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    Hi, friends! Happy Friday and happy National Flip Flop Day! I hope you’re rockin’ the flops today! In honor of National Flip Flop Day, my friends at New Balance are giving away 3 pairs of flip flops to 3 lucky CNC readers! Did you know New Balance made flip flops in addition to sneakers and […]



    As you probably know, I’m all about motivational quotes and mantras when it comes to fitness. (I actually have a whole Pinterest board devoted to them.) They inspire me to work hard and help me overcome challenges. With that said, here are some motivational fitness (and life) quotes from New Balance. They were printed on […]



    If you missed my previous Reach the Beach posts, here they are: Last-Minute Relay Preparations New Balance Factory Tour & Team Dinner Reach the Beach Relay: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Reach the Beach Relay: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM Reach the Beach Relay: 1:00 AM–11:30 AM Ok, so where did we leave off? Oh, […]



    Back to the Reach the Beach adventures… Two thumbs up for night running!!! Actually, it’s pretty scary. Ok, it’s kind of fun, but mostly scary. I guess I’m on the fence about night running. At 1:00 AM, I woke up totally disorientated and pretty exhausted. I knew I didn’t have much time to get ready […]



    Ready for more? Sorry I left you hanging! Around 4:00 PM, it was finally time for Van 2 to run their first legs. Since I was runner #7, I started the running rotation. Sarah finished her leg strong. Our hand-off was seamless (our first snap bracelet “snap” was the best of the three legs as […]