Inspiring Blogger Award

Before I get to today’s post I want to say thank you to all your kind words on yesterday’s. I got word today that my grandma is officially out of ICU, she is one tough cookie.

I also have some great news, I have joined Kona Kase as an affiliate, join now and start getting your kase of the month. If you have any questions feel free to email me!

Now onto today’s post:


Here are the rules:

~Display the award logo on your blog
~Link back to the person who nominated you
~State 7 things about yourself
~Nominate 15 bloggers for this award and link to them
~Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

I have a love/hate relationship with these types of things, while I think it is a great honor when another blogger nominates you, I also struggle with coming up with random facts about myself. Thank you to Shanna for nominating me

Seven Things About Myself :

1. I was in a sorority in college and some of my best friends to do this day are from that group of women. I also wish that I was closer to my sorority in general.


2.  I used to have a pierced eyebrow, I only took it out before I went to Greece to meet some of Nick’s family.

3. From day one my best friend for life has been my sister. She is still my best friend, I love her.

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4. I am independent and rarely ask for help. I hate feeling needy and like I can’t handle my own business.

5. I am always dreaming of the ocean.


6. I love traveling, I love traveling with these two, and NOLA was absolutely one of my favorite places.


7. I don’t open myself up to many people. I am guarded and I hate being vulnerable, at least about the “big” things. I won’t even open up unless prodded. I’m a real peach huh.

Instead of naming 15 people, because I could not narrow the blogs that I love to just 15, so I am taking a page from my CT homegirl, and nominating everyone who reads this. Or just tell me a random fact about you in the comments.


Kona Kase Review

I recently got the opportunity to try Kona Kase.

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Kona Kase is a monthly subscription service, similar to your Birchbox or Bulu Boxes, that delivers endurance nutrition samples to you!

This is a great service and not just if you are new to endurance sports. Lets face it, we have all forked over hard earned money for a type of fuel or recovery and hated it or the product wreaked havoc on our body. At least I hope I am not the only one. Kona Kase lets you try different products to see if they work with your body and if you like them.

Kona Kase is $15 per month and ship one the 15th of every month, and soon you will be able to go to the website and purchase the items you like. Shipping is free as well and you can cancel your membership any time WITHOUT penalty.

Each kase is a surprise, however you can see past kases to get an idea of products.

I tried the October Kase, lets break it down by product.

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Clif Builder’s Protein Bar – Chocolate Mint Flavor

Larabar – Blueberry Muffin Flavor

Powerbar Performance Energy – Banana Flavor

I’ll be honest, the only bar I liked was the Clif bar. I know from previous experience that the blueberry Larabar is not for me. I tried the Powerbar but I didn’t really love the flavor.


2nd Surge Gel – Chocolate tasted good very similar to a Gu.

3 FRS Drink Sticks – Orange similar to EBoost, not a flavor I would use frequently, but not too sweet.

Vega Drink Stick – Chocolate the one item I have yet to try, I will update this as soon as I do!

Sharkies – Berry I loved these, similar to any shot blok in consistency, although berry is not my favorite flavor, these weren’t bad.

Gatorade Prime – Berry This was VERY sweet and sat in my stomach a bit weird. I was always interested in trying this but I am glad this is how I was able too, since I don’t think I would go out and buy these on my own.

I would definitely buy the Clif bars, Sharkies and 2nd surge again on my own.

So would I try Kona Kase again? Yes! I loved the idea behind the product and ironically would use more of the items in this than in my birchboxes. How would I improve it?

It would be awesome if you could customize even more, perhaps make a “no list” in terms of flavors that you don’t like? Or even more specifics, like I know that I don’t like the blueberry larabar. Other than that I loved the box.

What items would you love to see in a Kona Kase? What is your favorite endurance sports item?

Disclaimer: I was provided one months box free of charge, as always opinions are my own.

Time is Love

Today’s post is most definitely inspired by this song.

It’s so hard sometimes to not get hurt by stupid things that have happened in my life, but I have to remember there are so many good things that are going on. I have had a lot of negativity regarding my Nike half, which is pretty disappointing. So in order to not let it get me down, I am making a list of things that are great lately.

I’ve been sort of MIA since we are packing up our condo and we are moving.

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1. Cabinets are empty so B has started hiding his toys in them. I love opening the cabinet and finding clifford, blocks, pacifiers and water cups.

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2. I’ve received a few new products to try, the first being this Uncle Sam cereal.

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I am really excited to test out this! The Kona Kase is such an awesome concept, I have been slowly testing out all the products, so I will have that up for you soon!

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Yurbuds, I have been testing these out, and so far, love them. I will have a review of these for you too!

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4. Family – B & Uncle Chris.

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Sister & I

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The husband & I at the Patriots game.

Love is what really matters, I need to forget about the hate.