Flavor of the Month: Jelly Belly’s Sport Beans

Jelly Belly’s jelly beans are great! Watermelon is my favorite flavor so when I found out that Jelly Belly made a watermelon flavored endurance nutrition, I thought I had found my new go-to. Wrong, wrong, WRONG. The flavor was sickly sweet and had a weird, slightly bitter, aftertaste, possibly due to the added caffeine, vitamins and electrolytes. The portion…

Haters Gonna Hate Your FitBit

In the past week I’ve seen two articles citing to the same study that basically says – you don’t need a fitbit (or other wearable activity tracker); your phone can do the same job just as well; and you aren’t going to get healthier just by wearing a device. Both the articles had really aggressive…

Product Review: Qalo Ring

Scott and I got engaged while I was in deep in training for the 2013 NYC Marathon. After we returned from vacation and training started again I started asking around. “What do you do with your ring when you run?” I didn’t know if I should risk running with it (what if some freak accident…

Product Review: Garmin Vivofit

A little over a year ago, my friend Michelle and I read an article that Runner’s World published about the harmfulness of sitting. As Americans we sit and sit a LOT. Athletes think they’re given a pass because we’re active. As the article outlines though, just because we are active for a portion of the…