What I’m Up To Next (With Running)

TGIF! I thought it was high time I got back into vlogging, so here is what I am doing next as far as running goes. Sorry if I ramble, remember I haven’t done this in a long time!

 

QOTD: What are you running next?

Want to win ASICS gear for a year? Enter HERE. (Valued at approx $3k!)

Beauty Defined

This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential

I participated in a Twitter chat Monday night put on by Fitfluential and Under Armour.

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We were talking specifically about the #WhatsBeautiful campaign, and how we can inspire, motivate and challenge other women. We talked about true beauty, and it got me to thinking about what beautiful really means. Then, I noticed one of the challenges on the Under Armour What’s beautiful site is asking us to define Beauty, so I thought a vlog was in order! I would love to hear your thoughts.

QOTD: What is true beauty to YOU?

*You can join my Under Armour team and help me inspire others, or follow my profile!

Why I Run

 

As a ZOOMA Florida ambassador, I was asked to share with you all why I run. I really put some thought into it and shared my heart in this quick video (while trying not to cry!) I would love it if you would take a look and then share why YOU run in the comments!

Bottom line…frustrated, but still thankful. So appropriate for Thanksgiving week.

QOTD: Why do YOU run? Can you relate to anything I said in the video?

Good Gear Giveaway

 

Good morning! Catching up from the weekend?

Weekly Recap

RWS Features #34

Enchilada casserole with ground turkey

Today I am hosting a GIVEAWAY! check out this vlog to see what I am giving away, it’s a good one!

Be sure to check out Good Gear’s website to learn more about them, and you can even like them on Facebook. Guys, I failed to mention, they make men’s gear as well!!!

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Good Gear shorts

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Good Gear top

Ok, so here are the details for entry:

1.) Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite Olympic sport is

2.) Leave a SEPARATE comment, letting me know you tweeted the following (and leave your twitter name or link to the tweet, please) “I want to win bamboo sports apparel from @mygoodgear and @runningwithsass http://runningwithsass.com/good-gear-giveaway/

You have until Thursday night at 8:00 PM to enter and I will announce the winner on SATURDAY’S post. Good luck everyone!

Friday Favorites: Food Edition

 

Good morning! Another weekend is upon us! We have some fun plans including a wedding to go to so I am stoked! What are you doing this weekend? I haven’t done Friday Favorites in awhile so I thought it would be fun to bring it back with a bang, vlog style! Enjoy my rambling!

 

In case you are curious about any of the products I mentioned in the video, here are the links:

Wild Harvest <—— Healthy Living Summit sponsors, you won’t want to miss them, so get a ticket while you still can!

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Cascadian Farm: Great company, sweet people, yummy food.

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Archer Farms: I love Target. Enough said.

Swanson Health Products*: The prices on this website are amazing yall, on everything! They also have so so many different products. Go check it out.

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Fit Frappe: easy and convenient and packed with protein!

*I was provided free product in exchange for my thoughts and opinions expressed on my blog, however, they are my own.

QOTD: What foods are you loving this summer?

Tour of the YMCA Vlog

 

Hello friends! I am back to my vlogging today, and this time it’s not just me staring into the camera. Well…the first part is but that’s ok. Below you will find three videos. The first is the introduction to what I am doing. The second is a video explaining our running trails and village green area. The third is a tour of the actual YMCA in my neighborhood.

I am sure you are aware that my state, Mississippi, is the most obese in the nation. However, there are plenty of active and healthy things to do here if you look hard enough. I am going to start showcasing these things, and thought my neighborhood Y would be a good place to start.

(check out the site before the building was built)

Intro to what I am planning to do and why:

Village green and running trails:

YMCA tour: I decided to go in right when they opened as not to disturb gym goers. The only people working out were the other employees, and I got their permission.

Thanks for watching!

QOTD: If you had to do a vlog to share a healthy location in your city, what would you vlog about?

Childhood Obesity Vlog

 

Good morning! I am actually away/busy this weekend, but here is something fun I filmed for you yesterday before the craziness started. I decided due to some coaxing from some blends to do some more vlogs. I have some great ideas for some fun and action packed ones for when I am out of the boot, but for now you just have to listen to me talk. Smile

Today’s vlog is about something near and dear to my heart, the childhood (and college student) obesity epidemic. Hear what I have to say on the matter, and I would LOVE your feedback! I will “recap” below the post in case you don’t have speakers/don’t want to wake your entire family up by listening to my dog growl at me in my video. Enjoy!

Oh boy. Yes, my dog DOES growl to be held, like a child. Well, kids don’t growl…I hope. Anyway, as a recap:

-Obesity in children and young adults is worse than ever

-College students need better education on healthy habits and eating/exercise coming into an already overwhelming Freshman year.

-kids need to step away from the screen and go PLAY outside.

-PARENTS need to take responsibility for instilling healthy habits, and with the help of schools and the community, we need to come up with more ways to fix this problem.

QOTD: My questions for you:

1.) What can we do as a parent/teacher/member of a community do to fix this

2.) What do you already do/implement as a parent/teacher/community member to teach children and young adults healthy habits? I would love to start some discussion!

*Bloggers! If you are running Disney Princess and want to take part in a meet up please vote on the poll on my right sidebar!

*readers and bloggers, if you would like me to share a picture of your Christmas tree and or outdoor lights e mail me a picture at runningwithsass@gmail.com and your blog link (if you have one) and I will post them all as a virtual Christmas tour as we get closer to Christmas

 

…aaannnddd for your enjoyment, I present you this six second little gem. By the way, the last word I am saying (which sadly got cut off) is “fail!”