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Friday Five: 5 Great Companies That Give Back

November 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the Friday Five 2.0. This is a free week. Since it’s Black Friday, I’m going to share 5 great companies that give back. You can buy great gifts and do good. It’s a win-win! Plus there are some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. 5 Great Companies That Give…

Gifts That Give! Bombas Socks #Giveaway

November 20, 2017 at 6:44 am

I love companies that are focused on making awesome products AND helping others. You may remember Bombas from when I “found” them in 2015 [review]. They make high quality socks that are “engineered for comfort” and donate a pair to a person in need for each pair sold. How awesome is that? Bombas’ motto is “Bee Better.” What’s with the bees? The word Bombas is derived…

Try It Tuesday: Join Me For Run 10 Feed 10!

October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

A few years ago, I saw an ad in Women’s Health for a new run series called Run 10 Feed 10. The aim was simple – to raise money to feed millions of Americans who are hungry. For each runner who signs up to run 10K, ten meals are provided to hungry Americans in the runner’s community. This is an easy way to make a…

Eat Well + Do Good with PRE Brands this August!

August 19, 2017 at 5:13 pm

You may have seen my rave review of  PRE Brands’ Grassfed Beef in May. As one of the few Whole30 approved grass fed beef brands, all PRE Brands’ products adhere to the highest quality standards. They’re not finished with grain, hay or treated with antibiotics or added growth hormones. This Chicagoland company also gives back to the local community. This August, PRE Brands will donate…

5 Reasons to Support my NYC 1/2 for Alexandra’s Playground

March 10, 2017 at 9:06 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0. I’m going off topic to tell you about one of my fave causes and fave races. Every year, I run the NYC Half with Alexandra’s Playground. I’m going to tell you why and how you can support me if you’d like. (Hint – there is…

Spark the Season with Johnsonville & Chicago Polar Plunge

March 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm

People in Chicago LOVE spring and summer and LOVE to do good for others. What better way to “spark the season” than with the world’s largest grill and the Chicago Polar Plunge? It’s been a mild winter, but spring is still a ways off. If folks are willing to jump in Lake Michigan, we should be ready to fire up the grill. Right? Johnsonville invited…

Cycle For Survival ’17 – Better Than Ever!

February 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

Today, I participated in Cycle for Survival for the 6th year in a row. We had an eight woman team of riders on two bikes on our Erica Finds team. Last year, we crushed out $10,000 goal. This year so far, we raised $23,220! We were one of the top teams in our Sunday morning shift and that garnered us bragging rights, awesome swag and…