Take a Chance on Me

June 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

I am not a risk taker. In fact, I am a risk avoider. I am a Type A, easy does it, steady as they come, do-be. The husband is an adrenaline junkie. He skis black diamonds, drives a race car (for real) and loves adventure. I am an anti-adrenaline junky – even a buzz-kill sometimes! I don’t do extremes. I drive like a grandma (with a lead…

Friday Finds: Foodie Pen Pals, One Run for Boston & Dad’s Day Deals

May 31, 2013 at 7:25 am

I like pen pals and I LOVE trying new foods, so I was all over it when I saw Lindsay’s post on signing up to be/get a foodie pen pal. What is a foodie pen pal? Basically, it is a person who also loves food and to try new things. Lindsay pairs people up, then you have a week or so to put together a…

More “Money Talks”: Save a Buck (or Many!)

May 30, 2013 at 5:48 am

In the third installment of “Money Talks” from my mother-in-law, Libbie, she shares some great ideas for saving a buck (or many). “We women don’t care too much about getting our pictures on money as long we can get our hands on it”.– Ivy Baker Priest Think fast:  Whose picture is on the one hundred dollar bill? According to Ben Franklin (the answer), creditors have better…

Cash Back for Active Junkies, Insider Restaurant Tips & Deals!

May 28, 2013 at 5:54 am

I just learned about Active Junky. It is like ebates for athletes and active folks! How does it work? Active Junky is an online shopping community that rewards and provides incentives (sales AND cash back!) for shoppers pursuing their passion for active gear. They have partnered with the top online outdoor gear stores (100+) so that you can earn cash back rewards on every gear purchase you make…

A Running Dilemma

May 26, 2013 at 5:59 am

Recently, I ran in a new local race in Chicago. I was perplexed to see that my place was not what I expected. It was a pretty small race and I knew what place I was in for women. It then occurred to me that the two women I passed at the end of the race (who were jogging and I thought were not actually…

Friday Finds: Get an Instant (free) Peptalk, Have Fun with Photos & Long Weekend Deals!

May 24, 2013 at 5:51 am

I LOVE Karen Salmansohn’s website and her “self help for people who would not be caught dead doing self help” (like me)! I just downloaded her new “Instant Peptalk” app. She says: “Every day you’ll receive a message to massage your spirit–Or feel free to use my “mood” list – to find an inspiring poster that will help to heal whatever’s ailing you! I’ve also made it easy for you to share…

Hey Ladies – Ready to “Tri” A Great New Event?

May 23, 2013 at 5:37 am

Some of you may have noticed the Athleta Esprit de She badge in my sidebar. I am a “Race Ambassador” for this cool new women’s running and multisport series sponsored by Lifetime Fitness and Athleta. What does that mean? Well, I get to run in the 10K race in Chicago in July for free – woot woot! And, I get the inside skinny on all…