Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Beat The Blerch Half Marathon Race Recap - Morristown, NJ 9/26/15

Beat The Blerch Half Marathon Morristown, NJ
I ran the Beat the Blerch Half Marathon last Saturday and it was one tough trail run! I knew it was a trail run and expected hills, but there were a LOT of hills on this course. I came into it not running for speed and treated it as a training run for Brooklyn RnR coming up on 10/10. I'm so glad I did because it's the toughest trail run to date (I've only done one other). However this was a fun one! The only race I know of that has couches, magical grape beverages, marshmallows covered with chocolate and bacon, cake, and nutella sandwiches on the course! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

My 5 Fave Stretches and 3 Tips for Toning Your Legs!

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community. 

I can’t believe it’s already week 3 of the #BosuStrong challenge, time flies when  you’re having fun! Last week we focused on balance and I was proud of myself for staying on track . This week it’s all about stretching and toning - so make sure you join in on the fun!

Friday, September 25, 2015

A Hike In Mercer Meadows - Loop from Hunts House

Last Sunday we wanted to get outside for a hike. We didn't want to go far so we headed out by one of our favorite parks. The park I'm talking about is Rosedale Park, which is where I like to take the kiddos to play on the playground. It is about 15 minutes from our place. I had walked there with friends before, but have never taken the fam. The trails go right from the park, but I know if we were to park at Rosedale the kiddos will not want to leave the playground. To avoid that, we parked out by the Hunts house.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

6 Ways I Stay Balanced And BOSU Moves To Help Improve Balance

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community. 

If you forgot to join me last week for the #BOSUStrong challenge or just weren’t up for the cardio, make sure you join me this week as it’s all about the balance! We’re standing on one leg, lunging, and BOSU squatting our way through the week.

Friday, September 18, 2015

5 Reasons Why American Ninja Warrior is Great for Kids

Recently we visited the Stratosphere Trampoline Park in Hainsport, NJ. Though they really enjoyed the jump time on the trampolines, the main reason we visited was because we knew there was an American Ninja Warrior Obstacle Course there. I found out about it when a friend on Facebook posted a video of her kids doing the course (thanks Dana!). I also saw it on Groupon which made for a great deal and an even better reason to visit.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Brooklyn RnR Half Marathon Training Week 9 & Weekly Wrap 9/7-9/13

Sorry for the later than usual post, but I just did not have it all together this weekend. Not so much busy, but just tired. I even took two naps! I haven't been getting the 7-8 hours of sleep I should be getting and I think it caught up with me. I just needed a bit more rest which caused the slight delay. :) 

Here's the recap of last week's workouts:

5 Things That Make Me #BOSUStrong

Disclaimer: this post was sponsored by BOSU but all opinions expressed are my own. I truly appreciate all of the brands that support the Fit Approach (Sweat Pink) community.

Today I am embarking on a 4 week challenge with BOSU and Sweat Pink to prove to the world that I am #BOSUSTRONG. Being #BOSUSTRONG means I make fitness a part of my everyday life, at home, out and about, and with my friends and family. I will squat, mountain climb, plank, push-up, lunge,  run  and hike my way to a stronger and leaner body.  And I will encourage Sherry [person] and Diane [person] to join me on this fun journey because we are one big, happy #FitFamily.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Zaitz Woods Nature Preserve

Zaitz Woods Nature Preserve
Zaitz Woods Nature Preserve is another one of those places I would not have found if it had not been for geocaching. The kiddos wanted to go geocaching so I looked for nearby places where some were located and the Zaitz Woods Nature Preserve had some. Finding new places is one of the reasons why I love geocaching. You can find out more about geocaching and check out the other reasons why I love it in an earlier blog post here. The thing about the Zaitz Woods Preserve is that we have passed by it many times because our 6 year old had soccer games on the fields right by the preserve. It was fun to finally check it out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#7daystretch #liveinprAna Challenge Wrap Up

This post is sponsored by prAna in partnership with FitApproach. All opinions are my own.

Last week,  I completed the #7daystretch with prAna and Sweat Pink and could not be more proud. We stretched, bended our bodies, minds, and souls and came together to show how we truly #liveinprana! For those that completed the challenge with me, I hope you were able to challenge yourself to stretch a little deeper, farther, and mindfully over those seven days.