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Why prAna?

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I've been thinking quite a bit lately about the foods I feed my family, the lotions I use, the clothes I wear.  How much of it is so bad for our bodies?   Then I find a company, like prAna, a company that offers gorgeous clothing that is sustainable, recycled, fair trade certified and hemp items.








I love that my prAna clothing is not only from a good place, it also looks and feels amazing.  The new prAna Spring line has me super excited for warmer days to come and more chances to wear this gorgeous clothing.  



I can see myself living in this new Cali dress and the new Lizbeth skirt this summer.  Both are absolutely gorgeous and timeless.  They will both make into my suitcase when we head off to Florida next month.   


I actually had to read more about why prAna makes clothing with hemp.  I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it doesn't require the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers.  Hemp is actually a drought resistant plant and it very good for the soil it's gr…

Hurry Spring! #Spring4prAna review (with a discount for you!)

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I've had an obsession with prAna for a few years now.  It seems like no matter which prAna piece I put on, I feel great and look equally as great in it.   

My newest prAna additions are the Liana Sweater and the Lizbeth Capri.   We had a little sneak peak of spring for a couple of weeks.  It was heavenly.  My Liana Sweater and Lizbeth Capri came and I wore them - and it felt like spring was just around the corner.  


But then we got dumped on, 19 inches of wet, white stuff.  Yesterday.   I still have high hopes that it will all melt soon.  Track season is right around the corner!  But let's get back to the gorgeous prAna. The new spring line does not disappoint.  

Spring looks are here to stay, and prAna is at the top of my list in choices when it comes to what I want to wear this spring.  The organic and recycled materials make prAna an even more desirable company.  The styles are timeless yet bold and make me feel great when I put them on.  


I always find the cuts to be flatterin…

Here’s to YOUR Health with Genexa Health

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I have seriously lost count of the number of colds that have passed through my family this past cold season.  And every single time, I cringe when I have to take medication or give it to one of my littles (or not-so-little anymore).   First, it tastes nasty.  Second, who knows what the heck is in that stuff!  I usually find myself in the cold medication aisle at the drugstore, looking at medication over and over again, looking for something that might be better for you. 



Guess what folks?  The search is over!  Genexa Health has Cold Crush for adults and children.  Never heard of it before?  It’s okay.  I hadn’t either.  Until I had the opportunity to review it.  Now, I cannot go back.  



Genexa Health is the world’s first and only USDA certified organic and Non-GMO Project Verified homeopathic over-the-counter medication.  Genexa medications are made from healthier, purer products, that definitely made me feel better about giving medication to my daughter.  She is my mini-me and I need t…

How To Choose Running Shoes for Beginners (and not-so-beginners)

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Congratulations!  You have decided to start running.  Or you are already a runner, but are looking for some advice in finding the the right running shoe.  





RULE OF THUMB
First and foremost, we need to talk about fit.   The fit of the running shoe is very different than the fit of your casual shoe.  



Can you imagine running in these shoes?  No way!    That wouldn't feel good at all.    I usually wear a size 8.5 or 9 in casual shoes.  In running shoes, I wear a 9.5.    









The thumb rule applies here.  When you run, your feet expand.  In order to take into account for that extra space you'll need in your running shoes.   A very wise person once told me, if your running shoes feel too big, they are more than likely the right fit.  Now, I'm not saying if you're a size 8, try on a size 11.  That's silly.  
TRY THEM ON!  Unless you are the luckiest person on this planet and the first pair of running shoes you put on your feet are absolutely perfect of you, you are going to try …

Bradbury Whiteout Recap

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Oh jeez!  I am SO late on this one.  This past weekend I ran the Bradbury Blizzard and was so excited to tell you all about it, but then I realized I hadn't done my Whiteout Recap!  I can't recap race #3 of a series if I hadn't done #2!   



So here you go!   The Bradbury Whiteout was nearly a month ago.  (oops!)    Maine had gotten hit rather hard with some snow in the week leading up to the Bradbury Whiteout Snowshoe Race.  Which made me super happy!  I know, I know.  I really do not like snow.  I hate driving in it.  I don't like running in it.  But I LOVE snowshoeing in it.  Then add in running in snowshoes and it was incredible!   
The Bradbury Whiteout was a 4 mile race with a lot of single track and some of the course on some snowmobile trails.  The first Bradbury race I went to, I went alone.  But then I convinced Ward to come with me to the Whiteout.  In my head, he was going to go and be my paparazzi.  But in reality, he went to run it!   I am the one who bough…