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Did Someone Say Snacks?! Health Warrior Chia Bar Review

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"Disclaimer: I received 2 free boxes of Health Warrior Chia Bars as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRavePro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!"
If there is one thing you should know about me it’s that I like to eat. I mean, I LOVE food. All of it. I don’t really discriminate. Which I suppose can get me in trouble, since I haven’t always been known to make the best choices when I’m hungry. And then throw in the culture of my office at work (food on top of sugary food) and at times I’m surprised I can still fit in my pants.
When I was given the opportunity to try 2 different flavors of Health Warrior Chia Bars as part of being a BibRave Pro I jumped at the opportunity. Food + chia (my favorite superfood), what’s not to love?!
Health Warrior Chia Bars are packed full of nutrients and amazing ingredients starting with the star of the show- chia. I was amazed to find out that ounce for ounce chia packs: -…

My 2017- A Look Back (A Little Early)

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Back in January I set a goal to run twice as many half marathons in 2017 as I ran in 2016. I thought 4 would be tough, but if I didn't push myself I would never get stronger or better.

I circled Memorial Day 2017 on my calendar as my "goal" race and went to work on my training plans and trying to figure out logistics of how I could really pull off staying in half marathon shape throughout the majority of a year. See, I'm not a gifted runner. It's hard for me. I trained my butt off for my 2 races last year and knew it would take so much dedication to be able to run well from April (my first "practice" half) until September.

I started training in December and then jumped into my official training plan in January. It was a long process to have almost 5 months of training runs scheduled, but I knew what had to be done. I was pumped to be back out there and feel like I was making progress. I felt healthy and I was working hard to keep up with strength traini…