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Larabar Giveaway Winner!!

I hope all of your weekends are going well! I am spending my time relaxing, spring shopping (attempting to at least!), hanging out with Andy and cleaning up the house…the usual weekend things!  I’m also enjoying some treats, like pizza and Dairy Queen blizzards.  It’s not the weekend without em’ 😉

Larabar WINNER!

Before I get back to relaxing, I wanted to announce the winner of the Larabar Giveaway! Using the random number generator the winner was Courtney F! Congratulations! Please email me with your mailing address and T-shirt size (the shirts are fitted, which are nice!)

Thank you everyone for celebrating my first year blogging anniversary! I really enjoy blogging and hope to continue for a long time! 

Good night! 🙂

Running Warehouse Giveaway WINNER!

I wanted to announce the winner of the Running Warehouse gift card giveaway before I hit the sack.
Using the random number generator here, the winning number was 6! Congratulations Becca! 🙂  Email me at!
Remember you can still enter the Larabar giveaway until Saturday!!

Goodnight all!

Third Day of Giveaways!

**Don’t forget to enter the Running Warehouse Giveaway! I’ll be picking a winner TONIGHT!**

Third Day of Giveaways

I have my final day of giveaways for Cardio Pizza’s first blog anniversary.  Today’s giveaway comes from a well-known company that many bloggers (and non-bloggers!) enjoy: Larabar


Goods + Sumo Wrestler Stress it!

The folks over at Larabar were so kind and generous to send me some bars to sample and have offered to giveaway some goodies to a lucky reader of Cardio Pizza!

From the Larabar website:

LARABAR is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than nine ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended.

The bars I received to sample were:

  • Cherry Pie
  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Chocolate Coconut Chew
  • Lemon Bar
  • Ginger Snap
  • Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (which went un-pictured and directly into my mouth…it was delicious!)

I’ll let you know what I think of each of them as I try them out.  Today I brought the Ginger Snap flavor to work to enjoy as a mid-day snack.

What YOU can WIN

The winner of this giveaway will receive a 16-count variety pack of delicious bars plus a Larabar t-shirt!


Giveaway Goodies

How to Enter

  • Simply comment on this post telling me which flavor you like the best or which one you’re most interested in trying out.
  • Earn an extra entry by linking this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment telling me you did.

Good luck! I’ll pick a winner on Saturday!

Amazing Grass Giveaway WINNER!

Hello blog world! 🙂

How is your Wednesday going?

Mine is going pretty well, I can’t complain! The sun is shining, I’m feeling like myself again since being sick, and simply appreciating and enjoying life.

I have some fun trips planned for spring and summer and I am just so excited inside thinking about them.  I can’t wait to get together with family and friends who I don’t normally get to be around on a regular basis.  I love having fun events to look forward to!

Do you have any trips planned this spring or summer?

The last trip I took was to North Carolina last summer where my parents have a beach home.  I’m heading back there Memorial weekend with Andy and my family.  Can’t wait!

Last year's trip to NC: Me, my mom and my cousin's daughter

Me, my mom, and my cousin

Giveaway WINNER

I want to thank you all for participating in the giveaway! The winner will receive the following from Amazing Grass:

Orange Dreamsicle Super Food

Package of Bars

I don’t do a ton of giveaways because I don’t want to just give away “stuff”.  I want to give away something that I myself like and trust.  I really enjoy Amazing Grass and I hope that you enjoy it as well if you try it out.

Now for the WINNERof the giveaway….

I used the Random Number Generator here and number 3 was the winning number! Congratulations Suzy from Cup-Tin Creations!! Please email me at and send me your mailing address plus what flavor bars you want.  You can pick any flavor!

Also, the Running Warehouse Giveaway is still going on! So go ahead and enter,  I’ll pick a winner tomorrow night!

My Go-To Shoe + 2nd Day of Giveaways!

Good Morning!

Have you entered the Amazing Grass giveaway yet? If not, there’s still time! I’ll be picking a winner tomorrow night!


This morning started out with a nice workout.  I came into work early to get in some exercise before my day started at 8:30am.  I am planning on running a race with my dad in a few weeks, which I didn’t realize was coming up so soon! We’re running either the 5K or the 10K at the Flying Pig Marathon. Depending on how my running goes over the next few weeks will determine the distance 😉

Flying Pig!

According to my workout log I have not hit the treadmill since March 10th! Woops! I guess I needed a break from running.  But now that the weather is beginning to warm up, I think running will be more appealing to me and I’ll be able to take it outside.  Bottom line: I need to get my booty in gear if I want to do this race!

This morning I eased back into running and completed 20 minutes at paces between 5.0 and 6.0. After the run I decided to do a weight circuit as I wasn’t feeling any more cardio.

I did the following exercises two times through, back to back:

  • Assisted Pull Ups: 8 reps
  • Push Ups on toes: 10 reps
  • One Leg Deadlift with a kettle bell: 10 reps each leg
  • See Saw Shoulder Press with dumbbells (alternating arms): 12 reps each arm
  • Walking Lunges with overhead front raise holding a medicine ball: 12 reps each leg
  • One Arm Dumbbell Row: 10 reps each arm

The circuit only took about 10-15 minutes to complete, but kept me moving the whole time.  Felt good! I also stretched for a good 10-15 minutes too.  My hips are tight from my lack of stretching lately.  When I’m not running consistently, I slack on stretching also.

My Go-To Shoe

During my run I realized I needed new shoes. They feel quite worn!  My go-to shoes are Sauconys.  I love this brand! I get the same shoes each time (or a variation of the shoe).  I will be purchasing my third pair of Saucony Cohesions.  They’re a solid shoe for neutral runners and I definitely recommend this brand!

My Go-To Shoe

I almost always buy my shoes online since I know which kind of shoes I like, plus it’s so convenient! (side note: I recommend going to a specialty running shoe store if you’re new to running to get properly fitted)

The Running Warehouse

One of my favorite places to shop online for shoes is the Running Warehouse.  This is a great website with a terrific variety of shoes and apparel.  The customer service is also great and keeps me going back to them.  The orders ship quickly and they have a free returns if there is a problem with the shoes.

2nd Day Give Away!

In honor of Cardio Pizza’s first birthday, the folks over at the Running Warehouse have offered to give one lucky reader a $25.00 gift certificate!

How to Enter

  • For your chance to win the $25.00 gift certificate to the Running Warehouse,  simply comment on this post telling me your go-to running or athletic shoe! 
  • You can get an extra submission by linking this giveaway on your blog. Just leave a separate comment telling me you did so!

Good luck! I’ll be picking a winner for this giveaway on Thursday!

My First Giveaway!

Good Morning!

Before I get to my first giveaway, here’s a couple of pictures from my Friday Girl’s Night with my college sorority sisters Lindsay, Morgan and Megan:

Morgan and I

Megan and Lindsay

We went to a cute bistro called Tartine. I started with a peach and basil sangria, which was delicious.  The basil gave the drink such a great kick!  For an appetizer we split a cheese and cracker plate that included 7 different types of cheeses.  Each were delicious and had great flavor.

For my entree I got a pizza, which came on a thin whole wheat crust.  The pizza toppings included wild mushrooms, goat cheese, wilted leeks, and black truffle oil.  The combination of flavors from the toppings was fantastic! I ate half of it at dinner and ended up eating the other half later on in the night when I got home as a late night snack.

We ended the night with some chocolate and espresso martinis while chatting away.  It was great to get together! We’re planning another outing sometime in May.  Can’t wait!

My First Giveaway!

In honor of Cardio Pizza’s first birthday, I am going to be having a few giveaways over the next couple of weeks.  I will be giving away some products from companies that I love and use regularly. I thought they’d be great to offer some lucky readers!

Today’s giveaway is from Amazing Grass!  I just love this company and their products.  I started using their products last summer while I worked for a supplement store while in between jobs.  I’ve been hooked ever since! My favorite products include the Superfood mix and the energy bars.

Click here to read the story behind Amazing Grass!

What YOU can WIN!!

The folks over at Amazing Grass have offered to giveaway a container of their NEW Superfood flavor Orange Dreamsicle AND a box of bars (your choice of flavor!)

I was able to sample some of their products, including the new Dreamsicle flavored Superfood, and it’s great! I think it’s my new favorite.  The bars are also delicious and the peanut butter flavor is my favorite with chocolate as a close second.

Amazing Grass Samples

Benefits of Super Food (From their website):

  • A delicious drink powder to help you achieve your recommended 5 to 9 daily servings of fruits and vegetables
  • Naturally balanced source of antioxidants, B- vitamins, carotenoids, phytonutrients, enzymes, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids
  • Sustains energy naturally and boosts your immune system
  • Great for detoxifying and cleanses
  • Probiotics and enzymes to aid digestion and absorption
  • Complete raw food with powerful antioxidants
  • Alkaline green plant foods help balance acidic pH levels
  • More organic whole leaf greens per gram than any of the leading ‘green drinks’ – not from juice
  • Featuring Sambazon organic pure acai and organic maca
  • No soy lecithin fillers
  • Non dairy, Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan
  • Certified Organic

How to Enter!

There are TWO ways to enter! Good Luck!

  1. Leave a comment on this post saying which bar you are most interested in trying (or if you’ve tried them, let me know which one is your favorite)
  2. Link this giveaway on your blog and leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

I’ll be picking a winner (at random) Wednesday!  Have a great day everyone!