Want to Up Your Winter Running? Come Run F^3 With Me #Giveaway

December 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

Lots of runners in Chicago run outside through the winter; Probably the same number hibernate or hit the gym. Several years ago some intrepid (and slightly crazy) runners decided to host a half marathon in January on the lake front. It was called the F@#$ing Frozen Freezing Half. What started as a few people is now a huge event. Last year, it was “polar vortex” cold. I had just run the Houston Marathon the weekend…

Finds’ Faves Stocking Stuffers for Fit Folks/Runners #Giveaway(s)

December 11, 2014 at 6:07 am
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Welcome to my last holiday gift guide of 2014! I had some great gift suggestions for all of the runners and most everyone else on your list this year.  And now, stocking stuffers (or Hanukkah goodies)! I have tested out and used SO many awesome products this year. Without further ado, awesome stocking stuffers for the fit folks and runners in your life! Oh, and I have some great giveaways, too! Read to the end…

Tried it Tuesday: Double Layer Winterwear from Watson’s

December 9, 2014 at 5:48 am
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Winter is here and I was offered the opportunity to check out some great base layer pieces from Watson’s. Watson’s makes great value, performance base layers in technical fabric, poly/cotton, bamboo, microfleece and now merino. They have pieces for men, women, girls and boys. I received a Double Layer (poly/cotton) set of top and bottom in gray (with nice pink trim!) Watson’s is from Canada so I figured they would know their stuff. Part of…

Take a Chance

December 4, 2014 at 5:41 am

I have been known to strike up conversations… with strangers… often at or in races. One of my (now) dear friends once yelled at me and a friend after a race, “If you two would ever STOP TALKING, you could run so much faster.” I met another dear friend on a subway platform in Brooklyn on the way to a race. Maybe this is why I was so taken by Stephanie Bruce’s post on the…