Yesterday was a complete easy run day. Boy was I excited to see that on my training plan! My body was ready to get out there and relax. We had a break in the ran between 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm so I jumped at the chance to get off the treadmill and get outside.

5 Mile Run1

5 easy miles. I’ll say the run went good, but I know my body will appreciate tomorrow’s complete rest day!


Today’s 5 Things I’m Loving Friday is going to be mostly all about drinks! Ever since my hydration scare a couple of weeks ago I have been really focusing on making sure I am constantly drinking throughout the day.

Here are a few drinks I am loving lately plus one more fun item!

Nth Degree

Nth Degree Pure Performance drinks have quickly become my husband and I’s favorite sport drinks.

Nth Degree

They make two different types: their regular Performance Drink and their Zero Calorie Sports Water.

It has been hard to find a sports drink that we both like that isn’t extremely overpowering.  I use the performance drink pre-workout and then the sports water normally after for hydration.

Nth Degree Hydration

All of their products contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Their products also use Palatinose which is a low glycemic sugar:

  • It is fully, but more slowly, digested so it provides the body with the full energy of carbohydrates over a longer period of time.
  • It provides a more balanced glucose supply.
  • As a low glycemic index carbohydrate, it has a lower effect on already normal blood glucose levels.

Nth Degree Ingredients

The flavors are all delicious and we go through so many of these bottles each week. Let’s face it, sometimes you just need something more than water!

Taste Nirvana Coconut Water

I have never been a coconut water fan. There I said it.

I know the craze hit a few years ago, but after trying a few brands I pretty much gave up and figured it just wasn’t for me.

Nirvana Coconut Water

I finally have found a Coconut Water I actually enjoy! I guess I shouldn’t have given up quite as quickly as I did.  Taste Nirvana makes a coconut water that is naturally sweetened, no preservatives and has 600 mg of potassium!

Coconut Water

It makes for a great post-workout drink.

It is a little thicker than some I have tried in the past but I love the flavor. I guess I have been on a real smoothie kick lately because like some of the other products I’ve mentioned on here adding this to my smoothies has given them such a delicious flavor!

If you were or still are a coconut water skeptic, give this one a try!


Tradewind’s Tea

I love iced tea. I have always loved iced tea for as long as I can remember. I guess you can blame that on being raced in the south.  While there is nothing better than sweet tea – it is filled with several days worth of sugar.

I was introduced to Tradewind’s Tea recently and think I may be in love.

Tradewinds Tea

It’s delicious, refreshing and is a great tea substitute when you live somewhere that knows little to nothing about iced tea.

Tradewinds Tea Back

They come in sweetened and unsweetened. I personally enjoy using the unsweetened and then adding my own forms of natural sweetener to it.



Oatworks has quickly become one of my favorite smoothie additives. While, Oatworks is already a smoothie in itself I enjoy mixing it with other healthy additives and creating my own.


Oatworks’ smoothies are:

  • 100% real juice
  • Nothing artificial
  • No sugar added
  • No preservatives
  • Packed with the power of 2 bowls of oatmeal

They also are gluten free, vegan friendly, dairy free, non-GMO, and contain no cholesterol.

Oatworks Ingredients

They come in three main flavors which are delicious: Peach Mango, Pomegranate Blueberry and Strawberry Banana.

Oatworks Energize

The combination of fruit and fiber from oats help to keep you energized and taste delicious.


My Soxy Feet

This one has nothing to do with drinks or hydration, but just a company that I personally really love.

I was recently given the opportunity to try out a pair of My Soxy Feet socks.  They were created my Melissa Corp an avid runner, created My Soxy Feet as a way to keep inspiration up. Each pair of the socks that she makes is an ode to someone who has inspired or has helped her understand the interplay between challenge and joy.

My Soxy Feet

I was able to try out the Heart & Soul socks. Not only are they extremely great and well made running socks, but they also provide a source of inspiration each time you look down.

Heart and Soul Socks

You wouldn’t think that something as ordinary as socks could provide inspiration, but every once in a while you just need that little tiny push to get you out the door!

I have a passion for small business and loved what Melissa has created!


Tell me something you are loving right now!

What are your plans for the weekend?

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