Binge Racing: 4 Races in 8 days & Lived To Tell! (+ Running Links & Deals)

July 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Just like shopping, when I sometimes get carried away with signing up for races… Well, I get an e-mail months in advance for a race I have enjoyed in the past and I sign up. Then someone mentions a race to me and I sign up. A new races is introduced… and well, you get the picture. I also don’t do a very good job…

Friday Finds: Having a Sous Chef & Travel, Scavenger Hunt and Running Deals…

July 27, 2012 at 7:41 am

A while ago I recapped some of the deals that I bought and whether they were thumbs up or down. I had yet to try my 3 dinners for 2 from Meez Meals. What is Meez Meals? It is a local (Chicago land area) home delivery service of ingredients for healthy, vegetarian spa-like cuisine. All of the ingredients are prepped and ready, so it is…

“Social Shopping” – What do you Think? Sneakpeeq and The Fancy

July 26, 2012 at 5:55 am

Just what I need! Another couple of deal sites to check out and share! Recently, I heard about two new (to me and I think fairly new in general) shopping/deal sites that use the concepts from Pinterest in concert with Facebook and/or Twitter to promote products and companies. They also have some “gamification” like some apps where looking at items “unlocks” badges and deals. I…

To Tweet or Not To Tweet? Friends’ Finds and Some Deals

July 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

I am a huge fan of social networking and love Facebook and Pinterest and Good Reads and… well you get the picture. That being said, I was a late adopter of Twitter (I am now on @EAgran). Let’s see – 140 characters of update from me blast out to whomever – why would anyone care?? I tried to get people to explain it to me.…

Did You Say Free?

July 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

I saw a deal on an event called Pamper Me Fabulous – a beauty, yoga, fitness and health event in Chicago. There were lectures, yoga classes, product demos and give aways. It called to me, but not enough to invest the $20 and a Sunday summer afternoon. Then my friends at Klutch Club sent a free ticket offer (and the give away was another Klutch…

Friday Finds: Stress Busters, Links I Like, Everything Happy & Other Deals!

July 20, 2012 at 5:45 am

Yesterday was “one of those days” – the commute was messy and I was late, several things I was working on at work needed to be redone (making me feel both stressed and incompetent.) So it was good timing that my friend Ruth-Anne sent me this link to a blog post on Huffington Post by Marlo Thomas on managing stress. I always think of Marlo…

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…