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Hello Everyone! As you can tell I’ve transitioned to the WordPress theme for my new site! Now I will also be blogging from from now on. Sorry about the confusion but please update all your feeds, readers, and bookmarks if you want to, because we aren’t doing any more moving from here. Phewf!

So on that note, welcome to my new and much improved site, or so I like to think.  I like to call this ChicRunner 2.0 :) As you can see, the layout is a little different and there are many new features that you can creep around on, which I know all you little lurkers will love! On this very first post,  I’ll explain everything and then you can poke around on all your spare time. Here’s a quick rundown of the links and new aspects of the site. Try not to be overwhelmed with excitement.

The links at the top in the header section:

First, we have the Home link – This will take you to the home page of the blog where all the posts will be anytime you click it.

Then we have the About Danica section – Surprise! If you didn’t know my name was Danica, you do now. This is all about me so if you ever are confused about me, then you can visit here and read about me.

To the right, we have the Great Company section – This is where my most favorites links for companies will be. These companies didn’t pay me to be on the site, but I have chosen them because of their great customer service and amazing products. I like to think of them as the Creme de la Creme of companies. I will update this ever so often if something amazing comes up. You can click on the images and go to their sites.

Next up we have the Contact section – This will be super easy to contact me, if you ever feel the need to. Just fill that out and I will get it. Also, my new email address is, just in case you have the urge to email me as well.

Then we have the Links I Love section- This is a typical blog roll but since I love so many, it’s pretty long! There are some GREAT runners and friends on there. So sorry if I forgot you, but it’s a beast to update it, and I’m not the most web savvy person so I might update it in a while, sorry if some how you got lost in there. I’ve tried to catogorize everyone to a certain extent so you can sort through them all and find some new friends!

Next is the Sweet Deals section. As you know, I love deals. This section will have links to sites that are having promotions, like 25% off any order over $100.  This section will be updated as new promotions are released. I have also decided that instead of posting deals every Thursday,  I will update this section of the site instead. Every Thursday in my regular post I will highlight a few deals and will also remind everyone that the deals page is updated. Then you can look on there anytime you might need some sweet new workout gear!

Lastly we have the T’s and C’s or Terms and Conditions. I call them the T’s and C’s at work, and this is where you can find the ‘rules’. Basically, don’t be mean, don’t copy my stuff, etc. Also the this is where the thank you section of the site can be found here.

Then we have the lovely sidebar on the right hand side.

The top section is where you can find the recent posts that I’ve posted. There will be 5 in there at a time.

Underneath that there is the aStore button. This is one of my new favorite features! This is where if I recommend almost any product you can buy it through There are 5 categories in the store, and you can browse through and order anything you want from my ‘store’. I picked out a ton of my favorite products, books and random stuff in there, so enjoy that as well.

Under that, you can find my blogger site, where the Chic Runner was started. Don’t worry you can still scan through the old site but clicking on the link underneath that.

Then we have the lovely Twitter Bird that links to my twitter site if you wanted to follow me on there too.

I’m still getting used to posting in WordPress and all the little kinks are still getting ironed out, but stay tuned because I’m pretty sure this is only the beginning of something GREAT! (oh and tomorrow I will have a SWEET contest! and next Monday, another one… How’s that for enticing?!) Things might change a little bit here and there, but I’ll keep you informed.

Doesn’t seem too confusing right? I hope you guys enjoy and I hope it lived up to the hype too! I cannot give enough thanks to Matt, Jeff, and Bert though. They seriously helped me basically do everything for the site. You see, I may be good at running, but not so good at designing and web codes.

So sit back, and enjoy this complimentary glass of my favorite champagne (and ridiculously inexpensive!), Ballatore that I’ve poured for us. Cheers!



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  • Reply Ms. V


    June 22, 2009 at 11:19 am
  • Reply RunToFinish

    wow too fun!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:32 am
  • Reply RunToFinish

    i can’t find your new RSS feed for this site…

    June 22, 2009 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Sasha

    Looks beautiful!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:39 am
  • Reply George

    New site looks great!

    The terms and conditions are f’ing (friggin’, that is) awesome!!

    I’m actually considering plagiarizing them verbatim on my site…which everyone should of course visit.

    June 22, 2009 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Erin

    Very swanky! I love all the different links listed across the top. I’m a sucker for awesome organization.

    Sadly, I, too, am having problems getting the new site added to my Google reader. Think your techy friends could add a “RSS feed” link somewhere on the page?

    June 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Megan

    Oh I just LOVE it!!! Going to go update my link now :-)

    PS-Love that racing pic of you on your “About Danica” page ;-)

    June 22, 2009 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Amy

    Beautiful new site! I love it. I was checking out the About Me section and we have something in common in that coaching brought us back to loving running again. Crazy how helping others can also help ourselves.

    June 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Wow, amazing job on your new site! It’s very pretty, and I have thoroughly enjoyed lurking around on it :) I am very excited about your “deals” section!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply J

    Hey Danica! Great new site! You have put so much work into this and it shows! This is just great!

    Just wanted to let you know, I was having trouble putting your new site into my google reader. Ill keep working on it but just wanted to let you know!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply aron

    YAY girl it looks AWESOME :) cannot wait to see all the rest of the fabulous stuff you put up here.

    June 22, 2009 at 1:17 pm
  • Reply chicrunner

    To everyone who had trouble updating their RSS feeds, I have added the link to update it through the blog, just click on the bottom of the post! :) Thanks! Hope that works!!!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm
  • Reply Jill Will Run

    Nice new digs!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Erin

    Congrats on the new site! It looks great! I really love the ChicRunner @store that you added… I’ve been searching for a good water belt and your link/recommendations totally hooked me up! It’ll have it by Friday thanks to you :)

    June 22, 2009 at 1:20 pm
  • Reply Christina

    LOVE the new site!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:21 pm
  • Reply oz runner

    great looking new site!

    June 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    Love it!

    June 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply 262RUNR

    Great new site! Love it!

    June 22, 2009 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Erin

    I love the new site!!

    June 22, 2009 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Christy

    Congrats! Looks great.

    June 22, 2009 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Miss E

    Love your new site! The look is the perfect mix of sporty and chic. Congrats!

    June 22, 2009 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ Team Giles

    AHH! LOVE IT! Looks amazing Danica! :)

    June 22, 2009 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Librarian on the Run

    I love the new site! The color scheme and graphics are great – very chic. :)

    June 22, 2009 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    Hey Chci runner! I love the new site! It looks so nice. I have been following your site for a while and find you posts so motivational! I am just starting to run and find the information you give very helpful! Thanks!

    June 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm
  • Reply Katie

    Congrats on the new site! All the hard work and patience payed of! As always, thanks for your blog, I totally ENJOY it!

    June 22, 2009 at 5:07 pm
  • Reply Amber (Girl with the red hair)

    LOVE your new site! Looks great and is so you! WordPress is confusing hey!

    June 22, 2009 at 5:11 pm
  • Reply John

    awesome new site. Keep up the good work.

    June 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm
  • Reply Jenny from Lucky in Love

    Your new site rocks!! Super cute! Totally worth the wait :)

    June 22, 2009 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Leah

    Love the new site! It looks great!

    June 22, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply N.D.

    Wow – Danica, this looks amazing. I love it!

    June 22, 2009 at 8:46 pm
  • Reply Sarsh

    LOVE the new site! it looks great, and I know between the amazon store and Thursday deals my credit card is going to be getting a workout :) definitely worth the wait!

    June 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Sarsh

    LOVE the new site! It looks fantastic, and I’m already excited for Thursday deals and future additions to the amazon store.

    June 22, 2009 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply El Kilo

    que sitio tan lindo! Bien hecho!

    June 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Run For Life

    Looks fabulous, congrats!

    June 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Emil

    Nice new design! But boohoo, you didn’t include a link to my blog! :D

    June 23, 2009 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Jennifer / Prep School 101

    Love it. Great work – it looks wonderful and oh-so-organized!

    Don’t you just love a fresh start?

    June 23, 2009 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Lisa

    Congratulations on the new website. It looks beautiful!

    June 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm
  • Reply carpeviam

    The site looks great! Thanks for the link love, so sweet of you.

    PS-You’ll LOVE the iPhone. It’s my addiction.

    June 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm
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