GNC Puredge Giveaway!

Happy Friday! I have a fantastic giveaway today from GNC.

One lucky reader will win the Puredge Whole Foods Based Supplement lineRemember when I raved about the line? Yep. Still love it.

Here’s a summary of what you’re NOT getting in Puredge:

  • No gluten
  • No sugar alcohols
  • No GMO-added ingredients
  • No preservatives
  • No wheat, soy, fish or eggs
  • No banned substances
  • No artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners

Tough to beat that!

One winner will receive the Daily Pure Energy, Complete Protein Powder, and the Complete Amino.

GNC Pure Supplements

To Enter:
[Mandatory] Tell me what supplements are part of your routine? [1 comment]

Additional Entry:
[Optional]: Tweet the following, “I want to win @gnclivewell ‘s new all natural #Puredge line from @blondeponytail http://wp.me/p2CuZO-2K0  ” [1 comment]

You can also find GNC on facebook.

Good luck everyone! Winner will be randomly selected on Wednesday, April 23rd.

10 Months Old!

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Hold on a minute. Just trying to locate that pause button. Jada is 10 months old?! I'm only a week late in sharing the 10 month month update, so I'd say that's pretty darn good. The Stats As you can see, her legs are loooooong. She can fit into some 6-9 month onesies (shown below), but needs the length of 12 month clothing for pants. Since, we don't do a well check until her 12 month appointment, I'm not sure how long she is. I'm guessing she weighs between 21-22 … [Continue reading]

Home CrossFit WOD: 600 Reps

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As a reminder, I am not a CrossFit coach (I'm a CSCS). I love CrossFit and use it frequently for my workouts and to train others often adapting the WOD’s to the equipment I have available. 600 Reps Jada was down for nap time, so I had my window for a workout! The goal is to complete this workout as fast as possible. So, the first round, you perform 50 kettlebell swings (eye level), 50 push-ups, 50 squats, and 50 butterfly sit-ups. Next round, 40 and so on. At the end of the … [Continue reading]

Run This Way

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Race day is inching closer, and I'm still shooting for a PR. But, my long run this weekend was only 6.5 miles, and now I'm down with a cold. I've still got time to bounce back and get some solid speed work in, but I'm questioning myself and whether or not I can make that sub-1:45. Mental games. I've been training in the New Balance W980 Fresh Foam shoes thanks to Onlineshoes.com. I worked with this Seattle based company when I was in Washington and have continued to maintain a … [Continue reading]

Our First Run Together

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Happy Friday! We have been blessed with some gorgeous weather this week, so we have been making the most of it. I felt like we have been cooped up too much this Spring; I'm sure many of you feel the same. There is only so much you can do inside with a 10 month old -yes, she's 10 months old today--especially, one that loves the outdoors as much as Jada. Cooper with his stick and Jada with her leaves. Our backyard is full of acorns as well, so I watch her closely as everything … [Continue reading]

Adding More Protein to Your Diet: A Daisy Difference

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The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Daisy Cottage Cheese. All opinions are my own. When I'm training at a high intensity, I make a conscious effort to add more protein to my diet. My muscles need protein for repair and recovery post-workout. Cottage cheese is an excellent source of protein in a convenient container. One half cup serving of low fat Daisy cottage cheese contains 90 calories and 13g of protein. Now, I realize this is a sponsored post, but I have … [Continue reading]

Miles, Heavy Weights, and Diamonds

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And, like that the weekend is gone. Always too fast. But, we made the most of it. A majority of it was spent at the baseball diamond. What's new, right?! Ah, these two. :) Jada is not a fan of sunglasses or hats on us. They are too much fun to pull off our faces, so daddy had to remove his promptly. My mom already removed her sunglasses after Jada grabbed them. Sneaky quick. Sunday, I ran 12 miles with friends before the baseball game and the weather was ideal with temps … [Continue reading]

Fighting Boredom at the Gym

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And, it's Friday! I captured our dual selfie at my parent's house after my shift at the Y. Jada is so lucky to get time with her Grammy & Grandpa, and I can't tell you how grateful I am!! When I have a couple appointments, I usually just take her to the Y child care. But, anytime my parents offer, I want her spending time with them. Fighting Boredom I'm following the Runner's World Smart Coach half marathon training plan and have really liked it. Typically, it calls for 1 speed … [Continue reading]

CrossFit Open Workout 14.5

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I completely psyched myself out for the CrossFit Open Workout 14.5. I haven't been participating in the CrossFit Open, but when my friend said we had to try 14.5, I was game! Thrusters and burpees. Two classic CrossFit movements that spike heart rates and leave participants breathless. Here is 14.5 broken down: 21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps for time of: Thrusters 95-lb./65-lb. Bar Facing Burpees I had been following other CrossFitters to give me a rough of idea of what to … [Continue reading]

Weekend Wrap-up & Winner!

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When images like this fill my weekend, I'm feeling quite blessed! Aren't they cute? Creighton baseball has been playing homes games for the past few weekends, so we have had Spencer home! Most of our days will be spent here. When the weather's nice, it's a pretty good deal! After a 10 mile run on Saturday morning, it was all baseball all weekend. It was still chilly on Saturday morning, so my parents watched Jada while I ran. But, I am looking forward to taking her on runs in … [Continue reading]