Fitness, Healthy Eating, Pets, Running

Summer Running Fun

Eight weeks of 10K training are in the books! This spring has been an incredible time of falling back in love with running post-injury. My BRF, Nadja, and I have been training for our 10K for 8 weeks now, and I'm loving every minute of it (even the hot and humid ones!). After my injury… Continue reading Summer Running Fun

Fitness, Good Reads, Quotes, Reading, Running, Yoga

A Metaphor for Life

This week I've been reading Haruki Murakami's memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and there's a passage that's deeply resonated with me. Sometimes folks wonder, "Why run?" Well, Murakami has the answer. "Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're… Continue reading A Metaphor for Life

Fitness, Running

Slow and Steady

  Holy guacamole, do I love running! It can be easy to forget after an unplanned hiatus (well hello there, stress fracture and bronchitis), but I'm grateful for these experiences because they're giving me the opportunity to fall in love with running again ❤ And it's been an incredible experience thus far to witness my… Continue reading Slow and Steady

Fitness, Running

Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Thank you for everyone who supported me this past fall! Together we raised $605 to support A.D.O.P.T. Pet Shelter in Naperville, IL. I was totally blown away by everyone's willingness to support this venture - so to all of you, a million thanks! And to top it off, I completed my first marathon. Waaahooo! The… Continue reading Operation First Marathon, Complete!

Running

Marathon Training: Progress Report

Holy smokes, marathon training is no joke! It's been an exciting summer of reaching new running milestones, and each day I feel more prepared to tackle my first 26.2 mile race. Here's what I've learned along the way these past four months: Completing multiple new distance records is extremely motivating. Tackling mileage in the double… Continue reading Marathon Training: Progress Report

Fitness, Running, Yoga

Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

In the months leading up to a race I focus my time and energy on training, nutrition and sleep. I devour Runner's World Magazine the moment it arrives in the mail and I foam roll until the cows come home. After long runs I look super sexy in my tall, hot pink compression socks and Birkenstock sandals… Continue reading Running: The Forward Motion that Soothes the Soul

Pets, Running

Introducing…Rocky!

In March Millie Pup officially marked her first anniversary as a House. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. It feels like just yesterday that she looked like this and was small enough to tuck under my arm... Now she's a big, strong running machine. She's 15 months old and 70+ lbs to boot!… Continue reading Introducing…Rocky!

Fitness, Pets, Running

Spring Training…Commence!

Spring training is officially underway! Hubs and I are running the Chicago Spring Half Marathon in May, and we've logged a full week of training thus far. I always enjoy our runs together. It's the perfect time to touch base, encourage each other (especially when my legs feel like lead!) and share the feeling of… Continue reading Spring Training…Commence!