Love Lulu? Check Out OKU Oxygen & Enter to Win a Jacket!

March 21, 2013 at 5:31 am

If you ever read this blog, you know I love to workout, love my Pilates for Runners class (taught by Maureen at Flow Pilates in Chicago) and love to try new things – especially for FREE! So when Todd from Flow Pilates asked me if I wanted to try out some new capri pants by OKU Oxygen DNA that he is now carrying and distributing,…

Low-Cost, Effective Workouts with Bodbot or a Jump Rope & Mid-week Deals!

March 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

No time or cash for a personal training? Try the alpha version of BodBot, a free personal-training web and mobile app that generates workouts just for you. First you answer basic questions about gender, fitness goals and current workout practices. Then you answer some additional questions like: Do you have access to weights and gym equipment? What’s your realistic time commitment? How many nudge-y work-out-now…

5 Running Tips You Have Never Heard Before from the Balanced Runner

March 17, 2013 at 4:43 am

To get ready for today’s half marathon in New York City, I checked out these awesome and helpful tips from the Balanced Runner. The Balanced Runner uses principles from feldenkrais to help runners improve form and balance. And if you know me, you know my balance can use all of the help it can get! 5 Running Tips You Have Never Heard Before from the…

Friday Finds: ‘Appy St Patrick’s Day, Seriously? & Great Deals

March 15, 2013 at 5:41 am

It was another busy week and I was trying to figure out when I would find some fun stuff for Friday when an idea magically appeared from Lindsay at Launch Squad. She liked my blurb on Cleverbug and wrote to suggest a St Patrick’s Day post highlighting this and other cool apps that hail from Ireland. I love this idea (and the cool apps she…

Support Alexandra’s Playground & Be Entered To WIN!

March 14, 2013 at 5:41 am

Please note the raffle is closed and winners have been announced. Please DO support Alexandra’s Playground, though! There are many charities that I feel passionate about for a variety of reasons; I write about them often. One that I have supported every year since it was founded is Alexandra’s Playground. This organization was founded by my friends, Andrea and Michael Vitale, to honor the life…

Serenity Now, Other Soothing Thoughts & a Little Retail Therapy!

March 12, 2013 at 5:40 am

I had a very hectic day at work yesterday…and my blog was down… and I was kicked off of Facebook (temporarily) for being reported as “not a real person or not who I claimed to be.” Sheesh! Serenity Now! Good thing that I clicked on the link to start my 21 Day (free) Meditation Challenge from Deepak Chopra and Oprah before I left for work.…

Obsession: Podcasts

March 10, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hello, my name is Erica and I am addicted to NPR podcasts. I have had an iPod forever, but it was pretty recent that I figured out how to load podcasts (and subscribe to them). Yeah, a failing of mine is only learning partial usage of devices (an applications) and then getting much less out of them than I could, but that’s a sad story…