Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Happy Places, Happy Races- Left Coast Edition

April 26, 2015 at 6:35 am
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You may remember my Happy Places, Happy Races post from last month. I am back at it again with a “left coast” edition. I gave been checking out the SLO marathon since it started a few years ago. It is SLO for San Luis Obispo not for go SLOW (I hope!) My MIL has an AMAZING condo in Cayucos about 20 miles from the race…

Friday Finds: (Belated) Earth Day Helpers + Great Deals

April 24, 2015 at 8:04 am
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If you are looking for CBS The Talk’s Friday Finds, here is the link. I am not affiliated with CBS or The Talk, but I want to give you the info. Please enjoy this post while you are here! Another Earth Day has passed. Did you do anything to celebrate? I participated in the Neutrogena Naturals #WipeForWater campaign. I know I can do more. I…

10 Tips For My Younger Self

April 23, 2015 at 7:46 am
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This post has been percolating in my brain for a while. Yesterday, I saw a news story on advice stars would give to their younger selves. Then, I read an article by my fave Lauren Fleshman in Runner’s World entitled “Take it From Me: Listen to the advice from the best coaches in the biz – like I didn’t.” It seems like kismet or something,…

What’s on Your “Not-To-Do” List?

April 19, 2015 at 8:07 am
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Between work, life, this blog and running, I have a lot of “to-do’s.” Sometimes, I get overwhelmed. I came across a great blog post from “The Four Hour Work Week’s” author Tim Ferriss. The article is The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now. He also reads this essay as a quick audio podcast here. He says, “‘Not-to-do’ lists are often more effective than to-do…

Erica Finds is 3! Lessons Learned + Blogiversary #Giveaway

April 12, 2015 at 7:06 am
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Today, Erica Finds is 3! When I started this blog in April of 2012, I had some ideas but no real idea how the blog would evolve. I posted some deals (a/k/a “finds”) and shopping tips. To this day, one of my most read posts is my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – that I wrote in week 1. So, I thought “going…

April Ultimate Coffee Date

April 5, 2015 at 8:31 am
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I can’t believe it has already been a month since the last Ultimate Coffee Date link up! Another year is flying by. I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance, Lynda @ Fitness Mom Wine Country, & Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner for the fourth “Ultimate Coffee Date” for 2015. What is the Ultimate Coffee Date? Imagine we are having coffee…

A Confession To Make + What It Means For You #Giveaway

April 2, 2015 at 6:01 am
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I have a confession to make. I want to be a bit more like the celebs from FabFitFun, and to be feminine and perky, but I am just not. I ordered the FabFitFun winter box, liked it and mostly parted it out as gifts and stocking stuffers. I then decided that these boxes – though they were cool and a great value – were not…