Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

Run with a Little Help From My Friends, Links I Like & Some Deals

September 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I ran back to back races this weekend…a 5k run (Cookie Classic 5k celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting. They had cookies at the end!) and the Chicago Half Marathon which is a fall staple here. I ran the majority of both races with friends. Here is a major shout out to pacing with and enjoying running time with my friends, Stacy and Abby! I…

New: Saucony Run4Good App and Friend’s Finds

September 6, 2012 at 7:41 am

I recently wrote a post on plus sizing for children… and have always been interested in programs to fight childhood obesity and increase kids activity levels. I was really excited to see an email from Saucony about their new Run4Good app. So what is it? It is a run tracking app and an easy way to fight childhood obesity. By tracking your miles with the…

Friday Finds: Ending the Year Strong, Getting Some Head Space, Links I Like & Deals

August 31, 2012 at 5:40 am

I am having trouble comprehending that it is almost Labor Day. 2012 has gotten away from me fast! I saw 5 Tips to Finish Your Year Strong on Mind Body Green and it really resonated with me. I would recommend reading this article and giving Kim Shand’s recommendations some thought. I was especially drawn to #5 after my recent few weeks at work: 5. Create…

Friday Finds: “Real-Virtual” Trainer, Fitness Games, Friend’s Finds and More

August 17, 2012 at 5:53 am

When I first saw this link, I thought it seemed kind of silly, but now I think it is pretty ingenious and wish that I had thought of it! A search engine to find and book a personal trainer for two-way video training? Could be perfect for traveling, people with kids who can’t get to a gym or people who want training/advice but can’t afford…

Guest Post – “How it All Turned Out” – George Gallego’s NYC Ironman Report

August 16, 2012 at 5:49 am

I wrote a few posts about my friend George Gallego and his Ironman NYC fundraiser for the organization he started called Wheels of Progress. This is the first one about keeping things in perspective. A bunch of you donated to support his efforts – thank you! George suffered a spinal cord injury over 20 years ago and is paralyzed. He chose to dedicate himself to…

“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…