I haven’t done an installment of Friday Favorites in a while, so today I’m going to focus on a few new fitness products I’m enjoying…

Now that the dust from my gym renovation has settled, I picked up a Lifecycle spin bike from our local Leisure Fitness.  Yesterday I put five clients on it for warm-ups and got all thumbs up!  My previous stationary bike was pretty basic and had lost it’s a ability to change resistance ages ago.  A great perk of getting a new piece of equipment for my gym is that Bill and I will use it for cross-training.  I love it already and I’ve only used it twice.


Back in December I found out I was Amy’s Armpocket winner!  Not only was I the winner, but Armpocket allowed me to pick out which model I wanted from a variety of styles.  I chose the Nighthawk because it’s got a red flashing light that shines behind you and a white light in the front.  The really cool thing is that you can work the touch screen through the clear plastic cover.


Earlier this week I mentioned that two straps on my original pair of Yaktrax broke after wearing them a few times on dry pavement on days when the shady part of the trail was icy, and the sunny sections were clear.  My new pair of Yaktrax came in mail today; just in time for tomorrow’s Cruisers run on the snow packed W&OD Trail!


And finally, my son saw this and emailed it to me.  Here are 17 Reasons Not To Go To The Gym In January.  It’s great and you’ve got to watch it!

Don’t forget that today is your last day to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a pair of Yaktrax.  You know you want to do it!

Rules to enter my Yaktrax Pros giveaway:

  1. You are allowed to enter every day during this period. The more times and ways you enter, the greater your chances of winning.
  2. Shipping is available only in the continental United States.
  3. Winners will be selected by Rafflecopter at midnight on Friday, January 24, and announced on Saturday, January 25.
  4. Once the winner is announced, that person will have until Tuesday, January 28 to claim the prize. If the winner fails to claim their prize, another winner will be chosen.
  5. Relatives of Deb Runs are not eligible to win.

To enter for a chance to win a pair of Yaktrax Pros,
please use the Rafflecopter app below.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

  • Questions:
  • Have you ever taken a spin class?  What’s your favorite cross-training exercise?
  • Are you feeling lucky…  Do you think you’ll win the Yaktrax?
  • Who is racing this weekend?

Disclaimer: Even though Yaktrax is giving a free pair of Yaktrax Pros to one of my readers, all opinions in this post are my own.