Stay Healthy (& Gift Healthy) for the Holidays!

December 4, 2012 at 5:37 am

Even though it has been downright balmy in Chicago, I am thinking about how to stay healthy over the holidays with all of the extra food, stress and travel that is coming my way. One nice thing about training for 5 extra weeks for my marathon is just that. Five extra weeks of training miles! That being said, I still need to watch out for…

Awesomeness, Good Cheer and Easy Ways to Give Back

December 2, 2012 at 9:02 am

Awesomeness – is that a word? Well, I am certainly not the first to post about the awesomeness of officer Lawrence DePrimo and his selfless act that was caught by another officer on film. The officer gave boots and socks to a homeless man on a cold NYC night and a photo of the kind act went viral. Just when it seems that there is…

Friday Finds: More “Pinning”, Rock the Race w/Meb & More!

November 30, 2012 at 5:44 am

I have been extremely neglectful of my Pinterest boards. Don’t get me wrong, I dig Pinterest. There are just so many competing priorities for me and as I collect links and ideas for this blog, I usually neglect to “pin” them. Just this week, I came across two new “pinning” sites. One is for books and reading lists and one is for recipes. I already…

Exciting News! I’m a Greatist Ambassador! #Imagreatist

November 29, 2012 at 5:29 am

greatist. noun. [gray-tist] a person who makes healthier choices Greatist Ambassador. noun. [gray-tist- am-bass-a-door] a person who makes healthier choices and inspires others to do the same I am excited to report that I am now a Greatist Ambassador. I love the site, the Greatist. It is “all about inspiring people to make healthier choices” — whether that’s going for a morning run, choosing a…

#GivingTuesday, Be a Scout, Save on Mobile, Manage Stress & More!

November 27, 2012 at 5:47 am

As I mentioned on Friday, today is Giving Tuesday! What is it? #GivingTuesday™ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. What am I doing for #GivingTuesday? I’m spreading the word about Cycle for Survival. Cycle for Survival is the indoor team cycling event that…

“Adopt” a Mile: No $ Requested, Just Inspiration, Please!

November 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

When the NYC Marathon was cancelled, it seemed like a great idea to me (and to my friends Josh and Leslye) to capitalize on the training and run in the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon on December 9th instead. In the mean time, we took a two week vacation. The date also extended the marathon training period five LONG weeks. Now, with two weeks to go, it…

Friday Finds: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday & Deals to Start You Off!

November 23, 2012 at 5:21 am

Writing a deal post on Black Friday is kind of like taking candy from a baby. The real challenge is narrowing things down so that this post is not overwhelming like all of the e-mails and circulars that are arriving in my inbox and mailbox. Good news! There is an app for that..well…several. Pure Wow had some great app finds and there are several good…