Boston Diva Dash 2014

I had a ton of fun running in last year’s Shape Diva Dash, so I get to be an ambassador again!


The Shape Diva Dash comes back to the Boston area on September 6, 2014. Obstacle course races are blowing up right now but this one is different because it’s only for women and you can make it as hard or as easy as you want. There is no dirt, no getting soaked, no electrocution. There were some fun obstacles like the tire mountain, a hay bale mountain, jumping over water, a fun thing where you walk on a rope, and some other surprises.

The race is on a wave system, with the final wave going at 2:45 pm.  You don’t even have to wake up early. This race had the most fun party vibe I’ve ever seen. The pre- and post- party was huge, with beer, wine, snacks and dancing. There were so many people who put teams together and dressed up according to their theme. I didn’t have a team last year and I regretted it, so you should definitely get your girls together for this. I think there is even a prize for best team costume.

The registration fee is currently $55 but you can knock $10 off using coupon code AXDIVAVILAY. The swag bag is great too. One of the starting waves is already sold out and we are six months out, so get your team in now to get a good starting wave. – Shape Diva Dash

SHAPE Diva Dash logo Horiz


Deal on Juice Beauty

I’m passing on another great deal on organic makeup & skincare. There
is currently a Groupon for $22 for $45 at Juice Beauty. I have never tried this brand, but many of their products get good remarks on No More Dirty Looks in terms of being a clean brand. This is an easy way to try out new products.

Great Stuff at Nike Sale

This is not a sponsored post, it’s just a heads up to my fellow shopaholics. The hot Nike clearance sale is back! Right now there’s a code to net you an extra 20% off clearance items: BESTINGAME.

There are some of the super popular LunarGlide, FlyKnit, LunarRacer models in there but the prices are still kind of high. My picks for the best deals in the clearance section:

The cute & unique Studio Wrap for $24. Right now I wear Nike Free for kickboxing but these look very practical. I can’t quite do the spinning hook kick correctly with shoes on.

The sneakerhead-approved Roshe Run in suede for $44. I’ve been wanting a pair of Roshe for months. I’m supposed to be cutting back on shopping and now they go on supersale? Ugh.

And for the runners, the sleek pink & gray Air Max for only $56 (that’s 40% off). I love the pink and gray so much.

Happy shopping

A discount on the Firefly Run New York

Disclaimer added 1/15/2014: As a Firefly Run ambassador, I was offered compensation for referring runners to sign up for the Firefly Run. To date, they have not paid me and they have not answered my follow up e-mails. Meanwhile, they continue to advertise an ambassador program.

Remember when I told you about the Firefly Run in New York/Brooklyn?

They just sent me a reminder that tomorrow, October 2, is the last day for you to use my discount code and save $10. If you’re still thinking about doing the Firefly Run, head over here, click on register, and enter code VILAY13 when you’re checking out.

Your registration will include this cool unisex tech shirt:

Firefly Run t-shirt

Firefly Run t-shirt

It’s pretty rare for a 5k to offer a tech shirt, let alone one a stylish one. I was going to say it was fly, but that would be a dorky pun.

You also get one of these reflective and light-up LED bands. It’s big enough to fit on your wrist, bicep, or ankle. I’ll definitely be re-using this for a night time race or evening runs.

Firefly Run LED bracelet

Firefly Run LED bracelet

Unfortunately, I can’t join the fun anymore. I had the Diva Dash and the Firefly Run planned this weekend, both races that I’ve been promoting and in the New York area the same weekend. Then some breaking news happened. You may have heard something in the news about certain people being temporarily out of work because of political crap? Now I have to conserve money since I’m not sure when my next paycheck will come. Boo.

If you go, give me a recap so I know how it went!

Firefly Run
Saturday, October 5, 2013
7:00 pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Cheap deal on Bulu box or Saks outlet

It seems like a lot of you liked the previous Living Social deal I told you about so here’s another cool deal. Today only, you can get a really good deal to try the Bulu Box. I’ve personally never tried any subscription box yet, but for this price, why not? Each month, Bulu Box sends you 4-5 generous samples of vitamins, supplements, or weight loss aids. Living Social has a 3-month subscription for $15, but if you use the code FALL13, it will knock another $5 off. Your 3-month subscription comes out to $10 – that’s three months for the price of one.

These products do not lean towards clean, natural living though, so it’s up to you if that’s your thing.

Alternatively, you can also use that code – Fall13 on this deal for Off Saks (Saks 5th Ave outlet). You will end up paying $15 for a $40 gc to Off Saks.

I bought that deal last week and ended up with a silk DVF dress that was originally $325, paid $51 total ($35 at the register + $16 for the coupon).