A Friend’s Find: Commitment Devices & the “StickK” + the 30×30 Project & more!

January 22, 2013 at 5:45 am

Many thanks to my friend, Don (an awesome runner, fellow goal-setter and avid learner) for sending me this great idea with links to the Freakonomics website article and Freakonomics Radio podcast on “commitment devices.” I write a lot about goals, and in thinking of how to achieve my goals in 2013, my friend Don mentioned using “commitment devices.” What is a commitment device? Wikipedia summarizes…

Hurray! Sportsmanship is Not Dead!

January 20, 2013 at 7:48 am

While being barraged with stories of doping and fake girlfriend hoaxes, I saw this story posted on Facebook from kellimni.com: “Very little has been said about this…..On December 2, Basque athlete Iván Fernández Anaya was competing in a cross-country race in Burlada, Navarre. He was running second, some distance behind race leader Abel Mutai – bronze medalist in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the London Olympics.…

Friday Finds: Check Out “Women Who Launch” & Some Deals!

January 18, 2013 at 5:49 am

Tuesday Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel brought together female tech founders in Chicago for an inspiring conversation, “Women Who Launch: Connecting with The Women of 1871”, about what the city can do to support female-owned technology companies. I was inspired by these cool women and their companies (for non-Chicago friends “1871” is an incubator, not a year) and think you will be, too! Check out the…

CEP Winners & A New Give Away! In Training? Win a KonaKase!

January 17, 2013 at 5:36 am

Thanks to all who entered my CEP Compression Give Away! The winners are: 1. Emily – she chose Women’s Compression Shorts to wear while she works on her speed this season. 2. Mahala – she chose Running Compression Socks to help her sore Achilles as she trains for the Austin Half! 3. Amy – she got the Mediven Comfort Medical Compression stockings for recovery and…

Milestone Pod, Links I Like for a Better 2013 & Deals!

January 15, 2013 at 5:45 am

I am still waiting for my Perfect Fuel Performance Chocolate and my Misfit Shine wireless activity tracker, but I saw a tweet this morning and have donated a small amount to another cool IndieGoGo campaign for MilestonePod! (What is IndieGoGo? Read my post about crowdfunding HERE.) The MilestonePod is a small gadget that counts and tracks the mileage of running shoes. It acts as personal…

I Would Like to Thank… Doughing Rogue!

January 13, 2013 at 8:41 am

I have always wanted to start a post (or anything) with “I would like to thank the Academy”… well, not really! I would like to thank Molly from Doughing Rogue for nominating me for a Liebster Award (and for the kick-butt quinoa bake recipe she had in the same post and for many other good things!) What is a Liebster Award? A Liebster award is…

Friday Finds: Cook Smart, Plan to Eat, Local Goodies & Great Deals!

January 11, 2013 at 5:46 am

My friends at the Greatist had another awesome post this week on “10 Amazing Companies that are Making Healthy Eating Easier.” I patted myself on the back for already writing about Plated, Blue Apron and Meez Meals (which is similar to several companies they mention like Hello Fresh – which looks awesome!) Two meal planning sites caught my eye – one is free and one…