"Disclaimer: I received a complimentary race entry for the Craft Classic Phoenix Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
The Craft Classic Race series includes craft beer-themed races in San Diego, Phoenix and Seattle.
I was disappointed not to run this race last year due to injury, so I was looking forward to getting the chance to run this race this year! Running and craft beer are two of my favorite things! Aside from the beer itself, there was the promise of unbelievable cool swag! More on that later.
Hill training is not something in my regular repertoire, so I was worried about the challenging hilly terrain of this course. Rightly so…
Going into this race I got in the mindset that this would be a “training run” for the Rock n Roll Savannah half marathon I have coming up 3 weeks later.
I was excited to have many friends running this race to join in the misery…I mean fun! Aside from my local running group, I had my Team Nuun buddy Jeremy (@runblogaz) and my fellow BibRave Pro Christine (@cginpnw). She flew in from Spokane and we met up for breakfast the day before.
Packet pickup was held for two days in two separate locations for convenience, as there was no race day packet pickup. I headed over on Friday on my lunch hour, and was soon tempted by tiny samples from Huss Brewing Company, the official beer sponsor. I managed to avoid them, but I was quite excited about all the other swag!
Speaking of swag, inside my bag was my personalized race bib with beer can background, the softest tank top ever that said “on a beer run”, my groovy beer socks I prepaid for, a Huss Brewing pint glass, and an unexpected surprise – a nice pair of sunglasses! Wow.
I tried to lay low the day before, carbing up and hydrating. The race took place in Fountain Hills AZ, about 30 minutes from my house. It was pitch dark until about 25 minutes before the race start. It made it a little challenging to meet up with friends when you couldn’t see anyone clearly. I made it in time for a meetup with my local Moms Run This Town (MRTT) chapter.
I was also looking forward to seeing a good friend of mine who had taken a break from running half marathons, but was inspired to do this one due to the incredible swag and beer! As the start time got closer, my nerves were in overdrive, which was odd given the fact I had written this off as a training run.
It was still “cool” outside – mid 60’s with a light breeze. The race started with a gentle downhill, which is always appreciated. We all knew what was coming though. We looped around the town’s iconic fountain and meandered for a few miles with small rolling hills. And just when you think "this isn't so bad", the monster hill started. Somewhere around mile 4 a hill started that just didn't quit. At one point it was so vertical that I was walking fully leaning over to feel like I was moving forward. It was truly insane. Around mile 5 before we got a brief reprieve from that hill, our local MRTT chapter leader was there cheering us on. It gave me a little oomph to run for a minute (ha ha ). She captured this photo of me acting like it didn't suck.
Some of my other MRTT friends passed me at that point, and I was officially beat down. The pity party/walkathon was in full swing by now and it was walk/run as best as I could. By mile 8 we were heading downhill, so that gave me a boost. Miles 8-10 went by pretty quick. We hit a strong headwind when we turned onto Shea blvd, but otherwise things were still going ok.
From miles 10-13, even though they were smaller rolling hills, and still some downhill - if I hadn't been beat up so much on those earlier hills maybe I would have had more energy to keep going. But the truth is, I gave myself permission to walk as much as I needed to, and that added a lot of time onto my finish.
I tried some new fueling during the race - I used Clif shots at mile 4.5 and 9. I hate the consistency of gels. I felt a tad queasy after the first one, but it ended up ok. I can't say that the caffeine gave me any noticeable energy boost. There was Nuun on course (yay!), so I was drinking a ton of Nuun and water at every stop. For whatever reason, I was SO thirsty!
There were what seemed like a million race photographers on course, more than I have seen at most races, especially one this size. Seeing them so often did make me pick up the pace and smile though! The mile markers were courtesy of Huss Brewing. Seeing the pint glass at every mile marker also made me smile!
After I passed the last photographer at 12.9 miles, I turned the corner and praise the Lord, it was a straight shot to the finish line! I used all that energy I had saved up by walking and hightailed it to the finish. My buddy Jeremy caught some of the pics of my finish.
So then it was finally time to enjoy that finish line party I'd been waiting for! It was a little confusing. Your race registration got you one free beer, which you had to pick up in one location - then if you wanted additional beers, you had to go to another tent on the other side of the beer garden. It wasn't far, but still odd. Of course there was only one type of beer for the free one, but 5-6 to choose from at the paid tent. It was getting very hot very quickly in the sun, and there was zero shade. It seemed like people weren't hanging around very long.
We did stumble upon a fun photo prop area - we couldn't resist the opportunity to ham it up with beer themed props.
Check out the elevation profile - we had over 800 ft elevation gain, my fitbit said I climbed 70 floors!
Overall, I came in at 2:26:16. It was my 3rd slowest out of 49 half marathons. 257/403 overall, 128 out of 228 females and 17/27 in my age group. Meh.
I came away with some final thoughts about this race:
"Disclaimer: I received a pair of Skins A400 compression tights to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I’m a big fan of compression tights, for both running and recovery. I was excited to try the new A400 Compression Tights from Skins. I was not previously familiar with this brand, so I was curious to see what they were all about.
It came in shorts, 3/4 capris or full length. I chose capris since that is the most versatile for Arizona weather.
The 3/4 tights are “high rise” – they came up to my belly button. Bonus: it helps keep excess tummy held in and smooth. The material is very, very soft, and light. I put them on and they fit like a glove. Like a second skin, but not super tight like some other compression tights.
Technology behind A 400:
I went for a few runs in my tights – they were light enough that I didn’t get hot. The tights move with you, they don’t feel constrictive or restrictive.
I also used them for recovery after my Ragnar Michigan relay. I wore them the day after for the race. My quads were crying a little from the race, and these tights felt fantastic. I will say that even a small pocket for a key would be a huge plus. The website mentions a waistband pocket, but I did not find a pocket on my pair.
The A400 women's 3/4 tights retail for $119.99 If you want to treat yourself to a pair, you can save 20% with BIBRAVE20 through the month of October!
It’s the Monday after Ragnar Michigan, and the #ragnover is real! I’m reflecting on an amazing weekend – and even though I hate Mondays, I can’t stop smiling.
I have been looking forward to this race for months. This team "Whose Leg Is It, Anyway?" was comprised of a few friends that I have done Ragnars with before, and some friends of friends, and some folks from Twitter and Facebook running groups. I had so much fun at last year’s Ragnar Michigan race, that I just HAD to put my captain's hat back on and do it again.
I flew out with my friend Connie and met up with some teammates in Grand Rapids. We had to wait for our van to pick us up, and due to a flight delay we had 4 hours to kill! We took an epic Lyft ride in a tricked out Escalade over to a local tavern and enjoyed some grub and excellent Michigan Craft Beers.
We spent Friday night at a house on a lake about 15 minutes from the start. 9 of us stayed there, with the other 3 members arriving Friday morning with van 2. Weather was pretty good – around 60 degrees and clear.
Our start time was 8AM, so we rolled on out to Pere Marquette state park in Muskegon. The start experience was so much nicer this year – it was not pouring rain – hooray! – and it was bright and clear with a lovely sunrise. What a difference!
Runner 1 (Mark) headed out and we headed out to get ready to send out runner 2 (Colleen). She was the only Ragnar newbie in our van. I know Colleen from Twitter so it was cool to get to know her in real life. My friend Connie was up next and came in with a classic baton handoff fail.
I was up next for a 6 mile run. Jeremy (one of my running besties) was out doing the “Ragnar leg” – a 9.1 miler that earned a special bonus “Cherry on top medal”. Lucky guy.
Finally it was my turn. I ran from Duck Lake state park to Montague, a cute little town on a lake. A good portion of my run was along the lake which was awesome. That’s the best part of this race, there is pretty much a body of water on every leg of the course
I handed off to Matt and we cruised on to exchange 6 to meet up with van 2. Of course, had to stop at the gear tent and pick up all the essentials!
My Ragnar pal Toby was co-captain and in charge of van 2. This year he brought his brother and 2 running friends with him. The one big bummer of Ragnar is not getting to hang out with the other van and get to know those people.
It was finally LUNCHTIME! We went to some local roadside restaurant/pool hall. We had the nicest, coolest waitresses on this trip. They were all fascinated with what we were doing, and wanted us to have a great experience. It was spot on.
We had a little downtime at the next major exchange before starting our night legs, but not that much really. We were running right on schedule according to our projections!
As the sun started setting, the temps were dropping. We were at Lake Michigan at Pentwater beach at sunset. It was really chilly, but absolutely stunning!
The colder it got, the more worried I became about being too cold on my night leg. Luckily I only had a 3.5 miler, and I just happened to have my BUFF USA Thermonet scarf & beanie. My night leg ended up being pretty nice. I think I was done by 1030pm.
After Matt finished we headed up to the next major exchange and turned in for the night. Our van was quite spacious so I got to stretch out on an entire seat, what a luxury! It was 37 degrees when I woke up around 345, I was shivering in the van.
While Connie was out running we stopped at the scenic overlook in Arcadia. I remembered this from last year. Unbelievably beautiful!
Ok, time for my last leg! I was sort of looking forward to my last leg because part of it was on a pretty trail. Unfortunately they took some of my runner 6 leg from last year and added it to runner 5’s leg. So after the pretty trail I now had this hilly road section that I did not enjoy last year. I had a quick handoff from Jeremy and headed out for 6.6 miles. The trail was quite pretty, leaves were turning. That damn hill near the end had to be walked. Oh well, I was happy to be finished without any major knee issues!
Headed to the last major exchange which we used as an excuse to take silly pics. We were pumped and on our way to Traverse City to celebrate! Stopped at the Lake Ann Brewery for lunch with a cool small town vibe. Could have stayed there all day. It was right on the course so we got to see runners and vans coming through.
There wasn’t quite enough time to go back and shower and get back to the finish, so we went straight there. Picked up some extra bling – most of us had done multiple ragnars this year so we earned some cool connector pieces.
Finally our van 2 showed up and it was time to bring in runner 12 Romero and cross the finish line. As usual, we had to rush out from there to get ready for dinner, and didn’t hang out for more team/individual pics, beer garden, etc.
Overall, we finished in just over 32 hours. I’m so pleased with how well everyone got along. This was one of my very favorite Ragnar experiences – if not the best. Good friends, great runners, and the best scenery in my beloved home state. Ragnar Michigan, I just can’t quit you! I know I will be back.
"Disclaimer: I received a 5k Crate Shipment as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
There are a million subscription boxes out there. They vary widely in price, quality and usefulness. I was given the chance to try out 5k crate, which I thought would be like every other running-focused subscription box. I was wrong.
I wasn’t familiar with 5k crate, but it turns out that they are focused on providing high quality, premium running gear for the everyday runner – with items you will actually USE!
Here’s what was in my crate:
I wasn’t expecting such full size useful items!
The first item I dug into were the socks. I brought them on vacation with me. They felt like the same moisture wicking material that you would see in a tech shirt, in a nice bright color. Comfortable and washed well. I liked them !! Bonus - it coordinated with the shirt that came in the box too!
Mission Cooling Towel
Next I tried out the cooling towel. I have been wanting one of these for awhile now, and for whatever reason, just haven’t gotten around to getting one. I used it after a run in the AZ heat. I just wetted it and attempted to “snap” it. I’m not sure if I was doing it right, it felt good, but it wasn’t COLD. It was probably user error. It’s a good size towel and it dries fast! This is a keeper.
Mission Running shirt
It FINALLY cooled off enough to wear a short sleeve shirt in Phoenix. Luckily the shirt was not unisex and it came in a fitted style! It fit perfectly. (you provide your top, bottom and shoe size when you sign up). This shirt was very lightweight – but it’s strongest selling feature is the fast drying aspect. It says it dries 5x faster than your typical moisture wicking material. Normally when I get home from a run, the first thing I need to do is get that nasty running top and sports bra off. However, this was basically dry in the 5 minutes it took me to drive home. I would TOTALLY wear this and would love to buy one in a tank top style if available.
When I saw these in the cart, I thought to myself – these are coming with me to Ragnar! They are HUGE and have a eucalyptus scent. I did not try these out yet because they have to come with me to Ragnar! Too good to waste now. Look at the size - 31.5 x 19.7!
La Fresh SPF wipes
Who doesn’t need sunscreen on the go? Just toss a wipe in your purse if you’re headed to a ballgame, soccer match or a run/hike. I didn't actually try them out yet, I am saving these for Ragnar next week.
Spigen wireless headphones
Truth be told, I don’t actually need another pair of headphones, I happen to love mine. But, it’s good to have a backup, so I wanted to give these a try. I first charged them - they took a few hours to charge. I tried to pair them with my phone, but was not successful. It said "pairing" but it never did sync. I will try it again, I'm sure it was user error or something.
This was the nicest subscription box I have seen for runners. It is only quarterly, but the value is guaranteed to be at least a $100. I was delighted that it wasn’t gel samples or energy bar samples (yawn). I am going to use at least 6 of the 7 items in this box. The price is $59.99 per quarter, and you save more than 10% if you prepay annually. You can also save $5 by joining their email list to receive specials. I will consider buying myself one of these next year as a one off, but probably not a full year subscription.
"Disclaimer: I received a complimentary race entry for the Rock n Roll Savannah Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
This year, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series will be celebrating 20 Years Running. 2017 will also mark Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah Marathon & 1/2 Marathon’s 7th year with the series.
I’m taking on the half marathon, less than 8 weeks away. This race is going to be special to me for 2 reasons:
There are several distances to choose from:
If you need a fall marathon or half, join me! Right now, you can save $15 with BIBRAVE15 on the half or full.
My next RNR Savannah post will take a look at the course, live entertainment and area attractions.
"Disclaimer: I received a Stunt Puppy Go Dog Glo Collar to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I will admit that I hadn’t put much thought into my dog’s collar. He was wearing a “hand me down” from our previous dog. It was nothing special, but it did the job.
Then I received the Go Dog Glo collar from Stunt Puppy -
The collar comes in 6 bright colors, so of course I chose my favorite (orange). My first reaction was how smooth and light it was. And, that it had an extra D ring. The advantage there is that you can be clipped into one with your leash on his back, and his tags can still hang from the D ring below his neck. It’s wide open space with no other clutter.
Reflection is a wonderful feature – especially if you walk your dog early in the morning or late at night. In the summers here in Arizona, that is pretty much the only choice we have if we want to not melt. My dog can be a door dasher sometimes, so knowing that he could be seen at night if he got out makes me feel a little better too. Below is a pic taken in the dark with a flash, similar to what would show with headlights. It was so brightly reflective!
Stunt Puppy makes collars, leashes, harnesses and ID collars – all Made in the USA! The collar retails for $26.00. Right now they are offering 20% off with code BIBRAVE917.
"Disclaimer: I received an entry to the Craft Classic Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
I’m coming into the home stretch of my training for my next half marathon, the Craft Classic, here in Arizona this October. I’ve got 6 weeks left, which seems crazy to me!
I had an insane July with back to back work trips, which made for inconsistent training. That combined with the Arizona heat has left me feeling less than at the top of my game.
One key that I am still missing is hill training. I got in some hill training on a recent weekend trip in Northern Arizona, and also last weekend at Ragnar Colorado. I am hereby vowing that after Labor Day I will start incorporating one hill workout a week (where, I am not sure!). Plus I want to get in 1-2 long runs up in Fountain Hills, where the race is.
Recently, I attended a local craft beer festival (I told you, I'm a junkie!) - and I met one of the organizers from the Craft Classic! So cool. I scored one of their awesome shirts.
As a reminder, here is the big draw for this race:
Be on the lookout for “social runs” in the area. You can see some of the course, get to know some fellow runners and of course, enjoy some delicious craft beer after!
PLUS save $10 on the half with code BIBRAVEHALF. Register here!
Cheers to the last 6 weeks of training...good luck to all of you running!
When I heard that I was selected to receive a spot on Nuun Hydration’s team at Ragnar Colorado, I was over the moon with excitement. I even wrote this post about it.
Everyone knows that I’m Ragnar obsessed. It’s my goal to someday #runalltheragnars. I knew that the scenery would be incredible. I just ran two half marathons in June, and have been training for my fall marathons, so I thought I was in decent shape. It wasn’t until a week or so out that I really started dawning on me that the elevation could be a problem. I did run at 5500 feet a week before Ragnar when I was up in Northern AZ. And I had run the Sedona 10k earlier this year at about 4300 ft. I honestly felt more challenged by the hills than the elevation.
Our team, the Nuunicorns (cute right?) was comprised of 6 guys and 6 girls. I was assigned to van 2. I’ve only been in van 1 in all of my previous Ragnars. It’s my preference, but hey, I was just grateful to be on the team so I can’t complain!
The lineup was:
Runner 1 – Cody (Captain, works for Nuun)
Runner 2 – Alessandra
Runner 3 - Moe
Runner 4 – Christopher
Runner 5 – Meg
Runner 6 – Zach
Runner 7 – Brittany (Captain, works for Nuun)
Runner 8 – ME!
Runner 9 – Ryan
Runner 10 – Kalletta
Runner 11 – Seth
Runner 12 – Caleb
Out of everyone, Ryan was the only one I had met before. I knew he was a super fast runner, and assumed that most of the others would be too. As everyone started arriving, I learned they were all pretty accomplished runners and triathletes from all over the US and Canada. Most of them were new to Ragnar. I was by far the most “seasoned” Ragnarian - and was happy to share my passion and tips with the crew!
I had studied the leg maps and saw that my longest leg was my first one – it was 9.7 miles and started at 10,000 ft elevation near Copper Mountain, Co! The only thing keeping me from having a panic attack about that was that it was mostly downhill. I would lose 2000 ft elevation during that run. Wow!
Nuun generously provided us with all the snacks and supplies we could possibly need for the adventure. Plus tons of Nuun Hydration to power us through, of course! We divided it up between the two vans, and then decorated our vans. The crew really got into it and covered just about every available inch of the vans! Next up was dinner – we got to venture into downtown Denver into Larimer Square. We went to a cool place, Euclid Hall, and had a good time getting to know each other a bit.
Our team start time was 9:15am. Since we were van 2, we didn’t need to be there until 2pm to check in. It was an hour and 40 minute drive up into the mountains to get to the start. I’ve never been past Denver, so it was a new adventure for me! Wow, wow, wow. Stunning scenery everywhere you look. We started at Copper Mountain Resort. Gorgeous!
My first leg started at about 5pm outside of Vail on the Vail Pass Trail. It was about 65-70 degrees when I started. I went on a paved bike path that followed the river. The first .3 mile was a big incline, which felt like a punch in the face - like "Welcome to Colorado, B****". I started feeling tingly when I ran up that hill, like the altitude was kicking my butt. Luckily, within the first mile, the trail started its descent. It was incredible! Naturally I had to make stops to take pictures. How could I not?
This leg went on forever! I only saw a handful of people the whole time. Not much of an opportunity for “kills”. In fact, at about 5 miles the trail crossed the freeway and had this little offshoot with no arrows pointing the right way. It seemed logical that I made the right choice and was going the right way, but it was disconcerting that I didn’t see anyone for a long time and there was no signage to give me reassurance. I considered texting my van to tell them I may have made a wrong turn, but I finally had someone come near me on the trail and it gave me the confidence boost I needed. I finally made it to the finish only to find out that the van went to the wrong exchange! I had to wait about 10-15 minutes for them to show up.
When I finished, it was almost dusk, so the temperature started dropping off. I was immediately chilly and had trouble warming up. I was too cold to even get out of the van the next few exchanges to cheer on teammates. I had made the mistake of not getting off all my wet layers right away (the sports bra was a challenge to discreetly take off). That kept the chill in and made me miserable for awhile.
We finally finished our first round and were anxious to get some shuteye. We slept at the major exchange we’d be starting at. Most of us chose to sleep on the gym floor. Not awesome, but it was great to stretch out for a bit. I was hoping I was delirious when Caleb announced around 1am that we had to be back down in 25 minutes to start again. Nope. True.
My next leg started around 3am. It was about 50 degrees. My route was again going to be on a paved bike path next to a river in Glenwood Canyon. I was hoping it would be lit, but it wasn’t. Pitch dark. Thank goodness for my knuckle lights! It was 4.7 miles, for the most part pretty flat. Really deserted. I didn’t see that many people, but I did get two official kills on that leg. I would have LOVED to see this route in the daytime.
After that run, I was smarter and I made sure I got fully changed into warm dry clothes. We unfortunately got lost while trying to pick up our runner – the navigation had us going in circles even though we were so close we could feel it.
Once we picked our last runner up, it was on to breakfast in Carbondale. We found an incredibly quaint place with great coffee and charm. It was just what we needed! We had made up some good time during our night runs and were starting to close the gap a bit.
We headed out to the next exchange where a few people decided to rest, but once the sun is up that is just about impossible for me. They combined legs due to construction, so I would be running it with our captain Brittany. The sun was really warming things up. It was only 2.6 miles – but by then my legs were just shredded from all the downhill miles I did the day before.
It started out on the Rio Grande trail, then crossed a bridge and all of a sudden there was this horrendously steep dirt section that I had to hike up. I was feeling light headed and I couldn’t keep up with Brittany, so I just powered through it on my own. I just can’t explain the difficulty that the elevation was causing – It sapped all my energy, and I lost the will to push myself any further. There were some great rolling hills, which honestly felt better, and then the run was finally up and I was done with all my legs!
We got through the last 4 runners who had some pretty tough legs. It was getting HOT and we were going right into the sun. I’m so impressed with how everyone handled the heat and elevation. Only ¼ of the runners were “locals” from Colorado. Then our captain got a text message regarding bears! Being sighted in the area! Holy crap. Runners were really struggling as it was, and now this! One of our fast runners, Ryan, was doing all the additional mileage he could. He even got up and ran 10 miles the morning of Ragnar, before his legs started. He offered to run some extra legs just for funsies and accompanied Caleb on the last leg of the race, which is an extremely challenging 8.5 mile trail with uneven terrain up and over snowmass.
The finish area was really cool at the ski resort. We hung out and waited for them to finish. As usual for Ragnar, I didn’t get to spend barely any time with the other van, which is always such a bummer. There were some really cool people in that group, I wish I could have gotten to know them better.
Finally we finished and got our finisher medals. We had a 4 hour drive back to Denver, so there was no time to waste. Some of the time was passed listening to boy bands from the 90’s – which the rest of the crew knew the words to with incredible detail. It was entertaining, anyway…
This was a unique Ragnar experience for me; and a very humbling one. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of Team Nuun and appreciated the amazing opportunity to connect with fellow ambassadors and to experience running in the mountains. However, I was the oldest and slowest. I was 15-20 years older than the majority of the other runners. I have MAD respect for the fast runners and accomplished athletes on my team. While many of them boasted about their kills, I was happy to just be getting through my challenging runs with the elevation. I noticed when we were parked at the finish that someone had drawn a turtle near my name that was on the side of the van. That was “cute”, but it honestly didn’t make me feel very good.
Nuun’s customers and athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities – I’m glad that Nuun recognizes that and offers the everyday midpack runner these types of opportunities. Thank you again Nuun for allowing me this experience and for keeping me well hydrated :)
Cheers to another Ragnar adventure completed!
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My father, an amazing man, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma - a blood cancer - back in 2001. He was always very active, and watched his diet. He battled this disease with grace and determination. He worked his way into remission, but in 2003 it came back.
In November 2003, my mother and father flew out for my wedding. The flight from Michigan took its toll on my dad and he arrived feeling fairly weak, just 2 days before the wedding. He ended up being hospitalized the day before the wedding, and missed the entire rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I was scared and devastated. This was supposed to be the happiest time of my life, but I was worried about my dad.
In the hospital, my dad was given a much needed blood transfusion. The next morning, when I got home from having my hair and makeup done, my dad was sitting at my kitchen table, with a smile on his face and a glow of renewed energy about him. It was the best sight ever.
My dad was able to walk me down the aisle, and fully enjoy his daughter's wedding, thanks to a precious blood donation.
Blood donation helps so many people. Did you know that:
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I hope you join me in making a difference! #daddysgirlforever #beimpulsive
Disclaimer: I received compensation from United Blood Services for participating in this campaign, as part of being a Fitfluential Ambassador.
"Disclaimer: I received an Eat Smart Precision Digital Bathroom Scale to review as part of being a Fitfluential Ambassador.
I have had my current bathroom scale for honestly somewhere between 5-10 years. Over the years, the display was getting harder to read, and the body fat % reader fluctuated wildly. I am thrilled to be replacing this scale with the new sleek Precision Digital Bathroom Scale from Eat Smart. I recently reviewed their kitchen food scale and loved it, so I knew I would be getting a quality product in a bathroom scale.
Here are the features of this scale:
I tried it right away and found it to be extremely accurate. I love that it doesn’t just show pounds or half pounds – it shows your weight in increments of .2 oz! So every little bit of your progress made shows up! That is huge. I also loved that I didn't have to squint to read it (I'm old!) - these numbers are quite large and there is no guessing!
This is a very nice, and affordable scale. It retails for anywhere between $19.95 - $38.99. ! It also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and two-year warranty.
Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!