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Pretty Muddy Chicago

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Fun fact: in college, Casey & I ran. Like on a schedule, using a training plan, participated in organized races kind of running. Pretty legit running as far as we’re concerned. Well…. maybe “legit running” is quite the stretch. Legit running these days is like 1/2 marathons, marathons and triathlons. In that sense, we were as fake of runners as you can get but considered ourselves legit. #thatsallthatcountsanyways 

These days, we’re not even fake runners… we’re like non-runners. “Not a chance in hell I’m running today” kind of runners. Like “is there anything I can do for the blog that can get me out of running?” type of runners. That was until recently, when we finally stumbled upon the inspiration we needed to get those laces tied up and get back out there, excuses and all. 

We were recently contacted by the awesome team at Pretty Muddy Chicago to join in on an all female “mud run” event that raises money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. It’s being held in our hometown and we just couldn’t say no to this charming team. They totally sold us when they said it was a “go at your leisure” event and that if you can walk 3 miles, you would be able to participate. They also said you could make DIY outfits for the event and that there were food trucks, vendors, music and free beverages at the completion of it. Little did they know, DIY outfits was all it took to get us on board.  

So just like that, we are back on the “running” train. Of course kicking and screaming the whole time but bottom line, we’re back! And we want you to hop on with us…. 

We know this isn’t for everyone tuning in, but we would love to extend the invitation to join in on the Muddy Fun to all of our local readers! We’d love for you to join us for this non-traditional Girls’ Day Out… did we mention you can wear DIY outfits? Plus, we have a discount code for you (and all of your friends) to use to save $10 on registration!! Sold yet?! We hope so because we’d love to see you there! 

Discount Code: DIYPLAYBOOK (*Use this code when you register to save $10)

So what do you say fellow Chicago ladies?! You in or what? 
 
Whether you’re in Chicago or not, we’d still love to follow your progress, see your DIY mud run outfit ideas, or get some running inspiration (we need all the help we can get). Keep us updated on your progress using #ROOKIESRUN on your social media channels. Can’t wait to team up for a good cause and smash the excuses to get healthy once and for all. 
 
Happy Running,
B & C
#RookiesRun 
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Fall Fantasy Draft: Health Expert

Clare from Fitting it all in is all about living a healthy, but enjoyable life. And what better way to start the day than with a filling breakfast. We asked Clare to whip up a healthy fall recipe for us and boy did this girl deliver!
This yummy bowl of goodness is pumpkin overnight oats. It’s chock full of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, and beta carotene. Delicious and healthy? #doublewin. Go get the full recipe over on Clare’s blog today and start your day off on the right foot. 

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DIY Time-Out

DIY Time Out
Casey's Current Favs

1. Up by Jawbone: Finn and I recently purchased these Up bracelets and were are obsessed. Essentially, they’re tools to track your fitness, sleep, mood, etc. They calculate how many steps you take throughout the day, they track your quality of sleep, and you can even enter your food into the iPhone app. It’s incredibly addicting especially since we’re so competitive. The bracelet easily plugs into your iPhone and you can update your progress multiple times throughout the day. We really like them because most of my family has the bracelet too and we can compete with encourage one another and stay connected everyday. It’s a little pricey at $129, but if you’re interested in improving your lifestyle…it might be worth the purchase!

2. Dior Addict Lip Glow: I’m not a big lipstick girl. I just think it looks way too fake on me. That’s why I’m loving this “lip glow” instead. It goes on clear, but within seconds your natural lip color is deepened. It wears differently on different lips, but it is just the right amount of color for everyone!

3. Clarisonic Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System: This little gadget is a lifesaver. It makes my skin look so dewy and glowy. I use it to wash my face and neck in the shower every other day or so. It gets all of my makeup off, and really makes my skin feel (& look!) fresh.

4. Makeup Forever, HD Microfinish Powder: Since I’m on-camera for my day job, I often get asked lots of questions about makeup. Now, I’m no pro and I’ve tried many many different “looks” for the camera. But this powder is the one consistent item in my beauty bag. It’s specifically for high-definition cameras, but it is perfect for the everyday too. I typically put on all of my makeup, and then do a light coating (a little bit goes a long way) of this powder all over my face to finish. It gets rid of any shine, and goes on translucent. If you’re looking for a new powder, this is it. Seriously.

5. The 5 Love Languages, By Gary Chapman: They boy and I are currently making our way through this book. Don’t get me wrong, we have a fantastic relationship! But we also know that every relationship takes hard work, commitment, and most importantly communication! In order to really prepare for marriage, we’re reading this book together. We do a chapter every week, and then do a study guide of questions (found here) every Sunday. It’s a great way to work together to prep for our new life as husband and wife.

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