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Friday the 13th, one of my favorite days ever, because as I’ve written before, I don’t believe that any Friday can ever be unlucky.  Do you believe in that superstition?

Five Totally Random Thoughts Swimming Around My Head Today…

  1. The best pin I found on Pinterest this week was one I really needed to read:
  2. This week I watched both seasons of The Riches on Amazon’s Instant Video, which because I have a Prime membership, entitles me to watch tons of free tv shows and movies. If you’ve never seen the show, I highly recommend it.  Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver are brilliant, as is the writing.  Unfortunately, it fell victim to the writers’ strike in 2008.  It’s a shame, too, because this show should have lasted for several more seasons.
  3. I finished reading The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner, and it is her best novel in years.  I’m a huge fan, and this book captures the same spirit that Good in Bed had. I was captivated by the characters and the story, and I finished it really quickly.  Next I’ll be reading the latest from another of my favorite authors, Jen Lancaster’s Jeneration X. If you want to follow my reading list, become my friend on Goodreads.  What are you reading?
  4. Yesterday when I was shopping at Trader Joe’s, I found a new coffee blend that I’m looking forward to enjoying after dinner, when the craving for “something sweet” strike: Trader Joe’s Vanilla Chai-Spiced Coffee.  I had it last night, and it offers a really nice blend of spice and sweetness.  I’m normally not a fan of flavored coffees, but this one is good.
  5. And finally, I’m going to put in another plug for Bia, the GPS Sports Watch that I mentioned on Tuesday. Bia is getting a lot of buzz; they were written up on Wednesday in The Huffington Post.  They’re so close to their goal, but they only have until Saturday at 2:59AM Eastern to raise the funds.  How cool would it be to be a backer?  BTW, Bia is the Greek goddess of force and power – perfect name, right?! I really hope Bia Sports is able to get their funding.

I have some fun weekend plans that I’ll write more about next week.  Happy Friday, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!!


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As a Sweat Pink Ambassador, I get to find out about a lot of really cool and interesting things related to health and fitness, but this is, by far, one of the coolest things I’ve seen.

Bia: A GPS Sports Watch for Women that Men Want, Too

Before I go into why I think Bia is so great, watch this quick video. (WordPress isn’t letting me embed the video directly on my page, but PLEASE watch it, because it shows all the functionality, plus you get to meet the women behind the watch).

Pretty cool, right?  (You DID watch the video, didn’t you?)

I have been hesitant to buy a heart rate monitor/sports watch since I lost my BodyBugg a couple of years ago.  They either seemed too bulky, not totally functional for what I wanted, and just too expensive.  But the Bia is a whole different thing.


Yes it is smaller… and it does come in pink. But true athletic beauty is about so much more than looks. We built pretty packaging around robust multisport functionality and ANT+ connectivity, and then we made it so smart it’s simple.


  • Safety alert for peace of mind on solo workouts
  • Quick-connect GPS; no more time wasted “finding satellites” 
  • Data to your online training log; no more time wasted “sync’ing”
  • iPod-like ease of use; just one button and a touchscreen
  • Water resistance to 100M; full GPS tracking when you swim

And don’t forget full triathlon race mode and unlimited Galloway-style walk-run intervals. Plus with Bia, you become part of a community just as amazing as you, both at the starting line and online through www.bia-sport.com.

Bia is the sports training watch the “big boys” won’t make. It’s built for the 99% of us who love to sweat, but don’t have time for technology that gets in the way of our workout.”

I love that it was conceived of and designed by two women from the Bay Area.  Two women who are into fitness and saw a need in the market and took it upon themselves to fill it. That entrepreneurial spirit is something that inspires me to go after my own dreams and make them a reality.

Now, moving on to practical purposes, I really like that this watch is smaller than a Garmin.

Garmin vs Bia = no contest

Not only is the size of this watch made for a woman’s wrist, but it can also go in the water!  Perfect for swimming enthusiasts (like me) or those who are participating in a triathlon (like me, someday!).

But I think the feature that really sold me is that it has an emergency button that you can push if you need it.  It has an audible alarm and can send your location to a loved one or emergency services. That’s peace of mind.

Pretty  cool, right?  Are you wondering how you can get one?  Well BiaSport is still in need of backers, like us, to help them make sure that the dream becomes a reality.  I pledged money to help them bring this amazing gadget to fruition, will you?

Go to the Bia Kickstarter page and make a donation.  Every bit helps, even a dollar.  Isn’t it worth the cost of a coffee drink to see something like this come to market?  Please pass this on, because they only have until July 14th to raise enough to fund this project.

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