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5 Favs from 5 Brands on Friday

Happy Friday!!!

Anyone else have a hard week with their workouts? As you know, I am running the ‘1,000 Miles for 100 Smiles’ challenge. We have a private facebook group and the motivation is contagious. But for some reason this week, I am lacking. Ugh. But I have a run scheduled for tomorrow, so I am not going to beat myself up. Especially since my eating stayed clean 80% of the time.

Oh… want to participate in the challenge… click below 😉


But more on the challenge later!


When I first started to run, I had no clue where to start. Do I use a handheld bottle or the runner’s version of a fanny pack? Gels, bloks, and waffles? And that thing called a foam roller…. who the hell created a torture device out of foam?

Luckily, as I ran with the Fleet Feet Savannah C.R.E.W. program , I started to learn a bunch of information and how I could make my running easier by fueling and hydrating properly. Plus, who doesn’t want cute run clothes?

I’m going to start sharing a few of my favorites every once in a while. And please comment on your favorites!!

5 Favs with 5 Bands for blog

Fuel Belt: I run with the fanny pack of hydration and LOVE IT. I have tried handhelds and can’t jam on those. I have the two bottle system which works well for me. When I run shorter races, I almost feel naked without it!

Honey Stinger Products:  Their chews taste amazing and provide the nutrition I need for my training. I also dig the waffles for pre-workout nutrition if I am in a pinch!

Brooks Pure Cadence 2: I didn’t think I would like such a light-weight shoe. But the Pure Cadence 2, is built for stability. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this shoe! Thanks Brooks for sending me a pair to test out!

Saucony Capris: These tights don’t roll down and stay put. Plus I feel like they make me look like I actually have a butt. Now THAT’S something I like 😉

Swiftwick Socks: No chaffing, no blisters = happy runner!


What’s your favorite gear??

Ledesma Sports Medicine Ultra Marathon & VIPs

On Saturday, Savannah was home to the first annual Ledesma Sports Medicine Ultra Marathon. I have been so excited for this event, because local races are really my favorite. Plus, the event organizers are such sweet people (Hi, DAN, MICHELLE, and TIM!!).

I was supposed to run this race but due to my knee issues, I didn’t have my mileage where it was supposed to be. BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t go out there and cheer like hell for my friends!

Ultra Aide Station

Lindsay and I went out to set up Aide Station #3 around 7:30am. We had a wide selection of food, gels and hydration. The best part of it was the M&M cookies… thankfully I left them for the runners 😉

The above photo doesn’t even do our station justice… we added a tent, more food and a really loud cheering section. I believe that if they did a ‘customer service’ survey, we would have scored ’10’s across the board!

Once the leading runners came through, things stayed exciting the whole time. Helping runners fill water bottles, passing out salt tabs, and cheering our hearts out! The best part about volunteering at Ultras is that everyone is laid-back and full of spirit.

Mel Ultra

{Go, Melissa, Go!}

Now, a first year event wasn’t without a few kinks. But nothing catastrophic or anything major and everyone is looking forward to next year already! Bigger, better and even more fun!

So I hope to see EVERYONE out there next year. Whether it be the 5k, 25k or 50k. Just run!


And last night, I had the pleasure of dining with the Fleet Feet Savannah family, head haunchos from Saucony, and Fleet Feet corporate folks. The big wigs came into town to celebrate the local Fleet Feet store for winning the #FindYourStrong video contest. You can see the winning video on the link to Fleet Feet Savannah above!

Saucony Dinner

It’s amazing where social media can take you…. I never thought I would be meeting the President of Saucony.

Thank you Fleet Feet for being such a positive influence in Savannah!