Beyond The Horizon – CamelBak Horizon Drinkware

This post is sponsored by CamelBak but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Did you know that CamelBak sells more than just water bottles and hydration packs that keep you active?  The new Horizon Drinkware Collection, with a color palette that is inspired by the sunsets at Joshua Tree National Park is a collection of drinkware that will take you from The Thrill of running, biking, hiking to The Chill, sunset dinners, early morning coffee & just relaxing with family & friends.

There are a variety of products including a camp mug, tumblers of various sizes, wine tumblers & even a wine bottle.  They come in a variety of colors like White, Black, Moss, Terracotta Rose & Larkspur, a very pretty blue.

All the products are made of insulated stainless steel and are BPA, BPS & BPF free.  They are spill resistant and have a non-slip silicone base.  The heavy duty power coat is scratch resistant and the reason why these products are all dishwasher safe, both the vessel & the lid!  That’s not easy to find in an insulated product.

I received the following products to review & test out.  The Horizon 12 oz Camp Mug, the 10 oz Rocks Tumbler & the 20 oz Tumbler.

Originally I thought the Camp Mug would be my favorite because it’s got a handle & is the most like a coffee mug, so perfect for a coffee/tea break, but I found that I love the 20 oz Tumbler.

The 20 oz stainless steel insulated tumbler is the perfect size to hold most drinks, both hot & cold.  It keeps drinks hot for up to 7 hours & cold for 14 hours.  I tested it out and I can for sure tell you that I had coffee in the tumbler for over 2 hours and it was hot the entire time.  On the cold side, I put cold water from the fridge into the tumbler before we went on a run/hike several times and it was still cold when we finished our run/hike.  In fact the left over water was still cold the next morning when I took a sip.

The Rock Tumbler is half the size of the bigger tumbler and stays hot for 3 hours & cold for 5.  They advertise it to be used to keep cocktails or mocktails cool, since we don’t drink, we just used it for juice/water.  The 12 oz Camp Mug keeps hot for 4 hours & cold for 6.  All of these numbers are with the plastic lid on, which is amazing to me because most of the insulated products I’ve used in the past have had caps that you twist on.

I took the tumblers & mug on a hike with me, I tied the camp mug to my pack for easy access and put the tumblers in the back gear storage pocket.  They both fit into my CamelBak Circuit vest, which isn’t that big & it didn’t bother me to carry around.  I had water in the large tumbler and I didn’t notice any spillage even when I ran for a few minutes.

Another nice thing about the Horizon Drinkware collection is that the Camp Mug & Tumblers stay cool to the touch & don’t sweat.  I had both hot coffee & hot tea in my Tumbler and I didn’t feel any heat from hot liquid inside.

My only comment for improvement would be that the mouthpiece on the lid is a bit awkward, I spilled water on myself a few times so I started using the reusable straws to drink from or just took off the lid while drinking.

Perfect for those post run/hike/ride meals, while camping or even just hanging out in the backyard, the Horizon Drinkware collection is a perfect fit for both hot days when you know you are going to need a cold drink or those early mornings/late nights when you need a little warmth.

Learn more about CamelBak’s Horizon Drinkware Collection here!

 

Focus on Fitness 2020

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.  Opinions are my own.

As we all know, 2020 has been one heck of a year.  Our lives have changed so much.  In some ways for the better, in others not so much.  In our case, our life slowed down, we have been home, spending quality time together, doing things around the house & actually following training plans since we aren’t running races every weekend.

I’ve had the opportunity to focus on my fitness this year, like really focus on it. I run consistently, I spin, I occasionally do strength training (that I need to do more of, LOL) and more importantly, I’m eating much much better now that we are not eating out every day.

On that note, my friends at BabbleBoxx sent me their summer Focus on Fitness box with some cool things to complement that training.

Here’s what I got:

Some meals from vegan meal service, Veestro, leggings from No Nonsense, RingHero pouch, Nature Valley Sustained Energy Bars, Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein & Zinc & Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck & Guide Book.

Let’s get a little deeper into each item.  Full disclosure, I wasn’t able to try the Nature Valley Sustained Energy Bars or the Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein as they are not vegan.

What I  was most excited to try in this box were the meals from Veestro.  We have been using other meal delivery services this year but I have been contemplating getting Veestro for months now & just hadn’t pulled the trigger yet.

Veestro is the #1 Plant-Based meal delivery service in the US, (I’ve seen it on the top of many, many lists that I have looked at for vegan meal delivery). The meals are fully prepared so you just heat & serve, you can also keep them in the freezer so they don’t go bad before you can eat them and there are a lot of different options to choose from.

I got 5 meals including 1 breakfast option.  The meals that I got with the exception of pasta Bolognese are not necessarily the meals I would have chosen myself.

At first I thought the meals looked really small, I’m used to eating a lot more food, but surprisingly I wasn’t hungry after lunch so that was a pleasant surprise since the calorie counts were on the lower end. I really liked the chicken in the Country Fried Chicken & the Breakfast Burrito was really yummy too.

Want to try Veestro for yourself?  Use code BABBLE25 to get 25% off now through Oct 31, 2020.

The item in the box that really surprised me was the No nonsense Wide Waistband Sport Legging.  These leggings were so comfortable.

They have a nice wide waistband that was super comfortable, I’m really picky about waistbands and I didn’t have to move this one around at all.  I wore the leggings for a 60 minute ride on the Peloton and had no issues at all.  They didn’t move & the lightweight fabric wicked away the sweat.

Best of all the no nonsense leggings are super affordable at $20 a pair.  And you can use code Sport25 for 25% off, which knocks them down to just $15 a pair!

Next up is a unique product called RingHero.  It’s a super cool idea if you are able to get your engagement & wedding rings off ;).

RingHero is a small 2 way stretch wristband pouch with a zippered pocket that you can use to protect your engagement/wedding and other rings while working out.  RingHero keeps your rings safe and on your body so you don’t damage or lose them.

You could also use RingHero to keep keys, ear phones, earrings, pills or even coins.  It’s super lightweight, felt comfortable on my wrist and is made with an odor controlling yarn so it’s unstinkable & sweat wicking.  I got an animal print version but it comes in a lot of different colors/patterns.

You can save 10% on RingHero by using code BabbleBoxx10.

Next up are Nature Valley Packed Sustained Energy Bars. I used to eat Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars all the time so I was excited to see these.  I was disappointed that they aren’t vegan because they have both honey & whey protein in them but for those that aren’t vegan, I think they would be a good option for a yummy snack. They sound delicious.

These Nature Valley Packed Sustained Energy Bars are packed with Almond or Peanut Butters, sunflower & pumpkin seeds and either dried cranberry or blueberries.  They give you long lasting energy and are and all in one creamy, crunchy & chewy bar.

Next is the Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck and Guide Book: Ancient Wisdom for the Modern World by Jennifer Sodini, Illustrated by Natalee Miller from Running Press Books.

The Amenti Oracle Feather Heart Deck includes an Oracle deck of 42 unique oracle cards and brings the wisdom of Ma’at, an ancient Egyptian concept of truth & balance to the modern world.

It’s a perfect gift for any modern mystic and pairs well with tarot cards.

And last but not least is the Ancient Nutition Multi Collagen Protein & Ancient Nutrients Zinc + Probiotics.

Again because this Collagen isn’t vegan, I wasn’t able to try it out but Collagen is quite popular and supports a healthy gut, skin, hair, nails & joints.

The Ancient Nutrition Multi Collagen Protein features Collagen types I, II, III, V & X, these multiple sources of collagen come from both bovine, marine & it looks like chicken sources.  It’s also gluten free & dairy free, has 9g of Protein and only 35 calories per serving.

The Zinc + Probiotic capsules are listed as being vegetarian, not vegan so I didn’t try these either. It’s a unique formula of Zinc plus probiotics,  each capsule contains 20mg of enzyme activated zinc & 2 billion CFUs of probiotics, which supports healthy immune defense & healthy digestion.

All in all I’m pleased with the products in the box that I can use.  The Veestro meals were yummy, the No nonsense leggings were super affordable & super comfortable and the RingHero is a cool idea and the perfect place for my house/car key.

Anything in this box catch your eye?

Spring Health & Wellness Box Review

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx, I did receive payment & product for this review, but as always opinions are my own.

I’m super excited to share with you all this awesome Spring Health & Wellness box that I got from BabbleBoxx.

I love getting subscription boxes so when I had the opportunity to work with my friends at BabbleBoxx to review this box, I knew it was going to be awesome. So let’s dive right in…

What’s inside?

2 bottles of Power Dressing from Healthy Choice
Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz
Ignite Your Light Book from Running Press
Compression Socks from No Nonsense
Suunto 7 Watch from Suunto
LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen from Vichy
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies from Nature’s Truth
Simply Collagen from Pink Products

Pretty awesome group of products don’t you think?

Now let’s get a bit more info for you on all the products in here.

First up the Power Dressing from Healthy Choice.

While I don’t eat a ton of salad, I always try to have salad dressing on hand because I actually really like to add it to grain bowls. These Power Dressings are pretty amazing, salad dressings made with real veggies, no artificial flavors & no soy. They are all under 45 calories each.

I got the Greener Goddess & the Creamy Italian to try out. I requested to not get the Ranch since it’s the only one of the 4 flavors that is not vegan.

The taste is really good & I’m always on board with any food that includes more veggies.

Next up are the Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz.

I’ve got a few pairs of Aftershokz in my collection and they are a big hit with runners because they use bone conduction technology so that they aren’t actually in your ears, but rather sitting on the bone outside of your ear so you can still hear outside sounds. You can read a review I did on one of the other versions here.

The Aeropex have a lightweight frame, 8 hour battery life & are sweat & waterproof although not recommend for swimming.

They are doing 15% off through 5/15/2020 at their website.

And since I am an ambassador for another headphone brand, I’m super excited to share that I will be giving these away to one lucky reader!! Keep reading to find out what you need to do to win!

Ignite Your Life by Jolene Hart book has been an awesome Self-Care resource for me as of late.

Self Care is something I have been sorely missing with all the travel we have done in the last little bit.

I’ve been working hard to rid my life of the negative energy that comes with anxiety & Ignite Your Light shares tips to live a more positive light.

Compression Socks from No Nonsense

When I think of No Nonsense, I think of panty hose but it’s only natural that they would branch into socks too!

I was sent 2 styles, no show & crew both of which have graduated compression in them. I’ve been wearing them when I get up in the morning because it’s always so cold in our house! And I love them for riding my new bike – I’m definitely more of a no show girl ;).

Both styles are made in the US, which is really cool and you can find them at Rite Aid.

Next up, I was sooooo excited to finally get the opportunity to try out a Suunto watch.

The Suunto 7 is a smartwatch that has features from Wear OS by Google.  I will say there are so many features on this watch it’s a little intimidating, lol. I was expecting something slightly different than what it actually is.

As a runner, I’m looking for things like athletic capability & there are over 70 sport modes available, along with GPS, wrist heart rate & you can sync to Strava. The battery life though for long distance running though is not great. Because of all the Wear OS features, like seeing calls, messages, google pay & assistant, the battery does wear out easily and battery life is discussed on Suunto’s website.

While I won’t be trading in my normal running watch, the Suunto 7 is a great everyday watch and perfect if you are looking for more of a Smartwatch that you can use for everyday. The Google Pay feature is really awesome and I look forward to trying that out down the road. And I love how sleek it looks on. It really makes me want to try one of Suunto’s more run specific watches.

LiftActiv Peptide-C Sunscreen from Vichy

Vichy has created a product that is not just an SPF but is also an anti-aging daily moisturizer that contains plant based peptides.

I’ve really jumped on the sunscreen bandwagon lately and am testing out so many different options. I love that this one has plant based peptides and is considered an anti-aging sunscreen.

Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies from Nature’s Truth

I love Apple Cider Vinegar gummies. They are so tasty and easy to use vs taking shots of actual apple cider vinegar.

The Nature’s truth version delivers 600mg of Apple Cider Vinegar per serving, they have a great natural apple flavor, no vinegar aftertaste and best of all are Vegan, Gluten Free & Non-GMO. Sean & I have been munching on these gummies every day lately!

Last but not least is the only product that I can’t actually test.

Simply Collagen from Pink Products is a grass-fed pasture raised pure Collagen Peptide power. Since I am vegan, this particular product isn’t a good fit for me but if collagen is something that you use, please check this one out and you can save 20% on all Pink products on Amazon using code 20SHAREPINK.  Pink Products do however have two Vegan products listed on their site including Be Well Cranberry cap with Vitamin C & Hibiscus & L-Theanine Calm Cap.

I’m pretty impressed by this box, the Suunto 7, the Power Dressings from Healthy Choice & the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy from Nature’s truth are my fav products but it was a lot of fun testing everything out and sharing with you!

Now for the fun part! If you made it this far, you now have the opportunity to win a pair of Solar Red Aeropex from Aftershokz. Just comment below with which product from the Spring Health & Wellness box that you would want to try, put your IG name & follow me on Instagram @runnylegs and then you are entered!

Giveaway not associated with BabbleBoxx or Aftershokz.  Contest ends on Thursday, Apr 23 at midnight PST & a winner will be randomly selected on Friday, Apr 24. US only since I’m shipping them, sorry.

Sunbeam® Targeted Heat Therapy

This post is sponsored by Sunbeam®.  I was compensated & given complimentary product for my review of the new Sunbeam® Targeted Heat Relief products.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a runner, especially one who hasn’t been training properly lately, oops! I am always dealing with one ache and/or pain after the other.  Most recently my back, the ever present hamstring tendonitis & ankle issues have been my current issues.

Which is why I was really excited to get to try out these new products from Sunbeam®.  I’m always intrigued by new products and I prefer heat to cold for recovery.

Sunbeam® is a leader in Targeted Heat Therapy for Pain Relief and their new product line doesn’t disappoint.

From the Sunbeam® website: Heat is clinically proven to relieve pain associated with muscle tension and stress; it increases blood flow to the source of the pain, which accelerates tissue healing.  Cold on the other hand reduces inflammation directly after an injury.

The new products that I received included Sunbeam® Heated Back Wrap Sunbeam® GoHeat™ Portable Heated Patches Sunbeam® FlexTemp™ Hot & Cold Joint Wrap Sunbeam® FlexFit™ Heated Wrap Sunbeam® Wrapping Heating Pad with XpressHeat®

Sunbeam® Heated Back Wrap, it has a contoured design to match the shape of your back.  It also includes an extra waist strap to extend the width of the strap  (it was a little snug so that piece will come in handy).  This is awesome to wear while I’m working.

The Sunbeam® GoHeat™ Portable Heated Patches were my favorite product of the group.  The patches are small enough that you can put them pretty much anywhere.  I like to use them on my hamstring, which is my problem spot.  Best of all, this is the only product of the group that is fully portable.  It comes with a control unit that you can clip onto your clothing.  There are 3 settings, low, medium & a 20 minute high heat cycle.

Next up was Sean’s favorite product.  The FlexTemp Hot + Cold Joint Wrap.   He was using this on his knee all weekend long.  It’s snug fitting & you can use it either with the cold freezable gel pack or plug it in for heat.  If you use it with the gel pack, you can remove the cord connector so you can move around if needed.

Sean said that it was really comfortable and he didn’t even realize that he was wearing it.  I used it with the ice after a tough spin class and it was super easy to get that icing down.

Another product I really liked was the Sunbeam® FlexFit™ Heated Wrap.  This piece was super cool because you can use it pretty much anywhere.  I especially liked using it on my ankle after my marathon to help with the minor inflammation I had from all the climbing out there in the mountains.

I also tried it out on my arm after a lot of heavy arm session and it fit great around my forearm/elbow.

The last piece I got was the Sunbeam® Wrapping Heating Pad with XpressHeat®.  This one you can use on either your arm or leg.  I was using this after Revel when my shins and calves were really sore from the downhill.  And I could use it while stretching too.

All of the products (except the portable patches) are made of a really soft material & are able to thrown in the washer, just disconnect the pad from the cord.

It’s nice because you can just plug them in and wear any or all of these products while just sitting and watching TV.  You can also create a moist heat option by spraying the pad with water which is supposed to provide deep penetrating pain relief.

These products are available at Sunbeam partners like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Walgreens & a bunch of others.

Which of these heat therapy products would you want to try?

#GoodEats New to me Plant Based Options

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Conagra Brands. As always all opinions are my own.

I’ve been following a plant based/vegan diet for the last 18 months.  While I have started cooking a bit more, with all the travel we do & the summer heat (we don’t have air conditioning in our house) I tend to look for more frozen &/or super easy to make options.

That’s why I was really excited to collaborate with BabbleBoxx & Conagra Food.  They gifted me a box of “Good Eats” to test out a few new plant based products from 3 different Conagra Brands.

I know this post is about food, but even the packaging of the product I got was pretty neat.  Normally products coming in blah brown boxes, but this one was pretty cool to see on my doorstep.

Inside was a bag of Birds Eye OvenRoasters, Sheet Pan Vegatables, Gardein Nashville Hot Chick’n Tenders & a Healthy Choice Vegan & Vegetarian Power Bowl with Falafel & Tahini.  They shipped in dry ice & were in perfect condition when I got them.

There were a few additional treats like some cloth napkins, a serving platter & a little sauce container.

First thing I tried was the Healthy Choice bowl.  It was really easy to make, I just popped it in the microwave.  Healthy Choice makes 4 different Vegan & Vegetarian Power Bowls including this one with the crispy falafel & a tahini sauce.

Next up was a combo of the Birds Eye OvenRoasters sheet pan veggies.  This is a combo of pre-cut broccoli & cauliflower that is preseasoned & so easy to make.  You literally put it on a sheet pan and then cook for 25 minutes.  So easy & so good.

I saved the best for last with the Gardein Nashville Hot Chick’n Tenders.  Gardein has been a staple in my freezer for a while now & I love Nashville Hot Chick’n so I was really excited to see these in my box.  Gardein has a proprietary pea + wheat protein that they use.  There products are always vegan, non-GMO, dairy free & kosher.

I really liked these tenders, they were probably my favorite product in my Good Eats box.

It’s pretty exciting to see plant based products becoming more and more prominent.  And yes, I know just eating vegetables is easy, but it’s not always easy to get enough protein &/or fiber by just eating veggies so I’m always on the lookout for good tasting products that I can make quickly.

Want to try these products too?  You can buy them from https://shop.basketful.co/bundle?bundle=4df84c6f-583b-4a14-bfe2-7e51582890dc

What are your favorite plant based products?

Spring 2019 Favorite Things

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of my favorite things.  I’ve had the opportunity to try some new stuff lately and I wanted to share with you all.

1) The Altra Running Escalante Racers are my fav road shoes but I just got the new Kayentas and wow are they amazing.  I had the opportunity to try them out last December when I did a photo shoot with Altra and I thought they were amazing then, now that I’ve actually had the opportunity to run in them for real, they are a new fav.  They fit a little more snuggly with a sock like liner and they have a slightly stiffer mid sole from the Max LT vs the Altra EGO™ with InnerFlex™ in the racer.

2) Runderwear, not something we talk about often, but when I had the opportunity to test out a few of their products, I was actually really excited.  I have been wearing tights or tight shorts lately that don’t have the built in underwear & it’s so hard to find underwear that don’t move around when you run or spin.  I got to try 2 pairs of underwear & one of Runderwear’s Support Running Bras.  I loved the Anti VPL Low Rise Hipster, super comfy, never moved, I wore them when I ran from the finish line to mile 16 in the rain the morning of the Boston Marathon and never noticed them at all.

I put the Support Running Bra through it’s paces as well, I wore it all day on Friday including on the plane when we were red eying to Boston.  I barely noticed I had it on.  I also ran in it twice this past weekend, including Monday when it rained.  I notice that while it did not dry immediately, it didn’t take a long time to, especially after the first run which wasn’t in the rain.  I’ve probably mentioned it before but I hate the whole wet sports bra thing and I didn’t feel like that about this one.  I’m looking forward to testing it out on the trails soon.

3) After I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid, which you can read about here, I was a little, ok a lot, scared to run so I started going to Soul Cycle.  At first I did it because they had Warrior week & I wanted the Drunk Elephant kit, but it became a habit & now unless I am out of town, I go to class twice a week.  I love it, I sweat like crazy, I get a great workout and get to be around some amazing people.  Want to come too? You can sign up here.  San Diego now has two locations, one at UTC in La Jolla & another in Del Mar.

4) I got to try a few new things at Lululemon and I am in love with the Fast and Free Tight II 25in.  I wasn’t sure at first if I would like these, but OMG, they are amazing, they literally feel like a second skin.  I’ve worn them for spin & I ran in them before the Boston Marathon in the rain and they were so comfortable.

I’ve also been loving the Breeze by Muscle Crop.  I never really wore crops before but the Muscle Crop is nice & loose and long enough that it covers the part of my tummy I’m not in love with 😉 lol.

5) I was gifted a product that is very unique and I was skeptical at first but it’s now one of my favorite things.  The Fasciawear Patented Active Form-Support for Athletes is a unique body suit style outfit that I feel like is a full body compression suit, where I felt like cat woman, but I wore it for a few hours this morning and I instantly felt like I had better posture.

From the Fasciawear website: Fasciawear has built-in Power-Strips that stimulate the fascia network in the human body. The patented Active From-Support mechanism improves body awareness, body posture and guides proper hip-knee-ankle alignment during exercise. 

Want to try Fasciawear for yourself? You can use code runnylegs to save $50.

6) The goodr x rabbit kit. What an awesome collab! I love the shorts & the tank with the rabbit & flamingo mesh, so cute! And in Boston we met the guy from goodr who helped create the kit with rabbit, such a small world.  This is a limited edition collab so if you are interested, you want to get a set ASAP.

I haven’t always been the most adventurous when it comes to trying new things and new products but I am really happy I stepped outside the box to try these things.

What’s something new that you have tried recently?

 

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Passion Fit Review

I received an outfit from Passion Fit to test & review for this post through my association with FitApproach.  As always my opinions are my own.

Follow your passions, be fit and the rest will follow…

This is the motto of Passion Fit, the brain child of fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador, Reena Vokoun.  Her lifelong passion for health, wellness & fitness along with the desire to help others pushed her to give up her corporate job to create this company.

In addition to selling her own Passion Fit line, she also has work-life balances courses, teaches fitness classes in the Bay Area & does wellness consulting amount other things.

I have been testing out the Passion Fit capri leggings and fitted workout tank for the last few weeks.  I’ve put them through the paces between short runs, playing in the snow & spin class.

I picked the capri’s to try because I loved the patterns.  This pink & turquoise paint splotch print was a perfect fit.  I picked the matching turquoise workout tank to match, because um, matchy, matchy right?

The capri’s are a touch more high waisted then I normally wear but they were very comfortable.  I picked the size small, which was definitely the right size, for reference I’m typically a size 6 in other exercise gear.

The four way stretch fabric for both pieces is supportive & feels really silky.  It feels good even when sweaty.  Each piece is custom made so they patterns may vary slightly but it’s kind of cool, a made to order clothing.

The tank has a dipped hem which means that it’s slightly longer in the back than the front.  I didn’t notice this much at all but one thing I did notice is that it never moved.  There was no riding up when I ran.  It has a nice snug fit which I like & has a full back.

In addition to capris and the fitted workout tanks, Passion Fit has sports bras, full length tights, hoodies & quoted racerback tanks.

“Check out the new Passion Fit online boutique for stylish, comfortable, affordable and high-quality activewear and accessories! Receive free shipping and 10% off until March 20, 2019 when you shop online at passionfit.com/shop and enter the promo code: PASSIONFITSWEATPINK.

 

WIWW: The Cozy Edition

*This post is a part of my affiliation with the Prana Fit Pros, as with all posts, all opinions are my own.

It’s been such a crazy summer & now fall.  Sean & I have been traveling like mad men this year.  We had 2 stretchs this summer & now fall where we have traveled for like 7 – 8 weeks in a row.

I love traveling but after a while it starts to wear on me.  I need comfortable clothing especially when I get towards the end of a long stretch of travel.

Gear, like the Prana Cozy Up collection was essential for me this summer/fall.  It came in really handy when I was travelling to places that were waaay cooler than San Diego.

Prana’s Cozy Up collection, pant, tee, sweatshirt & zip up jacket come in both regular and plus sizes.  The pieces are functional & cute.  I especially loved the pant, which was a jogger style.

The Cozy Up collection is made of a Hemp/recycled polyester/Tencel ® lyocell fleece blend which has natural odor reducing features and UPF 50+ (for the sweats) and UPF 30+ for the tee.

They are all sustainably made, which really makes me happy.  It’s one of the things I love most about Prana.

I have been living in the jogger style pant this fall.  I’ve never been a “sweats” type of girl, preferring leggings instead but these pants have changed my mind, I really love the style.  They fit nice, they are warm and of course they are very cozy ;).

I love that all the pieces are made with odor reducing features, sometimes when you travel or crew a race, you might be in your clothes for quite a while and I am a huge proponent of odor reducing fabrics.

We’ve been to the mountains in Utah, staying at over 9,000 ft, where it was chilly at night in early August!

To Lake Tahoe, with warm days and cool nights, while crewing for Sean at Tahoe 200.

Finally in Vancouver/Whistler where it rained and was super chilly for us in September.  The cozy up sweatshirt was my go-to after running.

The pant, my favorite for cool mornings & hot cups of coffee on our amazing balcony.  We totally got hooked up at the Four Seasons Whistler ;).

And I lived in the zip up for cool evenings here in San Diego & plane rides.

Traveling can be stressful, but I never stress over what to wear while I’m out and about.

Want to save on prana gear for yourself?  Use code JNAKprAna25 for 25% off. (good until Dec 31, 2018)

Prana Fall Style, a discount code & What I’ve been up to

I’ve been fortunate to participate in prAna‘s fall and spring style campaigns for the past few seasons and have reviewed several of their pieces.  This season I’m super excited because I’ve have the opportunity to try out some pieces that fit into my athleisure/athletic fashion style ;).  I was sent product to test out, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This season, I tested out the Roxanne Printed Legging in Indigo Garden, a pretty mix of blues, grey and purple.  I had a lot of tops that matched nicely in my wardrobe already so these colors were a perfect fit.

On top, I tried out the Sway Tank Top with a built in bra in Heather Grey.  Interestingly the bra matches another color of the Roxanne printed leggings.

This summer has been a bit of of struggle for me running (& blogging) wise, I’ve lacked motivation and continued to struggle with lingering pain in my hamstrings.  I have taken more time off running than I have in years but in the interim, I’ve incorporated more strength training, HIIT & yoga.

I’ll be honest, I am wearing the Roxanne leggings way more than the Sway Tank.  The leggings are so comfortable.  I’ve worn them for HIIT, yoga, hiking & even a short run (I don’t recommend them for running, but in a pinch they will work).

This year in Tahoe it was a little cooler than it has been in the past the first day, it even HAILED!  I wore the Roxanne leggings the whole first day, alone and then under my Lululemon camp pants when it got colder at night.

One of the things I love about prAna is how much they care about the environment and protecting it.  They use a lot of recycled materials for their products, the Roxanne leggings are no exception made from 87% recycled polyester and are bluesign certified.  I talked a bit about bluesign in a previous post, but it’s a way to create vibrant colors without polluting our oceans & rivers.

Now onto the Sway Tank.  I got a size small and it fit me perfectly in the bra, I found the back of the shirt to look a little off on me unless I really finagled with it.  I love that it too is made recycled polyester (88% for the shirt part/90% for the bra) but I wasn’t a huge fan of the feel of the shirt material.  It was a little rough & honestly I felt like it would show a lot of sweat.  I have been wearing it casually and it’s fine, but I don’t know if I would work out in it.

That being said, if I could separate the bra from the rest of the shirt, I would totally wear that all the time, it was so soft & comfortable.

Have you ever tried prAna?  What are some of your favorite pieces?

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Shock Absorber Sports Bras Review + Giveaway

Disclaimer: Shock Absorber USA sent me 2 sports bras in exchange for this review.  As per usual all opinions are my own.

When Shock Absorber reached out, I was intrigued because I have been needing some new sports bras.  I’m pretty picky about them and have been wearing a few different styles from Lululemon & Oiselle and while I liked them, I sometimes notice they either feel too tight or sometimes I have to mess with them during a run so I was interested to try them.

They sent me 2 different bras, the Ultimate Run Bra & the Active Zipped Plunge. Both of which are more coverage than the bras I normally wear so I wasn’t sure how they were going to fit.

What makes Shock Absorber unique? From their website:

They are fast drying, durable, breathable and moisture wicking.

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So how does all that play out in reality? Well I’ll be honest when I first tried on the Ultimate Run Bra, I was a little concerned that it wasn’t going to fit properly.  I could barely get it closed and am already at the last set of clasps.  However, once I had it on, I actually forgot it was on, I didn’t have any issues with it being too tight or moving around at all.  I even wore it while running stairs when I was definitely breathing hard and on the 19 miles I ran at Gorge & had no issues whatsoever.

I’ll even go as far to say that even though it was soaked after my 19 miles, yes, I sweat a lot, it didn’t feel quite as wet as my other bras do so I’ll attest to their quick dry assertion.

For reference, I am wearing a 34B.  They have a huge range of sizes, everything from 30A to 40DD with E, F & G cup sizes.  They do follow the UK sizing, but I’d say that it was pretty accurate to US sizing as I wear a 32C/34B in normal bras when I’m not wearing a sports bra, which is practically never these days :).

When I got opened the Active Zip Plunge, I was a bit concerned that this was going to be some racy bra that’s showcasing the cleavage.  On me it wasn’t, it was definitely full coverage, but it was a slightly bigger size, 36B so it wasn’t quite as snug as I probably needed.

I liked the style and it was pretty comfortable, my biggest issue, outside of the wrong size, was that the bra I received had a piece of fabric at the bottom of the zipper that pushed into the bottom of my ribs, it made it very uncomfortable and didn’t look quite right.  I’m not sure if I received an older version of the bra because the photos on the site & Instagram don’t show that extra piece of fabric.

This bra, while cute on, wasn’t as good of a fit for me as the Ultimate Run Bra, which ultimately is the better choice for me, as an avid runner.

Shock Absorber also has a few other bras like the Active Multi Sport Bra that has sizes from 32B to 40HH.  The Active Shaped Push-Up Bra, which I thought was really cute, that comes in more standard sizes from 32A to 38D. And then there are 2 more Active Classic Bras to choose from as well.

Prices range from $59.99 for the Classics to $79.99 for the Ultimate Run Bra.   That’s a lot for a bra, but if it can truly help the bounce and you don’t notice that it’s on, it might be worth the price tag to find a good one.

Are you in Boston for the Boston Marathon?  You can find Shock Absorber at the Expo at Booth 2042.  They’ll have some awesome discounts for you there.

Not in Boston? Me either.  So here’s the part where you can win an Ultimate Run Bra.
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Giveaway runs from 12:00am Apr 14 to 11:59pm PST Apr 18, 2o17.

No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via Rafflecopter.  Open to US residents 18 years of age or older.  Must have a valid email address.  1 winner will select a Ultimate Run Bra from Shock Absorber USA in their size.
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