Things I’m Loving Friday #4

It’s the freakin’ weekend! I hope everyone is looking forward to their long weekend. Enjoy the fourth installation of Things I’m Loving to kick off your holiday weekend!

Spartan Races

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I completed my second Spartan Race about two weeks ago and am officially hooked! What is a Spartan Race?  It’s an obstacle course race that includes rope climbs, sandbag carries, monkey bars, etc.  Traditionally they’re completed on muddy courses anywhere from 3-14 miles.  I actually competed in the Spartan Stadium series, which means no mud but tons of stairs.  Look out for a full race recap coming your way, but if you’re looking for a way to spice up your runs or race training, Spartan Races are for you.

Passion Planner


I am obsessed with planners.  I’ve tried them all.  Nothing compares to the Passion Planner.  It combines a weekly calendar, a goal setting guide, journal, and work & personal to-do lists into one SUPER planner.  It helps keep me motivated, inspired, and focused.  If you’re a student or an entrepreneur or simply a busy individual, I urge you to check it out! Plus, the founder and CEO, Angelia Trinidad, is a young, female entrepreneur who started the company out of her garage…pretty bad ass.

Sanuk Sandals


While it’s basically been “summer” in LA since mid-January, it’s finally warming up around the rest of the country.  And that means flip flop season.  Growing up in SoCal, I like to consider myself a sandal connoisseur.  My all time favorites—Sanuk Yoga Mat Sandals.  Yes, they’re actually made out of yoga mats.  They’re also wicked comfy, durable (I’ve had mine for years), and cushioned.  I will never go back to regular flip flops again. (And you won’t either.)

Red Nose Day


If you haven’t heard of this, you might live under a rock.  According to the Red Nose Day website, it is “a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh.”  Red Nose Day was the UK’s #1 TV fundraising event.  AND the first ever U.S. Red Nose Day was yesterday, May 21!  NBC aired a live 3-hour special filled with tons of stars and some hilarious segments.  If you missed it, you can check out some featured video here and can donate to a great cause here.

Berry Breakfast Smoothie Bowl

Ingredients: 1 banana 1/2 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1-2 tbs granola & fresh berries for topping Directions: In a blender, combine banana, frozen berries, and almond milk and blend until smooth ...

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Things I’m Loving Friday #3

Here’s another edition of my latest obsessions.  A very happy Friday to everyone! If you have any suggestions, I’m looking for my next book to read!! Dark Places After reading Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, I knew I had to check out her other ...

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Racing Fuel 201

As promised, here are my absolute favorite products when in comes to racing fuel!  I’ve tried tons of different types of fuel and these 5 are what works best for me. Check them out and let me know what you think! Honey Stinger Energy ...

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Race Fueling 101

I’ve been competing in endurance races for over 3 years.  I’m an amateur compared to many endurance athletes.  But I am an expert when it comes to fueling.  My stomach problems have made it difficult to find race nutrition that works for me.  ...

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