Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

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…

Free Exercise Classes & an App, National Running Day and Some Deals

June 5, 2012 at 7:37 am

I love free stuff and I love exercise, so I was happy to see some cool free Chicago health and fitness events on Vital Juice (Not in Chicago? Vital Juice is in some other major metros, too, so sign up to get their emails to see what cool free stuff is available where you are.) One really cool thing is a link to FREE Saturday…

Score! “Eat Like a Yogi” Workshop and Goodies!

June 4, 2012 at 7:29 am

I saw a post on Vital Juice about an “Eat Like a Yogi Workshop” at our local Whole Foods super store (2.5 hours for $40). Hatha yoga class followed by a cooking demo (and sampling) and a goodie bag (of course, I LOVE goodie bags!) Class Description: “Whole Foods Wellness Club is sharing the secrets of a satisfying, simple and clean yoga-approved diet at its…

Friday Finds – Fitness and Guilty Pleasure Deals, Inspiration and Other Good Stuff!

May 25, 2012 at 7:33 am

1. In the “does this work or is it like something ‘As Seen on TV’?” category, check out the Active.com Schwaggle for “44% Off Two Instant Cooling Sports Towels” Well, it also comes with 2 Mission Athletecare lip balms and I have tried that and love it. So… as summer approaches and I will be melting in yoga and on the run, I think this…