Around the web : June 2013

I’ve been collecting interesting emails from various companies or friends or sources for a while now and haven’t been able to really form a good theme to use them for “Three Things Thursday” and now they’re getting out of control….like this sentence…so I decided it was time for another “Around the web”, which hasn’t been written since August of last year! Ha!

#1 Pretty Muddy 5K is coming to Columbus, OH Sept 14, 2013 and has announced their location! For the second year in a row they will be taking over Mad River Mountain. I am an ambassador for the race, so you’ve been reading about my training and excitement for a while now. Isn’t it nice to know where we’re all going? I know it was a BLAST last year, so this makes it all the more exciting. Oh and if you’re a mommy or daddy you may be interested to now the race is now partnering with Rileyroso shoes.


#2  Westin Hotels & Resorts recently announced a new partnership with Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon.  They’re looking for an individual to take their passion for running on the road with the exciting new position of RunWESTIN Concierge. The RunWESTIN Concierge will serve as a charismatic leader for VIP Westin guests throughout their race experience, providing tips and information on training, nutrition and race logistics. This is high profile, paid position will last a minimum of six months. You can get the full job description and more information here:

#3 I was sent a press release about a new book. I don’t have time for a full review, so I thought I’d pass the 411 on to make your own call. I think it sounds AWESOME, especially for those with kids.

Get Your Kids Hiking! Start them Young and Keep it Fun


Want Your Kids to Enjoy Hiking and the Great Outdoors? “Make it fun”, says Jeff Alt, renowned hiking expert and author of the new book Get Your Kids Hiking! How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun.

Jeff is an avid hiker. In addition to walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail, he also walked the 218-mile John Muir Trail with his wife, and trekked across a 50-mile path of Ireland with his wife, young daughter, and extended family. He and his wife emerged from the church doors on their wedding day wearing backpacks, and his son was taken on his first hike at 8 weeks.

List $13.95    More information is available at

#4 This is VERY cool. I especially love this concept after seeing Spirit of the Marathon II and sicking around for the ‘This Water is Beautiful’ documentary for WorldVision. Janji ( is a running apparel company where the proceeds go the help alleviate the water crisis in many countries. First look at some of these cute women’s shirts:


Now their background, from their website:

Janji is a running apparel brand that provides food and water to those in need.

Runners require proper hydration and ample nutrition to train, run 5Ks and finish marathons. At the same time, millions of people around the world lack the basic necessities for survival.

We can change that.

Through each purchase of Janji’s distinctive running apparel, a portion of proceeds funds organizations that are alleviating the worst problems related to food and water. By funding solutions and raising awareness through our apparel, Janji wants to create a nation of runners that run for another and eliminate the global food and water crisis.

#5 Did you know KIND Healthy Snacks has a line of granola now? I’ve seen their bars countless places, both online and in stores, but I wasn’t aware until recently their line had expanded.


KIND Healthy Grains contain healthful, unique 100% whole grains like amaranth and quinoa; superfoods like blueberries and chia; and delicious ingredients like peanut butter and dark chocolate. Eat them with milk, yogurt or right out of the pouch. <–yes that’s a direct quote from the website. ( ; Check out any of these yummy sounding flavors.

  • Peanut Butter Whole Grain Clusters
  • Vanilla Blueberry Clusters with Flax Seeds
  • Cinnamon Oat Clusters with Flax Seeds
  • Maple Walnut Clusters with Chia & Quinoa
  • Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Clusters
  • Oats & Honey Clusters with Toasted Coconut

#6 I know lots of people are talking about running their first marathon this fall. Maybe head over to and read 10 IPHONE APPS TO HELP YOU TRAIN FOR YOUR FIRST MARATHON “. I’ve heard good things about Runkeeper and MyFitnessPal. I used MFP off and on over the years and if you like calorie counting and community based support it is great!  Especially with the website partnership. 

I think those are enough fun and exciting links for now, don’t you? What products, services or general information have you come across lately that you find worth a share? Feel free to link below.

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