Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Running Commentary (Pun Intended)

October 21, 2012 at 8:20 am

I have had a few running things on my mind recently and I have been meaning to write them down…so here goes… Are headphones ruining the marathon? I volunteered with my gals for the perfect day that was the Chicago Marathon on 10/7 (as part of the human chain “defending” the B corral from the C corral runners.) We then went to mile 13 to…

Healthy Initiative & KLUTCHclub, Sweaty Saturday & Other Fun Stuff

October 9, 2012 at 5:46 am

In Chicago? Know someone (who is a resident of the city of Chicago) who could use a boost to their health and fitness levels but who may not have the resources to do it themselves? Check out Healthy Initiative Chicago and an extra incentive from the folks at KLUTCHclub. KLUTCHclub is partnering with Healthy Initiative Chicago for their 90-Day Personal Challenge. Healthy Initiative Chicago, presented…

Friday Finds: Thyrve is Live, Calorie Conundrum & Some Great Deals!

October 5, 2012 at 5:45 am

I have written about a ton of health and fitness apps, food and exercise trackers and even the quantified self movement. In my opinion, most food tracking apps can be time consuming and hard to keep up with. I read (with great interest) about Thryve a while back. They just launched a new food tracking app that aims to make eating stress-free and tracking meals…

Vanity versus Joy – A Running Photo Victory

September 30, 2012 at 7:34 am

OK, I will admit it, I am vain and I often scrutinize photos before I put them online or share them (or just decide to keep them to myself). Last week, I made a bit of a breakthrough. I ran the Brewers Half Marathon with my friends on September 22nd. We started the day with a crazy rain storm and lightning that delayed the start…

Friday Finds – Truth in (Political) Advertising, Feel Good Links, Freebies & Great Deals!

September 28, 2012 at 7:31 am

Keeping the truth straight during an election cycle is very tricky. Luckily, PureWow found three free new apps that give the facts and skip the spin. – Super PAC App helps you determine who is paying for presidential campaign ads–and why–just by holding your iPhone up to the TV. Using the same sound-recognition technology as Shazam, the Super PAC App will instantly tell you who’s…

Hey Marathoning Gals – Want to Enter to Win a Running Divas T?

September 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

I am so excited! I received my first set of products to give away from Running Divas. Who is Running Divas? Running Divas is a clothing line that inspires women to live fun, active, outdoor lifestyles. It is a hip line of casual wear for “mile minded” women that’s cute and playful, with slogans and styles that celebrate running. Originators Aeron Alrlin and Marc Genet…

Friday Finds: Crowdfunding, Spa Week(!!) & more!

September 21, 2012 at 7:21 am

I first learned about “crowdfunding” when my friend Steve T from high school was looking for support for his movie project, Riot on the Dance Floor on Kickstarter. I thought it was really cool to be able to be a small investor to support a friend’s dream project. I learned about the competitor site, Indie Go Go, when Michelle was looking to fund her What-If…