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Friday Five – 5 Things NOT to Do The Week of a Marathon

November 4, 2016 at 6:21 am

It’s Friday, so I’m linking up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0.  Since it’s the New York Marathon this weekend and I’ve had a bit of an unconventional marathon taper week, I’m going off theme. This is my 17th New York Marathon since 1996 and the 20th anniversary of my first running in 1996. It’s been a mixed…

Brass Betty – Sports Bras with Benefits! #Giveaway

October 31, 2016 at 6:10 am

Ladies, have you ever stashed money, a credit card or energy gel in your sports bra on a hot summer day? Strapped for pockets, my friends and I always chatted about where we stash our GU, cash or keys. We got some awesome chafe marks from these excursions, too. Rhys always wanted to make a great sports bra with pockets. We talked about this more…

What’s In My Bag – NYC Marathon #Giveaway

October 30, 2016 at 8:03 am

Next Sunday, I’ll toe the line at my 17th running of the New York Marathon. If you’re wondering how I’ve gotten in so many times, you can read this post. Since 2006, I’ve had to travel in for my race each of the 7 times I’ve run since. Packing everything I need is super important. You’d think you could buy anything you need in NYC…

Friday Five: I’m Looking Forward To…

October 28, 2016 at 7:17 am

I mentioned last week that the Friday Five was no more. I wasn’t the only one who was sad about that! Rachel, Lacey and Meranda decided to launch the Friday Five 2.0. So, I’m going to link up with Running on Happy and Fairytales and Fitness for the new Friday Five 2.0 linkup. They are going to have themes starting next week, but this week is…

Currently… Finally Feeling Like Fall!

October 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#14). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: BUSY! September and October went by like a flash. I had to look at my calendar (and Instagram) to remember all of the places I went and things I did. In September, we went to two fabulous weddings in Healdsburg, CA and Denver. I went…

Friday Finds – Things I’m Loving Lately

October 21, 2016 at 7:00 am

My weekly “Friday Five” link up has ended. Sad as that is, it will be fun to revisit and reinvent an old feature. Goodbye “Friday Five” and welcome back, “Friday Finds.” My old “Friday Finds” format was to tell you about one or two cool apps, events, etc. and to post links to great deals. The latter took a ton of time, but not too…

Chicago Marathon Spectator Tips – Go Runners!

October 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

I have marathon envy! Why? It’s perfect weather here for today’s Chicago Marathon. It is not too cold and not too hot. As Goldilocks would say, “it’s just right.” People think running marathons is hard, but spectating can be tougher than you’d think. Really? Yes! Ask my friend Eric F. in NYC what happened when he tried to find a newbie marathoner friend in NYC…