ambassador) for the 2015 Annapolis Running Classic! I am super excited because this will be my first half marathon, PLUS I get to meet a new group of people, and I get to promote a race and a city I love. What's not to be excited about?

I have a lot of hard work to put in this summer and fall in order to prepare for the race, but I am ready to take on the challenge!


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