Chai Cookie Dough Energy Bites

Hi, I’m Michelle and I’m an energy bite addict. Since I’ve discovered these little balls of protein packed deliciousness, I’ve been totally obsessed. I keep a bowl in the fridge and any time I’m looking for a jolt on my way out the door, or looking to satisfy a craving, I pop one–and I’m happy. Since I was introduced to Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powders recently, I’ve come to love …

How Pulse Points Can Help You Stay Cool While Running

Summer running can get HOT My body does not respond well to running in extreme heat–add in humidity, and I’m reduced to what feels like a soggy jog. Over the years, through trial and error, I’ve acquired a repertoire of tricks to keep myself cool. Recently I looked into the science behind my best tricks and realized why they actually do work. How Pulse Points Can Help You Stay Cool …

5 Tips to Establish a Fit Morning Routine

I’ve always been a morning person. I’d be up with the sun, get in my run, shower, shop, and measure my success by the amount of productivity I accomplished all before noon. My second daughter really gave me a run for my money (no running pun intended!) and totally tested my ‘morning person’ persona. After about 8 months of virtually no uninterrupted sleep, we got her to sleep through the …

3 Crucial Keys to Planning a Realistic Race Schedule

I have to admit that I thought that running and racing were synonymous. Why would one run if it wasn’t to race? I am fortunate enough to live in an area where races are so plentiful, we actually have to choose between multiple races on the same day. #firstworldrunnerproblems Anyway, being immersed in the blogging world has opened my eyes to the fact that some people may in fact not actually …

Chocolate Protein Energy Bites

An unfortunate consequence of having two young kids is that I don’t always get to sit down and eat a meal. Often, I find myself forgetting to eat altogether and sometimes even making ‘not so great‘ decisions regarding my fueling goals–gasp! So I rely heavily on quick, nutritionally dense foods to fuel my active lifestyle. I’m so obsessed with energy bites because they are 1) quick and nutritionally dense, 2) …

8 Fit Tips for a Long Commute + 1 Thing You Should NEVER Forget to Do!

Raise your hand if you’re in the 30 minute plus commute with me! We all know the dangers of sitting all day at the office, but sitting (basically trapped) awkwardly in your car for extended periods of time can be stressful and damaging to your body as well. 8 Fit Tips for a Long Commute + 1 Thing Your Should NEVER Forget to Do! #sweatpink Click To Tweet It often …

Top 5 Tips for Running at Night + Bonus Night-Time Race Checklist!

This week was the official start of the New York State Parks Summer Run Series, a series of 8 races all around some of Long Island’s best parks and beaches. It’s a great time to not only see what Long Island has to offer, but veteran runners keep coming back for the supportive, positive atmosphere, and post-race party. Runners close out summer nights with a beer, BBQ, music, tents, laughs, …

Power Protein Vanilla Berry Ice Cream + Bob’s Red Mill Giveaway!

I just can’t stop wishing everyone a happy June! Three main reasons: 1) I’m a teacher, 2) It actually feels like summer, 3) Summer means peak fitness/fun/relaxation for me and my family! Being able to run our days, active and spontaneous, is invigorating and fulfilling–but also super busy and exhausting! I’m always looking for easy, healthy ways to fuel our fit, busy life. Lately I’ve been blogging/posting/raving about protein bites …

Top 10 Running Game Changers

Runners dread the plateau. That period where just nothing seems to work, and you’re left searching for a change to move in the right direction. Reflecting back on what actually makes the most different in running performance, I came up with these as my top 10 running game changers–the areas that make the most difference. These running tips are game changers! #sweatpink #runchat Click To Tweet Running Form I’m going to …