Friday, September 3, 2010

5 For Friday

1. This week's winner of the Chobani giveaway, as determined by, is.... #3 JULIE!!! "Funny - I was just reading about "voluntourism" and I LOVE the idea. Sounds like a great way to really live a new culture and help out, rather than just briefly observing as a tourist. Maybe in a few years I'll be able to go provide preventative and medical care for kids...possibly in south America or some of the more rural villages in Alaska."  I'll send these out to you asap!

2. If you're in NYC this weekend, head out to Governor's Island to check out Parked: Food Truck Fest. Sounds like a ton of NYC food trucks will be out there serving up their delicious flavors from Noon till 5pm. No admission price, just pay for the food you order. They encourage picnic blankets and sunscreen! Free ferry rides from the Maritime building.

3. Woody and I got tickets for the US Open tomorrow and I am totally excited! We went a couple years ago and had a great time. This time around we're getting tickets from a college friend who I haven't seen in years. She works for the American Heart Association and comes out for this each year to represent the organization. Apparently we get to enjoy lunch in a private dining room that enforces a strict dress code! I can't wait to catch up with E and enjoy some tennis (even if Woody still has to explain the rules to me)!

4. The New York Times printed an interesting article on Wednesday about Under Armour's new women's line and the corresponding marketing campaign. They are traditionally known as a brand for guys with bulging biceps who guzzle sports drinks and and chow on protein bars. They've tried in the past to court us active women, but haven't been able to grab a share of the ever growing market. I have to say, I own one UA top, and it's has "Michigan State" plastered across the front. They're trying to get our attention; will you stop and look?

5. According to the US Department of Labor, "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." I can't say for certain, but I bet that many people would rather work on this labor day than not. But I am certainly glad that I have a job again, from which I get the day off.

How are you celebrating Labor Day?
workout stats -
none; rest day!


Silly Girl Running said...

Since we have hardly any holidays here in Holland (except for Christmas, etc.), I will not be celebrating Labor Day. I will be at my desk on Monday doing what I do for a living; sue people. ;) I would love to have a day off. ;)

Lauren @ said...

I am excited to spend a day off with family and friends. Hope you have a good long weekend!

Julie said...

WOO HOO! Yay for Chobani :) Winning coupons is TOTALLY starting my weekend off right! Have a great Labor Day!!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek said...

I am SO jealous you're going to the US Open! Tennis was my sport b4 i ventured back into running/triathlon.

I've always wanted to go. Have fun, take pics and show em' off here!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

Me too!! DAy Off! I just realized I get the day off and I had counted Monday as a day off anyway. Once I realized I get it paid, I took another day off too :) Muahaha

So neat that you get to go to the US Open!! Nick would be very, very jealous. Have a great time!

scrapwordsmom said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying hi!! I used to be a runner...i have ran 2 marathons!

I will be back...this looks like an inspiring place to be...maybe I'll even get back into running.


Adam said...

I'm going to a BBQ for laborday - tonight!!! Very cool that you get to go to the US open. Have a good time! Look left, right, left, right, left, right....