Friday Finds – 1/4/13

New to my Google Reader:

  • Lace & Race – Michelle is hilarious and a really fast runner. She qualified for Boston, with plenty of time to spare on her first try (and is currently training to run a sub-3 hour marathon). Holy hell.

Great news:

Must-Reads:

  • We’ll kick off with Michelle, since I just talked her up a bit. She came up with a brilliant idea to have a Runners Savings Account. It is simple, set up a savings account,  decided how you will pay yourself for your accomplishments (i.e. miles run), track your progress (spreadsheet/Daily Mile), pay yourself FIRST each payday. Make it fun. I went to my bank on Wednesday to set up an account for this, so thank you Michelle!
  • Angela from Oh She Glows introduced her Vegan: How To Series. I’m very interested (one of my 2013 goals is to reduce my dairy intake). Read the introduction and Part I: Make the Transition.
  • Lynda from Hit the Road Jane gathered information from other healthy living bloggers and posted “The Top 5 New Year Healthy Challenges You Can Join.” All of them are great and can be geared toward different goals!

Free Fitness January (NYC):

  • Fitmapped and Athleta teamed up to bring NYC fitness-goers an awesome challenge. Athleta (UES) is offering FREE classes for the entire month of January (Some of the great studios included are Pure Yoga, 92Y, Exceed, Equinox and Flywheel)! Regarding the challenge, each time you attend a class (view the schedule here), sign-up/log-in at FiTMAPPED with the code “ATHLETAUES.” For certain events and classes, (indoor cycling with Flywheel), if you rate/review the studio on Fitmapped, that will count as two log-ins. The user who’s logged in the most will win an outfit from Athleta.

Spending Fast:

  • I just added And Then We Saved to my reader. I saw a post about a “Spending Fast,” and I was interested. I have credit card debt and an assload of student loans to pay off. Basics: No reckless spending, only purchase necessities. I am thinking about doing it, scary but necessary.

Have you ever done a “Spending Fast,” or something similar? 

4 thoughts on “Friday Finds – 1/4/13

  1. Melissa

    spending fasts freak the hell out of me, but holy crap do you save money! I did one in 2010 when I first set up Mint. Created budgets and never went out to eat, shopping, etc. It was TOUGH! And then I discovered running and all of the sudden race registrations + compression socks started stealing my dollars again. go figure. Maybe I need to do another one, I would LOVE to pay down a couple credit cards!
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