Thursday, October 29, 2015

My Favorite Places to Run in Central New Jersey

Only 10 more days until we move across the country to sunny California. As I'm typing this it is wet outside and pouring rain, so sun and higher temps have me getting excited for our new upcoming adventure. Last week I talked about my favorite hikes in NJ, you can read that post here. This week I want to share my favorite places to run. I feel very lucky and am thankful that I got to live in an area with great trails and running paths. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

My 5 Favorite Family-Friendly Hikes in New Jersey

Moving across the country in a little over 2 weeks has got me thinking about my time here in New Jersey. I've been living on the East Coast a little over 5 years and have enjoyed exploring all we could in our time here. I remember moving here and coming from the Pacific Northwest wondering if there would be any "cool" hikes. I was pleasantly surprised that there were great hikes out East too. I would like to share my 5 favorite hikes in New Jersey. Keep in mind, they are all family friendly as we were either towing our kiddos in the backpacks or they hiked on their own. :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Cloudline Socks Review & Discount Code

Cloudline Socks Review + Discount Code
I was provided the opportunity to receive this product without charge in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

I love hiking as many of you know. One thing that makes a happy hiker are happy feet. When you walk for miles and miles, it is always good to have socks that are comfortable and prevent blisters. So I was pretty excited to try out these Cloudline hiking socks. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon Race Recap 10/10/15

Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll Race Recap
Last Sunday I ran Brooklyn Rock 'n' Roll's Inaugural Half Marathon. I say inaugural because you can tell it was a first by how unorganized the race was. The logistics were a mess in the morning but other than that, it was a great run. The weather was perfect and the course was both fun and challenging.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Brooklyn RnR Half Marathon Training Week 13 & Weekly Wrap 10/5-10/11

This was my last week of training leading up to the Brooklyn Rock n Roll half marathon. The week of taper went well. I'm very happy with how things went for the half on Saturday. :) Here's a recap of last week's workouts up to the Half Marathon:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Hiking Stairway to Heaven, to Pinwheel Vista and Appalachian Trail Boardwalk

Pinwheel Vista
On our last hike at Mercer Meadows, our 6 year old complained and whined during the hike and said that it was boring because there weren't many rocks and we weren't climbing a mountain. This time we wanted to make him happy by trying to find a hike with rocks and views. Pinwheel Vista fit the bill so we headed out to Vernon Township which was about 2 hours away. 

Sunday, October 4, 2015

My 10 Favorite #BOSU Moves During the #BOSUStrong Challenge

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.

This week is the very last week of the #bosustrong challenge that has inspired me to learn new #BOSU exercises. Before starting the challenge, my goal was to demonstrate how I was #BOSUStrong and now that we’re in the final week I plan to continue to be #BOSUStrong and continue to use the awesome BOSU for cross training. I couldn’t always make it for a run (to the gym/for a trail run/in the pool), but I still used the BOSU (workout) at home!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

BOSU Balance Trainer Review and My 3 Fave Exercises for Toning Your Arms

BOSU Balance Trainer Review
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 am always eager to try new fitness equipment so I was very excited when I was given the opportunity to review a BOSU balance trainer. When I received the box at my door I couldn't wait to try it out. I received the pink home balance trainer and I loved that it was pink! The brightness just makes you want to jump on it. :)