Armour39 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor Review

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Under Armour.

It’s official. I have become the ultimate exercise gear junkie. From sneakers and apparel to headphones and heart rate monitors, I’m a little bit obsessed with trying out the latest and greatest.

Most recently, I’ve been putting the new Armour39 Fitness and Heart Rate Monitor to the test. According to Under Armour, other heart rate monitors compile results by taking an average of your heart rate data, but the Armour39 monitor tracks every heart beat while you’re working out to give you more accurate results and with your WILLpower number, a sense of how hard you really worked.

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High Intensity Interval Treadmill Workout

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Let’s talk about running on the treadmill.

It’s not a very fun thing to do. You feel like a hamster, you have to stare at one thing (usually the time ticking away on the clock) for the entire time, and a pace that might feel somewhat moderate while outdoors sometimes feels like an enormous struggle.

Up until last week I had the pleasure of going several months without having run on a treadmill. But when that polar vortex came along, it really threw my running routine off; To the point where I hadn’t run in almost four days because it was just too damn cold outside.

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Hungry Running Recap: The Importance of Rest Days

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Happy New Year, Hungry Readers!

Can you believe my first run in 2014 didn’t happen until four days into the year? I can’t! My last workout before today’s was on December 31st, and since I was traveling for the New Year’s holiday I wasn’t able to get a run in on the first. As sad as that made me, it actually ended up being for the best because a) I’ve been running a lot since September and b) I had been feeling a little bit sick, so it was definitely time for a short break.

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Running Resolutions and Active Times Updates

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Hungry Readers, I’ve missed you! Even though you’ve probably seen me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook over the past few days, it’s still been much too long since I’ve updated here. That’s mostly because last week at work was super busy (in the best ways possible!) and this week I’ve been spending time with family and friends on Long Island for the Christmas holiday.

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Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe

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Lately I’m on a soup kick. I’ve never really been a soup person, though.

Is there such a thing as a Soup Person? A type of human more inclined than others to delight in the warmth of a flavorful bowl of broth? I don’t know! But if there is, in the past it wasn’t me. Unless I was sick or out to eat a diner (diners have the best soup, just FYI) then soup never really excited me.

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Gear Review: Koss FitSeries FitClips and FitBuds Earphones

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Koss.

Music is one of the reasons why I love running so much. In fact, it’s what got me through those first few really rough months when I was first starting out. That time when almost every workout was a struggle and I had shin splints so painful I thought they’d never go away. Through all of that, looking forward to rocking out to my favorite songs while I ran was what kept me motivated to keep running.

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