Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

“Runcouver” – Seawheeze Half Marathon Race Report

August 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm

You have to hand it to lululemon– they sure know how to put on an event! And major hats off to Vancouver for being totally breathtaking (no pun intended) and full of lovely, helpful people. When I saw the marketing for this race in January, it seemed like the perfect event for our Destination Race crew. It was turning out to be a busy summer…

Friday Finds: Yay for Vacay! Health Deals? Links I Like & More…

August 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

Hurray! Time to head to Vancouver for the inaugural Seawheeze half marathon. I LOVE to travel to destination races with my girlfriends. We have done Napa to Sonoma (twice!), Oregon Wine Country, New York City half, Carlsbad, Austin and more. I have been to Vancouver a few times (including one of my early marathons in 1996) but there are many sites like Granville Market and…

Friday Finds: Be Like an Olympian, Bye-Bye Diet Coke and Lots of Deals!

August 3, 2012 at 5:31 am

I think I mentioned a few times that I am obsessed with the Olympics. The bags under my eyes are testament to this. The other day I read the outcome spoilers and went home with my tail between my legs like the kid who looked at the hiding spot for all of the Christmas presents. So here are some articles that I have been hoarding…

Farmers Market SCORE! Deals and Links I Like

July 31, 2012 at 7:41 am

My runner gals and I have a summer Saturday morning tradition of run – coffee – farmer’s market. For those of you outside of Chicago, we have a lot of farmer’s markets but the biggest and the best is the Green City Market on Wednesday and Saturday in Lincoln Park. It is so awesome when the summer bounty comes out. What could be better? What?…

Binge Racing: 4 Races in 8 days & Lived To Tell! (+ Running Links & Deals)

July 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Just like shopping, when I sometimes get carried away with signing up for races… Well, I get an e-mail months in advance for a race I have enjoyed in the past and I sign up. Then someone mentions a race to me and I sign up. A new races is introduced… and well, you get the picture. I also don’t do a very good job…

Friday Finds: Having a Sous Chef & Travel, Scavenger Hunt and Running Deals…

July 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

A while ago I recapped some of the deals that I bought and whether they were thumbs up or down. I had yet to try my 3 dinners for 2 from Meez Meals. What is Meez Meals? It is a local (Chicago land area) home delivery service of ingredients for healthy, vegetarian spa-like cuisine. All of the ingredients are prepped and ready, so it is…

Guest Post – “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat”

July 19, 2012 at 5:53 am

Sometimes I wonder about the articles I read (and post links to)… I came across “7 Foods a Nutritionist Would Never Eat” by Mike Rousell, PhD on Shape Magazine’s online site. His list includes: rice cakes, fat free salad dressing, seitan, shark, refined/refortified grains, sugar sweetened beverages (He writes, “If you stop eating only one thing on this list, it should be sugar-sweetened beverages”) and…