Product Review: Superfeet ADAPT Run Insoles

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Superfeet.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links in post.

Do you use running insoles?  When I was running track in high school I had custom made orthotics but over the years my feet changes and I have to admit that I have tried insoles over the years but I haven’t used them consistently.

When I had an issue with my peroneal tendon on my left foot, my orthopedist recommended Superfeet for when walking around so I have used their product. I was using the Berry Everyday Comfort Insoles.

These new ADAPT Run insoles are different though, they are first and foremost designed for running and they are not only made with two layers of cushioning, the Adaptive Comfort Technology is a patented design that is made to help your feet to move the way they are supposed to.  There is a responsive forefoot & a heel cushion, which I personally need as I tend to heel strike especially when I’m tired.

Another incredible benefit that the ADAPT Run insoles have is that they have a feature called MoistureWickTM which improves wicking and breathability and controls odor which can be an issue with insoles.

The ADAPT Run & Run Max insoles retail for $49.95 per pair.

There are two ADAPT RUN Styles, the ADAPT Run that I got that has a thinner profile, a lower arch for those of us with a medium to low arch, and medium shaped heel cup & the ADAPT Run Max that has a higher arch & a deeper heel cup for those with a high arch.

I put my ADAPT Run insoles into my running shoes and noticed a difference immediately as soon as I stood up.  They didn’t feel overly hard like most orthotics do.  These cushioned insoles felt really comfortable on my feet. I couldn’t wait to test them out and ran immediately outside to test them out!

Superfeet has outdone themselves with the ADAPT Run insole series.  These are the first pair of flexible and cushioned insoles I have ever tried and they make me excited to go run knowing that they are made to feel like a part of my shoes.

Have you tried Superfeet?  Do you like a cushioned shoe?  Head over to shop Superfeet’s New ADAPT Run Insoles & get your own pair!  I hope you love them as much as I do!

July 21 Recap

While June was an awesome month, July not quite so much.  This emotional roller coaster I’ve been on for the past year is continuing to derail me but I’ve made some decisions to start making some changes to get off this coaster so hopefully August will come with some clarity & peace.

July kicked off with the Crown City Classic 12k on July 3.  The first race back in San Diego since early 2020.  It was nice to see my Arete teammates & cheer them on.  I had a decent race considering how little I have been running.  It was about a minute slower per mile than last time I ran this race, but considering, I’m happy.

I tried a new pair of shoes for this and the San Diego Half that I ran later in the month.  I have really been liking New Balance lately and got a pair of the New Balance RC Elite 2 which I really like!  To me, they feel a little stiff as you are putting them on but once you stand up, they are like little clouds on your feet.

After the race we went home and got ready to drive up to Bishop so we could hike White Mountain & then hit up Death Valley NPS so Sean could do an hour or so of training in the heat.

White Mountain – well – it’s a very easy hike outside the altitude – the part that makes it the most challenging is the drive to the trail head.  16 miles of super sharp, rocky trail.  My friend Catra told us to drive very carefully because a lot of people get flats which made me quite nervous because my new Crosstrek has run-flat tires which are expensive to replace LOL.  So each way it took us over 90 min to get to/from the trailhead to the main road.

The nice things about White Mountain are 1) you don’t need a permit, 2) it’s a pretty easy trail to actually hike outside the elevation & 3) because of the crazy drive there weren’t too many people there.

Cons: It is a really long drive & there is a potential to get a flat so make sure you have a spare, etc. because there is minimal cell service.  It’s also beautiful but there is a lot of cover so you are exposed the whole time unlike when we went to San Gorgonio and were in the forest a good portion of the time.

I did not go to the summit. I went up to about 13,000ish feet and then decided I was done.  I’m not sure why I quit, maybe it was the slight headache I had, maybe it was that I’m not in my best physical or mental shape right now, I don’t actually know, but I was done and after a few minutes of pouting I turned around and headed back while Sean went to the top.

The next day we went to Death Valley so Sean could 1) get an idea of the course and 2) so he could do a run in the heat as prep for Badwater 135.

Back home again, we hit up Cowles Mountain for a few hikes the next week, I went to Phoenix for work and I decided that I wasn’t going to crew Sean at Badwater.

I ran the San Diego Half Marathon, which is normally in March, while Sean was gone and had a fun time even though it was really hot out!

Now for my July stats:

Running – I did 2 races, the 12k and the half and this was a good portion of the running I did last month.  I think I came in at around 40ish miles for the month?

Peloton – I biked more last month than I ran – 29 rides for 122 miles including a 2021 PR in Kendall’s Gwen Stefani ride.

Strength – I probably say this every month but it’s really the only thing I’m consistent on right now.  I think I missed 2 days due to work because it is really hard to do anything on the days when I’m getting up super early & am on all day long.

Campaigns – I probably have never shared why I do a lot of ads on here and on my IG, but I honestly love trying new things and sharing with you all.  Some things are more athlete driven, others are food related, because I love food and some are for things that I just want to try.  I do get paid to post about some products, others it’s just a product exchange, but I do try my best to share my personal thoughts but also keep in mind that just because something doesn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else.

So that being said in July I shared posts about Silk Oat Milk, which is super yummy!! Ultima Replenisher’s new Mocktini flavors.  I gave away some products from Sideaway Foods, I also gave away a super cool Rumpl x All Trails blanket.  I shared Oofos Woodland Camo sandals that are perfect for post run/hike.  And the FlexTemp™️ Hot & Cold Joint Wrap from Sunbeam.

I’ve got a few new projects coming up in August and we have a few trips planned which will be really nice.  Also, NYC Marathon training kicks off.

How was your July?

#RethinkRelief This Summer with Sunbeam GoHeat™️USB Powered Heating Pad

This post is sponsored by Sunbeam. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I’m super excited about the new Sunbeam GoHeat™️USB Powered Heating Pad. It’s perfect for taking on any trip for all my aches and pains.

Because it is USB Powered the heating pad is able to be used in any USB device, like in your car, on your computer or a power block, since the power source isn’t included, you can use whatever USB power device you would like. It measures 12.5×7.5 inches and is made with a super flexible & luxurious (machine washable) Micromink material that is able to be rolled and can fit easily into almost any bag including my purse.

This summer we have a lot of road & camping trips on the agenda, I’m looking forward to being able to use my GoHeat™️USB Powered Heating Pad while out camping.

At the Beach

Relaxing after a long hike

The adjustable strap makes it easy to keep the heating pad in place on your back, arms, legs or shoulders. It has 3 heat settings that you can see with different colors Green (low), Yellow (medium) & Red (high). And in case you forget it’s on, it has a 2 hour auto shut-off too.
It comes with a 58in extension cord so you can reach different USB plugs without having to be stuck by an outlet.
I’m looking forward to using my GoHeat™️USB Powered Heating Pad all summer long no matter where I am. Where will you #RethinkRelief this summer?
Want a Sunbeam heating pad for yourself? Head over to my Instagram post click here for a chance to win one for yourself! Don’t want to wait? You can get one today on Amazon.

Team Wilpers Bike Fitting – My Experience

If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably heard me talking about how my Peloton, which I love so much, has been giving me some problems this year. I got my bike on May 27, 2020 & took my first ride that same day, without cleats because I ordered the wrong size, oops.

I, then spent the summer & fall crushing it on the bike, going after PRs, hitting milestones that were huge to me like 10 miles in a 30 min ride, 5 miles in 15 minutes, etc. 2020 was a good year on the bike. Then it’s almost as if a switch flipped in 2021 and I was working hard, but not seeing results.

I was pushing myself but yet I didn’t feel like I was getting any power on the bike, like I could only get high cadence sitting straight up moving my arms like I was running. And my body was feeling it too, shin splint type pain, which I haven’t had since I was in high school & I’ve worked really hard to stay away from as a runner. My left knee which had been bothering me off and on seemed to hurt more too when I would bike. I was frustrated and demoralized. The bike I loved was hurting & depressing me.

So I tried moving my settings, I watched the FaceBook bike fitting video that Christine has on her page, I moved my seat up, then down, back then forward. I changed my cleats, all the way forward, all the way back and nothing really worked 100%.

A few friends mentioned getting a bike fitting. I was hoping to wait to go visit the Peloton Store, but waiting until vaccination day was a long way off. And while they are great in the store, I’m sure, are they experienced bike fitters? I’m thinking probably not so when multiple friends mentioned Team Wilpers, I finally got online and started doing some research. One thing I noticed was that every review I read was overwhelmingly positive. I have yet to see a review that had anything negative in it.

So after a day of waffling, I decided to pull the trigger. The website was super easy to navigate, I clicked the button to schedule a fitting. I picked any available fitter and then was able to pick a day & time that fit with my schedule. The fitter bios are listed on the reservation page so if you know that you want a specific person, male/female, the same fitter as a friend, you can pick that person but I didn’t know any of them and was more concerned with being able to pick a time that worked for me seeing as it appeared that the majority of the fitters were on the east coast & I’m obviously on the west. So I picked my day & time, paid my $149 fee and then waited until it was time to have my fitting.

The Team Wilpers team was super good about sending reminder messages, especially since you can cancel & get a refund as long as you do so outside 24 hours of your scheduled appointment. They sent at least 2-3 emails the week of my appointment.

From what I’ve read, it was recommended to have a space where the fitter could see you on the floor & of course on your bike so I spent a little time getting camera angles correct and then set up a mat & had my allen wrench for the cleats ready too. I took photos of my original settings as well so I knew where I was starting.

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My appointment was with Anthony Costa, who has been bike fitting since 2014. He was super nice & was cool when my zoom sound wouldn’t work & I had to switch over to my phone.

My appointment started out with a quick overview of what my issues on the bike were & then a short assessment off the bike. Anthony had me lay down, do a few stability exercises like side plank with a leg lift, glute bridge, leg lifts. We did a few other exercises standing up, like a one leg squat. He explained that the fittings are specific to each of us, because we are all different. This isn’t a cookie cutter fitting. The process however was the same as I had previously read.

After that I moved my camera to show the bike and we started working on the cleats. One thing that he mentioned was that the Peloton bike is super narrow so the positioning of the cleats can really make a difference. So all that time when I was moving my cleats up and down, I actually should have been moving them from side to side. We determined where my cleats should be, I tightened them up and then hopped on the bike. First thing I noticed was that my knees felt like they were tracking normally & I didn’t notice the pain in the inner side of knee like I normally do. I did notice a discomfort in the front of the knee though like under the patella and I mentioned that, which resulted in moving the bike seat height up just a tinsy bit.

My seat was actually not too far off what it should be, I only had to do 2 small adjustments to it. We made the seat a little higher than what I had previously and then pushed the seat back one notch.

Then he watched me ride some more and asked about my grip on the handle bars. I normally start off nice & light and then by the end of rides I’m handing on for dear life with super tight shoulders up by my ears LOL. So we moved the handle bars down 2 notches, then another notch & then another. During that time, Anthony was telling me that he could tell that my shoulders were physically dropping.

Throughout the entire process, he explained why we were making the changes and what the purpose of them was, which I found really cool.

But I still had a little bit of knee pain so??? Well with everything we did, Anthony mentioned that it was possible to have a little residual pain so I chalked it up to that and we said good-bye.

The next day I got an email with all the details of our appointment along with a few tips/tricks. He had told me during the appointment that it could take a few rides to really feel the difference and if I still was having pain a week or so later to send him a message and we could discuss further.

So it’s been a week and how do I feel?

First ride post fitting felt Amazing! It was an exciting ride too because it was my 400th ride. My shoulders were down, my core was activated. I was on a high so I rode really well.

I did a bunch of rides on Sunday, I decided to start the find your power zones program so after a low impact ride, I did the first 2 PZ classes & a cool down. I could feel minor twinges in my right shin, but it wasn’t anything too bad. The knee wasn’t really a problem.

On Tuesday, I did the FTP warm up & a 20 min FTP test, as I did the test, the pain in my shin got worse & worse. I felt minor twinges in my knee but nothing major. The shin pain last into Wednesday.

Today, I did the next 30 min ride in the series & was almost in tears by the end with sharp pain on the outside of both knees that got worse as the ride went on. I can still feel minor shin pain 30 mins later as I write this. So I’ve reached out to Anthony to get some tips on how I should tweak things so that I can ride pain free, which is ultimately my goal.

I want to have power & be faster/stronger but pain free is more important. So that being said I have to think that since the majority of people have nothing but positive things to say about their fittings that I’m a random case.

Which is not surprising as I do tend to get the weird issues that no one else has.

Do I think that getting fitted it worth it? It is expensive but I definitely learned a lot, I think that if I had a normal body (not the overly flexible one that I have that can compensate by using the wrong muscles) that the results would have made a huge difference.

I think I personally need to make more tweaks to get to the right spot which may or may not be where strong, powerful & pain-free cycling align. So time will tell. I’ll update this post when I have heard back & made additional tweaks.

5/21: UPDATE 1: I spoke with Anthony and he suggested that I do the following things.  First I redid my cleats.  I removed all the screws, set them where we determined they should go and tightened them up.  He mentioned that maybe they weren’t as tight as they should be and got moved when I un-clipped. Second,  I raised my seat by 2 clicks.  I did the next ride in the Discover Your Power Zones program, it was a 20 min recovery ride.  I didn’t feel the knee pain today but can still feel the shin on and off the  bike. I’ll give it another week at these settings and then update this post again.

Update 2: I should have updated a while ago, but I forgot.  It took me about 4-5 weeks to settle into my new settings.  When I mentioned this to Anthony he mentioned that it can take him a few extra weeks to settle in as well.  For now, I feel like I’m doing better on the bike, not back to 2020 speeds yet but I have been dealing with a lot of stress this year and that is definitely playing a role in how I’m riding the bike these days.

My Runner Swag Survey Answers

Last week I shared the results of my Runner Swag survey.  You can see what other people think here.

Here are my answers with a little elaboration ;).

Question 1/2: Where are you from? and if US, what city, state do you live in?
US, I was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Indiana when I was 11, went to IU Bloomington for college, studied at Universita di Bologna in Bologna, Italy my senior year at IU, moved to Florida after college, Phoenix, AZ in 2011 and then San Diego, CA in 2015.

Question 3: How long have you been running?
This question is a bit complicated. I remember running my first race, the 100 yard dash on a cinder track at a school event when I was maybe in first grade when I lived in Harrisburg, PA. I ran track from grades 6 – 12. Didn’t really run in college and then started running consistently again in 2009. I tore my hamstring doing something not run related, I slipped on wet rose petals at a wedding I was working, it took 7 months to heal and I started running with the Orlando Track Shack Galloway group in fall 2010. I ran my first half in Feb 2011, the Disney Princess Half at Walt Disney World.

Question 4: What is the longest distance you have run?
100k or 63 miles (trail miles are +/- the actual distance LOL) I’ve finished 2 100ks. Cuyamaca 100k in 2017 & Javelina 100k in 2019.

Question 5: How many races do you do in a normal (non Covid) year?
Typically at least 20 – 30

Question 6: How many races have you done in your lifetime?
Over a 100
63 Half Marathons
32 Marathons
21 Ultras
And a bunch of other races of various distances

Question 7: Do you run more road or trail?
Half & Half – I love trail but I have road goals too

Question 8: Do you like receiving finisher medals?
Yes, I like medals, it’s a small way for me to remember what races I’ve run.

Question 9: Do you want to receive a finishers medal?
Yes but see next question

Question 10: If you like medals what distances should get them?
For me, I want a medal for Half Marathon and up. I don’t need them for under the half marathon distance, but that being said, I know that for some people running a distance under a half is a huge accomplishment and that might be as long as they go so I’m say, if getting a medal motivates people to get out and run, then bring it on!

Question 11: For my ultra runners, what distances should get a buckle?
Personally, I’m good with a medal or some sort of souvenir (not a glass because I just don’t have room for them) for under 100 miles. I’m good with only getting a buckle for 100 miles or over.

Question 12/13: Do you like finisher/participant shirts? If no, why not?
For me personally, I don’t like most of them, they rarely fit properly, either too high of a neck which is an issue for me, weird tech fabric, sizing is weird or just plain uncomfortable. I only ever wear them for a post race photos and then I end up donating them. But if it is a shirt made from a company like rabbit, a really nice cotton shirt or from a big race I’m good with it.

Question 14: if a race gave you option to add on a shirt for an additional fee would that be appealing?
For me, yes. I would rather not get a shirt the majority of time. I would pay for an upgrade if it was a rabbit, lululemon or a shirt that I knew I would wear.

Question 15: If a race gave you the opportunity to choose your own swag from a list of a few items, what would you want?
I like Hats, goodr sunglasses like Revel did a few years back, running socks, maybe a tote or backpack if it was nice but just getting free photos would be cool. I run a lot of races & just don’t have a need or room for so much stuff.

Question 16: Should races offer free photos?
I would love to get free photos for all races but I know not all races can afford to pay the photographer who relies on participants purchasing to make a living.

Question 17/18: Do you purchase photos from races that offer them for a fee?
Yes, I do, if they are good high quality photos, mostly to remember a race &/or post on social media

Question 19: What is the most you will pay for a photo?
I prefer the photos that are free or cost $5 – 10 but I have purchased the pre-race specials for some bigger races.

Question 20/21: Does your opinion of swag change if you are running a road race vs a trail race?
In my experience, trail races have really nice swag – while I haven’t run a 100 + mile race, I’ve seen some of the cool stuff Sean has gotten and it’s way better than most road race swag. They also tend to have some more sustainable swag too, we’ve gotten bamboo silverware, nice winter hats, arm warmers, jackets, & bags.

Question 22: How do you pick races you participate in?
We look for races that are in cool destinations, that have good courses and are in places we want to visit.

Question 23: Do you pick races based off the swag?
Honestly, sometimes yes. Because I’ve run so many races, if I see a cool medal, I might choose that race. But normally no.

Question 24: Do you think swag is important to runners?
Yes & no – I think most runners want something but I think they want something they can actually use.

Question 25: Why do you run races? Question 26: What motivates you to run a race vs just running the distance by yourself/with friends?
I love the community, being able to run long with out having to support myself, for that feeling of crossing the finish line, seeing new places.

Overall, swag isn’t the reason I run races but it can be a nice plus and a way to remember different places we’ve been.

What are your thoughts on race swag?

Better Living from Within with iwi

This post is sponsored by iwi. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

As a vegan, I am very picky about supplements, and it’s not always easy to find 100% vegan options. I am really excited to be partnering up with iwi to share their vegan Omega-3 & Cholesterol supplements.



So let’s start with why Omega-3s are important in general.

They promote healthy hearts & arteries
They can soothe your nervous system
Can help maintain the amount of calcium & support healthy joints & bones
They can improve eye health
Can fight anxiety and depression
They can help fight inflammation
Can improve symptoms of mental disorders
And can help reduce fat in your liver



Omega-3s from iwi are made with their unique and proprietary form of algae, Almega®PL. There are independent clinical studies that show that iwi Omega-3 absorbed at least 50% more than products made from other sources.

iwi algae farms are found on previously unused land in the desert of West Texas & Southern New Mexico and have been turned into thriving algae farms that have the potential to feed & nourish millions of people. These farms are able to help to preserve our oceans by leaving key ecosystems right where they belong.

The algae crop from iwi’s farms do not require precious freshwater or an abundance of rich soil – all they need is sunshine, desert land and saltwater to produce our nutrient-dense algae. And 97% of the salt water used is recycled back into the harvesting system – the remaining 3% is due to evaporation, making this a very sustainable & earth-friendly product!

I’ve been looking for a vegan Omega-3 for a while now, and these soft gels are super easy to swallow. You take just one a day (and don’t need to take with food or water). I’ve been taking them for a few weeks now, and while I haven’t felt any physical changes, I do feel good taking them since I don’t eat a lot of the vegan sources of Omega-3s – like Chia & Flax Seeds and Walnuts & Brussel Sprouts, among others.

iwi Omega-3s contains DHA and the world’s only EPA that is naturally bound to glycolipids and phospholipids. It’s also packed with nutrients: chlorophyll, phytosterols, Omega-7, carotenoids and other antioxidants (from the iwi website).



I was also sent a second bottle of Cholesterol soft gels. The cholesterol supplement is different from the Omega-3 in that it is strictly for helping to decrease cholesterol numbers and is an EPA only supplement. I personally have not tried this one and won’t until I have my cholesterol numbers tested to see if it’s necessary for me.

From iwi’s clinical trial of 104 healthy participants, they found that using the Cholesterol product on a daily basis reduced total cholesterol numbers & reduced VLDL (bad cholesterol) by 25%.

I’m excited to see what happens as I continue to use iwi Omega-3 soft gels, and I’m hoping that they will not only help me to maintain optimum cholesterol numbers, but also help with my eye health, anxiety & inflammation from all the exercise.

In the market for a 100% vegan, Non-GMO certified, & Gluten Free Omega-3 or Cholesterol product? Use code RUNNYLEGS30 to save 30% on your first order www.iwilife.com. Plus if you subscribe you’ll save an additional 20%. #betterlivingbeginswithin #iwilife

How Breathe Right Nasal Strips are changing my workouts

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Breathe Right

I’ve been endurance running for a little over 10 years now and I’ve been struggling with allergies for about as many years. The last few years it’s been so bad and I feel like I’m sniffling all the time. Especially when I’m running – and that makes me feel a little uncomfortable these days when you don’t want to appear sick when around others. I have seen Breathe Right® nasal strips and I think I’ve even gotten a sample at a race or two over the years but I honestly never thought that they would help me.

When my friends at Babbleboxx reached out to me about partnering with Breathe Right I was definitely intrigued because my allergies have been driving me crazy lately and I was interested to see if they would help me to be able to breathe better, especially while I’m exercising.

Well spoiler alert…they are amazing.  The first time I tried a Breathe Right nasal strip out, I had been inside most of the day and I distinctly remembering that I had been sniffling all day. I put a nasal strip on and BAM, I could breathe easier and with less sniffling! I was shocked, I remember telling my husband how incredible it was.

So I starting wearing Breathe Right while running, biking and during yoga/strength training and I can definitely tell a big difference. I don’t feel like I’m sniffling every 2 seconds because of congestion and I can actually breathe out of my nose. Even as I write this, I’m still shocked at how amazing it is. As someone who has suffered with allergies and nasal congestion for about a 1/3 of my life, this is groundbreaking for me.

In order for them to work well, you have to make sure that your skin is really clean and dry. Don’t make the mistake I did and put sunscreen on your nose and then try to put the strip on, it won’t stick, LOL.

The package with the strip in it is nice because it gives you tips on where to put the strip on your nose, it needs to be positioned properly so that it works.  The tabs should be right above the flaring part of your nostrils, and then you just press down! I know I could tell a difference immediately.

Have you ever tried Breathe Right nasal strips?

Click here to get samples, coupons and more information.

 

ReSOLElutions – How Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair fixed my feet

This post is sponsored by Kerasal via Babbleboxx. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.

Let’s start this off by saying 2020 was not good to my feet.  As a runner, I rarely touch my calluses & I haven’t had a pedicure in probably 2 years. When my friends at Babbleboxx approached me to test out Kerasal’s Intensive Foot Repair  & their Multi-Purpose Nail Repair, I took a look at my feet with their cracked heels (so cracked that they  were starting to form sharp edges that scratched me when I rubbed my feet) and I knew the Foot Repair was a product I needed to try.

Kerasal’s Intensive Foot Repair doesn’t just cover up your dry skin with moisture, it exfoliates to loosen & repair hard dry skin.  The exfoliating ingredients remove the dry skin, which allows the products softening & moisturizing ingredients to penetrate deeply & visibly repair your skin.

So what was my experience?

As I mentioned earlier, my heels were in pretty bad shape & I wasn’t sure if it would help much.  After the first session I did notice that my feet were a little softer, the cracks maybe not as bad but they were still very noticeable.

I started using the Intensive Foot Repair every day for a week & covered my feet in cotton socks, like they recommend.  I did use a buffer before I started the week to try to really get rid of some of the excess dry skin because it was pretty bad.  Kerasal says that you can see visible results after just one day & I did see slight improvement.  It took more than a few days for me to see more substantial results. After a week of using the ointment every day, I can say that while I think I’ll need to stick with it throughout the winter, the deep cracks in my heels are definitely improving.

Here’s a before & after photo & honestly, I was a bit surprised to see how different my heel looks, I didn’t think it was that different until I saw the photo and it’s a very noticeable change.

While my heels were in horrible shape, but nails actually had time to recover with not as much downhill/trail running.  In past years, I’ve had black, purple & very discolored toe nails for what seems like years.  The Multi-Purpose Nail Repair helps to repair nails (finger or toes) that are are damaged from gel manicures, aging nails, nail psoriasis & fungus damaged nails.

I wish I had know about this product when I was dealing with super thick nails on my big toe & so much purple/yellow/black from kicking rocks over and over again because Kerasal’s Multi-Purpose Nail Repair does just that, it reduces discoloration & normalizes nail thickness while smoothing & hydrating the nails.  It’s kind of like a clear nail polish, but unlike polish, it’s odorless which is pretty cool.

My nails are currently in good shape so I didn’t use this consistently like it they recommend.  I am keeping it on hand though for the future when I inevitably kick a bunch of rocks or when it’s safe to get gel manicures again.

If you too have crazy dry heels & feet that are in need of some extra help, you can find coupons on kerasal’s website that can be redeemed in store or they are sold on Amazon as well.  They also have a multi-purpose nail repair that’s like a nail polish & fungal nail renewal too.

#ditchdisposable CamelBak MultiBev Review

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

I’m sure you have a lot of water bottles that can keep liquids hot and/or cold, right? Yeah, so do I.  But do you have a bottle that can keep your liquids cold & allow you to have a hot beverage as well?

CamelBak came up with the MultiBev travel bottle, which is a 2-in-1 stainless steel bottle & removable cup that comes with a roll & fold silicone lid that you can hide in the bottle lid until you need to use it.

Not only does the MultiBev keep liquids hot or cold, it creates less waste as it is a sustainable solution to disposable bottles & cups.  It means you’ll always have a cup ready to go and if you are making coffee for the road, you can share with someone else as well.

The non-slip silicone base helps to prevent tips and scuffs. Just like with the Horizon collection that I reviewed last month, the MultiBev is super easy to clean, it is dishwasher safe & BPA, BPS & BPF free.  The MultiBev Bottle comes in 4 different colors, Moss like I have, Black, White & Terracotta Rose.

As far as how long the MultiBev keeps liquids hot or cold the 22 oz bottle stays hot for 16 hours, cold for 24 hours; and the detachable 16 oz cup stays hot for 4 hours & cold for 12 hours. I can definitely attest to how cold the bottle stays, I had a drink with ice from the 22 oz bottle overnight and the ice was still frozen then next morning.  And interestingly, each time I’ve put a drink in my bottle, it somehow seems colder in the bottle than out.

Since Sean & I both work from home, I don’t use my MultiBev as much around the house, but I do use it when we are heading out to the trails and on road trips/camping.  I have taken it on multiple hikes & on our road trip to Utah and absolutely love it.

Ditching disposable has never been easier with the CamelBak MultiBev bottle!

Learn more about MultiBev here!

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!