Busy Week!

December 24, 2015 • By

I don’t want you all to think all I do is endorse for companies, but this is the time of year that companies let you know if you were “selected.”  I figure if you have come to my blog or are a subscriber, you don’t mind seeing this sort of stuff.  (click in the right column on my home page of my blog under “subscribe to stay posted” if you want to stay abreast of what I’m up to without having to visit the page all the time and see if I posted a blog post).  I send out updates 2-3 times a week, so you decide if that’s cumbersome or not :).

So anyways, big news this week, Honey Stinger selected me to be a part of their Hive Program AND Pearl Izumi has chosen to sponser me on their Run Champions Team!

pearl izumi honey stinger

The Hive is an ambassadorship that allows me to get discounts on HS products and merchandise in exchange for continuing to use and support HS in my racing and social media presence.  While I haven’t been blogging long, I have been a fan of Honey Stinger and using their energy gels for quite some time.  The fruit smoothie and cherry blossom are my faves but I like them all.  I also eat the chocolate waffles on the go before the gym all the time!



But they also do energy bars, protein bars, gels and honey!  I’m excited try some of those things out!  I’m so excited to be a part of the HIVE!  Sting or bee stung!

Then just yesterday, I found out that Pearl Izumi selected me for their Champions Team!  I was so stoked!!! I mean this is a big deal for me!

Being a PI Champion means that I promise to race and represent them (no conflicting sponsorships) exclusively in 2016 and there are social media requirements and in return I’ll wear their singlet, shoes and gear during races.

I currently wear their EM road M3 shoe.  Their shoes are broken into a letter and number system based on neutral, motion control, stability, trail, etc and the numbers correspond to the amount of cushioning.  I’ll keep you posted on my next pair.  As you all know, I am very particular about shoes because of all my foot issues.


Needless to say, 2016 is going to be a big year.  Race goals, race ambassador and sponsorships and running firsts for sure!  Staying healthy will be a big priority.  And all of you suporting Jess Runs Blessed means so much to me.  So thank you and know that having your support means more than you know.

Oh and stay tuned … I’m posting a great Christmas day workout on Christmas Day!  No weights or equipment necessary!  Just willpower!!!




Look what Jill over at Iron Will = Iron Jill went and did for me.  Such a sweet heart getting me this tank.  Love her unwavering support even when I’m down and out!  I love it!!!

jess runs blessed