Who Do You Want At Your Finish Line?

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias #tryalittlegoodnesssweepstakes Do you have a goal? I started running two years ago and one of the things I like about it is that I'm always setting goals for longer runs, faster times, or finishing races.  I might not win, even in my age group, but I'm not running "against" anyone … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites Are On My Runners Pre-Race Checklist Because They Are The Perfect Breakfast!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheMagic #CollectiveBias What to eat before running a race or a training long-run?  It's one of the most asked questions by runners.  And an important question.  I've found something that works for me and I want to share it! Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites: are nutritious taste delicious and it's easy to … [Read more...]

#TravelTipZzz and Packing List To Take Your Run On The Road – Running While Traveling #ad

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Vicks Ambassador Network and as such, receive compensation for sharing my personal experience with Vicks products like #ZzzQuil.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services that I believe offer value or quality to my readers.  Enjoy my #TravelTipZzz. Are you ready to take the next step and travel for a race? Or are you taking a business trip and need to stay healthy and well rested? … [Read more...]

@Jawbone Takes Fitness Tracking To A New Level With The UP2 and UP3 @BestBuy

A fitness tracker changed my husband's life.  Since he started wearing one, he's logged over 3,500 miles and gone from a very sedentary person to a "walker".  For me, tracking my running distance and pace is very motivating.  There are countless times when I put in a last push to try and get a personal record or run just a little bit further to get in that round mile logged.  My next goal is to address nutrition and "macros" (macronutrients like … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea! Cameras, Camcorders, NEW GoPro HERO+LCD! #GoProatBestBuy @GoPro @BestBuy #ad

Relive the journey!  Where is life taking you?  Record it with GoPro and you can share on social media, play for friends, or relive the best moments of your life.  With the GoPro HERO+LCD, you have a screen to watch the action on-the-spot.  You can start recording with the push of a single button.  Tag exciting moments with the Highlight button and find them quickly in playback.  Edit, create clips, and more.  With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: iPad Mini, Margarator, and #SKOOTHER (US, Ends 5/4)

It's snowing in Chicago today, but I'm not giving up on summer yet.  It's coming and I can't wait! What comes out for summer? Running shoes!  Are you taking your runs outdoors yet?  Here are three tips for taking care of your feet on those summer runs. Summer Running Tip #1 Wear the right shoes.  If you injure your feet, you'll be sidelined for who-knows-how-long.  Every week without a run puts you further and further behind in your … [Read more...]

Goals Within Reach for 2015 – A Marathon Starts With One Step In The Morning

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewBreakfastRoutine #CollectiveBias               Join me, read my story about finding the morning energy to establish a daily routine.  If you've made New Year's resolutions, or thought about making a new start this year, you'll be glad you found this post! In November, 2014, I ran my first half marathon.  I was so … [Read more...]

Ernie Banks Dies at 83 #ChicagoLegend

  There are events and people that you will remember forever.  Meeting Ernie Banks, "Mr. Cub", was an honor, I was lucky enough to experience.  This Chicago icon was warm, kind and well, sparkling.  Ernie Banks was someone you knew saw the good and the joy in everyone and everything. Blogging has many benefits, but one of the favorite for me is meeting new people and doing things I would otherwise not be motivated to try.  An … [Read more...]

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Jabra Sport Pulse Headphones Might Be Just What You Need for Success! @BestBuy #JabraHeadphonesBBY

It's coming. When the Christmas chaos dies down, around the corner is New Year's Eve.   It's time to take out those resolutions from last year, dust 'em off, and look at what worked and what didn't. I don't know many people that don't have some type of weight management or health goal in their resolutions every year.  Health is everything, right?  We want to live longer and stronger.  I started running and my resolutions are going to include … [Read more...]

Personalized, Custom Apparel Is Easy, Convenient, And No Minimum Quantities At #MyLocker #Sponsored #MC

"Mom!  Where did you get THAT?!  Can I get something with my name on it?" People love getting something personalized.  It's a special gift that is just for you.  But custom apparel was out-of-reach.  Not anymore!  Now you can get custom apparel, custom t-shirts with no minimum quantity!  You can make your own t-shirt or other apparel whether you are ordering one or a hundred. MyLocker can do it. I ran my first half-marathon yesterday and … [Read more...]

Real Life. Real Stories. Be Active, Because “Like Mother, Like Daughter”.

"Like mother, like daughter." I looked up the meaning of the idiom,  "Like mother, like daughter" and The Free Dictionary said, "Daughters tend to do what their mothers did before them."  Uh, oh!  That makes me nervous. I'm happy to say that I have passed on at least one positive thing to my daughter.  This year she joined the Run Club at her school!  I was so excited.  If you've been reading KLY, you know that I started running last year.  I … [Read more...]

2014 Top Three Must-Haves For Back to School Fashion #ZapposStyle #MC #Sponsored

Are you settling into a school routine?  We're not 100% there yet, but getting close.  I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  A bit ago I wrote a post about back-to-school clothes shopping at Zappos.com.  I am happy to report that the clothes we bought are new favorites!  Not only is it convenient to shop online for kids' back-to-school, but you can find great fashion without wearing out your own shoes.  Top Three 2014 Back-to-School … [Read more...]

Tailgating Recipes with Kingsford Charcoal and Walmart!

Are you ready for some football? It's TAILGATE TIME! Our family loves football - from Friday night high school games to the pros on Sunday.  Fall weekends are filled with football.  And what is football without tailgating parties, right?  Whether you in the stadium lot or home watching on the big screen football is a great reason to gather friends and enjoy some delicious food.  Join me for a tailgate party! The Quarterback Recipe - Beef … [Read more...]

Be Rewarded For Your healthy choices!! GET CONNECTED And Earn #BalanceRewards Automatically! #cbias

Are you trying to walk a certain number of steps every day? Or are you a runner, trying to run a certain amount each week?   OR (I think this is most people!) are you trying to manage your weight? Did you know Walgreens will give you rewards (rewards you can use at Walgreens) for making these healthy choices?!  I know, how cool is that, right?  How, you ask?  Check it out! Q: What is Balance Rewards for healthy choices? A: Balance … [Read more...]

Ten Tips To Prevent Sports Injuries

Nearly 30 million children participate in organized sports each year and every year 3.5 million children are treated for sports injuries. There are many general practices that can help families and their children prevent a majority of these sports related injuries, however many of them are often ignored and overlooked. The sports medicine team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago along with Kohl's Cares has put together a … [Read more...]

NCAA Tournament 2014: It’s a Year of Upsets – Catch It All with BestBuy!

Are you watching the NCAA Tournament this year?  It's been true March Madness!  Harvard?  Seriously?  Or how about tenth-seeded Stanford upsetting SECOND seed, Kansas?  Were you screaming at a screen when Ohio State lost? So many upsets, everyone's bracket picks are up for grabs.  I haven't been able to stay home and watch on the big screen this year, but that doesn't mean I don't want to know what's going on.  Our schedule hasn't taken a … [Read more...]