Archive for June, 2012

Friday Finds: Another Cool Fitness App, Yay for CTA, Links I Like and More!

June 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

Is it wrong that I am so happy that Ann Curry will no longer be a co-host on the Today Show? Probably. I am tempted to write a letter saying “I told you so!” But, she gets $10M to leave so maybe the joke is on me. You win, Ann Curry! (Sorry… back to my regularly scheduled “Friday Finds” blog post.) So… I have mentioned…

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June 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

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Links I Like (Deluxe Version), a Few Deals and 2 Give Aways!

June 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

Every week, I collect links I like and save them in a draft e-mail to myself (if you are wondering “how does she do this?” No, oh well, the husband can tell you that I always over-share!) This week, I wound up with a ton of links I like, so this post is dedicated to “links I like” by category. What’s eating you? Food links:…

Race Recap and A Deal That Gives Back

June 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Women's Half Photo

As I mentioned, I was a “real runner” model for the inaugural Fleet Feet Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. It was held today. They did a terrific job on a very hot day (it was 70 degrees when we left the house before 6 am!) It was supposed to be cloudy but the majority was sunny. Almost 2,400 women safely ran and walked the half! Fleet…

Friday Finds – Ideas for Active Travelers, Deals, Chicago Finds and Links I Like

June 22, 2012 at 7:26 am
healthy eating apps

I love to travel for running events and… well… just in general. This week I found several things for the active traveler. 1. I like to have healthy eating choices wherever I go. I saw this new, free app (web, iphone, blackberry and android) You can use Good Food Near You to find food choices and menu nutrition information for twenty restaurants near you. Check…

“Finding” Successes and Busts, Some Deals and Links I Like

June 19, 2012 at 7:27 am

My husband recently commented that my blog has made me into an “uber consumer”. (Read: “Honey, aren’t you buying too many things? We seem to have so many little boxes showing up every day. Are you spending all of our money?”) I guess I should not reply “No dear, I have always purchased a ton of things on sale, you just never noticed before.” As…

Friday Finds – Advice from Dads, Vegas, Baby? (and other deals & links I like)

June 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

1. So there is a lot of Father’s Day buzz out there and I liked the twitter posts from Self magazine on “Best Stay Healthy Lessons from Your Dad”. My dad passed away a few years ago, but there are many dad-isms and dad behaviors of his that I treat as lessons. Some favorites: “Almost doesn’t count except in horseshoes and hand grenades”; always buy…