Friday Finds: Vote, Trick, Treat, Track + More!

October 31, 2014 at 6:22 am
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This blog generally steers away from the political AND the the religious. However, I heard a great story on the radio about “Nuns on the Bus.” NETWORK’s Nuns on the Bus are “on the road” again. This year, their 10-state, 36-city, 75-event tour aimed to stand up against big money in the 2014 midterm elections. They say: We the People, in order to form a more perfect union, must: Vote: Strong voter turnout overpowers the…

15 Reasons Why I Love the NYC Marathon

October 30, 2014 at 6:29 am
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This Sunday I will toe the line at the New York City Marathon. It will be my 15th time running NYC. When I cross the finish line, I will be a “streaker” and thus will be guaranteed entry for life. Yup, that’s a thing! In honor of this personal milestone, here are 15 reasons why I love the NYC marathon. The crowd – literally in the millions! The energy – it’s unbelievable. The boroughs with…

Tried it Tuesday: Fitness Finds at the Club Industry Show

October 28, 2014 at 5:48 am
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So I mentioned that I was crazy busy the last few weeks, but I made the time to check out two fun opportunities last weekend: the Club Industry Show and Green Festival Chicago. I was invited to a blogger breakfast and workout session at the Club Industry show and I was offered a pass to Green Festival by Erin from Norm’s Farms. I will do a recap of the Green Festival and my Norm’s Farms giveaway…

Introducing “Janji Projects” – Another Way For Runners to Give Back

October 27, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Some companies are just plain awesome. Take Finds’ fave Janji for instance (post) Janji, which means “promise” in Malay, donates a portion of every sale to organizations who are providing on-the-ground solutions to real problems. For example the purchase of a the purchase of the Rwanda shirt provides 3 days of nutritional medicine to a malnourished Rwandan child by funding the group MANA Ready to Use Therapy Food. Not only does your purchase provide a…