Thursday, March 19, 2015


SO you all KNOW my love for Albion Fit.

I mean it was my last blog post - - yes, 15 months ago!  Geez, where does the time go?

A lot has happened since then.  I now am a mom of TWO.  My little Bo is now 6 1/2 months old.

Being a mom again has truly been the biggest blessing ever.  This little guy took nearly 9 years to get to us.  We are loving every minute.

That being said, let's be honest, who doesn't love a little rest & RELAXATION?!

My amazing friends at ALBION Fit are hosting a RELAX. RECHARGE. REFOCUS. RETREAT. 


For 4 days, and 3 nights, immerse yourself in one of the world's most pristine mountain settings at the exclusive, Forbes 5 star, Stein Eriksen Resort and Spa in Deer Valley, Utah.  Begin your retreat with a welcome basket, brimming with fabulous fitness and beauty gadgets and accessories. Enjoy an Albion Apparel gift card for a weekend's worth of premium fitness, swims, and loungewear. Exercise your body under the watchful care of Awaken Retreat instructors, industry-leading professionals available around the clock to help you set fitness goals and create a plan to achieve them. Create your own schedule from a broad selection of fitness activities: Start your day with a sunrise Vinyasa atop a mountain overlook at 9,000 feet. Sign up for daily pilates reformer classes with hands on instruction. Experience weightlessness for the first time in aerial yoga, gracefulness in a barre class, or hit the mountainside in an adrenaline-boosting trail run.  Alongside elite fitness classes, Soulstice also offers a wide variety of intellectual and soulful workshops, providing experiences and memories to take with you beyond the retreat. Have fun with new friends learning healthy eating tips from a New York Time's best selling author, taken an oil-painting workshop and create a landscape portrait to hang on a wall at home, or learn how to use natural light from a professional photographer.  In your free time, take hot air balloon ride over the Wasatch mountains, go horse-back riding on aspen-laden trails, or pamper yourself at the 5 star spa and get a 90 minute, hot stone massage. Enjoy exquisite cuisine with fresh, local ingredients hand crafted by America's finest artisanal chefs and shop on Park City's historical Main Street.  At Soulstice, your time is yours, to spend as you please.

June 18-21.

Check out this link for more info: SOULSTICE



@albionfit @steinlodge and @awakenretreats and @RUNEMZ and tag your BFF - IN MY INSTAGRAM POST. That's it. 

For a bonus entry, repost on YOUR IG and tag @soulsticeretreat.  

Relax, recharge,refocus, retreat. GOOD LUCK! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Workout clothes are a huge part of my life! 
When Albion Fit contacted me about doing a review and giveaway......I was stoked. 

What I also love about Albion Fit is the versatility of each piece in their line that easily goes beyond the daily workout. Their pieces are not just something you can wear to a gym, but they are also items that you can wear for day-today-wear. AKA Costco.  Huge win.
Their line offers a broad selection of pieces. In fact, I had a hard time deciding what pieces I wanted to try!  However, these two items are what I chose:

~ Go long legging in COBALT

In love with this color.


~ Signature hoodie in heather grey

I'm a sucker for thumb holes.  Love them.

The best part today is that they are giving away a $100 shopping spree to inspire you to get moving and to get your exercise on!

If you’re like me, your body loves exercise, needs it, and craves it...... and new workout clothes always help inspire a better workout. Right? .......Or at least an exciting visit to Costco. We need to nail those shopping trips too. ;) 
My friends at Albion Fit want to offer a $100 gift card to one lucky RunEmz reader! Also use code: runemz15 for 15% off any purchase now thru Sunday, January 5th!

To enter:

1. Visit Albion Fit — leave a blogpost comment with your favorite item.
2. BONUS Pin your favorite item onto a Pinterest board [paste the link to that pin in the blogpost comments]
3. BONUS:  follow albionfit on Instagram & tag 3 friends on MY instagram post for this giveaway.

Good luck!
Winner will be announced January 5th.
[yes, you win ON my that.]

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Running After Routledge - Longrunergy

It's been way too long since I last checked in.  It's been a pretty awesome couple of months.

So grateful.

I know the holiday's are in full swing and we are all bouncing around from one place to the next........I just wanted to share a link with you all.

I had the absolute privilege to meet Susie a few months ago. 

 [Longrunergy] This lady is truly an inspiration.  A clear example of using running to do good in the world.

In February she will be taking part in an incredible journey. [biggest understatement ever]

PLEASE take a moment to read about it [here].

If you can donate - that would rock.
If you can spread the word through twitter, blog, Facebook - that is equally awesome.

I love seeing runners doing amazing things with their talents.

You are incredible Susie!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"Javelina" - The Sheepdogs [ Javelina Jundred ]

Only four days to go.

Four days until my first [TRAIL] 100 mile run. Yes, I have done two other 100+ mile runs but ------ they were both on a treadmill. So this will be new, exciting, nerve wracking & [hopefully] awesome.

The Javelina Jundred.

This race takes place at the McDowell Mountain Regional Park outside Fountain Hills, AZ.

It is a race I've wanted to do for the past three years. It typically falls on my/our anniversary. And I really can't blame the Pita for NOT wanting to spend our day watching his crazy wife run in loops for 24 hours.

HOWEVER...........this year it is 3 days after our anniversary and he surprised me with the best anniversary present ever.

My. Race. Entry.

The Javelina Jundred is comprised of six and a half loops on the rolling single track and jeep track of the 15.4 mile Pemberton Trail. The race begins in the clockwise direction and alternates each loop (washing machine style).

And we all really know WHY I signed up don't we?

Ya, I might be slightly obsessed with belt buckles. And this one......

the. freaking. best.

I will crawl, if I must, to get this buckle.

I plan to fuel mostly the same way I did in San Francisco. Mad amounts of Vega hydrator, Vega Energizer, bagels & #ALLTHEFREAKINGPICKLEJUICE I can get my hands on.

It is going to be a HOT one.

HIGH: 89* / Low 60* ---- not ideal but not horrible.

The hydration is going to be critical.

Good thing - I was just sent 500. Yes. FIVE + ZERO + ZERO shaker cups from GNC. Because if you express a GREAT dislike of shaker bottles ........ they'll send you 500. I kid. I kid.

It goes without saying but I AM A HUGE fan of GNC. Always have been. I'm pretty sure the Athletarian & I hit up no less than 5 GNC's in the 5 days she was in Arizona.

I'm truly grateful they have donated these freaking make my eyes hurt shaker bottles.

I'll be selling them and donating ALL the funds [less actual shipping fees] to Effect International. The same charity I ran to raise funding for last month in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more info......

And one of the best parts of this weekend.......

This Guy:

Mr. Combs. He will be pacing me for the last 40-ish miles of this run. My partner in VEGA crime. He was one of the people who inspired me to go "plant based". Haven't looked back since. He is an amazing runner & I am truly blessed to have him pace me.

What an adventure this will be.

If you'd like to donate to Effect International click the link [here].


Friday, September 20, 2013


I am one insanely blessed girl to have IKUNA in my corner.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Until I find the words........

. . . . . here are my two favorite photos of my 108.88 mile journey.

My Peanut & I:

My Pita & I:

My heart is bursting with gratitude. The love I have been shown in the past 7 days is truly impossible to put into words.

So. Freaking. Grateful.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"......girl with great big plans....."

Today. Has. Been. Awesome.

this song + a TEXT like no other = all.freaking.smiles.

Run starts tomorrow at Rallypad [144 2nd street]
Treadmills move to Market Street & 4th around 6AM Friday.

one. more. sleep.