Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

Bucket List: Grand Canyon – Check!

April 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

I have a reputation among my friends of being game for anything. So, it was no surprise that Lauren asked me to be her buddy on a Grand Canyon running excursion. Her husband and his friend had the goal to run Rim to Rim to Rim or R2R2R. That is running down the South Rim of the canyon up the North Rim of the canyon…

Hydration Helpers from Hydro Flask #Giveaway!

April 4, 2017 at 6:03 am

You may remember that I met the folks from Hydro Flask at Expo West.  Hydro Flask makes stainless steel insulated bottles and accessories to keep your hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold. They are laser focused on design and making the best, lightest bottles on the market. They recently launched water tumblers with silicone bottoms to they don’t bang on the tables. Wine carriers…

Tried It Tuesday: Rain Scarf Reversible Scarf/Shawl

March 28, 2017 at 9:05 am

It’s been a pretty rainy season here in Chicago and in San Francisco where my office is. When I was offered the opportunity to check out the Rain Scarf, a reversible scarf and waterproof shawl, I said “YES!” The Rain Scarf is a soft, unisex scarf that comes in six colors. If it rains, you simply turn it inside out to reveal a waterproof hood…

Currently… Ready for Spring!

March 26, 2017 at 8:58 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#16). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Mother Nature is playing tricks on us in Chicago! We had a tiny taste of summer followed by a return to winter. Three days of rain will hopefully bring May flowers or something good! I started my new job (see more here) and enjoyed visiting…

Try it Tuesday: Floafers “Foam Meets Fashion” #Kickstarter

March 21, 2017 at 10:21 am

I got an email to check out a Kickstarter for Floafers – “this summer’s hottest shoe.” I was intrigued so I checked them out! Floafer’s founder, Hayes Brumbeloe, came up with the concept in 2014 while packing for a trip to the Bahamas. He wanted a pair of “stylish loafers you could wear on the beach and in the water.” he searched the web and didn’t…

Good Times, Great Race & Some Exciting News

March 19, 2017 at 7:00 pm

I went to NYC this weekend to run my 6th NYC 1/2 in as many years. As I mentioned on Friday, it was my first real race of the year. I wasn’t sure what to expect time wise, but I knew that I would enjoy the run. It’s one of my favorite courses and I always see tons of friends. Plus, I’m supporting an amazing…

Currently: Winter 2017

January 15, 2017 at 8:29 am

Currently… A post on “things of the moment” for me (#15). [Inspired by Marcia and other bloggers.] State of things: Winter in Chicago can be tough. It’s cold and dreary and the sun rises late and sets early. I did the exercise of thinking of 5 Things I’m Looking Forward To (So Far) in ’17 and also to put my 2017 Vacation Bucket List together.…