Want to Up Your Winter Running? Come Run F^3 With Me #Giveaway

December 15, 2014 at 6:09 am
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Lots of runners in Chicago run outside through the winter; Probably the same number hibernate or hit the gym. Several years ago some intrepid (and slightly crazy) runners decided to host a half marathon in January on the lake front. It was called the F@#$ing Frozen Freezing Half. What started as a few people is now a huge event. Last year, it was “polar vortex” cold. I had just run the Houston Marathon the weekend…

Ten Things I Learned (or Had Reinforced) in 2014

December 14, 2014 at 8:36 am
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Last December, I read the Editor’s Letter in Women’s Running magazine which suggested before making resolutions, you should take stock of the past year, see what progress you have made and how far you have come. Great idea! Here is my 2013 post. I liked this exercise so much, I decided to do it again this year! Here are some of my learnings from 2014: 1. When at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.…

Friday Finds: National Believe Day, Wishes Delivered + Much More

December 12, 2014 at 6:43 am
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As part of its holiday Believe campaign, Macy’s has declared today, Friday, December 12 as the sixth annual National Believe Day.  The Believe campaign is devoted to embracing the season’s spirit of generosity and kindness toward others. To honor this special day, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will grant more than 50 “Wishes Across America” to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Macy’s Believe campaign invites customers to drop their stamped letters, addressed to “Santa at The North…

Finds’ Faves Stocking Stuffers for Fit Folks/Runners #Giveaway(s)

December 11, 2014 at 6:07 am
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Welcome to my last holiday gift guide of 2014! I had some great gift suggestions for all of the runners and most everyone else on your list this year.  And now, stocking stuffers (or Hanukkah goodies)! I have tested out and used SO many awesome products this year. Without further ado, awesome stocking stuffers for the fit folks and runners in your life! Oh, and I have some great giveaways, too! Read to the end…