Asics Giveaway

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This time next week I will be in California, getting ready to run the LA Marathon. The warm, sunny weather is going to be much needed, much-welcomed escape from the temps we have been dealing with in the northeast. As a member of the Asics LA Marathon Blogger Challenge, I’ve been been able to test […]

Happy National Running Day: Deals, Giveaways and Events

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Happy National Running Day!! I am not sure who started this “National” holiday, but every year, it seems more and more companies are jumping on board to help celebrate the fun day.  It also helps that it’s only TWO days before National Donut Day (which is Friday!) – I don’t think this is a coincidence! HA =) Below […]

Garmin Forerunner 10 Review + GIVEAWAY


I am a Garmin lover.  I purchased my first Garmin in 2002 when I ran my first marathon.  I have no idea what model it was – all I remember is that it was huge and covered half of my wrist!  My second was a Christmas gift from my sisters before I deployed to Iraq […]

Saucony Virrata Review


Over the years, I have dabbled with zero-drop shoes on more occasions than I can remember.  I SO wanted to wear a lightweight, more natural shoe.  But each time I have had to sadly return to my previous training shoe because my foot felt too naked, too unsupported for anything more than a mile or two. They just […]

PRO Compression Giveaway WINNER!

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I apologize for not posting this earlier!! With the craziness of race week, I completely forgot! The winner of the PRO Compression is: Lauren @ The Unlikely Runners!!  Congratulations, Lauren!  Please email me at! Thanks to everyone who participated and stay tuned for another running gear giveaway (hopefully next week)!!  Ways to Follow NYC Running […]

PRO Compression GIVEAWAY!

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As I discussed yesterday, I am LOVING PRO Compression socks lately (and as evidenced by my IG feed).  They have been my go-to recovery method post-long and speed days and have helped me build up my mileage and intensity during my marathon and Ironman training. On top of the functionality of the socks, they are […]

PRO Compression Socks Review

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Monday’s Workout: 6 easy miles at 7:33 pace.  A bit faster than I was anticipating, especially coming off Sunday’s 10k steady state run, but my legs felt fresh and loose so I just went with it. The run actually turned into a perfect progression run – with miles 3-5 at/just under 7:15 pace.  They felt […]

PowerBar Product Giveaway

Some of my favorite PowerBar products

I was honored to be a member of PowerBar‘s Team Elite this past year and had the opportunity to try a ton of their products.  PowerBar is going to give away some of my favorite products to two readers - just in time to kick off the new year and spring marathon training! Energy Gels: Since my very […]

Race for Recovery 5k/10k

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

After watching my Facebook page fill with status updates and photos of my fellow Staten Islanders as well as friends in NYC helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy last week, I knew that I needed to find a way to help.  Logistically, it’s difficult for me to physically help – having an (almost) 2 year […]

Gone For A Run: Running Medal Hanger Review + Giveaway

Gone For A Run

Despite moving into our house over four months ago, my husband and I just recently started to focus our attention on decluttering and setting up our basement.  We now have a quasi home-gym in one section (with a TV, treadmill, trainers, and a few other pieces of workout gear).  This is realistically going to be where […]

Mizuno Shoe Giveaway!


Happy Monday, friends!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I enjoyed an 8 mile run (longest run post baby to date!) and lots of Ironman Kona watching on Saturday followed by a relaxing rest day on Sunday. I was SO tempted to run more than 8 miles.  The perfect running weather, my feeling stronger […]

Sparkly Soul Headband Giveaway WINNER!

The resort we are staying at!

Hope everyone had a terrific weekend!!  My husband, son, and I are on our way to Stowe Mountain, Vermont for the week!!  My husband has a work conference at the mountain resort and we decided to make a mini-vacation out of it.   I am excited for some cooler temperatures (highs in the mid-70s!!), beautiful […]

Mizuno Running Shoes Giveaway WINNER!


Hey friends - I apologize for not posting this earlier!! Thank you to everyone who participated.   I loved reading about all of the brilliant runs that you have experienced! The winner is Megan D!  Megan – please email me at ASAP so we can get you into the Mezamashii Project!!  If you do not […]

The Mezamashii Project + Giveaway for Mizuno Running Shoes


Mizuno has launched a campaign called the Mezamashii Project: This is an excerpt from the invitation I received in the mail: Congratulations.  You have been chosen as a founding member of the Mezamashii Project.  In Japanese the word Mezamashii means brilliant.  We are on a quest to deliver more mezamashii – more ecstatic, electric, wind-in-your-heart running.  More brilliant […]

Busy as a Bee and Winner of Saucony Shoe Giveaway!!!

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Hey friends! I know I’ve been MIA the last week – with my blog, Facebook, Twitter…basically all forms of social media!   Everything is great here – just super super busy.  Since late last week, I have spent ~12 hours / day at our new house – cleaning, unpacking, watering the newly laid sod (seriously […]

Saucony Shoe Giveaway!!

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If you are a regular reader of my blog then you probably know what a HUGE Saucony fan I am.    Love their clothes. Love their gear.  Love their shoes.  I have some lofty goals, post-baby, this fall that include running a qualifying 10k time so I can apply to be a member of the […]

Sparkly Soul Headbands Review + Giveaway! ————————-CLOSED——————————


Hey Everyone! I decided to do a 2nd review of Sparkly Soul Headbands…BUT, I wanted to try doing a video this time =)   Check out what I had to say about Sparkly Soul Headbands: Read my previous review. I mentioned that I had a huge pile of headbands that never measured up to my expectations […]

Gear Review – Saucony Transition Sportop II

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One of the things I enjoy most about other blogs I read is the “Gear Review” section.  It’s great to read a description of a product on the internet or even a short review a user will be kind enough to fill out, but a lot of times, you don’t get all the information you […]

Christmas List for Runners

Christmas List for Runners

Since the holiday season is upon us, I decided to do a Christmas Wish List for Runners – things that your runner friend, sister, husband might like for Christmas this year!   Under $25 – Add a little sparkle to that special woman in your life this holiday without spending hundreds of dollars!  Sparkly Soul […]

Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack Review and Giveaway!

Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack Review and Giveaway!

CONTEST CLOSED!!! I was turned onto Petunia Picklebottom (PPB) by my cousin who swore that all of my diaper bag problems would be solved if I tried a PPB Boxy Backpack.  At the time I was using a designer diaper bag that looked great – but had NO functionality.  It was impossible to get things […]

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