Friday Randomness – July 3, 2015

1. On Wednesday I started my summer job.  I will be working for the month of July from 8am-11:45 am.  I like it because it it for one month for a few hours in the morning and I still have the rest of the day to do whatever I want.  However, next month I have my summer class and then when it is over, it will be almost time to go back to school.

2.  Do you have anything planned for Saturday, September 20th?  Please plan to attend Bright Pink’s FitFest 2015 in Chicago.  You can read more about it here.

3.  Lately I’ve been buying so much Brooks running gear from REI.  I’ve purchased the Versatile Lite Tank Top in each color.  They run big – I usually wear a large but a medium fits me fine.  I also bought the Versatile IV T-Shirt in blue and green.  They also run big.  There are a bunch of other discounted stuff and you’ll save even more (cash back) if you go through the Ebates site.

Versatile Lite Tank Top

Brooks Versatile IV T-Shirt

Versatile IV T-Shirt

4.  I was out returning some socks at Kohl’s and found some great books for my kids.  I bought 4 different ones along with the stuffed animal.  I might go back to get another one.  Isn’t it cute?


5.  Tomorrow is race #6 – Elmhurst Bank 4 on the 4th.  I LOVE this race and am very excited about it.  Here is a picture of my outfit.


6.  Thanks to Timehop I can look back at what I did, ate, wore, etc., in prior years.  Last year I had a new pair of Newton Kismet while three years ago I wore a pair of Brooks Glycerin.

What are you plans for the 4th of July?  I am not sure if we’re staying home and my mother with BBQ or we’ll visit family members and they’ll BBQ.  Do you have Timehop on your phone?  How do you like it?


Bright Pink FitFest 2015

I was invited by Bright Pink to attend an information session about their upcoming FitFest Chicago on September 20th.


I met Alicia Roman, NBC meteorologist.

What is FitFest?  It is the ultimate fitness marathon in support of Bright Pink.  Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

Their aim is to reach the 52 million young women in the United States between the ages of 18 and 45 with their innovative, life-saving breast and ovarian health programs, thereby empowering this and future generations of women to live healthier, happier, and longer lives.

FitFest is the fitness marathon to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer.  Now in their sixth year, this one-of-a-kind event gives you the chance to directly impact how these cancers are prevented.

Why FitFest?

Because… every dollar raised goes to life-saving breast and ovarian cancer prevention programs for young women and the medical community who care for them.

Because… awareness isn’t enough. Exercise is proven to reduce the risk of breast and ovarian cancer.  FitFest’s day of classes kicks healthy habits into action.  Women and men of all fitness levels are welcome.

Because… it’s our turn to change the odds.  1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 1 in 67 will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  Women have the power to be proactive to reduce their risk for these cancers or detect them at early, non life-threatening stages.  It’s our mission to show them how. 


Some new things this year include:

  • New venue, event will take place at FFC Union Station
  • Six hours full of different classes such as yoga, barre, and hip hop dance
  • Nice perks including massage, photo booth, psychic readings, and nutrition consultants

The best part is that you can all of that for ONLY $25.  It is definitely a great deal for an awesome cause!!

You can sign up as an individual or get a group of your friends to create a team and fundraise for Bright Pink.  Recruit 5+ teammates and Bright Pink will comp your fundraising.  Your only financial commitment would be the $25 registration fee.

Whether you’re an avid marathon runner or looking for a reason to get off of the couch, this is the event for you.  Push your limits with 750+ passionate men and women and help turn breast and ovarian cancer awareness into life-saving action.

For more information, visit the Bright Pink website.