Run For Your Lives’ 5k: Tips, Tricks, and a Discount Code

Remember the last time I posted I talked about a new project that I was working on? Well, after a week of juggling about a bajillion and one freelance projects, my column, and running my ass off I am finally sitting down and getting this written.

I’m excited and thrilled (and a little hungry, but that’s not really related to this) to announce my VERY FIRST brand ambassadorship. I’m an official member of the Zombie Preparedness Team (the ZPT) for the Run For Your Lives’ 5k. I KNOW, RIGHT? If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that I like zombies and that this 5k is actually the #1 item on my “Twenties Bucket List” before I turn 30 in January. I wrote about it back at the beginning of the year and I am so, SO excited to be an ambassador for this amazing race.

As a member of the Zombie Preparedness Team, I will be bringing you helpful tips and tricks to help prepare for the zombie apocalypse (because it will happen y’all, and you’ll thank me because you’ll be ready for it). Another awesome part of being a member of the ZPT is that I have a 15% code to share with ALL OF YOU. By using the code ZPTD10 when registering for the Run For Your Lives’ race of your choice, you will receive 15% off of the cost of registration!

This code is good nationwide for absolutely any race, and it’s good for a runner’s registration OR a zombie’s. So whether you want to chase or be chased, I’ve got you covered.


Keep your eyes peeled for my ZPT posts with lots of good information about what the hell you should do when the zombies finally come after us all. If you have any questions about Run For Your Lives’, how to register, or if you have any helpful suggestions for surviving the undead, please feel free to reach out to me at

Chicago, Concerts, ALL THE THINGS

Well, this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging here, I think. Like… Ever. It feels weird even typing; I feel almost estranged from my blog. No hard feelings, blog… Things have just been busy.

I’m still writing for, which takes up a lot of my free writing time and honestly a lot of my creative energy. My family and I went up to Chicago at the end up May for a glorious ten-day vacation to celebrate my brother’s wedding. We drove and it took a long time. The drive was pretty easy, though, so that was great!

I returned to Chicago last weekend for my little cousin’s wedding. Weddings forever! I have some great pictures to share of both occasions but will post those later.

I’m hoping to slowly get back into the swing of blogging here. I’ve got a few other freelance things that I’m juggling so when I come home and have time to do those things, it’s tough to find the energy to write here. I’ve got a new project coming up on the blog, though, so keep your eyes peeled! I’m really excited about it. I’ll give you a hint; it involves zombies. YAY ZOMBIES!

A few other highlights from life lately; I got to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros in concert! To be perfectly honest, I was a little disappointed but the opening band – He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister – were INCREDIBLE. Speaking of concerts, I GOT MUMFORD & SONS TICKETS FOR SEPTEMBER. OH. MY. GOD. That happened. I’M GOING!

I’ll post more later on this week, mostly talking about the new project I’m involved in.