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


Race Report: United Healthcare Half Marathon in Newport

Today I ran my third half marathon, the United Healthcare Half Marathon in Newport. It’s exactly one year + one week from my first one. Each race gets better, and I had a great race today. Get ready for a long recap.

United Healthcare Half Marathon Newport

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Bib Pickup for United Healthcare Newport Half Marathon

Ahh! Race weekend is starting! Friday after work, I drove down to Newport to pick up my bib for the race. It took exactly one hour to get there. and 45 seconds to pick up my stuff. We weren’t ready to get back in the car, so we chilled at the beach for a bit. We also saw the hill that begins right after the starting line.

Under other circumstances, we might have hung out and had a nicer dinner in Newport, but we’re broke. I suggested that we drive the course, but Brian wasn’t into that. So I decided to show you the cool shirt instead:


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Firefly Run – NYC

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.

Firefly Run – NYC

I’m excited to announce a new partnership: the Firefly Run 5k in New York! My gift to you is a coupon code to save $10 on the race. I’m excited to be a race ambassador because I love themed races, and I love costumes! Everyone will be decked out in crazy, glowy outfits so get your costumes ready. There will be prizes for the best oufits too.

The charity partner for this race is the American Lung Association so in addition to helping them out, you will get:

  • a tech t-shirt (!)
  • light up LED bracelets
  • glow-in-the-dark rubber bracelets
  • post-race party with snacks (food trucks!) and DJ

Better perks than your average 5k right? I think the price is well worth it for such a fun race. Enter the discount code VILAY13 at checkout to take $10 off your registration fee.

Firefly Run

Saturday, October 5, 2013

7:00 pm

Prospect Park, Brooklyn