Friday, February 25, 2011

Fabulous Friday Features



Constantin from Highball Blog shared a really cool website recently, where "an advertising agency created this game for an organization that helps needy people. The best social awareness interactive campaign I've seen so far: http://playspent.org/." The website allows you to make hypothetical choices facing a jobless or low income person, to get an idea of how difficult some people have it. SPENT was launched in February 2011 as a collaboration between McKinney and Urban Ministries of Durham. Learn more about UMD's mission at umdurham.org.


Share This Adventure.com® is pleased to announce our first outdoor adventure contest. The idea is to get people excited about sharing outdoor adventures, no matter what they are. They want people to share any and all outdoor adventures between now and ending March 30th, and will choose the best outdoor adventure to win a $25 dollar gift certificate to Backcountry.com , to purchase whatever you want! For information on how to enter, head over to Share This Adventure.



How do you begin a run from California to New York? With a single step (through the Magic Kingdom, no less!). Today,  Dean Karnazes will run out the gates of Disneyland, bang a left, and head for New York City. The purpose of this event is to inspire the nation, and its youth, to get outside and become more physically active. He'll stop at schools along the way and give talks to kids about the importance of physical fitness and good diet. Other runners are invited to join him during the run. To learn more, visit: Run Across America.


New reviews up at Women's Endurance Gear - head over and see what's happening!

And now we're off for a quiet weekend
 in Michigan - enjoy the weekend all!

23 comments:

  1. I've got to try Spent. That sounds amazing; probably something everyone not in those shoes should experience. Enjoy your weekend in Michigan!

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  2. Share This Adventure sounds right up my alley. I'm going to go check it out right now! Thanks.

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  3. YAY! Enjoy the mitten state!!

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  4. I hope you have a great weekend in Michigan!

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  5. A quiet weekend sounds perfect...I'll keep dreaming... :) Enjoy yours!

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  6. I would call Spent eye-opening, but I've been there, so I guess it would be fact affirming? I don't know. Anyway, it's cool and everyone should both play it and help whatever local charity options you can!

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  7. Happy Weekend in Michigan with your fam! Thanks for sharing this. That Dean sure is Amazing! Off to visit your wife's blog.

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  8. Have a fabulous weekend in MI!! I don't know how to even begin to think about running across the U.S.!!!

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  9. Hmm I may have to join Dean on a 5k in Staten Island, my best friend lives there so she is coming with!!

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  10. Run across America. Dear lord. my feet hurt thinking about it.

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  11. you know i had heard a passing comment about the dean thing, but didn't know where to find more so thanks!!

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  12. have a great weekend!!!
    will join that big race across america tomorrow for a short portion of it in the cold rain!!

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  13. Have a great weekend. And Dean isn't coming through my state...road trip? I'll see =)

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  14. Have you tried Spent yet? It really makes you realize how good you've got it when you see how difficult it is to live at the poverty line. I wish everyone was required to do this game, even for just a few days. We might find ourselves as a society to be more charitable. Thanks for highlighting it.

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  15. Alright, someone coming into our great State to spend some of their money!!! Glad to hear it. I'd love to run with Dean but he's not at a City close to me.

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  16. Wow! I had not heard of that run Dean is doing (been out of the mix for a while). Very cool.

    Enjoy MI!

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  17. I've been to Disneyland a few times....don't you take a right?

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  18. Chris, it depends if you want to jump on the 5 or 57 freeway.

    Too bad they couldn't get an athlete that your average school kid actually cares about.

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  19. Patrick, what other athlete with similar name recognition that could run across the country would you suggest?

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  20. Funny, I JUST got an email about Dean being in Phoenix. Unfortunately, I'll be out of town so I won't be able to catch up with him!

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