Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cold Weather Running Advice + Fitbit Alta Giveaway

I shared 3 Tips for Winter Running back in November, right when the cold days were getting started. Winter is still going strong, and this happens to be one of the coldest weeks Chicago has had this season - wind chills will be close to zero or below for most of the day today. I can't think of a better time to share a roundup of Cold Weather Running Advice from healthy fitness and running bloggers. I also have an exciting giveaway to share today for a Fitbit Alta to celebrate American Heart Month. Enter via Rafflecopter at the end of this post. This giveaway is open until February 28.

One of the goals of American Heart Month is to encourage people to add physical activity to their daily routine. I definitely need extra motivation to stay active and keep running until spring! A few weeks ago I shared my Fitbit review from my first month wearing a fitness tracker, and now I have a roundup of winter running advice from a few bloggers to share that will help you finish out the end of the winter season.

Winter Running Tips (Clothing to Falling Technique) from Suzlyfe

4 Tips to Stay Motivated in Your Running This Winter from this Runner's recipes

Speedy Treadmill Workout from this blog

What to Wear for Winter Running from Happy Fit Mama

3 Tips for Winter Running from this blog

Kaila @ Healthy Helper:

Slow your pace down! It's not worth it to run your normal speed and risk hurting yourself trying to trudge through snow or potentially slipping on ice. Lose the ego and run smart!

Lauren @ Breathe Deeply and Smile:

Be sure to stay hydrated. In the cold weather you may feel less thirsty, but that doesn't mean you don't need to drink water! 

Onto the giveaway! I teamed up with a group of my favorite fitness bloggers to offer this amazing giveaway for American Heart Month. Entries are open until February 28. One winner will receive a Fitbit Alta! Enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions: This giveaway opens on 2/10/16 and ends on 2/28/16. It is open to the residents of the United States only. There will be 1 winner of the Fitbit Alta. Winners must be 18 years or older to win. Divas In Transition will choose a winner no later than 3/1/16 via Rafflecopter. The entries will be verified and the winner will be contacted via email. The winner has 48 hours to respond and claim prize. If the winner doesn't claim prize within 48 hours their prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be chosen. By entering this giveaway you are abiding by all laws and regulations in your country.


  1. I also live in Chicago and have been struggling to get my runs in! It's so cold this week!

  2. I really struggle running in the cold I can't imagine what it's like trying to get in a good run in Chicago!

  3. Anything that creates awareness about heart health! If wearing red does that, then I'm in!

  4. I am a brand new runner, but winter is killing me! Thanks for the tips (and I lost my fitbit last month so I would love to win)!

  5. I will absolutely being wearing red for heart month.

  6. Thanks for the post! Running in Massachusetts is so cold! Awesome giveaway!

  7. i did wear read on Heart Healthy day this February!

  8. Yes, i willc wear red for love month. I love to support love in any and every way possible and I love 💘 the color red, it's my favorite color ever :)