Foodie Penpals Reveal (& Chobani Champions Giveaway Winners)


Before I get into the Foodie Penpals post, I realized I didn’t announce the winners of the Chobani Champions Giveaway…here they are: Tia and Christine – please contact me so I can arrange to have the yogurt shipped to  you!  Thank you to everyone who participated! =) ————————————– Lindsay, a fellow FitFluential Ambassador and one of my […]

Chobani Champions Review + Giveaway


My son is at the age (13 mo) where he wants EVERYTHING that mommy and daddy eat and drink.  Thankfully, we eat healthy about 95% of the time, so some of our good habits have already rubbed off on him (I will not go into detail about the other 5% of the time!).  My husband […]

New Feature coming soon: The PR Spotlight!


I am starting a new feature on NYCRunningMama to highlight some of my favorite runners!!  I wanted this column to be different from the usual runner bio… I am going to be featuring runners who have recently PR’d – it could be a race or training run.  It could be on the treadmill, track, or […]

The meaning of Valentine’s Day


I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day.  Growing up, it was one of my favorite holidays.  My dad would give my sisters and I a single rose and a box of chocolate.  My mom would have a few thoughtful gifts and her famous handmade cards in our lunchbags. I couldn’t wait to open my lunchbag at school […]

Do Yasso 800s work?


Two weeks ago, I gave the infamous Yasso 800s a try.  Bart Yasso, the Chief Running Officer (CRO) of Runner’s World and author of My Life on the Run, has created a workout that (many claim) predicts your marathon time. Here’s how it works:  Want to run a 4:00 marathon?  Do 10x800m in 4:00 with an active (jogging) […]

What My Family Ate Last Week (Wk 3)


The week started off great – we kept to the schedule perfectly!  Unfortunately, by the end of the week, a few unexpected events occurred and we ended up ordering out twice. Monday: (Pasta Primavera) I found this recipe in Giada  De Laurentii’s Everyday Italian cookbook. (The full recipe can be found here.)  It was a […]

PureFit Nutrition Bars Review & Coupon Code

purefit bar

I usually shy away from most protein / energy bars because they tend to be too harsh on my stomach.  I don’t consider myself to have a sensitive stomach but for whatever reason, when it comes to protein nutrition bars, my stomach just doesn’t seem to agree with them (with the exception of PowerBar brand […]

Nursing and Ultras ?!?!

nursing and ultras

Pin It Do you think these two things can go hand-in-hand? When I was pregnant, I was often asked told : You know you can’t run a lot and breastfeed, right? And to be honest, at the time, I wasn’t really sure it was possible to run the miles I wanted, train for the races I had […]

Why You Want ME


Before I explain to you why I would be a great addition to your team, let me give you a brief background of how I ended up where I am today. Exactly three years ago, I was getting ready to return from Iraq after my third deployment with the US Army as a Captain in […]

11 Random Things

Gonzalez Family

Ok everyone! I was recently tagged by Katye from Long Legs on the Loose,  Jen from Mom’s Gotta Run, and Janine from The Purple Giraffe. If you are not already familiar with this, here are the rules: 1. Post these rules. 2. You must post 11 random things about yourself (Jen’s said 12, but Katye tagged me first so I’m going […]

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