Inspired Endurance Holiday Gift Giveaway

I first met Marie Scholl, owner and founder of Inspired Endurance running jewelry several years ago, at the race expo for my first half marathon to be exact. Prior to seeing her boutique, it had not occurred to me wear running jewelry, but as soon as I saw the jewelry she makes, I knew I had to own a piece. Her designs are simple, beautiful and so many of her items are fully customizable, to perfectly capture your running journey and accomplishments.

Since then, my Inspired Endurance collection has grown from the original “Pandora style” race beads, which still remains on my Pandora bracelet today and personalized race tags (thank you, Marie, I will never forget a race time or date again) to my favorite Runner Girl charms.

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Marie and I re-connected by chance just a few weeks ago, and I was reminded of how much I value her and her company. It was like re-connecting with an old friend. And that is exactly how Marie runs her company – like a friendship. Each time I have worked with Marie, I have been impressed with her customer service, kindness and genuine interest in my life – running and otherwise.

Not only was it good to catch up with Marie, but I am also grateful to be able to pick out a design from her site this holiday season. In browsing Inspired Endurance, I noticed that she has many new designs, as well as the classics I already love. I was immediately drawn to the Gemstone Stretch Bracelet with Running Shoe Charm. I do not have any running gemstone jewelry and the red coral is absolutely stunning, not to mention perfect for the season.

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I have been wearing it non-stop since I got it, and it goes with everything – if I am wearing red or if I want a pop of color. The coral is just as beautiful as in the picture and the bracelet is stretchy, but not too tight or lose on my wrist. The running shoe charm is small and perfectly sized for me. It’s noticeable, but not too big. It is also removable so I can wear the coral without the charm or I can add additional charms in the future. Plus, it goes perfectly with the gemstone bracelet my mom gave me on the last Christmas she was here.

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Marie has graciously offered to give away not one, but two of these same bracelets for the holidays. So, you get a little of Inspired Endurance and a little of my own Words to Run By design.

Enter below to win one of two bracelets or if you can’t wait, shop Inspired Endurance to make your own gemstone combination. It is affordable at just $35 and makes a great customizable gift for Christmas or a gift any time of the year.

The Inspired Endurance Holiday Gift Giveaway

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One of two Red Coral Gemstone Stretch Bracelets with Running Shoe Charm. Each item comes in an Inspired Endurance Gift Box. Care instructions are included. Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only, please. Giveaway runs from 12/09/15 through 12/16/2015. Winners will be drawn and announced here and contacted via email or social media on 12/17/2015. Winners who do not respond with a mailing address by 12/19 will be re-drawn to accommodate holiday giving. Enter below, there are a lot of ways to win:

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Marie at Inspired Endurance gave me this product to review and two additional products to give away. I was not compensated otherwise or asked to write a positive review. All thoughts, opinions and comments provided are my own.

Thank you to Marie and Inspired Endurance for these beautiful gifts. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

Until the next mile marker,

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Weigh-In Wednesday: Week 10

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Weekly Stats

Weight Watchers Week Number: 10

Lbs Lost this Week: – 1

Lbs Lost Total: – 13.4

WW Stars Earned this Week: None

Food of the Week


It’s time to be honest. I really do not know how I lost weight this week because all I did was celebrate (two dinners with friends I don’t see regularly anymore, Fourth of July and our 6th Wedding Anniversary – which involved two meals) and go way over on my points. All I know is that when I did eat out (an astronomical five or six times last week), I tried to be reasonable – I skipped the fries or ordered a salad with my meal. I tried to stay away from grains as much as possible, but I made up for the calories I know for sure in sheer volume and alcohol! My favorite meal was that above (dinner with Friend #1), which included an amulet (I’m not kidding, look at the picture) of steak, shrimp, chicken and veggies) and a Coronarita (Margarita with a mini Corona in it), which was so good, it’s dangerous.

Activity of the Week

The heat and humidity have been horrible. I only managed to get in one run of  2.75 miles in 47 mintes for a 17:08 pace.

Personal Weight Loss Goals (crossed off when reached)

I want to lose…
10 lbs
20 lbs
30 lbs
35 lbs
40 lbs
45 lbs
50 lbs
55 lbs
60 lbs
65 lbs
70 lbs

Personal Fitness Goals (crossed off when reached)

I will…
Run a 5K (Giant Eagle 5K; Columbus, Ohio; July 28, 2013)
Run a Quarter Marathon (Emerald City; Dublin, Ohio; August 25, 2013)
Run a Mud/Obstacle Race (Pretty Muddy Women’s Mud Run 5K; Columbus, Ohio September 14, 2013)
Run a Half Marathon
Start Biking


4th of july 2013

This week I learned that you just need to have a little confidence in yourself that you can and will do what you put your mind to. I was worried about losing weight this week (and I did), but I did not stop living my life either. July is my favorite time of year and I wasn’t going to miss it like I did last year. I lived my life, enjoyed food and drink in light of special occasions, but did not overdo it to the point of sabotage and even if I had – I. Would. Have. Survived. So, live your life and do the best you can and I think the best will eventually find you.


Until the next mile marker,

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