Giving Away Four 5K Race Entries

It’s that time of year again!

Start of Race 2

On October 18th, I will be running in the OAKtoberfest 5K race in Brighton. This has become an annual tradition for me and my family, and it’s hosted by the Oak Square YMCA where I teach fitness classes part time. This is a great race: the worst hill is over by end of the first mile, it’s during the perfect season for outdoor running, and participating in the event is a great way to support the community I’ve grown to love so much.

OAKtoberfest: Family

Last year I created a Fitness & Feta team, and this year I’m bringing it back! Want in? The Oak Square Y is offering four free race entries to four lucky F&F readers. For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me about a healthy habit you are working on this fall. For an extra entry into the giveaway, just share this post on the social media channel of your choice. Make sure to tag me @fitnessandfeta, and make sure to leave me a second comment telling me you did so.

Please note that this race is open to walkers, runners, and wheelers. Number pick up begins at 8:30, and the race will kick off at 10:00am. After the race, there will be an after party with free food from ten different local restaurants and live music. For more details, click here.

I’ll announce the giveaway winners on Friday. For anyone who doesn’t win, I will also provide $5 discount codes via my team captain referral link on Friday as well.

Hope you guys will join me, it’s going to be fun!

Wellcoin: Live Healthy, Get Paid

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Wellcoin as part of a brand ambassador agreement. While I was compensated for this post, all opinions (as always!) are my own. 

Hi friends!

Today I am excited to tell you guys about a new blog collaboration that’s been in the works for the past few months. It’s with an organization called Wellcoin, a health currency company that launched in Boston and New York over the summer. Now that all my wedding planning craziness is over, I will be representing Wellcoin as a brand ambassador.


Wellcoin’s mission is to help the world get healthier by increasing the frequency and diversity of healthy activities in our daily lives, and a Wellcoin is the unit of the world’s first virtual, universal, and positive health currency. Using the online platform or phone app, you can enter healthy choices you make during the day in return for Wellcoins.

In playing with the app, one of the first things I noticed is that the activities do not all revolve around eating a healthy lunch or getting a workout in. The activities encourage a very well-balanced lifestyle, so actions such as sleeping seven+ hours a night, doing something fun, giving back, and spending time with family are also included. I really believe that wellness is not a one size fits all solution, and I think the variety in what actions you can log will really resonate with many of you as well.


The best part: after you earn a certain number of Wellcoins, you get to redeem them for rewards from the Wellcoin marketplace! Rewards include items such as gift cards, new sneakers, free fitness classes, and more. Here is a list of Wellcoin’s current marketplace partners, broken down by category:

Footwear, Apparel, and Sports Equipment

  • BeGood Clothing
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • PUMA
  • Reebok
  • Skechers
  • Sports Authority

Restaurants and Groceries

  • Fresh City
  • Hello Fresh
  • Legal Seafoods
  • Orange Leaf
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Yogurtland

Fitness and Wellness

  • Beacon Hill Athletic Clubs
  • Elements Massage
  • Healthworks
  • Prana Power Yoga
  • Pure Barre
  • Republic Fitness


  • Gnarly Nutrition
  • Normal
  • VROU Water
  • Zipcar
  • WB Kitchen

WELLCOIN_MARKETPLACEPretty awesome, huh? New partners are also constantly being added to the marketplace. It’s important to note that the app can work for everyone, but much of the marketplace is location based. Wellcoin is a Boston startup, so many of the marketplace partners are located in Boston. Wellcoin has also launched in NYC. I have read about many of the companies offering online shipping options to folks outside of the Boston and NY areas, so I think it’s worth checking out.


Wellcoin is also set up like a social network! As you post pictures or updates of your healthy choices, your Wellcoin friends can like and comment on them, earning you even more WC credits. The more social engagement you have, the more rewards you can get. For example, my 3 mile run last night earned me 30 credits, but after my picture got some social engagement, my points tripled! Even better, for those of you with Fitbits, your device will automatically send your daily information to Wellcoin for credit, making tracking things like steps and sleep so much easier.

FREE Wellcoins for F&F Readers

As a brand ambassador, I get to offer you guys 500 free Wellcoins just by signing up! You only need 2,000 Wellcoins to receive a $10 gift card to Whole Foods, so this will help you be well on your way. You can download the app or visit to join me in earning rewards for our healthy choices. Just enter discount code FITNESSANDFETA upon creating a username and password. If you sign up, don’t forget to follow me so we can root each other on.

Twitter Chat TONIGHT

Also as part of this collaboration, I’ll be co-hosting a Wellcoin Twitter chat tonight at 8pm alongside fellow brand ambassadors Nicole from Pumps & Iron and Michele from NYC Running Mama.

Wellcoin: Oct 6 Twitter party

We’ll be discussing how to fall into healthy habits this season, and you can follow along at #BeWELLCoin. If you’re around tonight, I would love your support and hope you’ll join us!

Readers, let’s chat! Have you heard of Wellcoin before? Do you think a platform like this helps with incentivizing healthy behaviors? 

Back as a Mrs

Hi everyone, I’m back!

Garone Photography: Wedding

And I’m back as a MRS.

Garone Photography: Wedding Photo

I’m back as a married woman, a WIFE.

Garone Photography: Wedding

I have a husband.

Garone Photography: Wedding Photo

And I must say, it feels pretty nice.

Garone Photography: Wedding Photo

Simply put, our wedding weekend was amazing. We had perfect late summer/beginning of fall weather, and Tim and I feel so appreciative of our wonderful friends and family who traveled to be with us in New Hampshire for our special day. I had so much fun with my mom, maid of honor, and bridesmaids throughout the weekend: getting our nails done, going out for lunch, and getting ready the morning of the wedding. Our rehearsal dinner was really nice and a great way for our families to mingle a bit and get even more excited before the big day. Our wedding ceremony was beautiful: full of Greek tradition, meaning, and family helping officiate. The reception venue was perfect: simple but elegant with a rustic charm, delicious food, and the most accommodating and helpful staff in the world. It seriously was everything we wanted in a venue, and our vendors were all on point too. The entire wedding day itself went off without a hitch, and the stress and craziness of planning just kind of faded away. Tim and I are still processing how much time, money, and planning went into that one day, and we can’t believe just how fast the day’s events flew by. Everyone warned us it would, but we still can’t believe it. We wanted so much more time to dance and talk with everyone, but we had an absolute blast and are so grateful our day was filled with so much fun and love.

Garone Photography: Wedding Pic

After our wedding, we took off to Aruba for ten days of some much needed rest, relaxation, and time together. It took me at least three or four full days to finally feel fully relaxed and like myself again. I am beyond relieved to have my brain and sanity back, and Tim might be even more relieved about that than I am! We had the best time on our honeymoon, and I can’t wait to recap our Aruba adventures, eats, and more for you guys. I’ll do some more post wedding reflections as well.

Aruba Honeymoon

We got home on Friday and used the weekend to settle in. We cleaned up our post wedding apartment aftermath, and we opened all our wedding presents finally. We saw my parents to recap the wedding and show them all our honeymoon pictures. We went to the gym and went grocery shopping and food prepped. We ordered pizza. We had some wine and snuggled on the couch. We had our friends’ daughter’s first birthday party. I can’t even begin to explain just how good it feels to have this normalcy back in our lives.

Garone Photography: Wedding Photo

Here’s to the start of a new chapter with my husband!

Readers, let’s chat! Tell me what’s been going on in your lives… I’ve missed hearing from you!