No, I Am Not Running the Boston Marathon This Year…

April 20, 2014 at 7:22 am
cheer fi

If I had a dollar for the times I answered the question “Are you running Boston this year?” in the last few weeks, I could buy new running shoes and have money left over.  After a few year drought, I qualified for Boston in the 2012 Dallas Marathon for this year. Due to the tragic events last year, they increased the field to accomodate people who were not able to finish last year and additional…

#100HappyDays Challenge Update + More Happiness Tips!

April 17, 2014 at 5:39 am
happy days FI

I am loving my #100HappyDays Challenge. Today is Day 18. Here are some scenes from the last 18 days: Lots of sunrises, fitness and friends and a bit of travel thrown in for good measure. Seems right. I took one of the husband, too, but so many things delight me, I am saving him for a slow day. I am fortunate that he will be around. If you want to keep up with my #100happydays…

This Blog is TWO! Lessons Learned + “Blogiversary” Giveaway

April 13, 2014 at 8:40 am
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Yesterday was this blog’s two year anniversary – wow, time flies! 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. To this day, my most successful day was the day I wrote my initial Chicago Area Road Runners Discounts post – in WEEK 1. So, I thought “going viral” would be easy. Turns out, it isn’t. But that…

Friday Finds: Score Online Learning Deals/Freebies and More!

April 11, 2014 at 7:50 am
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Do you want to take a great online class at an “insane” discount? Check out Udemy. For a limited time Netted (a Finds’ fave for finding new tech goodies) readers can access 400+ courses for $19 each (up to 90 percent off) with promo code NETTED19. Udemy is “the world’s largest destination for on-demand, online courses.” Netted says, “Whether you want to break into a new industry, start a company, or just accelerate your life – Udemy has a course to help you…