Archive for the ‘Running’ Category

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…

A Not So Secret Diet Tip, Theme Races, Some Deals and A Winner!

July 17, 2012 at 7:43 am

Since I am really into running, nutrition and health, people always ask my my opinion on exercise trends (e.g., barefoot running (IMO – great if you live near a trail or beach, maybe, but terrible in cities and no I am not going to try it – I like my shoes thank you very much!), Crossfit (IMO – too intense, too competitive, too cultish –…

Friday Finds: Duck Derby, Friends’ Finds, Deals & Last Chance to Win Kicks!

July 13, 2012 at 5:44 am

I am not sure if you have noticed, but I am pretty excitable — especially when I win things or get free stuff! I chuckle to myself every time the Special Olympics Rubber Duck Derby comes around, because the first year I fielded a team (read: bought some rubber ducks in the race), I won a 52 week subscription to the New York Lottery. This…

Olympics and Other Obsessions

July 3, 2012 at 7:34 am

It’s July… and that means – THE OLYMPICS! I LOVE the Olympics. I would love to watch them all day long, but will have to settle for obsessively following twitter and FB and reading the news all day long once they start on July 25th. I have been enjoying lots of awesome articles on Olympians – especially female athletes in all of my magazines and…

Race Recap and A Deal That Gives Back

June 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

As I mentioned, I was a “real runner” model for the inaugural Fleet Feet Chicago Women’s Half Marathon. It was held today. They did a terrific job on a very hot day (it was 70 degrees when we left the house before 6 am!) It was supposed to be cloudy but the majority was sunny. Almost 2,400 women safely ran and walked the half! Fleet…

Friday Finds – Ideas for Active Travelers, Deals, Chicago Finds and Links I Like

June 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

I love to travel for running events and… well… just in general. This week I found several things for the active traveler. 1. I like to have healthy eating choices wherever I go. I saw this new, free app (web, iphone, blackberry and android) You can use Good Food Near You to find food choices and menu nutrition information for twenty restaurants near you. Check…

Friday Finds – Advice from Dads, Vegas, Baby? (and other deals & links I like)

June 15, 2012 at 7:28 am

1. So there is a lot of Father’s Day buzz out there and I liked the twitter posts from Self magazine on “Best Stay Healthy Lessons from Your Dad”. My dad passed away a few years ago, but there are many dad-isms and dad behaviors of his that I treat as lessons. Some favorites: “Almost doesn’t count except in horseshoes and hand grenades”; always buy…