Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Keeping Things in Perspective (& Chance to Win Some Sneakers!)

July 8, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. I was cranky and did not want to go to my kick-butt yoga sculpt class. I just wanted to stay in bed. I have been burning the candle at both ends and have been over committed – as usual. I think that the 4th of July and consecutive 100 plus degree days and…

Race Recap and A Deal That Gives Back

June 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

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…

“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…

15 Minutes of Fame and Some Other Fun Stuff

June 12, 2012 at 7:27 am

I only briefly mentioned my “15 minutes of fame” as a “real runner” spokesperson for the Fleet Feet Chicago Women’s Half Marathon (& 5k). There are only 2 more weeks until race day, so I have to milk it (as I think my “modeling” days are likely done.) I am excited to do an all women’s half marathon as I missed the NY Mini 10k…