Running Mates Reveal Day

Hello Monday! I love Mondays, it’s a day of renewal. It’s a symbolic “moving on” day. As I suspected, shark week was not good. I overate and under exercised and gained 2.2 lbs redface

But today is Monday and I get to start anew. I had an amazing tropical fruit smoothie for breakfast, some almonds and dark chocolate for a snack, baked fish with tomatoes and herbs… and the day is only getting better, I’m heading to the movies tonight to watch the premiere of Doctor Who. What else could a girl ask for? Oh! I know… workout goodies.

Screen shot 2014-08-25 at 4.09.34 PMLast week I received my first Running Mates package. So exciting. I got paired with none other than the creator of the pen pal program herself, Ms. Karen from RunWright. Running Mates is an exercise related gift exchange program similar to Foodie Penpals which you may be more familiar with if you’ve visited my blog before. The total worth of the gift should be around $15 which I have to say is easy when it comes to foodie items but here you have to get a bit more creative. I mean that in a good way.

Here’s what I got:

  • IMG_1390A pair of super cute and comfy Balega socks which totally matched my running t-shirt. I wore them for my run yesterday and they felt great. Fit like a glove.
  • 2 on-the-go energy gels: one PowerGel Pomegranate Blueberry Acai and one GU Energy Salted Caramel. I’m holding on to these for when I do my first (outdoors and for realz) 5K.
  • Now this is nifty: nuun electrolyte enhanced drink tabs (tropical flavor). I had never used this product before so it feels a little futuristic… and therefore, I love it!


I really enjoyed this experience and am already looking forward to the next. These programs are a great way to get to know other bloggers and/or runners and get some great tips and gear from fellow workout buds.

Thank you so much Karen!




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